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GW Instek GDS-3152 150MHz 2-Ch Digital Oscilloscope

    GW Instek GDS-3152 150MHz 2-Ch Digital Oscilloscope

    Manufacturer: GW Instek

    This product is discontinued.


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    A Hi-tech DSO Platform

    The GDS-3000 Series is a new platform of 4-input channels, 500MHz bandwidth, 5GSa/s sampling rate, and VPO waveform display. The split screen feature has been designed to meet the requirements of multi-window & multi-signal tests in the research and the mThree new differential probes, GDP-025, GDP-050 & GDP-100, and two new current probes, GCP-005 ,GCP-020 ,GCP-100 and GCP-530 & GCP-1030, are coming along with the GDS-3000 Series to provide total solutions for a wide variety of applications in the industry, service and education market sectors. The GDS-3000 Series, a high-tech platform carrying thoughtful features, brings very high customer value to both general purpose market and professional market.anufacturing fields. The optional power analysis software and the optional serial bus analysis software are available to facilitate the engineer's tasks in testing and manufacturing of the associated products.

    VPO- Visual Persistence Oscilloscope Signal Processing Technology


    The unique split screen feature of GDS-3000 Series 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 800x600 LCD display makes the split screen a pleasant observation environment to view the details of complex signals.


    Besides Edge trigger, the GDS-3000 Series 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-3000 Series a powerful tool for waveform capture and display of various types of signals.


    The Auto Range function automatically adjusts the time base and/or the vertical scale of displayed waveform when the frequency and/or the amplitude of input signal changed. This function gives user the convenience to have DSO always display waveform 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.


    The GDS-3000 Series Window Zoom function provides dual display mode to show the main waveform and the magnified section of zoomed-in waveform at the same time. Under "Zoom" mode, the width and the position of zoom-in window over the main waveform can be selected to get the magnified waveform as needed for detailed observation. To quickly and accurately move the zoom-in window to the expected position, the "Coarse" mode helps move the window to the needed position immediately and the "Fine" mode provides fine adjustment to precisely place the window in the exact position.


    The GDS-3000 Series 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.


    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-3000 Series can learly display the fundamental frequency of an acquired waveform. 

    The FFT function of GDS-3000 supports Rectangular, Hamming, Hanning, and Black-harris windows.


    Three input impedance, 1M , 75 , and 50 are available for user's selection. The flexibility of impedance selections, including 1M to get minimum loading effect, 75 to accommodate Video transmission applications and 50 to fit RF communication applications, extends the GDS-3000 Series utilization range.

    X-Y MODE

    The X-Y mode of GDS-3000 defines CH1 and CH3 as the horizontal axis and CH2 and CH4 as the vertical axis, allowing the display of 2 sets of X-Y pattern simultaneously. The measurement items include Rectangular, Polar, Product and Ratio that fits most of the popular X-Y applications.

    The X-Y pattern and the time domain waveforms can be shown on the screen simultaneously. Two cursors on the time domain waveforms allow the identification of cursor-associated locations on the X-Y pattern display. 


    The GDS-3000 Series allows future installation of additional application software at the user site. This provides an open environment for optional software upgrade and additional feature built-in in whenever the GDS-3000 Series user has the need. The flexibility of software installation platform keeps the DSO being in use always up-to-date.


    The GDS-3000 provides an optimized operation interface for viewing screen captures. Generally, the oscilloscope may store large amounts of waveform data after a long period of time. To help prevent engineers from selecting the wrong file from a large number of stored waveform files, the screen capture preview function can be used to preview the waveform file without opening files so that operation of the oscilloscope is more efficient and convenient. 


    Using a USB port coupled with FreeWave remote monitoring software is the easiest and most convenient way to capture data from the GDS-3000 Series. 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-3000 with little effort.
    A SVGA video output port in the rear panel of GDS-3000 Series allows the screen-image transfer from DSO to an external projector or a monitor for remote monitoring or big screen observation. This direct image transfer feature greatly increase the efficiency of presentation in the meeting, teaching in the class, remote monitoring of hazardous events from a secured zone, and fast and easy monitoring in the production line.
    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.
    With serial bus technology being widely used in embedded applications, the proper triggering and analysis of flowing data, control signal and associated pulse waveforms in serial bus communication has been a difficult job and challenge to design engineers. The Serial Bus Analysis software of GDS-3000 Series carries complete analysis tools for triggering and decoding of commonly used serial bus interfaces, including I2C, SPI and UART. Without spending time to study serial bus regulation details, the user only needs to set the trigger condition on GDS-3000 to get the data slots of interest.
    The Power Analysis software contains four measurement functions, including Power Quality, Harmonics, Ripple and Inrush Current. The Power Quality analysis function allows the measurements of Voltage, Current, Frequency, Power and other quality related parameters for power source efficiency improvement. The Harmonics analysis function performs evaluation of power waveform distortion and gives harmonic test data for power source design and quality check. This function is complied with IEC 61000-3-2 standard. The Ripple measurement function, acquiring the ripple and noise overriding the DC waveform, is used to evaluate the DC power source quality. The Inrush Current measurement function is used to measure the power-on surge current, which may cause the damage of the device circuit.

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