HP 54602B 150MHz DSO Overview
A short while ago I purchased an HP 54602B from Junkmail for a reasonable
price. The 'scope was introduced in 1994 and has a fully digital acquisition
system. Unlike modern DSOs it offers screen refresh rates equal to any
analogue oscilloscope at 60 frames per second or 1.5 million dots per second.
This allows it to display Youscope
as if were running on a normal analogue 'scope.
The 'scope also supports all the usual features you can find in modern
DSOs such as automatic measurements (eg. frequency, waveform voltages,
rise/fall time, etc), trace storage and recall and an excellent high speed
The 'scope has four input channels and, at 150MHz, measures rise-times
as low as 1.4ns.
The handy soft keys just below the screen makes it easy to control
display settings, measurements and the likes. Here are some more waveforms captured
with the 'scope.
2kHz semi-square wave (the ringing is caused by my sound card)
Measuring a 40ms pulse from my Arduino board
Measuring a 100Hz sine wave showing the channel input controls
Showing the time and frequency measurement controls
The full manual can be downloaded here in PDF format.
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