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abcd1239383728939545
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Re: Foot Switch
abcd1239383728939545   4/17/2014 5:31:48 PM
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@antedeluvian : There is a new Android app that will allow you to setup any voice commands you would like and it will automatically send the command to the instrument (as long as the instrument has a sockets server, and most do).  It should work with both Linux and Windows-based scopes.  It's called "Instrument Talk".  The free version is more of a way to try it to make sure it works before you buy the paid one, but it's only $4.99.  A lot less expensive than a foot pedal, etc... 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Instrumental+Instruments

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Re: PCB design at home
sreaves22645   2/13/2014 4:50:40 PM
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Hello wnatter,

Well I am partial to SprintPCB by Abacom. It is very easy to use, well supported by the supplier, has features that cost big bucks from the big boys (and some that are not on high cost programms) but it's cost is modest. They have a companion schematic capture program and a real nice front panel design software.

http://www.abacom-online.de/uk/html/produkte.html

I think that the next choice would be DipTrace which is a medium cost program (PCB/Schematic). I think that they have a free version that may be limited by size and number of connections. Very similar to OrCAD Capture for Windows but much cheaper.

http://diptrace.com/

Other options include DesignSpark PCB which is free but has a steeper learning curve.

http://www.designspark.com/eng/page/designspark-pcb-home-page

There is a Yahoo! group for the Old DOS OrCAD that can be made to run in Windows. All of the software and manuals for that is available to download from the group.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OldDosOrcad/info

 

All of those programs are freely availble for download. The commercial ones has demo or limited use free versions.

Best of luck,

 

Sam

 

 

 

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Re: Beg steal or borrow
MeasurementBlues   2/6/2014 6:19:22 PM
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I have a Tek handheld DMM, two Extech handheld DMMs, and an original HP34401A. I also have one of the Oscium iOS scopes (new 2-channel version, http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320087) and I really should write a review of it.

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Re: Niiiice....
MeasurementBlues   2/6/2014 6:15:36 PM
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I went to Santa Clara and saw lots of scopes, including Rigol.

DesignCon 2014: Test Equipment on Display

 

MeasurementBlues
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Ways to mount a scope
MeasurementBlues   2/6/2014 6:12:03 PM
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A little off topic here but since was have some scope users. I'd like to compile a slideshow showing unusually to mount a scope, DMM, or other kind of equipment. I store an old Tek DMM on the wall with a couple of screws and I should really get some hooks to store an HP34401A DMM. If I actually had a scope like the Rigol with a handle, I'd get some hooks and hand it under a shelf above my work area.

So, If you have any photos of how you mounted test equipment, please send them to me at martin.rowe@ubm.com. Thanks.

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Re: TEK Survey
MeasurementBlues   2/6/2014 6:05:52 PM
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The survey is leading up to this:

http://info.tek.com/www_futureofscopes.html

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Re: Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope
Robert.Oppenheimer   2/3/2014 12:25:42 PM
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We needed something to align motion encoders. Needed two analog channels and also to see a digital pulse. Most 4 channel scopes and mixed signal scopes were out of the budget. The Rigol 1042D fit the bill nicely and later got a second one, the updated 1052D. In 5 years, there was only one problem which required replacing the front end board. Luckily it was under warranty. Bought it through Saelig.

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Re: Niiiice....
Victor Lorenzo   2/3/2014 6:17:51 AM
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@Javi: "Well, if you come to Pamplona and need a scope..."

Perfect! Same to you if you ever drop by Barcelona. I think it is less cold and less rainy here these days, specially today ;-).

50/70MHz  is not such a 'big' bandwidth, in fact it is rather limited for most things I'd like to do. I already own a 200MHz@2GS/s TDS2024C (recovered from the trash can, almost literaly, and repaired) so in this case the DS1204B seemed to me very insteresting for people needing some more bandwidth.

Something I find frustrating in most mid-to-low end scopes is memory capacity, specially when trying to capture and decode complete serial communication frames.

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Re: Foot Switch
betajet   2/2/2014 7:37:47 PM
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antedeluvian wrote: What about voice commands?

I often use "voice commands" when trying to hold three probes in place with one hand while pushing 'scope buttons and keyboard with the other.  The "voice commands" don't seem to work very well :-)

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Re: Niiiice....
Garcia-Lasheras   2/2/2014 5:12:58 PM
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@Victor: "Really???!!! Where??? I've never been so lucky to meet anyone from that kind of beer drinker. LOL"

Well, if you come to Pamplona and need a scope, just get a six-pack and call me: I'll be glad to share my DS1052E with you ;-)

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