The Agilent E1426A digitizing oscilloscope is a C-size, 2-slot, message-based VXI module. It has four channels of 500 MHz bandwidth combined with stable triggering and precise timebase circuitry to provide accurate measurements with 8 bits vertical resolution. Programmable attenuation settings provide sensitivities from 8 mV full scale to 40 V full scale.
This scope has random repetitive sampling, sometimes referred to as equivalent time sampling. With this technique, a high-speed track- and-hold circuit captures the signal voltage and holds it until the lower-speed A/D converter can digitize it. There are 64 Kbytes of shared RAM available for segment storage.
The E1426A comes with both the SCPI command set and an 54503A-compatible command set. The compatible language provides a use model where programs can be developed using the 54503A bench oscilloscope. Using the 54503A provides direct visual feedback to the programmer during program development. Once programs have been developed on the 54503A, they can be run on the E1426A with only minor modifications.
The SCPI language is available for users who are more familiar with SCPI. Not all of the complex triggering capabilities of the 54503A and E1426A are implemented in the SCPI language.
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- 2-Slot, C-size, message based
- 500 MHz bandwidth, 20 MSa/s digitizing rate
- 64 KB shared RAM
- Automatic pulse parameter measurements
- Capture pre- or post-trigger events
- Recommended for repetitive signals
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