RIGOL Technologies has continued its 19 year history of Test and Measurement innovation with the announcement of its new Phoenix Oscilloscope chipset and the Ultravision II oscilloscope architecture. These technology innovations, years in development, will help transform their portfolio allowing them to address the needs of higher performance applications.
There are three chips in the Phoenix chipset (each named after stars in the Phoenix Constellation). The Analog Front End Chip (named Beta Phoenicis) will allow for front end bandwidth of 4GHz with highly integrated capability allowing for simplified and highly reliable front end design. The Signal Processing Chip (named Ankaa) supports 10GSa/s sampling with bandwidth up to 6GHz and the Probe Amplifier Chip (named Gamma Phoenicis) will support a 6GHz Active Differential probe.
The Phoenix Chipset enables this company to revolutionize its scope performance with the new UltraVision II architecture. These enhancements will lead to products with significantly faster waveform capture rates, new filtering and triggering capabilities, and unprecedented memory depths and search capabilities. When combined with the HW performance of the Phoenix Chipset, Ultravision II will transform the customer value proposition in the 1-4GHz oscilloscope market.
At the chipset launch review in Suzhou China they demonstrated its prototype scope utilizing Phoenix and Ultravision II. With 4GHz Bandwidth, 20GSa/sec realtime sample rate and 1 Billion point memory depth it shows that there will soon be a new player in the performance oscilloscope market.