Agilent Technologies
54620-Series Oscilloscopes
Product Overview
Easily see what's happening in your
mixed analog and digital designs!
• Unique 2 + 16-channel MSO and
2- or 4-channel models
• 2 MB MegaZoom deep memory
per channel
• Patented high-definition display
• Flexible triggering including I2C
• 60- and 100-MHz, 200 MSa/s
• Standard 2 MB deep memory
transfer over the interface bus
Multiple configurations to
meet your needs
If you work with both analog and
digital components, Agilent
Technologies 54620-Series
oscilloscopes can help you easily
see more of what's going on in your
designs. The unique 2+16-channel
mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO)
models and the traditional 2- and
4-channel models are optimized with
just the capabilities you need for verifying and debugging designs that
include A/Ds, D/As, DSPs and
embedded 8- or 16-bit microcontrollers. These scopes give you the
tools you need to solve your mixed
analog and digital engineering
challenges more easily.
What makes these scopes so ideal
for mixed analog and digital analysis? The 54620-series scopes combine three critical features:
• 2 MB of MegaZoom deep memory
on each channel so you can capture
long, non-repeating signals,
maintain high sample rate and
quickly zoom in on areas of interest
• a revolutionary ultra-responsive,
high-definition display that's a
clearer "window into your
world" – it lets you see more signal
detail than ever before
• flexible triggering that lets you
easily isolate and analyze the
complex signals and fault
conditions common in mixed analog
and digital designs.
This combination of capabilities is
tailored to give you the measurement
power you need to get your mixed
analog and digital job done faster.
At Agilent Technologies, we focus
on developing products that help
you do your job better. That's why
54620-Series scopes are optimized for
your needs and why they come in a
variety of configurations. Choose the
one that's right for your application
and your budget.
Selection Guide
2 + 16-Channel Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO) shown with 2- and 4-channel models
Selection Guide
Agilent 54621A
Agilent 54621D
Agilent 54622A
Agilent 54622D
Agilent 54624A
60 MHz
60 MHz
100 MHz
100 MHz
100 MHz
Sample Rate
200 MSa/s
200 MSa/s
200 MSa/s
200 MSa/s
200 MSa/s
2 MB/channel
2 MB/channel
2 MB/channel
2 MB/channel
2 MB/channel
Performance Characteristics
* Denotes Warranted Specifications, all others are typical. Specifications are valid after a 30-minute warm-up period and ± 10°C from firmware calibration temperature.
Acquisition: Analog Channels
Sample Rate
200 MSa/s maximum per scope
Memory Depth
2 MB/channel
4 MB max with single scope channel
on (Single mode)
Vertical Resolution
8 bits
Peak Detection
5 ns
selectable from 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 …
to 16k
High Resolution Mode
12 bits of resolution when > 200
us/div, (average mode with ave = 1)
Sinx/x interpolation (single shot BW
= sample rate/4) with vectors on.
Acquisition: Digital Channels
(on 54621D and 54622D only)
Sample Rate
400 MSa/s maximum
Memory Depth Per Channel
8 channels same pod
8 MB/channel maximum
2 pods in use
4 MB/channel maximum
Vertical Resolution
1 bit
Glitch Detection (min pulse width)
5 ns
Vertical System: Analog Channels
Scope Channels
54621A/D, 54622A/D
Ch 1 and 2 simultaneous acquisition
54624A Ch 1, 2, 3 and 4 simultaneous acquisition
Bandwidth (~3 dB)*
dc to 60 MHz
ac coupled
3.5 Hz to 60 MHz
Calculated risetime
~5.8 ns (= 0.35/bandwidth)
54622A/D, 54624A
Bandwidth (~3 dB)*
dc to 100 MHz
ac coupled
3.5 Hz to 100 MHz
Calculated risetime
~3.5 ns (= 0.35/bandwidth)
Single Shot Bandwidth
50 MHz
1 mV/div is a magnification of 2 mV/div setting. For vertical accuracy calculations, use full scale of 16 mV for 1
mV/div sensitivity setting.
