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Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« on: May 23, 2015, 01:00:39 am »
Updated on 19 January, 2018

I attached the chart comparing the many well known digital Oscilloscopes in the market.

I was looking for a good forum, since I was considering to buy Oscilloscope, and I found the eevblog is excellent.
I wanted to contribute something and maybe my chart I made might be useful for someone.

I would appreciate any kind of comment, especially for unknown columns and mistakes.  :D

Sorted by the price based on the feedback.
Adding more models are coming :)

The link to the Google Drive: (any one could add comments) (if not, spam me, probably I have set the configuration wrong)  :)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rtPqMAkNw2bSkqocuc7zcYkl57fsdPVlxzyqcJmbKIc/edit?usp=sharing

The link to the excel file
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/digital-oscilloscope-comparison-chart/?action=dlattach;attach=387841



Changelog (suggested by):
*Changed from having models on the row and specs on the columns, to specs on the row and models on the columns. (videobruce)
*Changed from jpg to png which reduced the mosquito noise.
*Added excel sheet on the first post. (videobruce)
*Sorting the chart by prices. (videobruce)
*Fixed specs of RIGOL's segmented memory. (miguelvp, Stupid Beard)
*Added SIGLENT. (tautech)
*Uploaded excel file to Google drive and added to the first post. (rs20, tautech)
*Added GW-Instek, Hantek and Iwatsu. (Muxr)
*Fixed the specs of RIGOL's waveform update rates. (miguelvp)
*Added column for whether has individual vertical knobs for each channels.
*Added Imperial to the size and weight since most of the datasheets are in Metric. (videobruce)
*Added OWON and GRATTEN (ATTEN). (Muxr)
*Added a few models.
*Reduced the row height by widening the columns so only two lines are needed instead of three and others. (videobruce)
*Added Rohde & Schwarz. (Muxr)
*Fixed the segmented mem sections of HMO1000 and HMO3000 (Gunb)
*Changed model numbers in columns to reduce the width of excel sheet. (videobruce)
*Added Dimensions (WxHxD) which only had width originally. (videobruce)
*Added Tektronix and Keysight 1052B models. (ez24)
*Modified the columns of Digital Inputs. (ez24)
*Modified from stating $300 range to $300-$500. (ez24)
*Added Serial Decoding feature to the columns (ez24)
*Added GW-instek GDS-1000B
*Added RIGOL DS4000
*Added SIGLENT SDS1000X
*Added Lecroy WaveJet Touch
*Added SIGLENT SDS2000X
*Added LeCroy WaveAce 1000
*Added LeCroy WaveAce 2000
*Added LeCroy HDO4000
*Included typical 4ch, 500Mhz, 5GHz Sampling models
*Added R&S RTE1000
*Fixed some mistekes in serial decoding section
*Update the memory of Siglent SDS2000 reflecting the new V2 firmware change (rf-loop and tautech)
*Added R&S RTE1000
*Added Iwatsu DS-5600A
*Added Keysight DSO-X 6000X
*Added R&S HMO1202
*Added SIGLENT SDS1000DL, SDS1000CML+, SDS1000X+
*Added R&S RTM2000 by AndyP (Thank you!)
*Added Micsig models by AndyP (Thank you!)
*Added Many R&S models (by Rich, thank you!)
*Added Keysight DSO-X 1000X
*Added Tektronix TBS2000
*Added Many Pico models (by ADT123, thank you!)
*Updated SIGLANT models (by Siglant, thank you!)
*Added RIGOL DS2000A-S (comment from Lance)
*Added RIGOL 1000Z-S (and plus) models (comment from Zafrullah)
*Added Function Generator feature to the column
*Added and revised Keysight EDUX1000A, EDUX1000G, DSOX1100A, DSOX1100G on the chart
*Added Tektronix MDO4000C and fixed the waveform update rate or TBS2000 (Comment from ErnestoFB)
*Added Tektronix 5 Series MSO
*Added SIGLANT SDS1104/1204X-E models
*Added R&S RTC1000, RTM3000 and RTA4000

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 01:06:05 am »
The chart was too big, and I split,
this is RIGOL


this is SIGLENT

« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 03:42:10 pm by fanOfeeDIY »
 
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 01:06:37 am »
This is Agilent/Keysight

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 01:07:07 am »
Tektronix

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 01:07:40 am »
LeCroy and YOKOGAWA



Rohde & Schwarz



Pico



Micsig



GWinstek and IWATSU



Hantek, OWON and GRATTEN (ATTEN)

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 01:09:07 am »
The selection of the model is my subjective selection ;D
Some of the comments in the chart is my subjective impression too.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2015, 02:39:10 am »
Not wanting to be harsh but I can't see the point of this table. Aside that its full of errors, what's the point of listing a few old and some newer scope models in their basic specs? You'll probably find more relevant information by 30 seconds of googling.
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2015, 03:34:33 am »
I didn't knew about the Yokogawa models...
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2015, 03:39:19 am »
I thought the Rigol DS2000 series did have segmented memory, I've never used that feature so I don't know for sure.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2015, 03:41:27 am »
Yokogawa is nice, but expensive.
I like the vertical setup, where the screen is on top of the controls.
So the scope works for both left-handed and right-handed people.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2015, 09:10:57 am »
It took me nearly two weeks to get to this point of chart, who never owned an oscilloscope and did not know what to look for comparing them from many models.
It is good if you could fine it Google in 30 sec by yourself, but it was not for me, so I thought there are some other people like me  :)
I would like to know where is the errors, that was one of the point wanted to have as feedback.
The reason of having some old model is that for example Tektronix TDS5000 series was one of the standard in the past, so I wanted to know how newer models are doing compared to it.
And also having a idea to find good models on the internet auction. ;D
 
