Archive for July, 2010

Digital Storage Oscilloscope

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Digital storage oscilloscpes are among the most common in use.  They are used for servicing, design labs, debug, testing, quality control and educational labs at trade, college and university levels. Fundamentally, they are similar to analogue scopes but with the added virtue of sample and store functionality.  Typical specifications of the popular products are: 2 [...]

Digital USB Oscilloscope?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Just announced is a very unique USB application for audio recording.   The question might be asked:  Is it a USB recording studio or an oscilloscope for viewing recording channels?  That is why a ? after the title of this blog. The answer is both, of course. Boss is a division of Roland Corporation, famous [...]

PC Oscilloscope

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

PC or Personal Computer Oscilloscopes come in many flavors.    The typical PC has a screen or display and OS (Operating System) with various inputs (USB, RS232, audio and in some case DVI, RGB or even video) which are all the tools that would be needed for some basic measurements and observations.  All that is [...]

Tiny USB Oscilloscope

Monday, July 26th, 2010

In the world of electronics the design engineers and their counterpart marketing whizzes are always wanting to make things smaller.   Miniaturization is a form of obsession that makes one wonder if necessity if the mother of invention or, rather, in this case, invention is the mother of necessity! In any event, talk about miniaturization! [...]

Probing Around

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

One of the greatest tools known to an electronics technician is the probe. And don’t get the wrong idea; it is not a medical tool we are talking about! There are two most common types of probes; the one used most commonly by a tech is a long wooden stick when troubleshooting a television or [...]

Laplace And Fourier Analysis

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Ok. Here is the question? Can I see the pattern of a Fourier or Laplace transform on an oscilloscope? The answer is Yes! With a USB input and the proper digital analyzer built into the oscilloscope circuitry a signal input can be transformed and subsequently displayed on-screen. Most waveform displays are with time out the [...]

Sample And Hold

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Digital Oscilloscopes have some very powerful advantages over analog. While the analog scope is the one we all learned our early lessons on, there are short coming baggages. For audio amplifiers and most consumer and communications type equipments the analog did the job just fine. But in the early 1980s and on through the 1990s [...]

Questions?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

If you have some question to ask about digital oscilloscopes, please post them and we will answer them as best we can. Share

What is the difference between Analogue and Digital Oscilloscope?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

In the simplest sense an analog instrument is one using analog circuitry. It contains high gain amplifiers that can present a waveform to the CRO tube for presentation where the x axis is time and the y axis is amplitude. Thus, the waveform of the signal being fed into the input is displayed on the [...]