1 mV/div to 5 V/div
Maximum Input
CAT I 300 Vrms, 400 Vpk
CAT II 100 Vrms, 400 Vpk
with 10074C 10:1 probe:
CAT I 500 Vpk, CAT II 400 Vpk
Offset Range
± 5 V on ranges < 10 mV/div
±25 V on ranges 10 mV/div to
199 mV/div
±100 V on ranges ≥ 200 mV/div
Dynamic Range
Lesser of ± 8 div or ± 32 V
Input Resistance
1 MΩ ± 1%
Input Capacitance
~ 14 pF
ac, dc, ground
BW Limit
~ 20 MHz selectable
Channel-to-Channel Isolation
dc to 20 MHz > 40 dB (with channels
at same V/div);
20 MHz to max bandwidth > 30 dB
10:1 10074C shipped standard for
each analog channel
Probe ID (Agilent/HP & Tek Compatible)
Auto probe sense
ESD Tolerance
± 2 kV
Noise Peak-to-Peak
2% full scale or 1 mV, whichever is
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
20 dB @ 50 MHz
DC Vertical Gain Accuracy* 1
± 2.0% full scale
DC Vertical Offset Accuracy
< 200 mV/div
± 0.1 div ± 1.0 mV ± 0.5% offset
≥ 200 mV/div
± 0.1 div ± 1.0 mV ± 1.5% offset
Single Cursor Accuracy 1
±{DC Vertical Gain Accuracy + DC
Vertical Offset Accuracy + 0.2% full
scale (~1/2 LSB) }
Example: for 50 mV signal, scope set
to 10 mV/div (80 mV full scale),
5 mV offset, accuracy =
±{2.0%(80 mV) + 0.1 (10 mV) +
1.0 mV + 0.5% (5 mV) + .2%(80 mV)}
= ± 3.78 mV
Dual Cursor Accuracy* 1
±{DC Vertical Gain Accuracy + 0.4%
full scale (~1 LSB)}
Example: for 50 mV signal, scope set
to 10 mV/div (80 mV full scale),
5 mV offset, accuracy =
±{2.0%(80 mV) + .4%(80 mV)} =
± 1.92 mV
Vertical System: Digital Channels
(54621D and 54622D only)
Number of Channels
16 Digital – labeled D15 – D0
Threshold Selections
Pod 1: D7 – D0, Pod 2: D15 – D8
Maximum Input Voltage
± 40 V peak CAT I
Threshold Range
± 8.0 V in 10 mV increments
Threshold Accuracy*
± (100 mV + 3% of threshold setting)
Input Dynamic Range
±10 V about threshold
Minimum Input Voltage Swing
500 mV peak-to-peak
Input Capacitance
~ 8 pF
Input Resistance
100 kΩ, ±2% at probe tip
Channel-to-Channel Skew
2 ns typical, 3 ns maximum
5 ns/div to 50 s/div
40 ps
1-2-5 increments when off, 25 minor
increments between major settings
when on
Reference Positions
Left, Center, Right
Delay Range
Pre-trigger (negative delay)
Greater of 1 screen width or 10 ms
Post-trigger (positive delay)
500 seconds
Analog Delta-t Accuracy
Same Channel*
± 0.01% reading ± 0.1% screen
width ± 40 ps
Example: for signal with pulse width
of 10 µs, scope set to 5 µs/div (50 µs
screen width), delta-t accuracy =
±{.01%(10 µs) +
0.1%(50 µs) + 40 ps} = 51.04 ns
± 0.01% reading ± 0.1% screen
width ± 80 ps
Performance Characteristics
* Denotes Warranted Specifications, all others are typical. Specifications are valid after a 30-minute warm-up period and ± 10°C from firmware calibration temperature.
Digital Delta-t Accuracy (non-Vernier settings)
Same Channel
± 0.01% reading ± 0.1% screen
width ± (1 digital sample period,
2.5 or 5 ns based on sample rate of
200/400 MSa/s)
Example: for signal with pulse
width of 10 µs, scope set to
5 µs/div (50 µs screen width), and
single pod active (400 MSa/s),
delta-t accuracy= ±{.01%(10 µs) +
0.1% (50 µs) + 2.5 ns} = 53.5 ns
± 0.01% reading ± 0.2% screen
width ± (1 logic sample period,
2.5 or 5 ns) ± chan-to-chan skew
(2 ns typical, 3 ns maximum)
Delay Jitter
10 ppm
RMS Jitter
0.025% screen width + 100 ps
Main, Delayed, Roll, XY
Z Blanking
1.4 V blanks trace
(use external trigger)
Max bandwidth
Phase error @ 1 MHz
1.8 degrees
Trigger System:
Ch 1, 2, line, ext
Ch 1, 2, line, ext, D15 – D0
Ch 1, 2, 3, 4, line, ext
Auto, Auto level, Triggered (normal),
Holdoff Time
~60 ns to 10 seconds
Edge, Pattern, Pulse Width, TV,
Sequence, I2C, Duration
Trigger on a rising or falling edge of
any source.
Trigger on a pattern of high, low, and
don’t care levels and a rising or
falling edge established across any
of the sources. The analog channel’s high or low level is defined by
that channel’s trigger level.
Pulse Width
Trigger when a positive- or negativegoing pulse is less than, greater
than, or within a specified range on
any of the source channels.
Minimum pulse width setting
5 ns
Maximum pulse width setting
10 s
Trigger on any scope channel for
broadcast standards on either positive or negative composite video signals. Modes supported include Field
1, Field 2, or both, all lines, or any
line within a field. Also supports
triggering on non-interlaced fields.