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2015, 09:15:51 am »
Agilent/Keysight 2002A started make me as a attractive choice after I made the chart  :)
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2015, 09:20:08 am »
I really would like to know whether Rigol DS2000 series have segmented memory or not  :)
I will update the chart.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2015, 10:32:11 am »
Not wanting to be harsh but I can't see the point of this table. Aside that its full of errors, what's the point of listing a few old and some newer scope models in their basic specs? You'll probably find more relevant information by 30 seconds of googling.
Compiling a chart as this is not just time consuming, it's a nightmare as it's very easy to mix specs up or enter incorrect numbers. I know because I have complied charts for spectrum analyzers and consumer DVR's. It sure as hell isn't easy.
Instead of being "harsh", why not correct some of the errors that you see??  ;)
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2015, 10:35:06 am »
fanOfeeDIY;
What software (program) did you comply the chart on? I have to assume it is a spreadsheet. if so, can you post that instead. The .jpg is hard to read since the mosquito noise is noticeable.  ;)
Great job for starters. I'm sure owners of specific units will chime in and correct any errors.

As a suggestion, I would try to keep a specific price range, instead of as wide of a range as you have. Placing a $400 scope in the same chart with a $14,00 isn't realistic.
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2015, 10:38:02 am »
I really would like to know whether Rigol DS2000 series have segmented memory or not  :)
I will update the chart.

It does have segmented memory, but it calls it record/replay. The 1000Z series has it also as an option.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2015, 11:22:04 am »
I really would like to know whether Rigol DS2000 series have segmented memory or not  :)
I will update the chart.

It does support segmented memory.

If you zoom in and set the trigger you can adjust the memory depth or leave it at auto and it will show how points it will use per capture the more you zoom in the less points per segment. Of course you can set the memory depth manually.

So I did setup my scope to 500 ns per division capturing the rise time of the 1KHz test signal from the scope, and I only want to capture that rise time and don't care about the rest of the wave.

Mem Depth set to auto selects 14,000 points per capture and if I press the record button then I get 8128 captures of just that.


If however I set it to 56,000,000 points then I can only capture 2 frames but with a ton points before and after the region of interest (trigger point).


So it depends how you set the trigger, for example if you want to capture a glitch you can setup the scope so it only triggers on the glitch and you'll end up with a ton of those glitches to analyze, also by adjusting the mem depth you can get more points before and after the glitch if you need that data to analyze the glitch.

More details in a review by mjlorton: Edit: it starts at 4:48 tried to get the link to start there but the embedded one starts a little early)

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2015, 12:35:53 pm »
I attached the cart comparing the many well known digital Oscilloscopes in the market.
:wtf:  :o
You have omitted a very well known brand, popular with members here: Siglent.
http://siglentamerica.com/pd.aspx?tid=1&T=1

There are several others that are also worthy of inclusion for ANY list to be considered accurate.  ;)
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2015, 01:07:11 pm »
Thank you for your all the comments, I attached my excel file at the moment.  :)
I would like to update it with correcting errors later

EDIT
I decided to add excel file at the first comment on this thread
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2015, 08:08:29 pm »
fanOfeeDIY;

Three suggestions;
1. You should be able to edit your first posts. It would make things easier if the charts stay there so one doesn't have to wade through what should be a long thread,
2. Swap the columns with the lines since you do not have as near as many specs vs models. That would make it easier to read. Trading width for height. In other words. list the manufactures on the left and the specs across the top,
3. Sort by price and put the disco'ed models at the end (bottom if you do the swap).

BTW, your jpg's look much better, no (or little) mosquito noise.  ;)
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2015, 09:50:53 pm »
Thank you for the comments.
I just changed all the jpg files to png to reduce the misquote noise.

Re-sorting by price, let me work on it tomorrow. :)
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2015, 10:09:27 pm »
Maybe I'll be derided as a Google fanboy, but you could post this on Google Drive and make it publically accessible + commentable.
-- It'll be as easy to navigate as Excel, but not require a download
-- People can comment on errors for you, anyone will be able to see those comments straight away, and it'll be much easier for you to address because the comments will be attached to the cells in question
-- You can give temporary/permanent edit permissions to anyone who wants to fix a whole bunch of errors

Edit: Just like this.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2015, 01:29:37 am »
I support this effort. I would however add Owon as well, it is the other "big" Chinese brand. Goes something like Rigol, Siglent, Owon. There is also GW-Instek and Hantek.

Also:

Iwatsu - Japanese

and

Hameg or Rohde & Schwarz (how they are called now) - is the big European brand.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 01:32:28 am by Muxr »
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2015, 01:32:52 am »
rs20;
Problem with that is it takes away from this forum as in a benefit for the members. IOW's it's just another reason to visit here.  ;)
For that monstrous multimeter chart. That is grossly overwhelming.  Too much info. I can't even imagine who long it took to compose all of that.  :o
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2015, 01:40:58 am »
fanOfeeDIY;
Looking better. Those manufactures Muxr gave should be included.  :-+

Additional suggestions;
Choose a ceiling price. Say under $2000.US (open for discussion). With the amount of choices out there that should provide enough choices and remove those higher end models, especially above $5k.
Take a look through this sub-forum and note the scopes that have their own threads and ones that get mentioned a lot.
 


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