Friday Video: Are apps just for Smartphones? Nope. Take a look at this EEVblog video of new firmware for the Agilent InfiniiVision 3000X DSO

Say “apps” and smartphones likely come to mind immediately. No wonder, since that’s how most of us interact with apps on a daily basis. As all sorts of devices get smarter and smarter, the concept of apps-driven design—fundamental to EDA360—makes more and more sense for more and more products. Today’s case in point: the Agilent InfiniiVision 3000X series of digital oscilloscopes. Agilent has just released a free firmware update that upgrades the internal waveform-generator app in the InfiniiVision 3000X scope and adds an arbitrary-waveform capability. EEVblog impresario Dave Jones noted the lack of such a capability in his previous review of the scope and now the feature’s added, with a firmware upgrade.

Also added are an extended waveform-math capability and an extensive power-design app, which costs extra. So this scope has both free and paid apps. How like a smartphone!

Here’s Dave Jones’ video review of the new Agilent InfiniiVision 3000X scope’s capabilities:

Earlier EDA360 Insider coverage of the Agilent InfiniiVision 3000X series scopes:

Agilent knocks one out of the park with new, low-cost line of digital scopes—a very competitive entry into the low-end DSO market and a perfect example of EDA360 design using end-to-end design and apps.

Agilent isn’t the only vendor differentiating its scopes with ASICs. Add Tektronix and LeCroy to the list.

Friday Video: The Easter Egg in the Agilent InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series DSO

For more technical details about the new release of the Agilent InfiniiVision 3000X firmware, take a look at this article on


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EDA360 Evangelist and Marketing Director at Cadence Design Systems (blog at
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