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26 Jan 2015

by mjlorton @ youtube.com

In this video I explain how a spectrum analyser (Tektronix MDO3000) can be used to view signals in the frequency domain vs an oscilloscope’s time domain.
I give an overview of the logarithmic scale and its benefits vs a linear scale.
I explain how compound wave forms like square and triangle are made up of harmonics.
I do a practical demonstration of how the spectrum analyser works with some example signals. I then show how this can also be done on an oscilloscope using the FFT (fast Fourier transform) maths function.

Spectrum Analyzer, Scope and FFT looking at Signals - [Link]

20 Jan 2015

Dave reviews the new Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscope. Is this US$399 marvel really the best value budget oscilloscope on the market?

EEVblog #703 – Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscope Review Summary - [Link]

16 Jan 2015


by tnkrmnz @ instructables.com:

Edison-Scope, is an Intel Edison controlled 200 Msa/S mixed signal oscilloscope. It provides an Operating System agnostic method to control the MSO-28 oscilloscope. By leveraging the web browser on the modern smart devices, one can control USB based hardware traditionally requires a desktop OS. Conceptually this project is very similar to the PiMSO project, but the similarity exist only on the client side. The server side was rewritten using Node.js. Node.js provided a more device independent solution to the server side of the WebMSO project.

Intel Edison Oscilloscope - [Link]

13 Jan 2015


Rohde & Schwarz designed the new 200 MHz models of the R&S RTM oscilloscope especially for universities and educational institutions. The education mode was developed for test and measurement practica and makes it possible to disable all analysis tools (e.g. Autoset and QuickMeas) and automatic measurements. This improves the learning effect as students and learners have to calculate measurement results on their own. The mode is password-protected and available for the other bandwidth models of the R&S RTM family as well.

The R&S RTM is also ideal for general T&M applications in development, manufacturing and service. Using the R&S RTM-B200, -B201 and -B202 bandwidth upgrade options, the 200 MHz models can grow with future requirements and be expanded to 500 MHz. The new R&S RTM-K32 digital voltmeter option enables the R&S RTM to measure various values such as AC, DC, peak and crest factor with three-digit accuracy regardless of the oscilloscope’s triggering. A seven-digit frequency counter has also been integrated into the scope.

200 MHz bandwidth, education mode, digital voltmeter and frequency counter added to R&S RTM bench oscilloscope - [Link]

10 Jan 2015

The new Keysight/Agilent 3000T Oscilloscope is released today, and Dave has a world first review of it.
It’s a replacement for the existing 3000A X-Series, and is essentially the same in many ways, so only the differences are
covered in this video.

A lot of features from the 4000 X-Series have filtered down, and some things are now standard.
How does it compare to the Tektronix MDO3000?

EEVblog #701 – Keysight 3000T Oscilloscope Review - [Link]

8 Dec 2014

Dave dissects and then powers up the Tektronix TDS220 oscilloscope used in the Mud Run. Did it survive?

EEVblog #690 – TDS220 Oscilloscope Autopsy - [Link]

22 Nov 2014

In this tutorial Dave describes what AC trigger coupling is on an oscilloscope and why it can be useful. Not only on old analog CRT oscilloscopes, but modern digital scopes as well.
How and why is it different to AC channel input coupling?
Also, use of the 50% trigger control, and how the venerable DS1052E is still more usable than the new DS1054Z.

EEVblog #685 – What Is Oscilloscope AC Trigger Coupling? - [Link]

15 Nov 2014

by EEVblog @ youtube.com

Dave investigates two very serious issues with jitter on the Rigol DS1000Z series oscilloscopes, including the DS1104Z and new DS1054Z
Some sort of modulated sampling/trigger jitter problem at 5 microsecond intervals (the “5us jitter problem”). And severe jitter with the AC coupled trigger mode, a problem which is also present on the DS2000 series scopes as well.

EEVblog #683 – Rigol DS1000Z & DS2000 Oscilloscope Jitter Problems - [Link]

4 Nov 2014


by Martin Rowe @ edn.com:

Teledyne LeCroy has announced the LabMaster 10-100Zi, the world’s first 100-GHz real-time oscilloscope. First demonstrated in 2013, the LabMaster 10-100Zi acquisition module for the LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope makes a significant jump in bandwidth over the previous record of 65 GHz, also held by Teledyne LeCroy.

100 GHz real-time oscilloscope arrives - [Link]

3 Nov 2014


by elektor.com:

Farnell element14 have announced that they will be stocking the BitScope BS10 measurement device which combines a 2-channel USB oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, 8-channel logic analyzer and function generator. You can use it with a PC running Windows or Linux, an Apple Mac or even a Raspberry Pi. Sampling rate is up to 40Msample/s giving it an analog bandwidth of 20MHz. The software supports frame rates beyond 20Hz and includes a ‘digital phosphor’ display mode. Resolution is up to 12bits.

Farnell element14 and the BitScope - [Link]





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