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Kinnar
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Good Initiative but the price and spec does not match
Kinnar   11/26/2013 6:27:31 AM
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This is a good initiative to use the available hardware for test and measurement, but it is not supporting the need of any one, as a hobbyist will not be able to spend this much and the frequency range is too less for a professional use, it fact it would be better to write a code to accept usb samplers on iPads/iPhones.

_hm
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Re: iOS test instrument
_hm   11/18/2013 6:52:20 PM
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If all different functionality (e.g. low bandwidth spectrum analyzer etc) is at $300, this will be very attractive.

 

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Re: iOS test instrument
MeasurementBlues   11/18/2013 6:43:07 PM
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_hm, I agree that the price is high. Oscium has made other products using the same or similar hardware, that being a logic analyzer (8 channel) and a WiFi spectrum analyzer.

_hm
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Re: iOS test instrument
_hm   11/18/2013 6:36:42 PM
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These type of Test and Measurement instruments are good. But I have following suggestions:

This will be generally used by hobbyist beginner. For them, this may be too expensive. Price should be below $100.

Software/hardware together should make it possible to use the same device as DMM, FG, Counter, oscilloscope, volage source, current source etc.

MeasurementBlues
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Re: iOS test instrument
MeasurementBlues   11/17/2013 10:08:36 AM
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it always comes as an unpleasent surprise when I realize I'm not using a touch screen.

An engineering first-world complaint if I ever heard one.

MeasurementBlues
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Re: iOS test instrument
MeasurementBlues   11/17/2013 10:06:24 AM
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@elctrnx_lyf, I think we will see more wireless-controlled test equipment using phones and tablets. Personally, I'd like a bench oscilloscope with a tablet for a screen and you can detach the tablet when you need control from a distance.

Agilent's feature-packed DSOs/MSOs use tablets for display and control

Tablets And Oscilloscopes: Updates On Some Recent Posts

Seems like another era of test and measurement is going to start with these new devices. But I'm not going to get these so early.

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Re: iOS test instrument
David Ashton   11/17/2013 3:12:13 AM
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Digilent make the Analog discovery, a scope / waveform generator / logic analyser for PCs via USB.   Similar specs, 5 MHz b/w, 16 logic channels, spec analyser....

Not sure if it will work with any tablets...maybe Win 8 tablets if they have USB?  But not with Apples......

Details here

http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?Prod=ANALOG-DISCOVERY

and more here

http://www.digilentinc.com/data/products/analog-discovery/AnalogDiscovery.pdf

I've used the NI MyDAQ which is similar but has a paltry 200ksps (= not much more than 20KHz) bandwidth - I'd much rather have one of these!

 

elctrnx_lyf
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Re: iOS test instrument
elctrnx_lyf   11/17/2013 2:24:40 AM
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Seems like another era of test and measurement is going to start with these new devices. But I'm not going to get these so early.

MeasurementBlues
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Re: iOS test instrument
MeasurementBlues   11/14/2013 11:58:21 PM
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Here's a link to my review of the Link Instrument MSO-19.

An MSO for your computer


 

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Re: iOS test instrument
MeasurementBlues   11/14/2013 11:57:04 PM
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I have a Link Instruments MSO-19 to use as a comparison. Truth is if I need ascope and the 5MHz bandwidth isn't a limitation, I'll surely use the Oscuim over the lin just because I can use it on my iPad or iPhone. The Link DSO requires a laptop.

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