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Knowledge Base DS1000 Series

How long will the DS1000Z Capture a Signal

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
To determine how long an oscilloscope will capture a signal when it is operated in single trigger mode is determined by taking the instrument's memory depth and dividing it by the instrument's sample rate.  The memory depth can be changed within the instrument's acquire menu and then the sample rate can be changed by adjusting the horizontal scaling.  The table below lists the different memory d...

Option license activation process for the DS1000Z, DS2000/A, DS4000, and DS6000 Oscilloscopes

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
The Rigol DS1000Z, DS2000, DS4000, and DS6000 series of oscilloscopes have a number of options available that can be added later. This includes serial decoding, memory expansion, and triggering options.1. Contact your RIGOL sales representative or RIGOL technical support to order the corresponding options. You can view t...

DS1000Z Deep Memory Data Collection Example

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
DS1000Z Deep Memory Data Collection Example    Utilizing the deep memory capture capabilities of Rigol scopes is a great benefit in many applications. Engineers often need to view and analyze details that are separated in time and frequency from triggerable events. This requires a combination of sampling speed and mem...

Using a MASK over the bus with the 1000Z Scope

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
Using Pass/Fail mask on the DS1000Z is a great way to debug signals. Controlling the mask settings over the bus can be tricky.Here we show an example for Mask Operation.First, get the signal you want on the scope display....

Missing Trial Licenses on the DS1000Z Series

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
All new DS1000Z series oscilloscopes are being shipped with all of the instrument's options fully activated.  This elimenates the need for trial licenses on the instrument.  Instruments with serial numbers DS1ZA2001**** or DS1ZB20001**** and larger have their licenses fully enabled.To confirm this you can view which op...

Saving csv data on the DS/MSO1000Z series scopes

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
DS/MSO1000Z series scopes utilize USB for saving csv files to an external USB memory stick. 12 meg of csv data can be saved in approximately 30 minutes. Once an acquisition is made you can save the csv file using these steps:Press the Storage key on the keypad and then select CSV on the right side of the display. Select ...

DS1000Z Counter Technical Details

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
Basic specifications: - Counter sampling rate is fixed at 250 MSa/sec- Hysteresis level (defined further below) is ~1 division on the smallest vertical ranges (< 5 mV) and about 0.3 divisions (with Noise Reject Off) ir 0.7 divisions (with Noise Reject on) in higher vertical scal...

Direct waveform transfer from a DS1000Z scope to a DG4000 generator

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
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DS1000Z noise performance

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
Here are a few screen captures of a DS1104Z series oscilloscope with various inputs. The intent is to show the basic noise you can expect from a similar instrument. Figure 1: D...

Unable to save CSV data on a DS1000Z series scope

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
Comma Separated Values can be saved on a USB memory stick by going to the Storage menu and selecting CSV. If you are unable to save the file and see a "Function  Limited!" error displayed check that the scope has been triggered. For example, if the scope trigger mode is set to Normal and the Run/Stop keypad button is ...

Service Action on DS1000Z and MSO1000Z

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
We have become aware of a manufacturing issue that may impact the usability of your instrument.  If you are experiencing problems with your horizontal and vertical adjustment controls you likely need to download and install the latest firmware to address the issue. First Check your SN Range.  If your instrument falls b...

Maximize the measurement accuracy of the DS1000Z

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by James
16/12/2020
To maximize the DS1000Z series measurement accuracy you need to increase the instrument’s memory depth to be over 1 Mpts and then put the instrument into High Res mode. To do this press “Acquire” then change the “Mode” to High Res and then change the Memory dep...