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What is going on with Oscilloscopes?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

There are many things brewing. ONE:  iPad, iPod and smartphone apps that allow interesting functions. TWO: Oscilloscope Laboratories, maker of “Gunnin for that No. 1 Spot”. THREE:  Lots of freeware and trialware.  Just google (or bing) around. FOUR:  Crazy oscilloscope patterns at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM3WWurYmLw FIVE:  Got any suggestions?   Your turn! Share

The lissajous pattern on oscilloscope display

Monday, June 13th, 2011

The digital oscilloscope is a very ideal device for displaying lissajous patterns. The lissajous pattern it created by feeding a repetitive sine wave into the vertical axis of the digital oscilloscope display and another into the horizontal display axis. The result is a pattern that can show the relative frequency or phase of one compared [...]

The Software used in Oscilloscopes

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

We now take a look at the software used in oscilloscopes.  The software used in oscilloscopes is an important element to understand. There are two basic components of a PC based oscilloscope:  The hardware side and the software side.  The hardware is usually, at least in the general case – except  in the case of [...]

The DSO Nano

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

No. It is not a pocket music player. Yes. It is a digital oscilloscope. A very tiny one, too, as the name implies. And, it is a cheap – maybe inexpensive it a better term – one as well. It comes from a company called Seeed Technologies.

Purchasing a New Oscilloscope?

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

And, you ask, where do we find a digital oscilloscope retail store? Not at Walmart or BestBuy or even Radio Shack! No, they are a totally different kind of enterprise.

The Most Expensive Oscilloscopes on the Market?

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Oscilloscopes can be very expensive. Depending on what is needed for performance, accuracy, reliability, special functions and precision the cost can go over $15,000 USD.

Cheapest Dual Trace Scope in the World?

Friday, October 29th, 2010

A really cheap (inexpensive for you in London) dual trace digital oscilloscope for connecting to the USB port on your lap top.

The Rosemary Ainslie Circuit

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Here is my idea: Digital oscilloscope manufacturers should design specially made oscilloscope instruments to measure and record the results of the testing of prototype systems. It can be called the Ainslie Energy Tester. Also, a temperature probe can be an accessory item for use in calibrating the temperature rise of the high output resistor.

Vintage Oscilloscopes

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

A look at some classic and vintage early day oscilloscopes. Very interesting.

Analyzing Engine Problems with Digital Oscilloscope

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

All owners of an automobile are likely to encounter at one time or another problems with engine default. A common problem is the loss of power, rough idle, missing spark or some variation of these issues.