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Offline AndrewNorman

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Rigol DS1102E vs DS1054Z
« on: October 28, 2016, 11:35:30 PM »
Hi,

I am currently in the market for a new scope. I trained using Analog ones / HP first gen digital scopes in the early 90s.

Now I am looking at getting one for hobby usages and am stuck looking at 2 of the Rigol scopes.

https://www.rigol-uk.co.uk/Rigol-DS1102E-Digital-Oscilloscope-p/ds1102e.htm#.WBMu9y0rJhE
https://www.rigol-uk.co.uk/Rigol-DS1054Z-Digital-Oscilloscope-p/ds1054z.htm#.WBNEJy0rJhF

My usage, initially (and probably for the next few years) is for 1-16Mhz Arduino logic circuit creation and debugging simple analog/digital circuits (think timers / amps / motor control boards / switch mode power supplys for Nixie tubes etc).

I can afford around the £350 mark, but I would appriciate any suggestions or recommendations around which one would suit my usage.

Regards
Andrew
 

Offline nugglix

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Re: Rigol DS1102E vs DS1054Z
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 11:37:28 PM »
There are a lot of "I want a scope" threads around here.
Just have a look.
 

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Re: Rigol DS1102E vs DS1054Z
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 11:51:05 PM »
The DS1054Z is a LOT better for that sort of work.

More channels, serial decoders, bigger screen, lots more features, etc.

It can easily be unlocked to 100MHz so don't worry about that difference.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2016, 12:29:28 AM by Fungus »
 

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Re: Rigol DS1102E vs DS1054Z
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 12:00:39 AM »
DS1102E  is completely obsolete model.
 

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Re: Rigol DS1102E vs DS1054Z
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 12:35:59 AM »
definitely DS1054Z
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

Offline AndrewNorman

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Re: Rigol DS1102E vs DS1054Z
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 12:38:51 AM »
There are a lot of "I want a scope" threads around here.
Just have a look.

I did and managed to get completely confused by all the information flying around ... but they managed to get me narrowed down to the two mentioned above.

DS1102E  is completely obsolete model.

I didn't know that ... thanks for the heads-up

The DS1054Z is a LOT better for that sort of work.

More channels, serial decoders, bigger screen, lots more features, etc.

It can easily be unlocked to 100MHz so don't worry about that difference.

definitely DS1054Z

Sounds like I will get a DS1054Z then :)

Thanks Guys
 

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Re: Rigol DS1102E vs DS1054Z
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 12:55:18 AM »
Just make sure you buy from an authorised dealer, not the ebay cheapies where any warranty work may mean sending  it back to China.
http://www.rigol.eu/how-to-buy/
 
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