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Offline yo0

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Agilent 54624a any good?
« on: May 14, 2019, 05:44:10 pm »
i have the opportunity to buy an Oscilloscope Agilent 54624a in near mint condition. any opinions about this model? it is better than a tektronix 465?


any comments will be really appreciated.

best regards.

Pio
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Offline gslick

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Re: Agilent 54624a any good?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 01:26:04 am »
Dave did a video about the Agilent 54622D five years ago, back in March 2014

EEVblog #591 - Agilent 54622D Retro Mixed Signal Osciloscope Review & Teardown


The difference between the 54622D that is the subject of that video and the 54624A you are asking about is that the 54622D has 2 analog channels plus 16 digital channels, while the 54624A has 4 analog channels and no digital channels. Both are 100 MHz, 200 MSa/s, 4MB sample length scopes.

Agilent Technologies 54600-Series Oscilloscopes Data Sheet
https://literature.cdn.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/5968-8152EN.pdf

If the price is right a 54624A could still be a perfectly usable scope, depending on what you need.
 

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Re: Agilent 54624a any good?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 02:41:23 am »
Dave did a video about the Agilent 54622D five years ago, back in March 2014

EEVblog #591 - Agilent 54622D Retro Mixed Signal Osciloscope Review & Teardown


The difference between the 54622D that is the subject of that video and the 54624A you are asking about is that the 54622D has 2 analog channels plus 16 digital channels, while the 54624A has 4 analog channels and no digital channels. Both are 100 MHz, 200 MSa/s, 4MB sample length scopes.

Agilent Technologies 54600-Series Oscilloscopes Data Sheet
https://literature.cdn.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/5968-8152EN.pdf

If the price is right a 54624A could still be a perfectly usable scope, depending on what you need.

thank you, the asking price is approx 150 usd, the main use will be for analog and audio stuff. i wonder if the tek 465 is a better equipment despite the cursors and readouts in the agilent.

best regards

Pio
 

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Re: Agilent 54624a any good?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 10:24:58 pm »
As a first or only scope, I'd go for the 54624a every day of the week. IMHO analog scopes are more pleasant to use. There are however things you can do with a digital scope that an analog scope just won't do, such as looking at slow or one-time events and looking at pre-trigger signal.
The 54624a also will do automated measurements for you, it has much more capable triggering than the 465 and it can do FFT - it's not super-awesome, but it does it.

I have a 54622D, and while my Tek 2467 is my favorite scope in usability, I can say I don't hate the usability of the 54622D. It drives pretty much like an analog scope...
 

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Re: Agilent 54624a any good?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 11:30:42 pm »
As a first or only scope, I'd go for the 54624a every day of the week. IMHO analog scopes are more pleasant to use. There are however things you can do with a digital scope that an analog scope just won't do, such as looking at slow or one-time events and looking at pre-trigger signal.
The 54624a also will do automated measurements for you, it has much more capable triggering than the 465 and it can do FFT - it's not super-awesome, but it does it.

I have a 54622D, and while my Tek 2467 is my favorite scope in usability, I can say I don't hate the usability of the 54622D. It drives pretty much like an analog scope...

thank you very much, i will buy it  ;D

best regards

Pio
 


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