[time-nuts] Digital Scopes - suggestions
swingbyte at exemail.com.au
Wed Oct 24 06:18:23 EDT 2007
Hal Murray wrote:
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> I'm looking for a digital scope. Is there some obvious model(s) that I
> should keep an eye out for?
> I don't >need< one, so I'm willing to wait and I'm flexible on parameters.
> Mostly what I'm looking for is:
> reasonable (hobby) cost
> standard digital stuff: bright picture from a single event
> screen capture (GPIB or RS-232)
> I expect there is something in the 100 MHz range. I probably don't want to
> pay for a GHz front end, but I might if I got a good deal.
> Quiet is good.
> Running Windows is a minus in my book. (I'm not smart enough to keep a
> Windows box virus free.)
> Being able to see a 10 uSec pulse delayed by 1 sec would be good.
I bought an old hp1661CS logic analyzer on ebay for not a lot of money.
There's a 16500 model for $280 up at the moment. These come with 2 x
1GS/s digital scopes as well as the logic analyzer function. They're
not designed as scopes but they do a pretty good job. The prices for
similar capability scopes are usually higher.
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