Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Agilent Redefines Oscilloscopes with the new InfiniiVision 3000 and 2000 X-Series

On 2/15/2011 Agilent released its new scope family, the InfiniiVision 3000 and 2000 X-Series. After reading the title of this post the first question that probably popped in your head is: "what about this new scope family is so redefining?" The three main headlines for this new family of scopes that really makes it redefining are it gives you a lot of scope at a great price, it has the capability of 4 instruments in 1, and its upgradability. A lot of scope at a low price means the InfiniiVision X-Series delivers:
  • Largest display in class with a 8.5-inch WVGA display
  • Fastest waveform update rate in class at 1 million waveforms per second
  • Deepest memory in class 4 Mpts with MegaZoom IV technology
  • Offers 33 automated measurements, nine parametric triggers, six serial protocol triggers, as well as seven waveform math functions including FFT
The 4 instruments in 1 includes:
  1. Best in class scope
  2. Logic timing analyzer
  3. Protocol analyzer (optional)
  4. WaveGen built-in function generator (optional)
You heard me right this family of scopes offers an optional function generator. This is an industry exclusive feature! It is a 20 MHz function generator that can do sine, square, ramp, pulse, DC, and noise waveforms. The optional function generator capability is ideal for educational or design labs where bench space and budget are at a premium.
Finally easy upgradability to protect your investment. Project needs change, but traditional oscilloscopes are fixed - you get what you pay for at the time of purchase. With the InfiniiVision X-Series if you need more bandwidth (up to 500 MHz), digital channels, WaveGen, or measurement applications in the future, you can easily add them all after the fact. 
To get more info on Agilent's new InfiniiVision 3000 and 2000 X-Series Oscilloscopes check out the links below:


  1. Check out one of my favorite blogs, EEVblog, do a tear down on the 2000 X-Series

  2. I just saw a tweet from Dave of EEVblog that his new 3000 X-series smoked!

  3. Ouch you are right. He did follow it up with "Record time customer service from @Agilent, took around 5 hours for them to get a new 3000 scope into my hands after the first one blew up!"

    But still ouch

  4. Yes, ouch! Wonder what went wrong... hmmm