[time-nuts] No 1 PPS output on a Tbolt

Henry Hallam henry at pericynthion.org
Fri Feb 12 17:45:53 UTC 2010

I use both a DS1052E and a couple of Tek scopes.  I do like the
DS1052E and think it offers great value at 25% the price of a
comparable Tek.  I love the long memory.
The Teks still feel more solid (in an accuracy/reliability/usability
sense).  I noticed some trigger jitter on the DS1052E.


On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Scott Burris <slburris at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got a DS1052E a few months ago and I'm quite happy with it.  It's great
> for looking at events
> like this thread has been discussing (although am I the only person who
> still owns a Radio Shack
> logic probe from the 70's which would work just fine for detecting 1PPS??).
> I won't be giving up my three analog Tek scopes anytime soon though.  The
> DS1052E
> tends to be a bit noisy looking at low level signals, and anything over
> 50Mhzish pushes
> me back to the analogs.  The user interface isn't always obvious, as it
> seems most buttons
> have multiple function and menus abound on this thing.  But user interface
> problems seem to
> be common on lots of test equipment these days -- I wonder what kind of
> scope Steve Jobs
> would design :-)
> I find myself using it mostly as a kind of 2 channel analog logic analyzer,
> setting up a single
> capture from the trigger and studying what happened before and after the
> trigger.  First use
> was looking at an I2C bus, not only to look at the data, but also the rise
> time of the signals.
> For the price it can't be beat, and it fills a diagnostic hole for me that I
> can't easily fill with
> the other equipment at my (hobbyist) disposal.
> Scott
> Brooke Clarke wrote:
>> Hi Bob:
>> I have been studying digital scopes for some time and have the Rigol
>> DS1052E on the way.
>> http://www.prc68.com/I/RigolDS1052E.shtml
>> Rigol may make the low end scopes that are sold by Agilent.  This model
>> goes for a little over $400 and gets excellent reviews (links on the above
>> web page).
>> Have Fun,
>> Brooke Clarke
>> http://www.PRC68.com
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