Rigol DS1062CA osc for student

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by the_guth, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. the_guth

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    Sep 8, 2008
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    Hey all,

    I am looking to buy an oscilloscope. I am a first year EE student and I am just starting to play around with MCUs for robotics. I normally would not been able to afford such a lavish instrument but here in Australia we are going to receive some substantial tax rebates due to government economic stimulus policy which allows me to splash out.

    Has anyone had much experience with Rigol and is this a good package? I was quoted $AUD1650 (US$1180) for the DS1062CA.

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

    http://www.rigolna.com/products_ds1000a.aspx
     
  2. mik3

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    Feb 4, 2008
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    I bought Rigol DS1052E. The fact that it turns on is good:p

    I used it a bit until now but I haven't test it at very high frequencies yet to see its performance.

    If you can afford it would be better to buy an Agilent or Tektronix scope.
     
  3. the_guth

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    Sep 8, 2008
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    Hi,

    So do you mean that if it turns on its a good day? What specifically is better about the well known brands like Tektronix and Agilent?

    For logic analysis can you use something like this?
     
  4. mik3

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    It works fine until now but it is a chinese product and as you know chinese products are not very reliable.

    Agilent and Tektronix are famous companies which make scopes and their products have to be better than a chinese one.
     
  5. jut

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    guth,

    did you end up buying the Rigol. what do you think?
     
  6. racoman78

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    Jun 22, 2009
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    Guth,

    I beleive Rigol' s products have good qualities, Agilent buys Rigol's Digital Oscilloscopes for sales at Agilent's low price range products.

    Today while RIGOL Technologies has MSO’s ranging in price from $699 to $1,499. The other major oscilloscope manufacturers have created MSO ranging in price from $6,700 to well over $20,000. The pricing acceleration has made it quite difficult for engineers working with microcontrollers under 50 MHZ to afford these great tools.

    Shops for sale’s Rigol DSO in Australia

    http://www.emona.com.au/index.asp?ID=1 DS1062CA AU$1775.0

    http://www.eyou.com.au DS1-62CA AU$1592.0

    But for student, I think the DC1052E will be good for price vs value. only AU$655.0 at http://www.eyou.com.au/

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
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