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Offline Boscoe

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Are the InfiniiVison scopes a sensible buy now?
« on: September 14, 2015, 10:35:21 am »
So i'm thinking of buying a 2000 series Infiniivision scope. 2 channels 70MHz and perhaps upgrade it in the future. I would want 4 channels in the future but I've not seen whether you can upgrade from 2 to 4 channels?

Anyway I have a £1000 budget and thinking of the Agilent (Keysight) scope but they are over 4 years old and so I wonder if there's a better buy now?

PS. I want to have MSO capabilities in the future.
 

Offline Psi

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Re: Are the InfiniiVison scopes a sensible buy now?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 11:00:09 am »
I think the newer rigols are better value for money.

With the Keysight you will end up paying a lot for various software unlocks.
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Re: Are the InfiniiVison scopes a sensible buy now?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 11:01:31 am »
I am pretty sure you can't upgrade from 2 to 4 channels.

But I think you can upgrade to a MSO-X from a DSO-X.

I have an MSO-X 2024, like it a lot but sometimes wish I had the 3000 series. Though these are a lot more.
You can probably look at the Agilent store, they have refurbished bargains there.



 

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Re: Are the InfiniiVison scopes a sensible buy now?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 11:41:23 am »
I don't think the 2k models are worth it vs e.g. The rigol. Afaik the MSO functionality is quite limited on the 2k too compared to what it costs.

Maybe save a little longer and ask for a good price on eBay 191617972958

Edit: bleh didn't see it's only 2-ch.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2015, 11:48:46 am by Neganur »
 

Offline nowlan

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Re: Are the InfiniiVison scopes a sensible buy now?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 11:43:39 am »
Slim pickings from keysight ebay.
Details about  Keysight Used MSOX3012A Oscilloscope: 100 MHz, 2 + 16 Ch. (Agilent MSOX3012A)
2345 US = 1500 gbp.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Keysight-Used-MSOX3012A-Oscilloscope-100-MHz-2-16-Ch-Agilent-MSOX3012A-/191617972958?hash=item2c9d523ade

I forget how much you can expect to beat them down. Easier to ask for unlocks.

edit: dunno how they can claim MSO without BNC or logic probes.

Was there a deal on the new 3000T. like everything unlocked?
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Re: Are the InfiniiVison scopes a sensible buy now?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 11:51:32 am »

Was there a deal on the new 3000T. like everything unlocked?

Touch
Zone trigger
Gated fft
Some other SW option I don't remember
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Re: Are the InfiniiVison scopes a sensible buy now?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 11:58:45 am »
Sorry OP, i know you were asking about 2000 series. Negotiate hard, but this should be free without trouble.

http://www.keysight.com/main/editorial.jspx?cc=AU&lc=eng&ckey=2606185&nid=-32756.0.08&id=2606185

Get up to 17 FREE software applications with your purchase of a Keysight 2000 X-, 3000 X-, 3000T X-, 4000 X-, or 6000 X-Series oscilloscope

Available June 1 – November 30, 2015

Application software on your oscilloscope improves your ability to debug your system by turning data into insight. For a limited time, receive one free application bundle with the purchase of any InfiniiVision 2000 X-, 3000 X-, 3000T X-, 4000 X-, or 6000 X-Series oscilloscope. This gives you up to 17 applications (including a free integrated function/arbitrary waveform generator and DVM) at no additional cost! The free application bundle will come pre-loaded on any eligible oscilloscope purchased in the offer period. Take advantage of this program while it lasts and receive the Ultimate Scope.

Similar to this?

http://www.keysight.com/en/pd-2401593-pn-DSOX3APPBNDL/application-bundle-for-infiniivision-3000-x-series-oscilloscopes

DSOX3APPBNDL Application Bundle for InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series Oscilloscopes
 

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Re: Are the InfiniiVison scopes a sensible buy now?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 12:19:46 pm »
With the 2000 series I would definately not go with the 2 channel Version, as the digital channels (which can be used after hacking or purchasing the MSO package) does not allow any decoding, thus for decoding you need 4 analog channels.

Also it turned out, you will have a hard time to sell a 2-channel 2000series (or 3000series) later.

However, a 4-channel 2000series is OK.
But consider this: As the 2-channel versions (2000 or 3000 series) are hard to sell, you might be able to make a bargain on a 3000series with 2 channels. Here, all 16 digital channels can be used for decoding, triggering etc, thus the 2 missing analog channels might not become a problem for you.
 


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