Beaverton, OR - Feb 16, 2016 - RIGOL Technologies, Inc. announces an expansion in their portfolio of Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes. The new DS1000Z Plus Series allows customers to purchase a traditional 4 channel analog scope then upgrade with 16 channel logic analysis capability at a later time. This future proof capability adds flexibility to this award winning Oscilloscope platform allowing customers to add additional capabilities as they are needed, minimizing upfront investment costs.
The DS1000Z Plus provides a powerful entry level instrument ideally suited to the needs of educators, hobbyists, and entry level embedded designers. With bandwidths of 70MHz - 100MHz, 4 analog channels, 1GSa/sec sampling, 12Mpts memory, and an optional integrated 2 channel source the DS1000Z Plus provides a very capable instrument at an exceptionally low price starting at just $639. As analysis needs grow there are 5 available upgrades that can be purchased and applied to the instrument at any time:
The ability to add these features at any point allows customers an affordable entry point scope with the ability to extend capabilities as needed. This puts a powerful advanced testing capability in reach for the budget conscious customer.
"The DS1104Z-S Plus oscilloscope is the ideal instrument for our electronics lab." States Dr. Tom Briggs from Shippensburg University. "Its small footprint and embedded function generator are ideal for labs where square footage is a premium. After completing a self-paced, hands-on lab introducing them to the scope, students are able to independently use the wide array of features, from analyzing basic AC and DC signals, through decoding communications buses with the MSO Upgrade Package. The students prefer the new Rigol scopes over our previous scopes, especially the easy-to-use trigger options and the all-in-one measurements screen."
Mike Rizzo, General Manager RIGOL USA, explains: "Our customers need flexibility and an affordable entry point into new technology. Unfortunately, the incremental cost of adding Logic Analysis capabilities at purchase has left some customers purchasing products today that don't meet the needs of tomorrow. The DS1000Z Plus eliminates that concern and customers can be confident their scope will grow with their application needs. As an added benefit for some of our customers in teaching labs, the Logic Analysis probe can be shared between multiple instruments further minimizing the investment required in environments where logic analysis needs are only infrequently required."
The RIGOL Mixed Signal Oscilloscope portfolio spans from 70MHz to 500MHz meeting the needs of most educational labs and embedded designs. Each of these products delivers unprecedented customer value by delivering outstanding performance characteristics, convenient upgradeability, and world class product quality - all at industry leading price points.
The four DS1000Z Plus models are available and shipping today. Please contact RIGOL or one of its authorized distribution partners with questions or for additional information. Existing DS1000Z Models are not upgradeable and there remains no MSO version for our popular 50MHZ DS1054Z. Customers desiring this flexibility of the MSO upgradability will need to purchase a 70MHz unit.
About RIGOL Technologies:
RIGOL Technologies is transforming the Test and Measurement Industry. Our premium line of products includes Digital and Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators, Programmable Power Supplies, Digital Multimeters, and Data Acquisition Systems. Our test solutions combine uncompromised product performance, quality, and advanced product features; all delivered at extremely attractive price points. This combination provides our customers with unprecedented value for their investment, reduces their overall cost of test, and helps speed time to completion of their designs or projects.
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Erie, PA 16501