Errr, what about Analog (sic) Discovery? Scope, waveform generator, maths functions, FFT, network analyser, etc. Good for anything up to audio frequencies. More flexible than my Tek and cheap as chips!
Personally I am more amazed by such variety of instruments (Osc. Signal gen, Spectrum analyzer, LCR meter and other contributed Instruments/Apps). For having all this instrument on that price with possibility to reprogram them to your needs it's really nice feature.
And in fact that only web browser is needed for running all this instruments it's bye bye to "Accept - Install-No driver-Only for Windows" and similar nightmares.
If they continued with development it will be ideal tool from Education to professional usage.
The community around this device is quite professional and growing.
Ok, enough plusses. I would like to see more profesional enclosure, enhanced user interfaces on instruments
and higher voltage ranges on the frontend. Maybe bigger acquisition buffer.
That's true. It would be useful to divide the review into two categories: stand-alone and integrated.
I've found that the ones that are integrated with scopes are pretty basic, but it can be useful to see the waveforms alongside the decode for those cases where there is a signal integrity issue or a collision. Other than that, they just list the transactions. The standalone analyzers typically have a much better UI...you can see more transactions, are much more readable, provide complex triggers, can be searched and saved.
Noting whether or not they (or any of the test equipment in your reviews) are open-source would be useful as well. I'm getting ready to go to market with my own debug tool (open-source) and I'm looking at other open-source solutions that I can incorporate into my next design. This seems to be an area that is gaining in popularity based on what I've seen.
Martin...just reread those two articles....surprisingly similar in terms of firmware upgrades etc to get the things working properly. The 1999 one raised a smile - FIVE floppy dsks (or one CD). But the hardware hsa come a long way - you could concevably live with a Virtualbench on your bench (I could, but then I'm not working on cutting edge stuff). Now you know what to buy me for Christmas :-) Thanks again, great articles all.
You should've said something about what is included with each for the price. For example, do they all include probes? If so, what sort? For the price, I'd assume these are all high input impedence models with simple passive probes when they are included, but as it is I'd have to rummage through each web site to figure all that out.