“stevechamberlin” hands-on review of the Rigol DS1074Z oscilloscope
Rigol DS1074Z Oscilloscope Review - [Link]
The world’s first 100MS/s open source oscilloscope for iPad, Android and PC. A must-have for every Arduino and Raspberry Pi developer!
The SmartScope combines 3 high-end instruments into 1 mobile, smart device. Accessible previously only to high-tech labs, the SmartScope allows everyone to own a personal lab!
Starring a dual-channel 100MS/s oscilloscope, the SmartScope is the world’s first lab instrument which works on both PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone. This is a must-have for any maker, and for anybody involved in hardware development!
SmartScope – 100MS/s Open Source Oscilloscope for mobile devices and PC (Kickstarter) - [Link]
DSLogic is an interesting open source 200MHz logic analyzer project on Kickstarter.
Most of electronic instruments are designed in professional fashion. They are dedicated, traditional, well functioned, and most importantly, expensive. They are usually only available and affordable to academic and industry. Individuals, however, are not lucky enough to get the best electronic instruments as they want. This is how we are inspired to make DSLogic. [...]
DSLogic consists of DSLogic-Core and extension modules. DSLogic-Core is a re-configurable circuit board based on FPGA technology with maximum 200MHz sampling rate and 64Mbit on-board memory. DSLogic-Core can work alone as a fully functional logic analyzer, along with various extension modules. DSLogic can also work as oscilloscope, data acquisition system, protocol analyzer and even RF analyzer.
DSLogic – Multifunction Instruments For Everyone - [Link]
RIGOL DS-4054 Oscilloscope is a member of RIGOL’s DS400 Series of Digital Oscilloscopes, a series of versatile and high performance oscilloscopes that integrates today’s most advanced features and technologies. The DS-4054 model features a 9 Inch wide display with 500 MHz bandwidth. The important buttons are easy to find like the control and functional buttons. Channel and measurement settings are located in an easy to find menu that makes adding measurements to the display a quick and easy process. Custom measurements can also be done through manual option allowing users to adjust the cursor freely.
At a market price of $5,899, the DS-4054 boosts some special features unique to its price range. One feature highlighted is that the device can be used in various triggering modes. Through triggering menu featured in this device, users can go to different triggering functionalities like the conventional Edge type triggers, communication type triggers and even custom triggers that can be set-up. Another plus for the DS-4054 is its recording capability. The device is equipped with waveform recording and display functionality allowing users to have a closer look of signals that appear unusual making it more convenient to examine the waveforms. The device uses ultravision technology that insures numerous options of waveform recording and analysis due to its large memory and high acquisition rate.
RIGOL DS-4054 Oscilloscope being part of the DS400 Series is likely to become more successful than other market leaders. Compared to its closest competitor the Tektronix DP0300 with a sampling rate of 2.5 GSa/s, memory of 5 Mpts and an acquisition rate of 50,000 wfms/s, the DS-4054 already boosts a 4 GSa/a sampling rate, 140 Mpts memory and an acquisition rate of 50,000 wfms/s. For connectivity, the device also comprises a USB, Ethernet and a VGA output port. The RIGOL DS-4054 in total provides users easy measurement access, exceptional display and is definitely worth the price you pay for the device.
RIGOL DS-4054 Digital Oscilloscope – Product Overview - [Link]
Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the new PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes, which are 80% smaller than their predecessors, similar in size to a passport but ¾” thick. Connected to a PCʼs USB port for power and communication, they offer bandwidths up to 200MHz, making them ideal for field use while offering the performance of benchtop scopes. They feature a sample rate of up to 1GSa/s, with high-speed streaming of data up to 1MSa/s, enabling data captures of up to 100 million samples in length. The series incorporate a built-in 100MSa/s or 1GSa/s waveform generator, PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes can produce standard signals such as sine, square, and triangle waveforms with programmable sweep, and can also act as a 12-bit 20MSa/s full-function arbitrary waveform generator that can reproduce sampled signals – a very useful feature.
The free PicoScope software delivers an uncomplicated high-resolution visual display, and it incorporates a range of advanced signal processing features: spectrum analyzer, automatic measurements with statistics, channel math, reference waveforms, multiple scope and spectrum views, and serial protocol decoding for I2C, CANbus, SPI, I2S, and UART. Example code is also supplied for those users who want to develop custom applications in C, Visual Basic, LabView, etc.
