November 13, 2012. Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series digital-storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes. The new lineup offers bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1.5 GHz and several benchmark features. First is an update rate of one million waveforms per second with standard segmented memory, which uses patented MegaZoom IV smart memory technology. Next are a 12-inch capacitive touch screen and the exclusive, all-new InfiniiScan Zone touch-triggering capability.
“These new scopes give engineers an uncompromised ability to find the most difficult problems in their designs,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope Products Division. “They can find those problems faster with the advantages of a natural, intuitive touch-screen interface that will redefine their experience with oscilloscopes.”
The hallmarks of the 4000 X-Series are speed, ease of use and integration. With the high-speed waveform update rate, operation is always fast, even with digital channels, protocol decoding, math functions, or measurements activated. Speed also translates into the highest probability of capturing random or intermittent events that often go undetected by scopes with lower update rates.
Because the 4000 X-Series was designed specifically for touch operation, engineers can select targets naturally and quickly. For example, InfiniiScan Zone makes triggering as easy as finding the signal of interest and drawing a box around it: If users can see a signal, they can trigger on it. To further improve productivity, the interface includes an alphanumeric touchpad that replaces tedious knob-based operation, and touch-based interaction that enables greater flexibility in displaying measurement information.
The high level of integration starts with the capabilities of five instruments on one unit: oscilloscope, digital channels (MSO), protocol analysis, digital voltmeter and dual-channel WaveGen function/arbitrary waveform generator. The 4000 X-Series also supports a range of popular optional applications: MIL-STD 1553 and ARINC 429; I2S; CAN/LIN; FlexRay; RS232/422/485/UART; I2C/SPI; and USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Full-Speed, and Low-Speed triggering and analysis.
The InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series includes 200-MHz, 350-MHz, 500-MHz, 1-GHz and 1.5-GHz models. The standard configuration for all models includes 4 Mpts of memory and segmented memory.
Prices range from $5,600 for a 200-MHz model to $22,000 for a 1.5-GHz model with four analog plus 16 digital channels.
Update: Newark element14 on November 19 announced the availability of Agilent Technologies InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series digital-storage and mixed signal oscilloscopes for same-day shipping. A video and detailed information about the InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series are available here.