5000D vs 5000B

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5000D vs 5000B

Post by packo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:41 am

Hello,

I can see that the new 5000D series is out.

Apart from the MSO option, the higher memory and the single usb3 port powering, are there any other revisions in terms of specifications versus the 5000B series?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: 5000D vs 5000B

Post by Martyn » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:16 am

That just about covers it :)

The USB3 port is not just for powering but allows data transfer between the device and the PC to performed more quickly so the scope is ready to go again in a shorter time frame. If writing your own applications using the SDK then sustainable streaming speeds are significantly faster at up to 125MS/s shared across active channels
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Re: 5000D vs 5000B

Post by packo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:33 pm

Thank you for the response.

Have there been any changes in the dependency between vertical resolution and min input sensitivity ?

From the specs I understand that with 5000D a min sensitivity of 2mV/div is now possible in 16bit mode (14 bits resolution) whereas
for 5000A/B, min sensitivity of 2mV/div was only possible with 8bit mode (16bits was available from 10mV/diV and above)?

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Re: 5000D vs 5000B

Post by Martyn » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:23 am

2mV/div (+/-10mV range) is available for the 5000A/B models with 16bit

Nothing has changed in this area, however the layout of the specifications and how the information is presented has.
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Re: 5000D vs 5000B

Post by dfergenson » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:58 am

I noticed the following passage in the 5000D specifications sheet: "Trigger tools allow you to output one or more cycles of a waveform when various conditions are met, such as the scope triggering or a mask limit test failing."

I assume that this means that the AWG can be used to produce a trigger output pulse.

Is this correct?

Can a 5000A series oscilloscope perform the same function?

I apologize if this is covered in the manuals but I was unable to find a precise answer when I looked and the 5000A series specifications sheet does not have a similar passage regarding the Gen output.

Thanks.

-David

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Re: 5000D vs 5000B

Post by dfergenson » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:10 am

I believe that I've just answered my own question.

The question was wether the waveform generator in the 5000A, B and/or D could be triggered to output on scope trigger. The answer is yes in all three instruments.

The answer is in the PicoScope 6 User's Guide. The table on page 219, column ST shows which of the models allow this feature. All 5000 series oscilloscopes are indicated as allowing waveforms to be generated upon triggering.

The details as to how to select this are given on page 144 of the same document.

-David

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