TV trigger sensitivity: 0.5 division of
synch signal.
Arm on event A, trigger on event B,
with option to reset on event C or
time delay.
Trigger on I2C (Inter-IC bus) serial
protocol at a start/stop condition or
user defined frame with address
and/or data values.
Trigger on a multi-channel pattern
whose time duration is less than a
value, greater than a value, greater
than a time value with a timeout
value, or inside or outside of a set of
time values.
Minimum duration setting:
5 ns
Maximum duration setting:
10 s
Finds and displays all active analog
and digital channels (for
54621D/54622D), sets edge trigger
mode on highest numbered channel,
sets vertical sensitivity on analog
channels and thresholds on digital
channels, time base to display ~1.8
periods. Requires minimum voltage
> 10 mVpp, 0.5% duty cycle and minimum frequency > 50 Hz.
Analog Channel Triggering:
Range (Internal)
± 6 div
Greater of 0.35 div or 2.5 mV
ac (~3.5 Hz), dc, noise reject, HF
reject and LF reject (~ 50 kHz)
Digital (D15 – D0) Channel Triggering
(54621D and 54622D):
Threshold Range (user defined)
±8.0 V in 10 mV increments
Threshold Accuracy*
± (100 mV + 3% of threshold setting)
Predefined Thresholds
TTL = 1.4 V, CMOS = 2.5 V,
ECL = -1.3 V
External (EXT) Triggering:
Input Resistance
1 MΩ, ±3%
Input Impedance
~ 14 pF
Maximum Input
CAT I 300 Vrms, 400 Vpk
CAT II 100 Vrms, 400 Vpk
with 10074C 10:1 probe:
CAT I 500 Vpk, CAT II 400 Vpk
± 10 V
dc to 25 MHz, < 75 mV
25 MHz to max bandwidth,
< 150 mV
ac (~ 3.5 Hz), dc, noise reject,
HF reject and LF reject (~ 50 kHz)
Display System
7-inch raster monochrome CRT
Throughput of Analog Channels
25 million vectors/sec per
channel with 32 levels of intensity
255 vertical by 1000 horizontal
points (waveform area)
32 levels of gray scale
High-performance custom graphics display
400 MB/sec graphics BW / channel
2 MB SGRAM (Agilent 54621A/D
and 54622A/D)
4 MB SGRAM (Agilent 54624A)
Performance Characteristics
* Denotes Warranted Specifications, all others are typical. Specifications are valid after a 30-minute warm-up period and ± 10°C from firmware calibration temperature.
Waveform intensity on front panel
Vectors on/off; infinite persistence
8 x 10 grid with continuous intensity
Built-in Help System
Key-specific help in 9 languages displayed by pressing and holding key
or softkey of interest
Real Time Clock
Time and date (user setable)
Measurement Features
Automatic Measurements
Measurements are continuously
Cursors track current measurement
Voltage (analog channels only)
Peak-to-Peak, Maximum, Minimum,
Average, Amplitude, Top, Base,
Overshoot, Undershoot, RMS (front
panel: dc; GPIB: ac and dc)
Frequency, Period, + Width,
- Width, Duty Cycle, X at Max (Time
at max volts), delay, phase on any
channels. Rise time and Fall time on
analog channels only
Threshold Definition
10%, 50%, 90% for time measurements
Manually or automatically placed
readout of Horizontal (X, ∆X, 1/∆X)
and Vertical (Y, ∆Y). Additionally digital or analog channels can be displayed as binary or hex values
Waveform Math
1-2, 1*2, FFT, dV/dt, ∫Vdt.
Source of FFT, dV/dt, ∫Vdt: scope
channels 1 or 2, 1-2, 1+2, 1*2
Fixed at 2048 points
Source of FFT
Scope channels 1 or 2, 1+2, 1-2, 1*2
Rectangular, Flattop, Hanning
Noise Floor
-70 to -100 dB depending on averaging
Amplitude Display
In dBV
Frequency Resolution
0.097656/(time per div.)
Maximum Frequency
102.4/(time per div.)
