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Offline poot36

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Tektronix TDS2024B scope for $110 good deal?
« on: May 23, 2015, 12:28:23 pm »
I have the opportunity to get this scope and am wondering if this would be a good upgrade from my Tektronix 465 scope?  I do not know if it comes with probes or not.  I am mostly interested in digital logic circuit repair (broken SNES) as well as serial protocol debugging (SPI, I2C) and voltage rail ripple measurements.  Would this be a good scope to get for that?
 

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Re: Tektronix TDS2024B scope for $110 good deal?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 12:43:47 pm »
It's a basic sound scope and IMO good value for $110.
Won't do decoding though.

Good step going forward from a CRO.  :-+
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Re: Tektronix TDS2024B scope for $110 good deal?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 12:58:29 pm »
Ok, Thanks for the advice.  Could I use the USB port on the front to save a waveform and then use a program on my computer to decode it?
 

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Re: Tektronix TDS2024B scope for $110 good deal?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 01:04:35 pm »
Ok, Thanks for the advice.  Could I use the USB port on the front to save a waveform and then use a program on my computer to decode it?

It's on the planed state for sigrok, but not sure if when they implement it it would do the decoding, but the same is true for other scopes and people have been able to do it somewhat manually.

http://sigrok.org/wiki/Tektronix_TDS2024B
 

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Re: Tektronix TDS2024B scope for $110 good deal?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 01:15:54 pm »
It's a basic sound scope and IMO good value for $110.
Won't do decoding though.

Good step going forward from a CRO.  :-+

I say good deal as well. the "c" version of the scope is "current"(lols! crappy specs compared to its competitors, especially that woefully inadequate memory) and retails for like 2k$ USD.
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Re: Tektronix TDS2024B scope for $110 good deal?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 01:38:31 pm »
It's a good deal.

As for serial decoding get a 10 buck Saleae knockoff, put Sigrok on it to be legal and there you go. That's 10 bucks Canadian!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/24MHz-8CH-USB-Logic-Analyzer-Compatible-to-saleae-/190956566562?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c75e5f822
 


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