Archive for the ‘oscilloscope’ Category

An almost-GHz active differential oscilloscope probe (Part 3)

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Christer Weinigel wrote a series of three posts about how he built a active differential scope probe which is usable up to about a GHz: This is part three of a series about building a active differential oscilloscope probe. Part 1 covered why I wanted a differential probe and the...

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Software Spectrum Analyzer for the Rigol 1000 series oscilloscopes

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

rheslip writes: I came up with this idea after seeing Farhan Ashar's spectrum analyzer design which uses some of the same bits and pieces I used in the Simple Scalar Network Analyzer. Farhan's is a classic heterodyne SA design - the addition of mixers and filters in front of the...

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Wavewatch, a soundcard oscilloscope and waveform generator

Monday, May 18th, 2015

 D4p0up shared his open source soundcard oscilloscope in the project log forum: Here is a tool that might help some of you in your DIY activities : WaveWatch, a soundcard oscilloscope 100% made with Processing. I've just released the 1.3 version, making it a very credible, user friendly and totally open...

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Electron microscope image capture with an oscilloscope

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

In this video Ben Krasnow of Applied Science demonstrates how he collect digital electron microscope images with his Tek MDO3000 oscilloscope. Via contact form. Thanks Jan Henrik!

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Yet another laser oscilloscope

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Kerry Wong writes: You can generate some pretty amazing patterns by shining a laser onto a mirror mounted on a vibrating speaker cone, a lot of people have experimented with this kind of laser show. But how about building a true laser oscilloscope that is capable of displaying signals? In...

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LaserOscope project

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Steve Schuler over at Science2.0 published a new build: A laser oscilloscope using Lego, littleBits, Erector set, and the Kano Computer Build a laser oscilloscope using Lego, littleBits, Erector set, and the Kano Computer. In honor of The International Year of Light I’ll demonstrate how use the Kano computer to drive...

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DIY active differential probe characterization

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

An 1GHz active differential probe project by Daniel Kramnik: This project was an ultra high input impedance (0.5pF||30MΩ or better) high bandwidth differential oscilloscope probe designed, built, and revised over the course of two weekends for the 2014 MakeMIT hardware hackathon. It can be built for about $30 in parts, plus the...

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LeCroy HDO8000 power demo

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Sebastian over at KF5OBS has published a video that demos the LeCroy HDO8000 power: Teledyne LeCroy's Ken Johnson shows us some of the possibilities of the HDO8000 and the Power Measurement app

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DIY USB-Oscilloscope in a matchbox

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

ajoyraman posted a tutorial on how to make a DIY USB-matchbox oscilloscope,  an instructable here: In order to economize on the cost of an enclosure while still providing an aesthetic unit the Aj_Scope2 is enclosed in a large size cardboard matchbox enclosure. The USB connection to the PC is on...

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PIC32 oscilloscope

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Bruce Land writes: Turns out that the DMA channels on a PIC32 can move data from the ADC using the ADC done interrupt flag, but without wasting time in an ISR. The ADC can be triggered by a timer interrupt flag, again without software intervention. Doing this means that you...

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PC storage oscilloscope and logic analyzer

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

From the comments on our earlier USB oscilloscope with signal generator post, here's a PC storage oscilloscope and logic analyzer by Nerd Ralph: A logic analyzer is a useful tool when working with micro-controllers, but when compared to the price of Arduino compatible boards, they are expensive. While the ability to...

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USB oscilloscope with signal generator

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Jan Henrik wrote this Instructable detailing the build of his DIY USB oscilloscope with signal generator: In this project I want to show you how to make an easy and cheap USB Oscilloscope. Specifications: Price: 20$ Frequency: 2-20000HZ Resolution: 16 Bit Voltage range: +-7V / with probe +-70V Channels: 2 X-Y Mode Signal generator:...

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Silver bullet oscilloscope IR receiver

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

The crew from AnalysIR have shared a simple technique for viewing the mark and space data from IR transmission on an oscilloscope. They call it the "silver bullet" method. The idea is to use a standard IR Led mounted into a BNC/RCA plug using a spare channel making an Oscilloscope...

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Tektronix MDO4104B-6 mixed domain oscilloscope (MDO4000B) review and experiments

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

[embed][/embed] Tektronix MDO4104B-6 mixed domain oscilloscope (MDO4000B) review and experiments by  Shahriar: In this episode Shahriar reviews and demos the second revision of the industry’s first Mixed Domain Oscilloscope from Tektronix. The MDO4000B series offers improved signal integrity and performance. The reviewed model is a MDO4104B-6 which offers 16-Channel Logic Analyzer,...

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Experiments and demo of an Agilent DSA-X 96204Q 160GS/s 62GHz oscilloscope

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

[embed][/embed] Shahriar writes: In this episode Shahriar demos the world’s fastest oscilloscope! The Agilent DSA-X 96204Q offers 160GS/s of conversion rate with a bandwidth of 62GHz on two dedicated ‘RealEdge’ channels. It can also provide 80GS/s conversion rate and 33GHz of bandwidth on four simultaneous channels. The unit demoed in...

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The Oscilloscope Watch

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

If you want to carry around a portable oscilloscope device at all times then check out this cool geek watch, 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,...

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Teardown: Teledyne LeCroy HDO4024 12-Bit oscilloscope

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Sebastian voided his warranty and bravely went where others fear to tread, dissecting the Teledyne LeCroy HDO4024 12-Bit oscilloscope. He produced this post detailing his findings. Via the contact form.

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Miniscope v2d: STM32 oscilloscope and arbitrary waveform generator

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Tomeko has posted an article describing miniscope v2d integrated arbitrary waveform generator: Cheap low-speed dual channel PC/USB oscilloscope and arbitrary waveform generator with STM32F3 microcontroller. Miniscope v2d is based on STM32F303CBT6 microcontroller - LQFP48 device from STM32F3 family featuring: 32 kB RAM on data bus 8 kB RAM on instruction bus...

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Simple circuit to turn your oscilloscope into a TDR

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Simple circuit to turn your oscilloscope into a TDR: This simple circuit allows you to use your oscilloscope as a Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR). This is how it works. Send a pulse down a cable and watch for the reflection. Most people think a TDR is more complicated than this....

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Homebrew highspeed lo-Z scope probe

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Paulo Oliveira was experimenting with probing high speed signals with his oscilloscope. You might think that a 500 MHz probe would be adequate to probe a 125 MHz clock signal, but he demonstrates why this is not the case. He wrote a detailed article on building your own high-speed oscilloscope...

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