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Rigol’s DS1202Z-E Affordable Digital Oscilloscope for Hobbyists and Embedded Engineers

November 04, 2019 by Luke James

The new DS1202Z-E 200MHz oscilloscope from Rigol joins the DS100Z family of digital oscilloscopes as an affordable option that target hobbyists, embedded engineers, entrepreneurs, and educators.

The DS1202Z-E from Rigol Technologies is a 200MHz two-channel oscilloscope and represents a key expansion of the company's oscilloscope product portfolio. 

The DS1202Z-E comes standard with 24Mpts of waveform memory and a 60,000 frame-segmented record mode amongst other things. These key features which will be covered in further detail shortly mean that the DS1202Z-E is a capable and powerful debug and analysis tool for design engineers that is also affordable.


DS1202Z-E Key Features

As standard, the DS1202Z-E comes with 24Mpts of waveform memory, a 60,000 frame-segmented record mode, high-resolution FFT, 15 trigger types, 37 integrated measurements, and standard serial decode and triggering capability. 200MHz of bandwidth and 1.75 nanoseconds rise time provide the high performance needed to visualize signal artifacts on higher speed signals. 


DS1202Z-E oscilloscope.

The DS1202Z-E oscilloscope from Rigol Technologies. Image Credit: Rigol Technologies. 


With high memory depth, wide dynamic range, clear display, and outstanding waveform capture rate, it is ideal for use in various applications and fields. These include computers, embedded systems, and communication systems. 


Quick Features

  • 200MHz Bandwidth

  • 2 Analog channels

  • Real-time sample rate up to 1GSa/s

  • Memory depth up to 24Mpts

  • Up to 30,000 wfms/s waveform capture rate

  • Up to 60,000 frames hardware real-time waveform recording and playback functions

  • Innovative "UltraVision" technology

  • Various trigger and bus decoding functions

  • Low noise floor, vertical scale range: 1mV/div to 10V/div

  • Various interfaces: USB Host&Device, LAN (LXI ), AUX

  • Compact size, lightweight, easy to use

  • 7-inch WVGA (800x480) TFT LCD, intensity graded color display


Perfect for Hobbyists

Due to the wide range of features, high performance, quality, and low price point, the DS1202Z-E is perfect for hobbyists and embedded engineers. In fact, the DS1000Z family of oscilloscopes has always been a firm favorite among these and other categories of people such as educators and entrepreneurs. 

The new DS1202Z-E massively builds upon legacy DS1000Z family devices by delivering a powerful 200MHz product offering for under $400. 


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