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New GDS-2000A Series Logic Analyzer/Generator DSO


GDS-2000A 300/200/100/70 MHz DSO Series

DSO /Logic Analyzer/ Function Generator

New Product Announcement

 Starting at CDN MSRP $930.00



The GDS-2000A Series Digital Storage Oscilloscope offers 2 and 4-channel configurations and
wide bandwidth selections, including 300MHz, 200MHz, 100MHz and 70MHz. Each model provides 2GSa/s
maximum real-time sampling rate, 2Mega point maximum record length and 100GSa/s high-speed
equivalent-time sampling rate. Equipped with an 8-inch 800*600 high-resolution TFT LCD display, 1mV/div to
10V/div vertical range and 1ns/div to 100s/div time base, the GDS-2000A series is able to faithfully demonstrate waveforms of complicated and obscure signals.

The waveform update rate of 80,000 wfm/s enables users to accurately acquire and examine inrush signals and elusive glitches without missing any detail. Attributed to the advanced signal processing technique, VPO (Visual Persistence Oscilloscope), the grayscale display of waveforms shown on GDS-2000A distinguishes the signals from one another according to their occurrence frequencies respectively.

The GDS-2000A series provides 2Mega point record length with Waveform Search and Segmented Memory functions, which greatly enhance the value of long memory utilization of a DSO. The modularized functions of Logic Analyzer and Function Generator broaden the application range and offer the flexibility for users to upgrade the GDS-2000A afterwards without being stuck in the selection of either a DSO or a MSO at the time of purchase.

Segmented Memory Function

To fully utilize the overall memory, the Segmented Memory function allows GDS-2000A to acquire triggered waveforms with a user-defined number of memory segments, which can be set to 2048 number as the maximum. This enables the longer time storage and observation of the needed waveforms while ignores the irrelevant waveforms to elevate the efficiency of memory use. After saving the waveforms, the user can recall every segment of waveform one by one to look into its details





Incorporating with Auto Measurement function, the Segmented Memory function also provides a statistics
bar-chart for the measurement data of all the waveforms acquired in the memory segments. User can choose a
parameter from Auto Measurement list then acquire waveforms under Segmented Memory mode to get the
statistics bar-chart, which shows the distribution of all the measurement readings between the highest and the
lowest values by a number of bars up to 20. A Measurement List is also available under Segmented
Memory mode to show the measurement data, up to 8 parameters, of all the waveforms in the memory segments.



Search Function

To find the parts of waveforms of interest from a long memory is sometimes a tedious task. With Search function, however, the user can define the search condition by a waveform shape or a digital event to quickly locate and mark the parts of waveforms, which comply with the search condition, from the whole memory. The search condition selections include Edge, Pulse Width, Runt, Rise and Fall Times of the waveform, and Logic and Bus triggers, if the Logic Analyzer option is installed.

The search condition setting is similar to the waveform or digital trigger setting. The only difference is that the search function uses threshold levels instead of trigger levels to determine the events. The Zoom function allows user to expand the waveform and view the details within the long memory. Collaborating with Zoom function, the Play/Pause function of GDS-2000A automatically scrolls the displayed waveform horizontally to help user navigate all the waveform details as needed rapidly.



Logic Analyzer Module

The GDS-2000A series provides the flexibility of easy conversion from a DSO into a MSO (Mixed Signal Oscilloscope) under a plug-and-play concept.


As two plug-in compartments are available at the rear panel to accommodate various plug-in modules, the GDS-2000A series DSO with an 8 or 16 digital channels module performs MSO functions perfectly at the user’s installation of the module. The analysis and decoding functions of parallel bus and serial bus such as I2C, SPI, and UART are supported after the module is installed.


Function Generator Module

The plug-in module of DDS (Direct Digital Synthesis) based function generator is provided as an option of the GDS-2000A series. The function generator, with 3MHz bandwidth, is able to generate Sine, Triangle and Square waveforms, with variable duty cycle of the square waveform. Two function generators can be used at the same time to provide dual output signals. With the stimulus source, the verification of electrical characteristics and functionality of the DUT can be done in one DSO.



Modularized Structure

Besides Logic Analyzer and Function Generator modules, the GDS-2000A series also provides optional LAN/SVGA
Interfaces module and GPIB interface module
for user’s selection. The Modularized Structure offers a dramatic
elasticity allowing user to upgrade the DSO with field-installable options after the purchase of the main
body. Two modules can be used simultaneously as the maximum capacity of the GDS-2000A options, which include:
16-Channel Logic Analyzer (3) DDS Function Generator (4) LAN/SVGA Output (5) GPIB Interface.


Advanced Features

The GDS-2000A series is equipped with all the features a high-tech DSO should have today. The 1mV/div vertical sensibility and the 1ns/div time base extend the measurement range to the smaller and faster signals. The abundant trigger functions, including Edge, Pulse Width, Runt, Rise/Fall Time, Video, Alternate, Event-Delay,

Time Delay, Bus and Logic triggers, enable the waveform capture under various test circumstances. The advanced Math functions allow the user to do post-acquisition signal processions to meet the requirements of particular tasks. The FFT and XY functions provide users with powerful tools in the applications beyond time domain measurements.

A DSO of High Customer Value

With 2GSa/s maximum real-time sampling rate, 2Mega point maximum record length, Segmented Memory acquisition function, Waveform Search function, modularized Logic Analyzer and Function Generator and RS-232, USB, LAN/SVGA and GPIB interfaces, the GDS-2000A series is developed to fit the requirements of embedded system design, general industrial applications and high-end educations. Containing all the modern features in one product, the GDS-2000A series is among the top-ranked DSO with highest customer value in all equivalent products available in the field. 

GDS-2000A Features and Functions

Key Performance Specifications

  • 300MHz/200MHz/100MHz/70MHz Bandwidth Range
  • 2GSa/s Real-time Sampling Rate and 2Mega Point Memory Depth for Half-channel applications
  • 1GSa/s Real-time Sampling Rate and 1Mega Point Memory Depth for all Channels 100GSa/s Equivalent Time Sampling Rate
  • 1mV /div to 10V/div of Vertical Range
  • 1ns/div to 100s/div of Time Base Range
  • 80,000 wfm/s of Waveform Update Rate
  • 8 inch 800*600 High Resolution TFT LCD Display