@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).
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.
@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.
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