Electronic Design

Looking for an Oscilloscope? Check Out this List

Oscilloscopes are invaluable tools, and there are a lot more vendors for them than you might think. Of course, there is a range of types and features for this test-and-measurement arena, so I narrowed the field a little to not include any PC-based scopes. That list might actually be longer than this one, which includes standalone analog and digital scopes. Many of these can be linked to a PC or other computing device (like a smartphone or tablet), but the scopes can operate by themselves. They range from low-cost platforms to high-end, high-precision, high-bandwidth scopes.

Most of the companies in the list also have a wide range of product offerings in other areas that are usually related to test-and-measurement product categories, such as multimeters, function generators/counters, logic analyzers, and probes.

The SourceESB links will take you to the company page on SourceESB that provides links to products and distributors for the company. 

With that out of the way, here is my list of vendors providing oscilloscope lines:

B&K Precision

22820 Savi Ranch Pkwy., Yorba Linda, CA 92887-4610

Website: http://www.bkprecision.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/bkprecision/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @bkprecision

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BKPrecisionInc/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2799883?trk=prof-exp-company-name

Stock: Private company

On electronicdesign.com: DSO Has Built-In Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator

B&K Precision helped pioneer the electronic testing industry, and like so many early electronics firms, it started in a garage. By 1948, when Americans had begun buying televisions in large numbers, Chicago entrepreneur Carl Korn and his partner Philip Ban responded to the need for maintenance of often-unreliable sets. Frustrated by a lack of equipment to easily test television components, Ban and Korn began making their own devices and opened Central Television Service Company. They soon had a thriving business selling CRT rejuvenators and vacuum tube testers to other television service shops. By 1951, Korn had developed what would become B&K Precision into a company that had branched out into other areas of electronic testing and measurement. B&K engineers broke new ground, earning several patents in the field of television test equipment, and rapidly pushing the company to become a worldwide leader in electronic measurement.

Digimess Instruments

Stenson House Barns, Stenson, Derby, DE73 7HL, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.digimessinstruments.co.uk/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digimess-instruments-limited

Stock: Private company

Digimess Instruments is a manufacturer of test and measuring instruments. It was formerly known as Grundig digimess. It provides a range of equipment, including power supplies, function generators, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, multimeters, and RLC LCR meters.



P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA 98206

Website: http://www.fluke.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/flukecorp/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @flukecorp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fluke.corporation/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fluke-corporation

Stock: NYSE: FTV

On electronicdesign.com: John M. Fluke Sr.

Fluke Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation, specializing in the manufacture, distribution, and service of electronic test tools and software. It provides products and services in a wide range of markets, including electronic service installation and maintenance, electrical and temperature control, quality control, precision measurement, analysis and diagnostic tools, and biomedical test and measurement equipment.

Global Specialties

22820 Savi Ranch Pkwy., Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Website: http://www.globalspecialties.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/globalspecialties/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @globalspecial14

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globalspecialties/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/global-specialties

Stock: Private company

Global Specialties was founded in 1973 and it acquired by Cal Test Electronics in 2009. It provides a wide range of test-and-measurement equipment in addition to robotics and educational products.

GW Instek

No.7-1, Jhongsing Road., Tucheng Dist., New Taipei City 236, Taiwan

Gratten Technologies

Website: http://gratten.cn/

Stock: Private company

On electronicdesign.com: 9 kHz-3 GHz Spectrum Analyzer Boasts High-End Specs

Gratten Technologies is part of Atten Group. It is responsible for a wide range of test and measurement equipment including Gratten (formally ATTEN) oscilloscopes.

Website: http://www.gwinstek.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/instek/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @gwinstek

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GWInstek

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/instek-america-corp-

Stock: Public company

On electronicdesign.com: LCR Meters' Advanced Features Include Auto-Binning Capabilities

GW Instek was founded in 1975 as Good Will Instrument Co., Ltd. It specializes in electrical test-and-measurement instruments. GW Instek began as a manufacturer of power supplies and quickly expanded into the development of high-precision electronic test-and-measurement instruments. It also sells a range of power supply products.

Hantek Electronics

2/F., Zone D2, No. 112 Keyuan Longitude 7th Road, Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China 266101

Website: http://www.hantek.com/en/index.html

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hantek-electronic-co.-ltd

Stock: Private

Hantek Electronics sells a range of test-and-measurement equipment, including oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. It also sells DC power supplies.

