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  • EEVblog #310 – Cheap Siglent and Agilent scopes

    Posted on July 13th, 2012 EEVblog 4 comments


    A quick look at some cheap scopes at TrioSmartCal with Charles.
    http://www.triosmartcal.com.au
    The Agilent DSO1052B
    The Siglent SDS1204CFL
    The Siglent SDS1022C / Atten 1022CL+ / BK Precision 2530B
    The Unique UQ2062C

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    • http://nutsandboltsandflyingsparks.blogspot.in/ Rohit de Sa

      I’d love to see a teardown/comparison of a couple of these low cost scopes – Siglent/Atten, Rigol, Owon. On the cards sometime soon?

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        Quite possibly. Big job though for a shootout.

    • DC

      I’ll second that. Even take a bit further, and look at the tiering for scopes.

      * So basic low-end 50meg for around $xx, this is what you get, what you can do.
      * Step up to a 100meg for around $yy and you get these features. This one and that are really worth it if you’re doing AVR/PIC microcontroller work.
      * Even better, go for something like this BLAHBLAH scope, and now you get XXYYZZ which is really neat. Is it worth the extra $zz, yeah, I think so.

      Add in the PC-based scopes too. I know you did the comparison between PC and bench scopes in 2009 – have things changed at all ? A colleague has a Cleverscope with a dedicated small back-of-monitor PC and 21″ monitor for it. Bluetooth keyboard/mouse. Wow, slick, and that gorgeous huge screen. But pricey.

    • Steve

      I’ll second that, a teardown of some of the cheaper scopes on the market, and by that I mean less than 800$, but then having something like “But for 1000$, you can get this” would be nice.

      Bet your running out of room to store all the electronics stuff you get given. First you had a box of multimeters, now you have a room of various scopes?