Your Cart
Tradeport Electronics
measurement is our business
Cart : (empty)

GW Instek GDS-1072B - 70MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope

 70MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope

GW Instek

Category : Oscilloscopes

Sale : $316 (USD)
$399 (USD)
Add to Cart

Users Manual Programming Manual Datasheet Brochure V1.12 Firmware Download


Digital oscilloscopes have entered an epoch-making generation. Innovative design, compact appearance, and abundant functionalities together forge this simple-in-look oscilloscope a very powerful test and measurement instrument which facilitates engineers to easily solve complex measurement issues. This is the latest definition of digital oscilloscope defined by GDS-1000B. The GDS-1000B series demonstrates the impeccable functionalities with an extremely ordinary pricing, which allows customers to realize the true meaning of bigger bang for the buck. Although, the GDS-1000B series is under the category of general purpose oscilloscope, the full functionalities within this simple-in-look oscilloscope, including parameter measurement, cursor indication, digital voltage meter, and data logging, surpasses the same category 1000 series oscilloscopes in the market. All applications of the GDS-1000B series can be applied to the educational field and the fundamental R&D units of the industrial sector.

The GDS-1000B series features three bandwidth selections ─ 100 MHz, 70 MHz, 50MHz and equips with analog signal input terminals by four or two channels ( 50MHz only equipped 4 channels input ). The maximum sampling rate for each single channel is 1GSa/s, and the memory depth is 10Mpts per channel independently. The waveform update rate is 50,000wfms/s, which helps users to precisely observe the detailed waveform variation. Additionally, 7” WVGA color LCD display and the 256 color gradient display function together allow waveforms to be observed with the senses of transparency and gradation. With respect to the horizontal time scale adjustment knob and trigger level adjustment knob, GW Instek provides a very thoughtful design ─the zero key function, which allows engineers to work more effectively.

For mathematical analysis mode, 1Mpts FFT signal display makes the dull frequency domain signal analysis more delicate. Diversified trigger functions, X-Y mode analysis, and Go/NoGo function arm the GDS-1000B series oscilloscope with higher level measurement technologies. The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope also provides OpenWave connection software, which allows users to conduct waveform observation and data storage controlled by remote PC. Moreover, the innovative exterior design and compact design also bring much convenience to users. Other diversified and charming multi-functional operation demonstrates the concept of complete technology integration. 

Waveform update rate up to 50,000wfms/s

The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope is under the category of general and fundamental oscilloscope by the market segmentation. Nevertheless, the series arms itself with the waveform update rate up to 50,000wfms/s. Users can input a rapid frequency modulation carrier signal as shown on the diagram. An unsmooth temporarily holding phenomenon will occur while using conventional digital oscilloscopes to measure this signal. As a result, the conventional digital oscilloscopes could not clearly yield the modulation variation process of frequency modulation signals. With the GDS-1000B series oscilloscope, the measurement result will produce not only a smooth waveform modulation variation, but also detailed changes by distinct layers. Engineers could easily grasp the root cause of electric circuits while measuring the unexpected and fast changing signals. The GDS-1000B series is indeed an excellent debugging weapon for the test and measurement industry.

256 color gradient display

With respect to the waveform display technology, the GDS-1000B series oscilloscope is capable of displaying 256 color gradients which can delineate the profound gradational fluctuations; as if it can recreate the analog oscilloscope display capability. When a multi-layer video signal is input, the GDS-1000B series, with 256 color gradient display, has the ability to precisely reveal the colored burst signal and to show details of layers with the brightness. Hence, the dull monochrome waveform is imbued with vitality, which is precisely the unlimited measurement fascination the GDS-1000B series intents to bring to the general purpose oscilloscope arena.

10M memory depth per channel independently

The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope has a powerful and incomparable memory depth for the data retrieving. 10M memory depth per channel independently surpasses the specification of the industry’s 1000 series boundary. 10M memory depth allows users to easily seize the waveform detail while conducting fundamental measurement applications. If a long serial sequent sine waveform is input and the time scale is adjusted to 1mv/div, other 1000 series oscilloscopes for lack of sufficient memory depth will appear a distorted waveform while enlarging the waveform for its details. The GDS-1000B series while enlarging the waveform to 20ns/div reveals a very clear sine waveform detail which is precisely the true value of the GDS-1000B series oscilloscope.

1M FFT mathematical sampling analysis mode

The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope, under the Fast Fourier Transform mathematical analysis mode, is equipped with the 1M memory depth retrieving mode. For the conventional digital oscilloscopes, the FFT mode often has only 1000 point retrieving length; therefore, they can not show the strength distribution of each spectrum quantity under the frequency domain mode. The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope leads the industry to provide the display mode of 1M retrieving points, which can clearly show the detail of each spectrum quantity. On top of that, the 50,000 wfms/s waveform update rate augments the FFT analysis mode to be fast and precise as if a real time spectrum analyzer is used. These features substantially elevate oscilloscope’s signal processing capability for the frequency domain analysis. The diagram illustrates a 200 KHz carrier waveform to be modulated as a standard FM signal with 40 KHz carrier waveform and 5 KHz frequency deviation. Since the GDS-1000B series is equipped with 1M memory depth, a 5 KHz frequency deviation interval can be clearly revealed that allows engineers to fully grasp the measurement details.