Keysight Technologies

1400 Fountaingrove Pkwy., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Website: http://www.keysight.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/keysighttechnologies/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @keysight

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Keysight

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/keysight-technologies


On electronicdesign.com: Welcome to the Oscilloscope Dojo: Become a Trigger-Fu Master

Keysight Technologies sells a wide range of test-and-measurement hardware and software. Its heritage includes Agilent and Hewlett-Packard, and can trace its lineage back to Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard’s audio oscillators.

Shenzhen Micsig Instruments

Room 508, Bldg. C, Guanlong Village, Xili Town, Nanshan Shenzhen, Guangdong 518000, China

Website: http://www.micsig.com/

Twitter: @micsigsz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/micsig.oscilloscopes/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/shenzhen-micsig-instruments-co-ltd-

Stock: Private

Shenzhen Micsig Instruments manufactures a range of test-and-measurement instruments, including digital tablet oscilloscopes and digital handheld oscilloscopes. It also sells railway road test equipment.

Rigol Technologies

10200 SW Allen Blvd., Ste. C, Beaverton, OR 97005

Website: http://www.rigolna.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/rigolusa/distributors-and-vendors

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rigol-technologies-inc.

Stock: Private

On electronicdesign.com: 10 Scopes for Under $1,500

Rigol Technologies sells a broad range of test-and-measurement tools, from benchtop oscilloscopes to chemical analysis systems. It was founded in 1998, and is an ISO9001:2000 Quality Management System- and ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System-certified company.

Rohde & Schwarz

Mühldorfstraße 15 München, Bayern 81671, Germany

Website: https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/rohdeschwarz/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @RohdeSchwarz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RohdeAndSchwarz

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rohde-&-schwarz

Stock: Private

On electronicdesign.com: Questions About Oscilloscope Zone Triggering

Rohde & Schwarz developed the first network simulator to test mobile phones. It has a range of products, including test-and-measurement equipment, broadcast and media, secure communications, and radio monitoring and radiolocation, plus cybersecurity products.

Siglent Technologies

Antongda Industrial Zone, 3rd Liuxian Road, Bao'an District, Shenzhen, 518101, China Shenzhen, Guangdong 518101, China

Website: http://siglentamerica.com/

Twitter: @siglent_tech

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SiglentTech

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/siglent

Stock: Private

On electronicdesign.com: 10 Scopes for Under $1,500

Siglent Techologies is an international company concentrating on the R&D, sales, production, and services of test-and-measurement products. It also sells DC power supplies.


14150 SW Karl Braun Dr., Beaverton, OR 97077

Website: http://www.tek.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/tektronixmeasurementbusinessdiv/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @tektronix

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tektronix

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/tektronix

Stock: Private

On electronicdesign.com: Q&A: Tektronix CEO Pat Byrne on New Application Focus

Tektronix was founded in 1946. It provides a wide range of products and services, including test-and-measurement equipment, power supplies, switching and data acquisition systems, and semiconductor test equipment.

Teledyne LeCroy

700 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Website: http://teledynelecroy.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/teledynelecroy/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @teledynelecroy

Facebook: http://facebook.com/teledynelecroy

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/10007

Stock: Private

On electronicdesign.com: Teledyne LeCroy Buys Test Equipment for Digital Video

Teledyne LeCroy was founded in 1964. It is a manufacturer of oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and advanced test equipment.


Website: http://www.tenma.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/tenmatestequipment/distributors-and-vendors

Twitter: @tenmatest

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tenmatest

Stock: Private

Tenma provides a broad range of test-and-measurement products, as well as soldering equipment.

Yokogawa Electric

9-32, Nakacho 2-chome, Musashino-shi Tokyo, 180-8750, Japan

Website: https://www.yokogawa.com/

SourceESB: http://sourceesb.com/yokogawacorpofamericayca1/distributors-and-vendors

Facebook: http://www.yokogawa.com/tpc/socialmedia/account-list/facebook.htm

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/yokogawa

Stock: TYO: 6841

On electronicdesign.com: Yokogawa Launches Three Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes

Yokogawa is a manufacturer and supplier of industrial automation, process control, test-and-measurement, and engineering services. It was founded in 1915.

TAGS: Automotive
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.