The Gould 1600 digital storage oscilloscopes have
been designed to provide a versatile range of instruments
for use in a wide range of applications.
The 1600 can operate in storage or non-storage mode
(digital or analogue mode) as required and includes
all the features expected of an advanced modern oscilloscope
at the same time retaining user-friendliness.
For the first time user, obtaining a trace is especially
simple — just connect the signal and press the Auto
Setup button — the 1600 does the rest. Having obtained
a trace, three readily accessible cursors make it easy
to take automatic time and voltage measurements directly
from the display. The innovative use of five-position
paddle controls instead of dials makes precise control
of the instrument possible, the digital readout on the
display constantly showing the current status where
More advanced features of the 1600 include a comprehensive
system of menu-controlled functions. For example, the
Acquisition/Trigger menu operates features such as the
glitch detection function and the trigger delay, division
and pre-trigger display functions. The pretrigger display
function allows the signal immediately prior to the
trigger point to be captured and displayed.
Another menu-controlled feature of the 1600 is its
memory. Two complete traces can be stored for future
use, and four complete front-panel control setups. With
the optional battery backup facility, these can be
retained even when the 1600 is switched off.
The 1600 comes complete with serial-channel and four-parallel
channel analogue outputs for use with external plotters
as standard. Optional extras include GPIB (IEEE488)
& RS423 input/output ports for external control by a
host computer, and Gould waveform processors to provide
enchanced measurement and trace processing.