A Software Development Kit (SDK) is also included, which allows scope control using custom or third-party software. The SDK and PicoScope are Windows-compatible, and example programs in C, Excel and LabView are also provided.
The included PicoScope software for Windows harnesses the PCʼs processing power, storage, graphics and networking capabilities. The user interface is easy for novices to learn, but professional users will find many advanced features including spectrum analysis, persistence display, automatic measurements, advanced triggers and channel math capabilities. Users can download software updates, feature extensions and improvements free of charge.
Made by Pico Technology, Europeʼs award-winning oscilloscope adapter manufacturer, the PicoScope 2000 series is supplied complete with two passive x1/x10 probes and a carry case. They are available now with a 5-year warranty starting at $260 from Saelig Company, Inc. their USA technical distributor. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig 1-888-7SAELIG, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.saelig.com
NEW PicoScope 2000 series oscilloscopes - [Link]
The Oscilloscope Watch by Gabriel Anzziani of Gabotronics:
The Oscilloscope Watch has all the features of a modern watch (time, calendar, alarm, etc…) combined with all the features of the popular Xprotolab (Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator, Logic Analyzer, Protocol Sniffer, Frequency Counter).
Currently on Kickstarter
The Oscilloscope Watch - [Link]
The perfect gift for any electronics enthusiast or student. Although small, the Key-Scope performs as a fully functional oscilloscope.
Although small, the Key-Scope performs as a full functioning oscilloscope. You will receive the world’s smallest, high quality, low-cost oscilloscope realized in a key ring-type housing made in Italy. Priced below US$60, it serves as a useful gadget or gift to the electronics enthusiastic hobbyist. Since Key-Scope covers all major functions of a traditional oscilloscope, it also serves as a great tool supporting the electronics student to get familiar working with oscilloscopes.
World-smallest keyring-type oscilloscope with color LCD - [Link]
New PC adapters offer unprecedented memory size with built-in signal generators
Fairport, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. (www.saelig.com) has introduced the new PicoScope 6000 Series high-performance 4-channel PC oscilloscopes with deep buffer memory and a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. With up to 500 MHz bandwidth on all four channels, and an industry-leading 2 Gsamples of buffer memory, the PS6000 Series has the performance and the advanced analysis capability to speed the debug of todayʼs complex electronic designs. With a real-time sampling rate of up to 5GSa/s, the PicoScope 6000 Series oscilloscopes can display single-shot pulses with 200ps time resolution. Equivalent time sampling (ETS) mode boosts the maximum sampling rate to 50GSa/s, giving an even finer timing resolution of 20ps for repetitive signals.
Each model includes a built-in DC to 20MHz function generator with sine, square, triangle and DC waveforms. Some models also add a built-in 12-bit, 200MSa/s arbitrary waveform generator. PC software features include advanced triggering, automatic measurements with statistics, an FFT spectrum analysis mode, comprehensive waveform math, mask limit testing, and serial decoding for popular serial protocols such as I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN and FlexRay. Another useful feature of the free PicoSoft software is the capability for scaling or modifying the input voltage displayed with a mathematical formula – to correct for gain, attenuation, offsets and non-linearities of probes and transducers, or convert to different measurement units.
Saelig Announces Deepest Memory High Performance PC Oscilloscopes - [Link]
Excellent digital storage oscilloscopes HAMEG HMO can be now obtained with a discount without any other conditions.
The only “condition” is an order placed within August 30-th 2013. The offer is valid for all types of the HMO series,which we currently have in stock. And why just Hameg (member of Rohde & Schwarz)? Because these oscilloscopes provide a unique price/ performance ratio and in many ways they create “their own class” of devices.
We introduced you several functions of the HMO oscilloscopes in our recent articles. A big plus is a considerable user comfort and an intuitive operation despite wide possibilities of these devices. Should we mention at least one function increasing a comfort, then it could be for example the “Virtual Screen” function, which adds a scroll-bar to the screen on the Y axis and increases resolution in the vertical axis up to 1200 points (20 divisions). This is especially handy when the optional 16 digital inputs are used, as displayed on the attached picture.
-15% discount will be deducted from the current price (displayed in our e-shop) after processing of your order. The offer is valid through August 30-th 30.8.2013 or until stock sell-out. In case of interest, please contact us at email@example.com.
Hameg oscilloscopes for holiday prices -15% for all – [Link]