I cannot help it. I am a history buff. From Medieval times to electronic
test equipment. In all phases of my life I enjoy a good look back now
and again. This article launches a three-part series where I've
attempted to collect representative test equipment from the following
eras: 1988-2000; 1956-1987;
and 1939-1955. This installment covers the most recent time period,
2000 back until 1988. Please enjoy and use the comments to record your
memories of these pieces of equipment, including learnings, funny
stories, and nostalgic remembrances. Let's make this a piece of living
Agilent 54600 Series of oscilloscopes
In May of 2000 Agilent introduced the 54600 Series of oscilloscopes with
2 and 4-channel DSO and MSO models which included the first use of
patented MegaZoom deep memory for responsive oscilloscope operation.
Prices started at $2,295.This article appears in its entirety on
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