The ADC-216 has a large 32k waveform buffer, therefore it is possible to capture the most complicated signals, then expand the areas of interest to show their finer detail.
In digital electronics a signal change of 1% is usually no problem, but in audio electronics 0.1% distortion or noise can be a disaster. Conventional DSO's only offer a 8 bit resolution, so can detect at best 0.4% signal changes. This means that they are unsuitable for many applications ranging from monitoring sensors and transducers to detecting noise and vibration. Precision oscilloscopes require more than 8 bit resolution.
As well as resolution, noise is an issue. The amplifiers that make up the 'front end' of a conventional DSO are designed to have a high bandwidth. Low noise is not a priority and so 1% noise figures are typical. The designer of a 16 bit oscilloscope has a tough job, noise must be kept below 0.0015% (15 ppm), otherwise the extra resolution will be swallowed up by noise.
|| 2xBNC + 1 external trigger|
|Sampling Rate (dual channel)
|| 16 bit|
||20µs/div to 50s/div|
||0 to 166KHz|
||128 (fastest) to 4096 (accurate)|
||Rectangle, Triangle, Gaussian, Hamming, Blackman, Parzen, Hanning |
||Free run, Auto, Repeat & Single|
|Pre/ post trigger
||±10 mV to ±20 V in 11 ranges|
||500 mA @ 12 V (mains adaptor supplied)|
||140 x 190 x 45 mm|
PicoScope (oscilloscope, spectrum analyser, meter), PicoLog (data logger), Drivers and examples (C, Delphi and Visual Basic, Labview, Agilent VEE6.1 and Excel)
Software is supplied on CD and is compatible with Windows XP (SP2 or later), Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32- and 64-bit)