Budget digital 'scopes in RS's own-brand range

July 25, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Iso-Tech digital oscilloscopes from RS Components deliver accurate, low-cost measurement capability with up to 150 MHz bandwidth for education, servicing, maintenance and production applications.

With bandwidths ranging from 70MHz to 150MHz, the IDS6000A-U Series of general-purpose 2-channel digital storage oscilloscopes offers a 5.7-in. colour TFT LCD display; compact and ergonomic in design, and weighing 2.5 kg, the IDS6000A-U Series features sampling modes, 4000-point record length, a real-time sampling rate of 250 Msamples/sec, and an equivalent-time sampling rate of 25 Gsamples/sec to enable user flexibility when processing incoming signals. Several acquisition modes and up to 27 auto measurement functions allow the user to quickly measure waveforms.

The IDS-6000A-U Series provides complete remote control or data capture over USB host and device interfaces. It supports PictBridge which, when connected to a compatible printer with a USB cable, facilitates push-button printing. It is designed to optimise balance of performance between memory length and sampling speed. Its MemoryPrime technology allows 2 Mpoints of waveform data. Full advantage of this capability can be taken using Horizontal Page Skip and Set Time functionalities.

Incorporating menu tree operations, the IDS-6000A-U Series has been designed for ease-of-use in applications spanning laboratories and educational facilities, product testing and quality assurance, service operation and post-sales support, and product development and debugging. The instruments are priced on RS' website from £410 (UK Pounds) to £805 depending on bandwidth and calibration options.

The IDS-6000A-U Series is part of the ISO-TECH range of test and measurement products, an RS private label brand offering value for money with the same specifications and performance as many higher priced brands.

RS Components, www.rs-components.com