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