'Cheap but functional oscilliscope'
I am in need of a cheap, but functional oscilliscope. It can be
stand-alone or driven by a PC.
I really only NEED dual channels, the ability to measure up to about 300
VAC and down to a few milivolts DC, and reasonably fast signal
measurements. I'm working almost entirely with PIC chips running less
than 20 Mhz at the moment.
What I'd love to have is a full 8- or 16-input digital logic analyzer
with two analog inputs along side it, but I'm probably quickly leaving
the realm of my budget.
This is more of a query for what you're using, and about how much I
should expect to spend. I can afford $400, but $1000 is a bit much
without it being ultra-cool enough to convince my fiance that it's worth
me forking out that much for a hobby.
If you live in the US, try Ebay and say a pray before buying.
If you live in the Europe, then will be a few times more expensive
using the same Ebay. But in both situation a second hand oscilloscope
could be a better choice than a new one.
On 12/4/05, M Graff <flame.org> wrote: explorer-piclist
On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 08:10:29AM -0500, Darrell Wyatt wrote:
> C and H sales have "surplus" HP 1630 logic analyzers for under
> $300.00. They don't come with manuals. The wire from the
> pods to the clips isn't included either, but you can overcome
> these issues for that price.
Speaking of logic analyzers... Was looking at that listing, and realised
how little I know about them. Anyone got any good links that'll describe
how a logic analyser like that HP works and what they can do?
I've already got a Bitscope DSO/logic analyzer and use it a lot, but it
looks like it's a pretty simple peice of equipment compared to that HP
stuff. Love to learn more about how the "real world" does logic
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