Cheap scope for new DIY'ers
t.hogers at home.nl
Wed Mar 22 16:10:55 CET 2000
----- Original Message -----
From: mitchell <mitch at sirius.com>
To: Synth DIY <synth-diy at node12b53.a2000.nl>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: Cheap scope for new DIY'ers
> I've been thinking of getting an oscilloscope lately seems like a
> really useful tool for examining what is going on in your curcuits. The
> problem is that I really don't know what to look for? Anyone care to give
> the novice a some suggestions on what to look for in a scope?
> Originally I thought to look for a used one but I am not sure where to
Hi Mitch and others.
Lately I've been looking for a scoope too.
The old one is a '64 tube based single beam DIY scope, didn't build it my
guess electronics skills where not up to sniff at age minus3 (:-)).
After some shoping around i selled for a PC based scope(s).
They are awefully complete, including data logging, RMS and spectograf
For less than $500 there are completely galvanic serperated units that go up
to 2channels at 4MHz.
The only draw back is the limmeted speed, the fastest unit i found did
We do mainly audio here so 4MHz sample rate is fine.
The second "new" scope is very nice too.
An old XT with a 16 soundcard and software.
Samplerate tops out at 48KHz, but it has al the advanced functions!! at a
$20 price tag (shareware).
'Course there are a lot of situations where this solution won't do, still
you might want to check it out.
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