Maker Faire 2011: Dangerous DSO

in FPGA, oscilloscope by Ian | 5 comments

Dangerous DSO is a new logic analyzer/oscilloscope prototype we’ve been using in the lab. It combines a 16 channel logic analyzer with one 50MHz oscilloscope channel with +/-10volt DC range. The combined tool shows what your signal does between 0 and 1, which helps pinpoint noise and other electrical glitches.

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  1. maddog says:

    Is this project dead or have I missed any updates?

    • Ian says:

      I took it as far as I cared to, but it doesn’t make sense to commercialize it as the cost is high while not being particularly accurate or useful. All the files, source, etc are in the SVN though if you’d like to take it further yourself.

  2. Sorry to hear you think its a dead end. I found this kickstarter project that probably used your ideas.
    Looks like they are going to the next step. Looks like they upgraded the software from your nasty Java to a real platform useful structure.

    • Ian says:

      Cool. I don’t think the java is nasty though, lol, it’s quite nice and under constant development :) I believe that design uses SIGROK which was quite nasty itself not to long ago ;)

      • Ian says:

        I stand corrected, they’re using an own-brew software. It was anther simialr project using sigrok. Nice to see so many solutions. Hope that at least some of them are open source.

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