DSO6104A Agilent Digital Oscilloscope
The DSO6104A is a 1 GHz, 4 channel digital oscilloscope from Agilent. Measure voltage or current signals over time in an electronic circuit or component to display amplitude, frequency and rise times, etc. Applications include troubleshooting, production test, and design.
- Bandwidth: 1 GHz
- Channels: 4
- Sample Rate: 4 Gs/s
- Record Length: 2 Mpts, 8 Mpts optional
- MegaZoom III memory and display technology
- 100,000 waveforms/sec real-time update rate
- High-definition XGA (1024 x 768) display with 256 levels of intensity grading
- Built-in help system in 11 different languages
- Complete connectivity including USB, LAN, GPIB, XGA display out, LXI Class C compliant – standard
- Battery power option
Powerful applications suites available
- I²C, SPI and USB triggering and decode
- CAN, LIN and FlexRay triggering and decode
- Rapid Xilinx and Altera FPGA debug
The Agilent DSO6104A offers a sample rate of 4 GSa/s and 2 Mpts of waveform memory. With MegaZoom III technology and a high-definition XGA display that offers 256 levels of intensity grading, this oscilloscope has the performance and problem solving tools you need to quickly debug your analog, digital and serial design challenges, in a single instrument. The DSO6104A offers complete connectivity with USB, LAN, GPIB, XGA Display out and is LXI Class C compliant.
Fast update rate
View infrequent anomalies that most scopes miss with an update rate 5000 times better than the competition.
Fast deep memory
Always on, deep and responsive, MegaZoom III memory so you can see more time with more detail.
Real-time serial decode
Hardware-based serial decode provides unrivaled real-time update rates to capture infrequent protocol errors.
Fast digital debug
Combine analog channels with 16 time-correlated digital channels for rapid debug.
The 6000 Series scope channels provide faster identification of the most elusive problems.
Revolutionary high-resolution display
Engineered with a XGA display and 256 levels of intensity (color grading), see a precise representation of the analog characteristics of the signals you’re testing. Equipped with the industry’s fastest update rate at 100,000 waveforms/sec update rate, you’ll capture and see infrequent events.
MegaZoom III technology
MegaZoom III responsive deep memory captures long, non-repeating signals and maintains high sample rates, allowing you to quickly zoom in on areas of interest. Sample rate and memory depth go hand-in-hand. Deep memory in oscilloscopes sustains a high sample rate over longer time spans.
Serial: Hardware-accelerated decode and trigger for I²C, SPI, CAN, LIN and FlexRay
Capture long streams of serial data and gain fast insight into the problem. The Agilent 6000 Series oscilloscopes provide the best serial capabilities in its class.
Serial bus triggering and decoding
Display responsive, on-screen decode of serial bus traffic. Isolate specific events with pinpoint accuracy. Show decode to validate serial bus activity in real-time.
Hijack infrequent errors
Hardware-accelerated decoding increases your probability of capturing elusive events. Agilent oscilloscopes can help you catch that intermittent problem before it becomes an intermittent customer complaint or quality concern.
Easily capture enough serial data to see all of the details
Use deep memory to capture serial data stream over a long period of time.
High resolution mode
Offers up to 12 bits of vertical resolution in real-time, single-shot mode. This is accomplished by serially filtering sequential data points and mapping the filtered results to the display when operating at base settings greater than 10-μs/div.
Help is at your fingertips
An embedded help system – available in 11 languages – gives you quick answers if you don’t understand a feature. Simply press and hold the corresponding front-panel key, and a screen pops up to explain its function.
Waveform math with FFT
Analysis functions include subtract, multiply, integrate, square root, and differentiate, as well as Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT).
250 ps on 500-MHz and 1-GHz models, 500 ps on 300-MHz models and 1 ns on 100-MHz models helps you find narrow glitches.
Automatically sets probe attenuationfactors and provides power for selected Infiniium active probes, including the award-winning 1130A 1.5-GHz InfiniiMax differential active probe and 1156A 1.5-GHz single-ended active probe systems.
