B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) has expanded its digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) portfolio with the release of their new 2550 Series. This new series of scopes adds four 2-channel models (2552, 2554, 2556, 2558) and four 4-channel models (2553, 2555, 2557, 2559) ranging from 70 MHz to 300 MHz bandwidth with 2 GSa/s sampling rates and 24 kpts/Ch memory.

These high performance digital oscilloscopes cover a wide range of applications in R&D, service and repair, and education at a cost-effective price point.

While maintaining a portable form factor, the 2550 Series introduces a significant increase in display size compared to typical 5.7" displays on economy scopes. The new models feature a widescreen 7" TFT color display that maximizes visibility of signals under test, a great benefit for long waveform captures or 4-channel acquisition.

All models in the 2550 Series offer powerful debugging tools such as digital filtering with adjustable limits, waveform recorder mode, pass/fail testing, advanced triggering capabilities, 32 automatic measurements, and a large internal storage for saving and recalling up to 20 different waveforms and 20 oscilloscope setups. The scopes can also perform five waveform math functions - add, subtract, multiply, divide, and FFT.

Each DSO comes standard with LAN and USB interfaces supporting SCPI and USBTMC protocols for remote PC control. The provided PC software allows all scope parameters to be controlled via a PC without the need for programming. At no additional cost, high bandwidth passive probes (one per channel) are also included with each unit. 200 and 300 MHz models add selectable 50-ohm input impedance.

Other useful features include context-sensitive help menus, multi-language interface, and the ability to disable the Auto Set button for training. Front and rear panel USB host ports are provided to quickly save setup and waveform data, screenshots, or CSV files to a USB flash drive.

Available immediately, B&K Precision's 2550 Series oscilloscopes are all backed by a standard 3-year warranty and list as follows:

  • 2552  (70 MHz, 2-Ch) -- $1,015
  • 2553  (70 MHz, 4-Ch) -- $1,385
  • 2554  (100 MHz, 2-Ch) -- $1,170
  • 2555 (100 MHz, 4-Ch) -- $1,615
  • 2556 (200 MHz, 2-Ch) -- $1,515
  • 2557 (200 MHz, 4-Ch) -- $2,015
  • 2558 (300 MHz, 2-Ch) -- $1,995
  • 2559 (300 MHz, 4-Ch) -- $2,495

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