The SDS5000X is available with bandwidths of 350, 500 and 1 GHz and offers a maximum sample rate of 5 GS/s. It also features 250 Mpts of acquisition memory and a waveform update rate of up to 110,000 wfm/s. To help maintain high test speeds, many of its waveform analysis features are implemented in hardware.

TheSDS5000X includes a full digital trigger with qualified and zone triggering to help isolate faults more quickly. This technique enables a highly sensitive and accurate trigger control. It also includes a new low noise front end that delivers an industry-leading vertical sensitivity of 500 uV/div, making this scope ideal for debugging small signals. It features powerful data analysis and measurement features designed to solve the complex challenges of embedded circuit design.

Advanced performance software bundles are available with serial decoding, function generator, power supply analysis and more. These scopes also include a large responsive 10.1 in. touch screen that includes smooth gesture operation and a clear layout that makes the scope extremely easy to use. For example, setting up the zone trigger is as simple as drawing a target around the waveform with a finger.

For multi-domain analysis, the oscilloscope has hardware-based frequency analysis utilizing up to 2 Mpts for the FFT calculation. Furthermore, the SDS5000X can be upgraded to include MSO/16 digital channels and and external 25 MHz arbitrary waveform generator at any time.