26 February 2016 - Rigol offers options for CAN, LIN and FlexRay Bus Decoding for its mid range oscilloscope series DS/MSO4000. CAN Bus and LIN Bus are the most implemented bus systems at motor vehicles. While the CAN Bus is used for secure, important functions, the LIN Bus is used at low risk, low security functions as for example integrations within the door or the seat region.
The new enhancement options like Bandwidth Upgrade or Serial Bus Decoding helps to lower the first investment costs and to ease the first step to the MSO/DS4000 range. It is possible to start with a cheaper, lower bandwidth model and upgrade the bandwidth later, when the requirements change. A typical case where this scenario can happen is, when simply the frequency of the test signal changes to higher values or if faster edges need to be measured.
This extension can also be used with scopes that have already been purchased. The only prerequisite is that the latest version of firmware is installed on the oscilloscope.
In addition for a limited time Rigol Technologies starts the “Buy one - Get all” promotion, which allows customers to buy the complete software package for the price of the lowest option. This promotion is valid until March 31st, 2016.