[kwlug-disc] anyone with a cheap scope for sale?

Johnny Ferguson hyperflexed at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 09:19:35 EDT 2010


*files under "good to know"*

I've seen DIY scopes, but so far not many good Open Source scopes (I 
think there's a really ghetto one you can build with a simple circuit 
and your PC soundcard, always seemed a tad risky).

-Johnny

On 07/16/2010 08:05 AM, Richard Weait wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 7:44 AM, Robert P. J. Day<rpjday at crashcourse.ca>  wrote:
>>
>>   apparently, while it's not critically important, it might be handy
>> for me to get a cheap scope for some embedded debugging.  anyone out
>> there have one they're not using anymore?  i know precious little
>> about scopes so i couldn't even judge whether something is decent or
>> not.
>>
>>   thoughts?
>
> Ah well, yes, a few.  ;-)
>
> Anybody who suggested this should also suggest the 'scope bandwidth
> that you'll need.  Scopes will lie to you if they have insufficient
> bandwidth.  I'll presume that 2MHz is "good enough" since you asked
> for inexpensive.
>
> I think that you should call Peter (email above, details below) His
> company makes 'scopes and generators that are inexpensive, functional
> and Open.  I have some of their older gear.  The newer CGR-102 (kit
> includes 'scope probes and other accessories) is a 'scope, signal
> generator, etc all in one.  Looks good.
>
> Peter has also given a presentation at KWLUG.  Combined with producing
> Open Source lab gear and his interest in GPS, that clearly makes him a
> "friend of the LUG".  ;-)
>
> Best regards,
> Richard
>
> Peter Hiscocks
> Syscomp Electronic Design Limited, Toronto
> http://www.syscompdesign.com
> USB Oscilloscope and Waveform Generator
> 647-839-0325
>
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