10.04.2012|Articles & Video

Hantek DSO8060 Digital Oscilloscope Overview (Part 1)

The development of digital measuring equipment leads to the increase in the device accuracy and performance. Besides, the multipurpose and portability characteristics of the devices are being developed. The article provides an overview of one of these devices from the Chinese measuring instrumentation manufacturer Hantek Electornics.

Hantek DSO8060 Digital Oscilloscope is a multifunction measuring device combining the functions of an oscilloscope, a signal generator and a multimeter. This unique combination of different electronic measuring devices is highly valued by the electronic engineers, as the needed devices will be at hand and will not require much space. This is a very practical solution.

Hantek DSO8060 Digital Oscilloscope

Let us start the review describing the external interfaces and menus of Hantek DSO8060 digital oscilloscope. The upper part of the device houses: signal generator output, external synchronization input and two oscilloscope channels inputs. All the connectors are BNC type.

Hantek DSO8060 digital oscilloscope inputs and outputs

USB input for external storage device, mini-USB for PC connection and external power supply connector are located on the side panel.

Hantek DSO8060 digital oscilloscope USB interface and power input

Digital oscilloscope housing is equipped with rubber shields protecting it from small strokes. A handle is provided for comfortable device transportation, and there is a stand for placing it on the table.

Hantek DSO8060 digital oscilloscope handle and stand

The connectors for multimeter measuring leads connection are located on the front panel, as well as the display and control buttons.

The menu, and therefore the oscilloscope control, is intuitive and apprehensible. Hantek DSO8060 control buttons, similarly to those of almost any other digital oscilloscope, are divided into groups. The buttons used for choosing function parameters are placed in the upper row. The next group consisting of six buttons is intended for multimeter menu control. The controls of the vertical and horizontal time base as well as the buttons of oscilloscope control menu and input signal parameters are located separately.

The navigation buttons are used for adjusted parameter values input, as well as filenames input while saving the settings or images.

Hantek DSO8060 Digital Oscilloscope Technical Specifications

Vertical time base parameters
Channels 2
Bandwidth 60 MHz
Rise time 5.8 ns
Input impedance 1 MΩ, 15 pF
Vertical sensitivity 10 mV/div - 5 V/div
Input AC, DC, GND
Vertical resolution 8 bit
Memory depth 32K (single channel), 16K (dual channels)
Max. input voltage 300 V (DC+AC peak)
Horizontal time base parameters
Real-time sample rate 250 MSa/s (single channel), 125 MSa/s (dual channels)
Equivalent sample rate 50 G Sa/s
Horizontal time base time 5 ns/div - 1000 s/div
Time base accuracy ±50 ppm
Trigger parameters
Source CH1, CH2
Trigger modes Edge, Pulse Width, Alternative
X-Y mode
X axis Channel 1
Y axis Channel 2
Phase shift 3 deg max.
Cursor and Auto Measurements
Voltage measurements Vpp, Vmax, Vmin, Vtop, Vbace, Vmid, Vamp, Vrms, Vcrms, Vavg, Preshoot, Overshoot
Time measurements Frequency, Period, Rise Time, Fall Time, Positive Duty Cycle, Negative Duty Cycle, Positive Width, Negative Width
Delay measurements Delay time from ch1 rising edge to ch2 rising edge, Delay time from ch1 falling edge to ch2 falling edge
Cursor measurements Manual, Track, Auto Measure Modes
Math Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, FFT
Storage 15 Waveforms and Setups
TFT LCD 5.7 Inch (14.2 cm) with LED Backlight
Resolution 240 (Vertical) x 320 (Horizontal)
Optional RS232, LAN
Power network AC 100 V ~ 240 V, 50 Hz ~ 60 Hz;
DC Input: 8.5 V, 1500 mA
Battery 6 Hours (Li-ion Battery)
Mechanical characteristics
Dimension, mm 245 × 163 × 52
Weight, kg 1.2
GND independent of the oscilloscope and the multimeter

Digital Multimeter Technical Specifications

Display resolution 6000
Multimeter test modes voltage, current, resistance, capacity, diode test and continuity test
Max. voltage AC: 600 V; DC: 800 V
Max. current AC: 10 A; DC: 10 A
Full input resistance 10 MΩ
Measuring parameters
Voltage, V AC 6 / 60 / 600
DC 60 mV / 600 mV / 6 / 60 / 600 / 800
Current, A AC 60 mA / 600 mA / 10
DC 60 mA / 600 mA / 10
Resistance 600 Ω / 6 kΩ / 60 kΩ / 600 kΩ / 6 MΩ / 60 MΩ
Capacity 40 nF / 400 nF / 4 µF / 40 µF / 400 µF
Diode test 0 - 2 V
Continuity test < 30 Ω

Digital Generator Technical Specifications

Generated frequency 1 Hz - 25 MHz
Frequency variation discrete step 0.1 %
DAC timing pulse generator frequency 2 kHz - 200 MHz adjusted
Channels 1
Memory 4 kb
Vertical resolution 12 bit
Stability < 30 point per 1 000 000
Signal amplitude ± 3.5 V max.
Output resistance 50 Ω
Output current 50 mA, peak value100 mA

Hantek DSO8060 Digital Oscilloscope Packaging

Hantek DSO8060 package contents are rather numerous for a handheld device. It includes two oscilloscope measuring leads with nozzles:

Hantek DSO8060 digital oscilloscope measuring leads

These test leads are equipped with a preset capacitor located inside the connector housing. Test lead frequency response may be adjusted with its help so that a more correct input waveform is displayed. Test lead has a divider with two positions х1 and х10. In the first one the maximum pass frequency is 6 MHz, in the second one – 60 MHz.

For high-frequency signals investigation the package includes RG-58A/U coaxial cable with wave resistance of 50 Ω. This cable model ensures decreased loss in signal transfer due to additional screen and foamed dielectric:

RG-58A/U coaxial cable

Hantek DSO8060 package includes a pair of measuring leads for a multimeter function. The leads are 1 meter long. Elastic wire insulation ensures comfortable operation:

Measuring leads for a multimeter function

Hantek DSO8060 digital oscilloscope power supply unit is equipped with replacement plugs of different types:

Hantek DSO8060 digital oscilloscope power supply unit with replacement plugs

The package includes a USB cable for PC connection.

Besides, the package includes a CD with DSOAnalyser Software and a User's Manual.

All this including a digital oscilloscope unit is stored in a compact case:

Hantek DSO8060 digital oscilloscope case

You can purchase Hantek DSO8060 Digital Oscilloscope at ToolBoom Online Store.

Sergiy Safonyuk
Technical expert of ToolBoom Online Store

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