Last month I reached deep into my pocket to buy some new test and measuring equipment. I bought a new oscilloscope and a new multimeter from Keysight (formerly known as Agilent Technologies).
Note: This article is not going to be a review of any kind.
The oscilloscope I bought is a Keysight DSO-X 2022A. It’s a two channel 200 MHz 2 GSa/s scope. I got lucky and could buy it together with the app bundle as part of a special offer from Farnell. The app bundle does include all the software analyzers for SPI, I2C, UART and so on. Furthermore the app bundle included a memory upgrade, segmented memory acquisition and the waveform generator. The scope with the app bundle only cost like 100€ more than without the app bundle. Buying all the apps separately would have cost at least another 2’000€ so it was a real bargain and I couldn’t resist. Sadly the digital logic analyzer was not included in the app bundle and I haven’t bought it (yet) as it costs about 800€.
The multimeter I decided to buy is the Keysight 34461A bench DMM. This is the replacement for the famous 34401A that was the industry standard bench multimeter for the last 20 years.
Beside the awesome specs this meter provides a lot of neat features such as displaying a trend graph and histograms.
Sadly my pocket wasn’t deep enough to buy two of these puppies but I am pretty sure that I’ll order a second one within the next three months. It’s just so convenient to be able to measure current and voltage at the same time.