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MeasurementBlues
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MeasurementBlues   11/14/2013 1:37:45 PM
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Have you ever used an Oscium product? If so, do you like the idea of using for fingers to zoom in on a signal?

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Max The Magnificent   11/14/2013 5:57:38 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: Have you ever used an Oscium product?

I think I've used all of them (except this one)

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Max The Magnificent   11/14/2013 6:00:14 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: ...do you like the idea of using for fingers to zoom in on a signal?

Well duh! LOL  The iPad interface is now so intuitive to me that I find myself trying to use my fingers to zoom in/out on every screen I come across -- it always comes as an unpleasent surprise when I realize I'm not using a touch screen.

With regular displays you have to use your mouse (or control keys) to pan and zoom in/out ... it's so much easier to use your fingers (so long as you aren;t currently playing a guitar).

 

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MeasurementBlues   11/14/2013 6:10:21 PM
it's so much easier to use your fingers (so long as you aren;t currently playing a guitar).

Well, I can do a few good string bends to get that blues sound.

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MeasurementBlues   11/14/2013 11:55:12 PM
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The iPad interface is now so intuitive to me that I find myself trying to use my fingers to zoom in/out on every screen I come across

Reminds me of the old story of a person who put a piece of paper to a computer screen expecting to send a fax.

What's a fax, anyway?

 

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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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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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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.

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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!

 

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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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