Tips, Tools and Applications for the Electronic Industry in Europe

How To Graph iMSO-204 Oscilloscope Data Log In Excel

Posted on 2017/12/19 by George

If you've ever wanted to recreate your oscilloscope screen, it's possible in Excel. This example regraphs both analog and digital waveforms. And this is how to do it:

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Comparison Table for Siglent SDS1202X-E

Posted on 2017/08/14 by George

What differs the Siglent's SDS1202X-E from other competitive oscilloscopes?

SIGLENT’s new SDS1000X-E Series Super Phosphor Oscilloscope is available in 200 MHz only. It has a maximum sample rate of 1 GSa/s and a standard record length of 14 Mpts. For ease-of-use, the most commonly used functions can be accessed with its user friendly front panel design.



Download SDS1202X-E comparison table

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Siglent SDS1202X-E Oscilloscope Teardown by EEVblog

Posted on 2017/04/19 by George

New teardown of the new Siglent SDS1202X-E 200MHz 359€ oscilloscope by EEVblog.

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How to find a filters 3dB point using an oscilloscope and function generator

Posted on 2017/03/10 by George

In this video, you'll learn how to use a SIGLENT SDG2122X arbitrary waveform generator and an SDS2304X oscilloscope to find the 3dB point of an RF filter. Also, confirmed it using an SSA3032X Spectrum Analyzer.



Have a closer look at Siglent instruments here

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Siglent SDG1000X and SDG2000X new Firmware Available

Posted on 2016/10/27 by George

New firmware information:

  1. Setting frequency to 0. 0 Hz would mean DDS accumulated phase word would be held/not changed with time.
  2. Bug fix: Single Channel AM Modulation Output Amplitude is 9.3% low
  3. Bug fix: Manual trigger cannot trigger on both channels at the same time
  4. Bug fix: SW bug regarding the modulation with noise
  5. Bug fix: Display graphic error for displayed wave shape
  6. Bug fix: Can not save the last state after update
  7. Bug fix: Frequency coupling/phase lock does not work in TrueArb
  8. Bug fix: Instrument powers up with wrong waveforms
  9. Bug fix: TrueArb mode CH coupling bug when entering samples/sec



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SmartScope API Console Demo

Posted on 2016/06/14 by George

A simple console demo of the LabNation SmartScope Device Interface API.

During this demo, we applied
- Channel A : 0.1Hz, 15Vpp sine
- Channel B : 0.2Hz, 15Vpp ramp

How it's done

To get started, check out the repository. From a command line, run ./bootstrap.h <platform>, i.e.

./bootstrap.h MacOS

Then open the generated SmartScopeConsole.<Platform>.sln file with Xamarin/MonoDevelop/VisualStudio.

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The only Logic Analyzer able to capture, modify and playback bus data

Posted on 2016/05/03 by George

If you’re an engineer debugging a micro controller project, a hobbyist struggling with an I2C sensor, or an automobile expert trying to analyze CAN bus data frames, ScanaQuad is the product your need.

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Smart USB Multi-Measuring Platform and Oscilloscope (3 of 3)

Posted on 2016/03/10 by George

Review Part 3

The third and last part of the SmartScope review. Missed previous parts? Read Part 1 and Part 2.

In practice?
We’ve now come to the stage where we connect the device and start using it in earnest. The PC version of the software was tried out first, and it took a while to get used to it.

To start with, we regularly found ourselves looking up instructions from the Help, or tried to discover where a particular function was. It will take some time before you’ll be able to operate the software like a pro. However, with the tablet versions things progressed much more quickly. You’ll soon find out that the program was developed for use with a touchscreen. In this case, it took only several minutes to find out how to operate it, and it was also much easier to try things out.

In both cases it was noticeable how quickly the scope responded. You get the same experience as if you were using a "standard" scope. It is often the case that USB scopes experience a delay between the scope hardware and the processing and displaying of data on the computer. You don’t notice any delay with this device, so that’s a job well done by LabNation. The time and voltage scales can be adjusted via pinch/stretch gestures with your fingers or with the scroll wheel of your mouse. The scale is updated immediately, going to the next, rounded, value. It is even possible to set a different voltage scale for each analog input signal.
The panorama bar is a very useful feature, which can be made to appear at the top of the display. This shows all of the 4 million samples stored in the hardware memory. From here you can select any section using touch or the mouse, which will
then be displayed on the main scope screen. The complete contents of the memory can also be exported and stored in a file.
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Smart USB Multi-Measuring Platform and Oscilloscope (2 of 3)

Posted on 2016/03/08 by George

Review Part 2

Second part of the SmartScope review. Missed part 1?

How about the Soft(ware) stuff?
One of the most important goals that the developers had in mind was that the software should run under almost any operating system, with an identical user interface. This is something they’ve certainly accomplished. As far as we know, this is the only scope that works on virtually all operating systems:

  • Windows 7/8
  • Linux
  • OS X
  • iOS
  • Android 4.0+
The developers also felt that the controls on most USB scopes were somewhat limiting. The user interface is usually some sort of copy of that found on hardware scopes, which has been in existence since the fifties. The whole control panel including
the knobs is often simulated on the screen, or pull-down menus are used for all kinds of settings. This was thought to be a bit out of date, and found not to be very intuitive.
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Smart USB Multi-Measuring Platform and Oscilloscope

Posted on 2016/03/04 by George

Review Part 1

A fair number of (USB) oscilloscopes have previously been reviewed and tested. However, the SmartScope is a measuring instrument that differs significantly from the competition, in both hardware as well as software. Before we take a closer look at the SmartScope, Let's find out how this project started.
When electronic engineer Riemer Grootjans acquired a number of different USB scopes for use at work and at home, he wasn’t pleased with these devices. Hestarted to think about designing one himself, which would have all the features he expected of a USB scope: versatile, portable, easily extended, and with an intuitive user interface.
And he started...
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