Zoom In/Play and Pause Function

The GDS-1000B series provides engineers with partial waveform zoom in function to observe waveform in great details. The display screen can be split into two windows: the upper window shows waveform data log in a long period of time and the marked vicinity of the waveform needed to be zoomed in; the lower window shows the enlarged partial waveform. The function not only allows engineers to make a comparison but also grasp waveform details in the different timeframe. Additionally, the GDS-1000B series also features the play/pause function. For the long waveform observation, the play/pause function facilitates engineers to rapidly skim through the whole section of DUT’s waveforms as well as to swiftly identify waveform’s problems.

Diversified Trigger Functions

The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope is equipped with diversified trigger functions, including Edge Trigger, Delay Trigger, Pulse Width Trigger, and Video Trigger. Engineers, based upon different waveform measurements, can select different trigger functions to lock waveforms in order to identify the root cause of the complicated circuit designs to save development time and to accomplish tasks.

X-Y Mode Display

The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope provides the educational market with some powerful measurement functions. Among them, the X-Y mode display is an excellent example. Teachers and students can use X-Y mode display to conduct Lissajou diagram teaching, which allows users to easily understand the relation between waveforms and frequency while measuring sine waveforms with different frequency by dual channels. For engineers working for the industries, the X-Y mode display can be used to conduct yield rate tests for basic components’ electric conduction and non conduction. Therefore, the X-Y mode display plays an important role in basic oscilloscopes.

Go/NoGo Function

For the industries, the yield rate determination is very important to mass production. The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope provides the Go/NoGo analysis function to accelerate the yield rate analysis. From the right diagram, the Go/NoGo function provides a standard waveform template for examining DUT’s waveforms. The function can freely adjust the size of template. A defect message will be shown if the DUT’s waveform is abnormal and touches the template. The function is not only very useful measurement tool for production lines but also a very convenient tool for engineers to observe waveforms in a long period of time.

Digital Voltage Meter Function

For electric circuit measurement and debugging, R&D engineers require oscilloscopes as well as basic voltage meters. The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope equips with a digital voltage meter with three-digit voltage value and five-digit frequency value. Engineers, by pressing the option key, can select the digital voltage meter function from the menu to measure DC/AC voltage, duty cycle, and frequency. Engineers can not only measure waveforms but also monitor the electric parameters of each component on the circuit board. The function is a very convenient tool.
*Users need to download this application from GW Instek website*

Data Log Function

The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope has the data log function option, which allows users to observe and record waveform changes in a long period of time to ensure product’s reliability and stability. The data log function can set data storage time and interval based on the test requirements. Record time can be set from 5 minutes to 100 hours and the interval can be set as 5 seconds the shortest. Data log formats include waveform and point data in CSV file. Data can be saved to USB, GDS-1000B or remote computer via LAN. It is very user-friendly and also an advanced measurement management tool.
*Users need to download this application from GW Instek website*

Digital Filter Function

In electric circuit tests, engineers are often troubled by noise interference while measuring signals. The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope provides the digital filter function option, which can be set as high pass or low pass filter. The filter frequency can be adjusted according to the requirements. The filter parameters of each channel can also be set. The tracking on function can be used to set same filter frequency for all channels.
*Users need to download this application from GW Instek website*

36 Measurement Parameter Selections

The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope is equipped with 36 different automatic measurement parameter functions. Users, after obtaining measured waveforms, can select different measurement parameters from Measure key according to different measurement requirements. The GDS-1000B series shows simultaneously eight sets of different measurement parameters on the bottom of the display screen. Users can also select to show all parameters if the preset eight sets are insufficient. Once the selection is made, all 36 measurement parameters will be shown on the center of the display screen. This is a very convenient measurement tool for students writing dissertations or engineers writing reports.

OpenWave Connection Software

The GDS-1000B series oscilloscope, via the OpenWave connection software developed by GW Instek, can connect with the PC. Users, after installing USB driver under Windows interface, can connect GDS-1000B with the PC through USB cable and OpenWave software. Waveform interpretation and retrieval can be done from the PC end. Data retrieval and storage can better facilitate users in processing analysis. OpenWave connection software is indeed a very powerful tool for engineers to compile reports or to integrate systems.

