Premier Farnell shipping Keysight Technologies Ultra-low cost oscilloscope series

New 50 to 100 MHz oscilloscopes have professional-level functionality and software analysis


Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, is now shipping the Keysight Technologies Ultra-Low Cost Oscilloscope Series. The range has 50 to 100 MHz models delivering professional-level functionality, industry-leading software analysis and 6-in-1 instrument integration, giving users even more value for money and saving valuable bench space.

The Keysight’s InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes has been developed for price conscious electronic design engineers, students and hobbyists, offerings more features and an enhanced performance when compared with the Keysight 1000 series.

The 1000 X-Series uses Keysight’s unique MegaZoom IV custom ASIC technology which enables a high 50,000 waveforms per second update rate. This makes it easier to see random and infrequent glitches and anomalies that similarly-priced oscilloscopes might miss. The 1000 X-Series also has a high sampling rate of up to 2 GSa/s and comes standard with two probes. The oscilloscopes use segmented memory capability to maximize memory depth while helping the scope test faster.

In addition to being an oscilloscope, the 1000 X-Series is also a serial protocol analyzer, digital voltmeter and frequency counter—and the EDUX1002G and DSOX1102G models include a frequency response analyzer and WaveGen function generator. Bode plot fundamentals are easy to teach with the built in WaveGen and frequency response analysis.

The 1000 X-Series provides professional-quality measurement and software analysis capability. The scope features 24 typical oscilloscope measurements to quickly analyze signals and determine signal parameters. Additional signal analysis is provided by the gated FFT function, which allows users to correlate time and frequency domain phenomenon on a single screen. And mask limit testing is also available to help users easily detect signal errors. The 1000 X-Series supports decoding and analysis of a wide range of popular embedded and automotive serial bus applications, which include I2C, SPI, UART/RS232, CAN and LIN.

Key features include:

  • 50 MHz to 100 MHz – fully upgradable
  • More signal details with 50,000 wfms/sec update rate.
  • 6-in-1 Integration: Oscilloscope, Frequency response analysis, WaveGen function generator, Serial protocol analyzer, Digital Voltmeter, Frequency Counter.
  • built-in frequency response analyzer with Bode plotting
  • USB Save
  • Connectivity Compatibility and offline analysis software.
  • Multi language support

The InfiniiVision 1000 X-series is ideal for students and new scope users due to its low cost and ease of use. The industry-standard front panel features built-in help so that new users can quickly analyze signals and deliver results. The series also comes with an Educator’s Resource Kit included, making teaching oscilloscope labs easier. The Resource kit provides additional tools for teachers, and learning resources for students, from built-in training signals, a comprehensive oscilloscope lab guide written specifically for undergraduate students, to an oscilloscope fundamentals slide set for professors and lab assistants.

Dave Cipriani, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Digital Photonics Center of Excellence said: “When designing the 1000 X-Series, we looked for ways to aggressively reduce costs while delivering a high-quality product. We are excited to offer customers a low-priced solution that delivers excellent measurement performance and software analysis capabilities.”

James McGregor, Head of Test and Tools, Premier Farnell, added: “We are seeing increased demand for high value test equipment, driven by an expansion of the market as product development moves beyond traditional design houses to start-ups and entrepreneurs. The features included in the 1000 X-Series offers professional level capabilities that are unrivalled at an entry level price point. This range supports Premier Farnell to help customers of all sizes with the skills and tools to bring their products to market.”

The Keysight InfiniiVision 1000 X-series is available from Farnell element14 in Europe, and element14 in Asia Pacific.


Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell focuses its offering around four core customer journeys:

  • Education to Maker – Premier Farnell is an official manufacturer of two of the most popular Maker Boards, Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black, and exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug. Customers are supported through, the largest online engineering and maker community, also providing support to educators and parents through its new STEM space.

  • Research and Design Services - Premier Farnell is the No.1 for Development Kits, having worked with the world’s leading Semiconductor companies to design and manufacture their latest development boards in house. A deep understanding and design knowledge of the latest Semiconductor Devices available also supports Premier Farnell’s broader design assistance offering, providing a similar service to customers of all sizes who are seeking additional engineering support.

  • Design through to Production – Premier Farnell provides an entire solution for design to manufacturing customers, with the broadest range of Semiconductor and Passive inventory available, a world class line card, same day despatch, a strong board level Interconnect proposition and growing Electromechanical proposition. In addition, it has the technical support capabilities to meet all customers’ needs, from simple cross-reference to complex design.

  • Bench to Board – Premier Farnell offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of Test & Measurement equipment and a leading line card for all Tool & Production supplies supporting customers from the testing of initial designs to delivering essential maintenance activity to keep their operations running.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere.

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