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Instek GDS-1052-U 50MHz Digital Oscilloscope 2CH

Instek GDS-1052-U
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50MHz, 250MS/s with USB,SD card slot [NEW lower price]


  • 50 MHz Bandwidth with 2 Input Channels
  • 250MSa/s Real-Time and 25GSa/s Equivalent-Time Sampling
  • 4k Memory Length per Channel
  • Peak Detect as Fast as 10ns
  • Save/Recall of 15 Front Panel Settings & Waveforms
  • 5.7" TFT Color Display
  • 19 Auto Measurements
  • Arithmetic Operators - Add, Subtract, FFT
  • USB Port for PC Connection
  • Data Logger
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Instek GDS-1052-U Digital Oscilloscope 50MHz 2CH

Instek GDS-1052-U Digital Oscilloscope 50MHz 2CH

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GDS-1000-U Series

The GDS-1000-U Series offers 100MHz, 70MHz and 50MHz digital storage oscilloscopes with 5.7" color TFT LCD displays. With dual sampling modes, a 4,000 point record length, a real-time sampling rate of 250MSa/s and an ET sampling rate of 25GSa/s, the GDS-1000-U Series DSO provides an excellent balance of performance between memory length and sampling speed. Other major features include user-friendly menu tree operations, compact size, ergonomic design, USB host for PC connectivity and USB device port support. The GDS-1000-U Series is designed to meet today's most demanding engineering requirements and budgets.



USB Host port on the front sigificantly ebhance the data storage capability of the product.The large amount of data ,including screenshot ,waveform and panel setup ,could be easily stored into a popular flash disk.A USB device port on the rear of the product transfers the screen image and waveform raw data to PC and also allows PC to remote control GDS-1000-U series.

Furthermore, data logger can continue monitoring input signals and storing their waveform data in USB flash disk when trigge conditions are met ,saving users' efforts to trackingsignals manually and allowing them to analyze and observe waveform data afterwards.



A total of 15 waveforms can be saved into memory to be displayed at a later time. Two saved reference waveforms and two live waveforms can be compared on the screen at the same time. All signal time and voltage related measurements can be shown on the screen simultaneously in real-time via the Measure key press.



Several acquisition modes and 19 auto measurement functions help you to accurately measure the characteristics of waveforms. The advanced auto-set function lets the GDS-1000-U Series automatically catch and display waveforms quickly. The arithmetic functions and FFT functions keep you aware of updated measurement results in real time. With little effort, the GDS-1000-U Series can provide the right information of testing.



The GDS-1000-U Series has an enhanced 1kHz calibration signal. Its output frequency is adjustable from 1 kHz to 100 kHz and has an adjustable duty cycle of 5%~95%. Due to the flexible output, the calibration output can also be used as a basic signal generator for other applications.

GO/NOGO Function

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Go/NoGo testing function check whether the incoming signal violates the user-defined template.Users can easily define this template by setting the tolerance ratio to determine violation conditions.Go/NoGo testing can either keep counting violation number or stop testing when violation conditions are met.



For educational purposes, instructors might not want to use the Autoset function on the DSO when they are teaching how to use oscilloscopes. On the GDS-1000-U Series, the Autoset function can be disabled, allowing students to manually operate the oscilloscope functions to further enrich their learning experience.



Freewave DSO remote control and monitoring software is fully supported for the GDS-1000-U series DSOs and is available free of charge from the GW Instek website. Freewave lets you remotely monitor the DSO, capture waveform data or even capture screenshots. Via a USB connection, Freewave is able to provide near-realtime monitoring and control. Flexible saving options allow you to capture data for later analysis and observation. Screen images can be captured to bitmap or jpeg formats. Waveform data can be saved to CSV for spreadsheet manipulation or computer analysis. Waveforms can also be saved as AVI movies to observe signal variation over time.

