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EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« on: Yesterday at 01:25:16 pm »
Inside the new Rigol 7000 Series oscilloscope with custom ASIC's.
Also a look at the bootloader code for potential hacks.

 

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 01:41:17 pm »
Which dumpster did you find this one from?
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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 02:41:07 pm »
Wasn't it determined in the past that Rigol was using resistors to indicate hardware revs but they aren't actually connected to anything?
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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 03:57:01 pm »
Looking forward to the hacking thread(s). :-/O :D
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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 05:19:38 pm »
Looks like that mesh has cutouts that perfectly match the notches where the fan clips in and where the IEC connector sits.

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:08:42 pm »
"Don't turn it on... Take it apart... then while it's apart, turn it on..."

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:23:27 pm »
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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 10:24:55 pm »
Wasn't it determined in the past that Rigol was using resistors to indicate hardware revs but they aren't actually connected to anything?
many designs use that. they use the vision recognition systems down the line to see what flies by.
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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 11:36:38 pm »
Wasn't it determined in the past that Rigol was using resistors to indicate hardware revs but they aren't actually connected to anything?

I don't recall  :-//
 

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 11:37:46 pm »
Looks like that mesh has cutouts that perfectly match the notches where the fan clips in and where the IEC connector sits.

So it does, well spotted
 

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #10 on: Today at 12:18:37 am »
Shouldn't turn it on for too long without the fan in place Mr. Jones!

I don't like Rigols: the UI is a disaster. They're cheap, though: lots of bang per buck. But this one isn't cheap so... what's the point?
 

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #11 on: Today at 03:12:51 am »
Shouldn't turn it on for too long without the fan in place Mr. Jones!

I don't like Rigols: the UI is a disaster. They're cheap, though: lots of bang per buck. But this one isn't cheap so... what's the point?

The Rigol UI kept bothering me too. Lots of lag in places that should be smooth and lots of UI inconsistencies. Extremely laggy software-based serial interface decoding... So I eventually sold my 1000z and went for Keysight MSO2xxx, which is in the same price range as this 7000.

 

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #12 on: Today at 03:15:35 am »
The Rigol UI kept bothering me too. Lots of lag in places that should be smooth and lots of UI inconsistencies. Extremely laggy software-based serial interface decoding... So I eventually sold my 1000z and went for Keysight MSO2xxx, which is in the same price range as this 7000.

The same reason why I hate Tek. Keysight scopes are REALLY incredibly responsive.
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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #13 on: Today at 05:55:42 am »
The same reason why I hate Tek. Keysight scopes are REALLY incredibly responsive.

Yep, the best  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #14 on: Today at 08:44:01 am »
There's hardly anything on the pcb !!

I bet you Tektronix and Keysight never saw this coming !

The chinese are slowly moving up the scope performance ladder. Won't be long before they are making scopes with GHz front ends !

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #15 on: Today at 12:19:39 pm »
It might be a bit misleading to check the heatsink temperature without the airflow it was designed for, otoh checking if a failing fan triggers overtemperature protection imho is worthwhile.

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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #16 on: Today at 12:49:11 pm »
The chinese are slowly moving up the scope performance ladder. Won't be long before they are making scopes with GHz front ends !
Isn't that just what the 7000 series offers ?

The Siglent SDS5000X 350, 500 and 1 GHz models will be out in a month or two as well.
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Re: EEVblog #1124 - Rigol 7000 Oscilloscope Teardown
« Reply #17 on: Today at 08:48:02 pm »
The chinese are slowly moving up the scope performance ladder. Won't be long before they are making scopes with GHz front ends !
Isn't that just what the 7000 series offers ?

The Siglent SDS5000X 350, 500 and 1 GHz models will be out in a month or two as well.

Has Siglent rolled its own ASICs yet ?
 


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