Albuquerque, N.Mex. ZTEC Instruments has introduced the ZT4610 VXI digital oscilloscopes, targeted at high-density aerospace and defense ATE applications. The VXI C-size instruments provide 1-GHz analog bandwidth and a maximum 4 GS/s sampling rate. The two-channel ZT4611 and the four-channel ZT4612 are both available in standard memory (up to 16 Msample record lengths) and long memory (up to 64 Msample record lengths) versions.
With 16 or 64 Msample record lengths and fast sampling, the ZT4610 VXI provides the deep memory required to acquire and display the most complex signals, including signals that contain fast events. The deep memory can be used in either continuous or segmented mode. Combined with a pan and zoom feature, continuous memory mode is suitable for general-purpose troubleshooting and signal inspection. In segmented memory mode, up to 32,000 waveforms can be captured, viewed individually or overlaid, stored, and analyzed. Segmented mode targets the analysis of repetitive signals such as those found in many of today's communications standards.
The ZT4610 VXI offers input signal conditioning, advanced triggering, and a variety of acquisition modes, similar to high-end benchtop scopes. Trigger types include rising/falling edge, pattern, state, pulse width, video, and multi-event cascading triggers. Acquisition modes include averaging, envelope, equivalent time, peak detect, high resolution, and fast acquisition.
The ZT4610 VXI also provides users with a number of waveform analysis tools. The instruments calculate over 36 waveform parameters for each acquired waveform. With four math channels, users can perform waveform math using basic functions like add, subtract, multiply, as well as more advanced functions like FFT, histograms, mask testing, and limit testing.
Free instrument drivers are available to help users integrate the ZT4610 VXI into ATE or embedded systems. The drivers enable seamless integration into key programming environments including IVI, LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, MATLAB, COM, Visual C/C++, and Visual Basic. ZTEC also offers free ZScope control and display software. The ZScope soft front panel application, which runs on Windows and Linux, gives users complete control of the instrument and displays acquired waveforms.
Product information: ZT4610
ZTEC Instruments, 1-505-342-0132, www.ztecinstruments.com