The Instek GDS3152 Digital storage oscilloscope is a full-featured and powerful tool that allows you to tackle complex measurement issues with ease. The GDS-3152 has a 150MHz bandwidth and is equipped with a real-time sampling rate up to 5GSa/s and an equivalent-time sampling rate of 100GSa/s. The large 8-inch SVGA TFT LCD screen, combined with the advanced digital signal processing technology VPO, provides meticulous detail and clarity for the displayed waveforms. The GDS-3152 gives you confidence not to miss any part of the test signal in the product verification and debugging stages and allows you to speed up your task without hesitation.
VPO – Visual Persistence Oscilloscope Signal Processing Technology
The GDS3152 is equipped with VPO signal processing technology and 5GSa/s high-speed real-time sampling rate, which allows you to view the video signal clearly.
Unique Split Screen Function
The unique split screen feature of GDS-3152 allows each input channel to be operated independently with respective setting and waveform display. The time base, the vertical sensitivity, and the trigger selections can be done by each channel separately, and the waveform of each input signal can be shown on the individual part of the screen. This nearly four-DSO-in one feature is very useful for the applications that need to simultaneously see the details of multiple waveforms with very different characteristics. The 8-inch high resolution 800×600 LCD display makes the split screen a pleasant observation environment to view the details of complex signals.
Complete Set of Trigger Functions
Besides Edge trigger, the GDS-3152 also offers various trigger functions, including Video, Pulse Width, Runt, Rise Time & Fall Time (specific time length), Alternate, Delay by Time, Delay by Event, and Hold-Off. The high sampling rate, the VPO signal processing & display, and the flexible trigger function all together make the GDS-3152 a powerful tool for waveform capture and display of various types of signals.
Auto Range For Both Time Base and Vertical Scale
The Auto Range function automatically adjusts the time base and/or the vertical scale of the displayed waveform when the frequency and/or the amplitude of the input signal changed. This function gives the user the convenience to have waveforms displayed in a proper fashion on the screen, tracking the frequency and amplitude changes of the input signal. It is especially useful when the user needs to alternately probe and test multiple circuit points containing signals with different frequencies and amplitudes.
28 Automatic Measurements
The GDS-3152 supports simultaneous measurement of up to 28 waveform measurement items grouped into three main waveform parameters: amplitude, time and delay measurements. The display modes include an individual mode and a Display All mode. The former can display any 8 of the automatic measurements while the later can display all the automatic measurements for a channel.
FFT Test Function
To observe fundamental and harmonic frequency components of a signal, the FFT function on a digital storage oscilloscope is often used. Typically the traditional unit of the FFT is decibel (dB). However, when using dB it is sometimes difficult to identify the fundamental frequency of a signal from a noisy spectrum. With FFTrms function, the GDS-3152 can clearly display the fundamental frequency of an acquired waveform. The FFT function of GDS-3152 supports Rectangular, Hamming, Hanning, and Black-harris windows.
Free Remote Control Software
Using a USB port coupled with FreeWave remote monitoring software is the easiest and most convenient way to capture data from the GDS-3152. With FreeWave, a screenshot can be saved as an image file (.bmp/.jpg), waveform data (.csv) can be logged and movie files(.wmv) can be recorded in real-time. Not only can FreeWave monitor and record waveforms over a long period of time, but previously recorded waveforms can also be observed. Instrument settings can even be configured without the need to learn incomprehensible command line syntax. With the simple user interface and robust features, FreeWave allows you to get the most out of the GDS-3152 with little effort.
Various Interfaces Supported
Two high-speed USB 2.0 Host ports located in both front panel and rear panel are used for easy access of stored data. In the rear panel, a USB Device port is available for remote control and hardcopy print-out through a PictBridge compatible printer. RS-232 and LAN interfaces are provided as standard for system communication & ATE applications. A SVGA video output port allows the transfer of DSO screen image to an external projector or monitor for remote monitoring or big screen observation. A GPIB to USB adaptor is available as an option for interface conversion though the USB Device port in the front panel.