Oscilloscope is a general electronic measuring instrument, and it is also the most commonly used tool on the work table of electronic engineers. Among all kinds of electronic measuring instruments, oscilloscope is the largest one in sales, with a global share of more than $1 billion.As an oscilloscope in the sales of the largest low-end oscilloscope, the market competition is hot. A few oscilloscope manufacturers in the world are extremely important to the huge middle and low end of the market, have launched their own unique edge.In addition to performance and price, oscilloscope integration of additional functions has become a hot spot of competition.
Besides oscilloscopes, the electronic measuring tools commonly used by engineers are quite right. Ideally, they should be integrated into one instrument, which will greatly reduce the trouble of connecting and configuring instruments, and simplify the working table of engineers. However, this is clearly not possible, and instrument suppliers have to weigh the pros and cons and try to integrate as much functionality as possible into the oscilloscope, the most common tool used by engineers. Therefore, which function to integrate and how many functions to integrate become the problem that oscilloscope supplier needs to consider carefully.If the integration is improper, not only does not simplify the work of engineers, but reduces the main performance of oscilloscope.
Integrating some functions of logic analyzer into oscilloscope is the earliest attempt. The integrated oscilloscope is called mixed signal oscilloscope.Many oscilloscope suppliers, such as agilent, teck and lenko, have successively launched mixed signal oscilloscopes.
Many oscilloscope suppliers have successively launched mixed signal oscilloscopes.From the original 2 channel or 4 channel oscilloscope to add 16 logic channels of mixed signal oscilloscope, greatly facilitate the engineer's testing work, especially by the development and debugging of embedded design engineers welcome.