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Post subject: new function generator
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:19 pm
Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008
Location: Ramona, CA
I just got my new function generator and Oscilliscope
from Rigol North America. I got both for under $1000
each. These additions give me generation and measurment
capability to 100MHz. I got the DG4102 100Mhz Function
http://www.rigolna.com/products/wavefor ... rs/dg4102/
and their 100MHz Oscilloscope DS1102CA
http://www.rigolna.com/products/digital ... /ds1102ca/.
Both have remote program capability and were easy
to setup and start using.
I found several
features on the Function Generator that I really
liked. They had full sweep Linear and Log, full
ARB waveform capability and white noise output in
addition to several standard outputs like sine,
square etc. It has 130 predefined waveforms. So
it has some decent capability.
I ran both
Function generator and Oscope thru their paces and
they performed well. The Function Generator did
100Mhz at several volts Peak to peak as well as
down to 1microHz. Amazing capability for a box under
$1K each. The Oscope was easy and quick to setup
and view the output. I also have FFT spectral capability
on the Oscope so I could see the harmonic levels
as well as the fundamental. These 2 instruments
put me well on the way to a full home test lab.
Sunshine Design Engineering
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