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Offline zecadiabo

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Philips PM3394 vs Fluke PM3384B
« on: August 05, 2015, 05:03:45 pm »
 
Hi,
Can someone help
What is the best for the same price:
PHILIPS PM3394
or
FLUKE PM3384B
Thanks?
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Re: help
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 06:50:17 pm »
The 3394 has twice the BW of the 3384, that alone might be worth tipping the scale...
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Re: help
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 07:27:15 pm »
The 3394 has twice the BW of the 3384, that alone might be worth tipping the scale...

Thanks

And about memory sample rate?  and others spec?

urgent buy....

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Re: help
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 09:04:34 pm »
The 3394 has twice the BW of the 3384, that alone might be worth tipping the scale...

Thanks

And about memory sample rate?  and others spec?

urgent buy....

ct1fsl

Both have single shot sample rate of 200MS/s.  The 200MHz unit has a correspondingly faster timebase, and better high frequency trigger sensitivity.  This is all from datasheets found online.  I have no personal experience with either of these units.
http://www.testequipmentconnection.com/specs/PHILIPS_PM3394.PDF
http://www.testequipmenthq.com/datasheets/FLUKE-PM3384B-Datasheet.pdf
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Re: help
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 11:14:08 am »

Just a hint for the future. Using a meaningful Subject title would probably have got you a much faster response. Something like 'Philip PM3394 vs Fluke PM3384B'. An extra 30 seconds on the subject would have certainly paid off in response time particularly for an urgent buy, and be more helpful to others searching for the same answer in future.  :)
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Re: Philip PM3394 vs Fluke PM3384B
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 04:39:17 pm »
Thank you all for help i think i'll go for the Philips.
 

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Re: Philip PM3394 vs Fluke PM3384B
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 09:51:00 am »
OP,
Whether these pm-series scopes say "Philips" or "Fluke", they were made by the same company in the Netherlands.
Philips N.V. and John Fluke Corp. formed an alliance in the mid-80s to develop and market test equipment, and Fluke finally bought that division from Philips in the early '90s. Both company's logos appeared on the same range of oscilloscopes, made in Eindhoven.

The -B series of scopes was an update in around 1998. Expanded and more flexible memory was standard on the pm3384B, while it was only an option on the pm3394. The 3384B has lower vertical bandwidth, but this was achieved by using different passive components around the LNA, as in so many other instrument series.
 

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Re: Philip PM3394 vs Fluke PM3384B
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 10:42:31 am »
PM3394B if you can - Fluke bought Philips T&M.
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Re: Philip PM3394 vs Fluke PM3384B
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2015, 05:35:31 pm »
Thank you all, got the PM3394, very good scope...for 400 USD...
Hope it will last for more 10 years... :D
 


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