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Siglent SDS6000A13 October 2021 - The new oscilloscope series SDS6000A from Siglent addresses the requirements of ever higher switching and signal frequencies in modern devices. The operating concept is well thought out and intuitive enabling measurements to be configured quickly and increases efficiency in the laboratory. The SDS6000A series are available with a maximum bandwidth of 2 GHz. In addition to the higher bandwidth, the device offers 5 GS/s per channel and and interpolation technique ESR (Enhanced Sample Rate) is implemented for equivalent sample rates up-to 10 GS/s per channel, which significantly improves the quality of the acquired signals.

The new oscilloscope has consistently been optimized to deliver a high level of signal integrity. The newly designed input stage delivers great performance (SFDR > 45 dBc, channel-to-channel isolation up to 70 dB, DC amplifier accuracy +/- 1.5%). This means that even the smallest signals on the lowest vertical range (500 ┬ÁVdiv) can be captured precisely. Furthermore, the implemented HiRES (High Resolution) functionality improves the vertical resolution from 8 bits to up-to 16 bits and enhances the signal acquisition accuracy.

The oscilloscope is available in 500 MHz, 1 GHz and 2 GHz bandwidths. The acquisition memory has a maximum size of 500 Mpts and is distributed over 1, 2 or 4 channels. The waveform capture rate can reach up to 750,000 waveforms/s in sequence mode.

Together with the digital trigger and extensive trigger types, rare events can be isolated quickly and efficiently. The zone trigger offers enhanced flexibility by delivering two user-defined zones that can be positioned individually and used in inclusive or exclusive modes. For deep insights the acquired signals can be zoomed in both the X and Y directions. The analysis can be carried out using many implemented measurement functions and a formula editor and four mathematical curves.

As with all Siglent oscilloscopes, the "history" function, mask test, Bode plot and a bundle of serial bus decoders (I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN) are implemented as standard in this series. The SDS6000A can optionally be expanded by 16 digital channels and an external function generator (25 MHz). Additional serial bus decoders (CAN-FD, FlexRay, MIL1553, I2S, SENT, Manchester) are also available.

Two new functions are eye diagrams and jitter analysis. Available for the first time on a Siglent oscilloscope. Both functions support the engineer in the analysis and optimization of digital data signals.

The large 12-inch touchscreen (1280x800) offers enough space so that several signals can be displayed at the same time but clearly. The short-cut menu helps with configuration and offers quick access to the most important functions. The device supports external mouse and keyboard and can be controlled from the PC via the web interface. An external monitor can be connected via HDMI. An optional micro SD card offers plenty of space to save the recorded data. The bandwidth can be expanded via software so that the oscilloscope can grow with the expanding Engineering requirements, securing your initial investment.

The SDS6000A is the second member of the "A-Line" launched in 2021 and several more devices are planned for launch in the next 15 months.


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