What's In The Box

  • User Manual
  • Power Cord
  • FreeWave software
  • USB driver
  • LabView Driver
  • GTP-070A-4 70MHz (10:1/1:1) Switchable Passive Probe (one per channel)


Main Specifications GDS-1052-U GDS-1072-U GDS-1102-U
Channels 2 2 2
Bandwidth DC ~ 50MHz (-3dB) DC ~ 70MHz (-3dB) DC ~ 100MHz (-3dB)
Rise Time <7ns Approx. <5ns Approx. <3.5ns Approx.
Sensitivity 2mV/div ~ 10V/div (1-2-5 increments)
Accuracy ±(3% x |Readout|+0.1 div + 1mV)
Input Coupling AC, DC & Ground
Input Impedance 1M±2%, ~ 15pF
Polarity Normal & Invert
Maximum Input 300V (DC+AC peak), CATII
Waveform Signal Process + , - , FFT
Offset Range 2mV/div ~ 50mV/div : ±0.4V , 10mV/div ~ 500mV/div : ±4V
1V/div ~ 5V/div : ±40V , 10V/div:±300V
Bandwidth Limit 20MHz (-3dB)
Sources CH1 , CH2 , Line , EXT
Modes Auto, Normal, Single, TV, Edge, Pulse Width
Coupling AC , DC , LF rej. , HF rej. , Noise rej.
Sensitivity DC ~ 25MHz : Approx. 0.5div or 5mV
25MHz ~50/70/ 100MHz: Approx. 1.5div or 15mV
Range ±15V
Sensitivity DC ~ 25MHz : ~ 50mV ; 25M ~ 50/70/100MHz : ~15mV
Input Impedance 1MΩ±2% , ~ 16pF
Maximum Input 300V (DC AC peak) , CATII
Range 1ns/div ~ 10s/div (1-2.5-5 increments); ROLL : 50ms/div ~ 50s/div
Modes Main, Window, Window Zoom, Roll, X-Y
Accuracy ±0.01%
Pre-Trigger 10 div maximum
Post-Trigger 1000 div
X-Axis Input Channel 1
Y-Axis Input Channel 2
Phase Shift ±3° at 100kHz
Real-Time Sample Rate 250MSa/s maximum
Equivalent Sample Rate 25GSa/s maximum
Vertical Resolution 8 Bits
Record Length 4K Dots maximum
Acquisition Mode Normal, Peak Detect, Average
Peak Detection 10ns (500ns/div ~ 10s/div)
Average 2 , 4 , 8 , 16 , 32 , 64 , 128 , 256
Voltage Measurement Vpp , Vamp , V avg , Vrms , Vhi , Vlo , Vmax , Vmin , Rise Preshoot/Overshoot , Fall Preshoot/Overshoot
Time Measurement Freq , Period , Rise Time , Fall Time , Positive Width , Negative Width , Duty Cycle
Cursors Measurement Voltage difference between cursors (V)
Time difference between cursors (T)
Auto Counter Resolution : 6 digits
Accuracy : ±2%
Signal Source: All available trigger source except the Video trigger mode
Autoset Automatically adjusts Vertical VOLTS/DIV, Horizontal TIME/DIV, and Trigger level
Save Setup Up to 15 sets of measurement conditions
Save Waveform 15 sets of waveform
TFT LCD Type 5.7 inch
Display Resolution 234 (Vertically) x 320 (Horizontally) Dots
Display Graticule 8 x 10 divisions
Display Brightness Adjustable
USB Slave Connector USB1.1 & 2.0 full speed compatible (printers and flash disk not supported)
USB Host Image (BMP), waveform data (CSV), and setup (SET)
Line Voltage Range AC 100V ~ 240V , 48Hz ~ 63Hz , Auto selection
Multi-Language Menu Available
Online Help Available
Go/NoGo Function Available
Data Logger Available
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT 310(W) x 142(H) x 140(D)mm; Approx. 2.5kg

Instek GDS-1052-U Product Specifications Summary:
(for full specs please see the full specs tab or the data sheet)

Oscilloscopes/Digital Oscilloscopes Template

Bandwidth What's This?50 Mhz
Sampling Rate What's This?250 MS/S (0.25 GS/S) 
Memory What's This?4 KP [kilopoints] (4 kB)
Rise Time What's This?7 ns
Screen Type (Oscilloscopes)TFT/LCD
Screen Size5.7 IN
Bits What's This?8
Battery OptionsNo

Test Equipment General Attributes

Unique Features19 Automatic Measurements
USB Host and Device Interface
Arithmetic Operators - Add, Subtract, FFT
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Labview Drivers
Calibration IncludedFactory Calibration
Power Supply Voltage120V/220V Universal
Data Logging What's This?Yes
Interfaces I/O USB Host, Analog Input , USB
Product Weight2.5 KILOS (5.51 LBS)
Product Height142 MM (5.59 IN)
Product Length310 MM (12.20 IN)
Product Width140 MM (5.51 IN)
Country of OriginTaiwan


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