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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Great Value for money very versatile. – RIGOL DS1052E 5.6" TFT LCD 50MHz 2-Channel Digital Color Storage Oscilloscope Reviews

posted by FlyingV on 01/22/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
1. It can be hacked via the usb easily to make it a 100MHz scope! 2. It's Dual trace. 3. Light weight and portable 4. small size makes it great for bench top use without taking up a lot of space 5. It has X-Y and Roll timebase functions 6. It has FFT function turning the scope into a realtime spectrum analyser.
Cons:
1. The fan is quite loud. about 36dBA 2. In X-Y mode it's not as good as an analogue or higher end dso as the screen refresh rate doesn't give as clear an image but it's not totally unusable. This minor limitation is far outweighed by the other features though.
Other:
This scope is perfect for students on a budget and also field technicians and engineers looking for a lightweight portable unit. The features it contains for it's price are truly remarkable and it has a very good build quality. It can be hacked to get true 100MHz capability (just lookup EEVblog #77 or the update video on youtube) and it has useable probes included with the unit.
Bottomline:
Don't um and arr about it! Just get it! You won't regret it.

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