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ADVERTORIAL: Agilent’s U1610A/U1620A is the world’s first handheld oscilloscope engineered with a VGA display


With bandwidth of 100/200 MHz, the Agilent U1610A/U1620A scope offers a floating measurement capability with two CAT III 600 V isolated channels. It also captures more waveforms from signals such as pulse width modulated circuit, in-rush, transient and motor start up sequences. Coupled with a benchtop-like display and dual window zoom function, it allows you to easily identify problem areas and zoom in for more detailed analysis.

Channel-to-channel isolation with CAT III 600 V safety ratings

The U1610A/U1620A extends the maximum input rating to cater for high voltage measurement and transient voltages which are recordable via a handheld oscilloscope. Equipped with the most robust isolation topology, technicians can now measure signals in the field and perform floating measurements. This type of isolation enables each channel to be individually isolated from one another and from other non-isolated system components, protecting users and preventing damages to devices when performing floating measurements.

View even the most subtle details with fast sampling rate and deep memory
A good oscilloscope is often accompanied with deep memory depth and fast sampling rate, because these two go hand-in-hand. With a maximum memory depth of 2 Mpts, users can capture non-repeating signals such as motor start up sequence, in-rush and transient waveforms without sacrificing signal details. This also allows users to capture pulse width modulated waveforms commonly found in Variable Frequency Drive and power inverter systems over a wider time base.

Optimized viewing under all lighting conditions with three viewing modes
Clarity is important when viewing waveforms, especially for a visual tool, in this case, an oscilloscope.  This is why our U1610A/U1620A oscilloscope comes with a 5.7-inch VGA TFT LCD display for clear viewing of waveforms on-site and on the field. With an option of up to three viewing modes, users can now view signals under all lighting conditions. Both models have screen resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, offering four times the resolution of comparable handheld oscilloscopes.

1) Indoor mode
The indoor mode has high contrast and brightness levels to clearly distinguish waveforms under an indoor lighting environment. Engineered with a VGA TFT LCD technology, users can now view the display across wide viewing angles for more efficient troubleshooting task.

2) Outdoor mode
When performing field work in an outdoor environment, users can easily switch to this viewing mode via a set of soft keys. This mode works akin to an anti-glare mechanism; it filters out excessive sunlight hence reducing the risk of misreading or misinterpreting measurements.

3) Night vision mode
This mode is tailored to be viewable under subdued lighting conditions by enabling high contrast levels of screen background against waveforms. With a single press of button, this mode is activated and the screen automatically adjusts with proper colour correction- creating clear distinct contrasts of the waveforms against the dark environment. This mode is particularly useful when measuring high speed signals, particularly in non repetitive signals.

Up to 10 selectable languages programmed in the scope
The U1610A/U1620A is programmed with up to 10 selectable languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean) on the User Interface (UI) system and help menu. The diverse range of languages offered here gives users the choice to operate the unit in the language that they are most comfortable in.

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