5-digit hardware counter
Measures frequency up to the bandwidth of the scope.
Provides an easy way to synchronize your scope to other instruments. Use the Trig Out port to connect your scope to a frequency counter for more accurate frequency measurements or to cross trigger other instruments.
Displays all active signals, and automatically sets the vertical, horizontal and trigger controls.
23 automatic measurements with QuickMeas
Pressing [QuickMeas] brings up the last four automated measurements selected. Cursors automatically track the most recently selected measurement.
Analog HDTV/EDTV trigger
The 6000 Series supports analog HDTV/EDTV triggering for standards like 1080i, 1080p, 720p and 480p as well as standard video triggering on any line within a field, all lines, all fields, odd or even fields for NTSC, SECAM, PAL and PAL-M video signals.
Easy software upgrades
System software is stored in Flash ROM that can be upgraded from the scope’s built-in USB port or LAN.
See more time
This is the most easily understood use of deep memory. The more samples that you acquire, the more time that you can see at a particular sample rate.
Long capture times give you better visibility into cause-effect relationships in your design, which greatly simplifies root-cause debugging. It also allows you to capture start-up events (like the start-up sequence below) in a single acquisition.
You don’t have to stitch together multiple acquisitions or set precise triggering conditions. Spend less time finding events, and more time analyzing them.
See more details
The relationship between memory depth and acquisition rate isn’t as obvious. All scopes have a “banner” maximum sample rate specification, but many can only sustain these rates at a few timebase settings.
In the case of an oscilloscope with a 5 GSa/s acquisition sample rate and 10,000 points of memory, those 10,000 points can only fill 2 μs of time. Since scopes have 10 time divisions, the sample rate drops at any time setting below 200 ns/div.
As a result, if you look at “slow/fast” events like a modulated signal, you run the risk of aliasing your signal. Or you may simply miss out on important signal details when you zoom in on it.
Deep memory oscilloscopes let you sustain a high sample rate over longer periods of time.
Always fast, always on
MegaZoom III is the third generation of the fast and deep memory architecture that Agilent introduced in 1996. It’s not a special mode, unlike other deep-memory oscilloscopes. You have access to your MegaZoom memory at all times. And the display will respond instantly to your commands as you scale the time/div settings or pan and zoom in the Delayed (or “zoom”) window.
Standard ports include:
- 2 x USB host ports (for external storage and printing devices), one on the front and one on the rear
- 1 x USB device port for high-speed PC connectivity
- 10/100 Mbit LAN for high-speed ethernet connectivity
- GPIB to allow easy migration into existing test systems
- XGA Out for external monitors and projectors
LXI Class C
LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation (LXI) is a standards-based architecture for test systems. By specifying the interaction of system components, LXI enables fast and efficient test system creation and reconfiguration. The 6000 Series oscilloscopes follow specified LAN protocols, and adhere to LXI requirements such as a built-in Web control server, IVI-COM driver, and easy-to-use SCPI commands. The standard Agilent I/O Library Suite makes it easy to configure and integrate instruments in your system.
IntuilLink gives you a quick way to move screen shots and data into Microsoft® Word and Excel. These toolbars can be installed from www.agilent.com/find/intuilink.
Scope View logic analyzer and oscilloscope correlation
Scope View enables simple time-correlated measurements between a 6000 Series oscilloscope and an Agilent 1680/90 or 16800/900 logic analyzer. Scope and logic waveforms are integrated into a single logic analyzer waveform display for easy viewing analysis – all with a simple point-to-point LAN connection. You can also cross-trigger the instruments, automatically de-skew the waveforms, and maintain marker tracking between the instruments.
Probes and accessories
Agilent offers a complete family of innovative passive and active probes for the 6000 Series scopes to get your job done easily and accurately. Choosing the correct probe for your application will help to ensure you are acquiring the signals you expect.