Environmental Characteristics:
Save/Recall (non-volatile)
3 setups and traces can be saved
and recalled internally
Floppy Disk
3.5" 1.44 MB double density
Image formats
Data formats
X and Y (time/voltage) values in CSV
Trace/setup formats
Ambient Temperature
Operating –10°C to +55°C
Non-operating –51°C to +71°C
Operating 95% RH at 40°C for 24 hr
Non-operating 90% RH at 65°C for
24 hr
Operating to 4,570 m (15,000 ft)
Non-operating to 15,244 m (50,000 ft)
HP/Agilent class B1 and MIL-PRF28800F Class 3 random
HP/Agilent class B1 and MIL-PRF28800F (operating 30 g, 1/2 sine,
11-ms duration, 3 shocks/axis along
major axis. Total of 18 shocks)
RS-232 (serial) standard port
1 port: XON or DTR; 8 data bits;
1 stop bits; parity; 9600, 19200,
38400, 57600 baud rates
Parallel standard port
Printer support
Printer Compatibility
HP DeskJet, LaserJet with
HP PCL 3 or greater compatibility
black and white @ 150x150 dpi
gray scale @ 600x600 dpi
black and white @180x180 dpi
Seiko thermal DPU-414
black and white
Optional GPIB Module
Fully programmable with IEEE488.2
Typical GPIB throughput of 20 measurements or
20 2000-point records per second
General Characteristics
32.26 cm wide x 17.27 cm high x
31.75 cm deep (without handle)
Weight 6.35 kgs (14 lbs)
Calibrator Output
Frequency ~1.2 kHz; Amplitude ~5 V
Trigger Out
0 to 5 V with 50 Ω source impedence; delay ~55 ns
Printer Power
7.2 to 9.2 V, 1 A
Kensington lock
connection on rear panel for security
Power Requirements:
Line Voltage Range
100 – 240 VAC ±10%, CAT II, automatic selection
Line Frequency
47 to 440 Hz
Power Usage
100 W max
Regulatory Information:
IEC 610101:1990+A1:1992+A2:1995/ EN
UL 3111
CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1:1992
Supplementary Information: The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low
Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the EMC
Directive 89/336/EEC, and carries the CE-marking accordingly. The product was tested in a typical configuration with HP/Agilent test systems.
Ordering Information
Passive Probes
54621A 2-channel 60 MHz Oscilloscope
54621D 2+16 channel 60 MHz Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
54622A 2-channel 100 MHz Oscilloscope
54622D 2+16 channel 100 MHz Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
54624A 4-channel 100 MHz Oscilloscope
Accessories Included:
User’s Guide (localized), Service Manual,
Programmer’s Manual
Power cord
10074C 10:1 divider probes with readout
16:2 x 8 input logic input probe assembly
Accessories pouch and front panel cover
IntuiLink software
RS-232 cable
10070C 1:1 passive probe
with ID
10074C 10:1 150 MHz
passive probe with ID
** IntuiLink Software available free on web at
Manual Options
(if no option is specified, English ABA will be shipped)
ABA English
ABD German
ABE Spanish
ABF French
ABZ Italian
ABJ Japanese
ABO Traditional Chinese
AB1 Korean
AB2 Simplified Chinese
Available Options
Option 003 Shielding Option for use in severe environments
or with sensitive devices under test – shields both ways (in and out):
RS-03 Magnetic interface shielding added to CRT, and RE-02 display
shield added to CRT to reduce radiated interference
Option 0B0 Delete manuals
Option 1CM Rackmount kit (same as 1186A)
Warranty and Calibration Options:
All models include a standard 3-year warranty.
Contact local sales office for prices of extended options:
A6J ANSI/NSCL Z540 calibration with test data (replaces 1BP)
W32 3-year, customer-return calibration service
W34 3-year, customer-return standard comp cal service
W50 Additional 2-year warranty (5 year total)
W52 5-year, customer-return calibration service
W54 5-year, customer-return standard comp cal service
1183A Testmobile scope cart
1185A Carrying case
1186A Rackmount kit (same as option ICM)
N2726A Accessory pouch & front panel cover
(standard with 100-MHz models, optional with 60-MHz models)
N2727A Seiko thermal printer and pouch
parallel cable, power cable, 2 rolls paper, front panel cover
N2728A 10 rolls of printer paper
N2757A GPIB interface module for 54621A/D, 54622A/D or 54624A scopes
Fine Pitch Probing
10072A Fine-pitch probe kit
10075A 0.5 mm IC clip kit
0.5mm Wedge probe adapter,
3-signal, qty 2
0.5 mm Wedge probe adapter,
8-signal, qty 1
0.5 mm, Wedge probe adapter
16-signal, qty 1
0.65mm, Wedge probe adapter,
3-signal, qty 2
0.65 mm, Wedge probe adapter,
8-signal, qty 1
0.65 mm,Wedge probe adapter,
16-signal, qty 1
Current Probe
1146A 100 kHz
Current probe, ac/dc
N2774A 50 MHz
current probe, ac/dc
power supply for N2774A
High Voltage Probes
10076A 100:1, 4 kV
250 MHz probe with ID
N2771A 1000:1, 15 kV,
50 MHz high voltage probe
Logic Probes
10085A 16:16 logic cable
and terminator (for use
with 54621D/622D)
10089A 16:2 x 8 logic input
probe assembly (shipped
standard with 54621A/622D)
Differential Probe
N2772A 20 MHz differential
N2773A Differential probe
power supply
10833A GPIB cable, 1m long
34398A RS-232 cable
(standard with 100 MHz scopes)
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