  • 70MHz bandwidth selections, 2ch input
  • 1GSa/s maximum sampling rate
  • 10M maximum memory depth for each channel
  • 7” 800 x 480 WXGA LCD display
  • 256 color gradient display function to strengthen waveform performance
  • 1Mpts FFT frequency domain signal display
  • Zero Key function for horizontal time, vertical voltage and triggering
  • Compact and innovative exterior design

General Specifications

Bandwidth (-3dB) DC coupling: DC ~ 70MHz
Channels 2
Rise 3.5ns
Bandwidth Limit 20MHz


Resolution 8 bit : 1mV~10V/div
Input Coupling AC, DC, GND
Input Impedance 1M&ohms;/ 16pF approx
DC Gain Accuracy ±3%
Polarity Normal & Invert
Maximum Input Voltage 300Vpk, CATI (300Vpk CATII with GTP-070A-4, GTP-100A-4 10:1 probe
Offset Position Range 1mV/div ~ 20mV/div: ±0.5V
50mV/div ~ 200mV/div: ±5V
500mV/div ~ 2V/div: ±25V
5V/div ~ 10V/div: ±250V
Waveform Signal Process +, -, ×, ÷, FFT, FFTrms, User defined expression
  FFT: Spectral magnitude. Set FFT Vertical Scale to Linear RMS or dBV RMS, and FFT Window to Rectangular, Hamming, Hanning, or Blackman-Harris


Source CH1, CH2, CH3*, CH4*, Line, EXT**
*4 channel models only.
**2 channel models only.
Trigger Mode Auto (supports Roll Mode for 100 ms/div and slower), Normal, Single
Trigger Type Edge, Pulse Width, Video, Pulse Runt, Rise & Fall, Timeout, Alternate, Event-Delay (1~65535 events), Time-Delay (Duration: 4nS~10S), Bus
Holdoff range 4ns to 10s
Coupling AC, DC, LF rej., Hf rej., Noise rej.
Sensitivity 1 div

External Trigger

Range ±15V
Sensitivity DC ~ 100MHz Approx. 100mV
Input Impedance 1M&ohms;±3% ~ 16pF


Timebase Range 1ns/div ~ 100s/div (1-2-5 increments)
ROLL: 100ms/div ~ 100s/div
Pre-trigger 10 div maximum
Post-trigger 2,000,000 div maximum
Timebase Accuracy ±50 ppm over any ≥ 1ms time interval
Real Time Sample Rate 1GSa/s, max.
Record Length Maximum 10Mpts
Acquisition Mode Normal, Average, Peak Detect, Single
Peak Detection 2ns (typical)
Average Selectable from 2 to 256

X-Y Mode

X-Axis Input Channel 1; Channel 3*
*4 channel models only.
Y-Axis Input Channel 2; Channel 4*
*4 channel models only.
Phase Shift ±3° at 100kHz

Cursors and Measurement

Cursors Amplitude, Time, Gating available; Unit: seconds(s), Hz(1/s), Phase(degree), Ration(%)
Automatic Measurement 36 sets: Pk-Pk, Max, Min, Amplitude, High, Low, Mean, Cycle Mean, RMS, Cycle RMS, Area, Cycle Area, ROVShoot, FOVShoot, RPREShoot, FPREShoot, Frequency, Period, RiseTime, FallTime, +Width, -Width, Duty Cycle, +Pulses, -Pulses, +Edges, -Edges, FRR, FRF, FFR, FFF, LRR, LRF, LFR, LFF, Phase
Cursors measurement Voltage difference between cursors ( ΔV) Time difference between cursors ( ΔT)
Auto counter 6 digits, range from 2Hz minimum to the rated bandwidth

Control Panel Function

Autoset Single-button, automatic setup of all channels for vertical, horizontal and trigger systems, with undo Autoset
Save Setup 20set
Save Waveform 24set


TFT LCD Type 7" TFT WVGA color display
Display Resolution 800 horizontal × 480 vertical pixels (WVGA)
Interpolation Sin(x)/x
Waveform Display Dots, vectors, variable persistence (16ms~4s), infinite persistence
Waveform Update Rate 50,000 waveforms per second, maximum
Display Graticule 8 x 10 divisions
Display Mode YT, XT


USB Port USB 2.0 High-speed host port X1, USB High-speed 2.0 device port X1
Ethernet Port RJ-45 connector, 10/100Mbps with HP Auto-MDIX. (Only for the GDS-1074B, GDS-1104B)
Go-NoGo BNC 5V Max/10mA TTL open collector output
Kensington Style Lock Rear-panel security slot connects to standard Kensington-style lock


Multi-language menu Available
Operation Environment Temperature: 0°C to 50°C Relative Humidity: ≤ 80% at 40°C or below; ≤ 45% at 41°C ~ 50°C
On-line help Available
Dimensions 384mm x 208mm x 127.3mm
Weight 2.8kg

Do you have a 70MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope that needs to be calibrated?

We offer standard traceable calibration and ISO 17025 accredited calibration services.

Get your 70MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope calibrated today! Click Here!