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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2015, 10:56:15 am »
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I started to add a column for Serial Protocol Decoding feature for the models, but I need the help from the people in the forum to fill out the blanks.

I suggest that you start a new post on each model of each brand.  Say what you are doing and include a link to the spreadsheet and this thread.  I do not think you will get much response otherwise.

I can say the Rigol DS1054z has serial decoding as an option.

To keep it simpler you could just say "Serial" instead of all the types.  If someone was interested they could do their own research to which kind of protocol.  That is the way I found the Rigol.  I downloaded all the manuals for scopes under $400 and looked in the index for the word "serial".  The Rigol was the only one that had that word in their index.  So if you have to do this research, try this method.

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #76 on: July 22, 2015, 01:07:23 pm »
Thank you tautech,  :)
I updated the file in Google drive for the Siglent SDS2000 series.
I will reflect them when I regenerate JPG and excel next time.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #77 on: July 22, 2015, 01:13:26 pm »
Thank you _Harry_ and bitseeker. :)

Your words boot my motivation updating this chart.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #78 on: July 22, 2015, 01:19:45 pm »
That is good idea ez24,

Hi anybody in EEVblog forum,

If you know (or own) the Rigol DS1000E series, about Serial Decoding feature the model supports, 
do you mind adding comments to the file on the Google drive or past them in this thread?

It will be helpful to know, which serial is standard feature and which are options.

 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #79 on: August 16, 2015, 08:30:26 pm »
Hi,

I added serial decoding columns on the chart in the first post.  :)
Hope it helps.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #80 on: August 17, 2015, 08:14:46 pm »

Added GW-instek GDS-1000B to the sheet in the first post.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #81 on: August 18, 2015, 05:33:38 am »
Hi fanOfeeDIY

I am curious is this an academic or commercial project, since this is taking you a massive amount of time.

If you ever finish, I feel that you could do some other people a service by going down on your prices.  However this would be difficult because you will be getting into the Ebay and Aliexpress level scopes and their lack of specs and weird names.  Also there will be a lack of interest and help on this forum (it is too advance for low price scopes).  For example I got a DSO 112 from Singapore for $60 and I think it is a fine scope that meets it specs (4 MHz bandwidth).

Also if you get into cheap battery powered scopes pay attention if they come with the battery.  If you order a DSO112 from China or Amazon it will not have a battery but from Singapore it will have one and you cannot just "buy" one.

Keep up the good work. 
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #82 on: August 18, 2015, 05:06:18 pm »
Hi

Just in case some day you want to include USB scopes here is a quote from Howardlong:
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Digilent's Analog Discovery is a combined PC based scope/AWG/logic analyser. I wouldn't usually recommend a PC based instrument, but I will make a notable exception in this case. I regularly use when I'm travelling, on the train or plane (but be careful on a plane, you might get some interesting attention!)

Depending on your educational status, there are discounts. Alternatively, Microchip Direct seems to offer it significantly cheaper than anywhere else for a commercial sale.

While the scope bandwidth only states 5MHz, in practice it's a lot more, especially if you use the add on BNC adapter with proper probes. I measured it at 33MHz, but keep in mind the sample rate is only 100Msa/s.

The reason it's highly rated on here is not just the price and hardware features it offers, it also has really good software, something sadly lacking in my experience in many PC based instruments.

I think Dave did a video on it.
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Comparison Chart
« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2015, 10:47:28 pm »
Hi ez24,

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I am curious is this an academic or commercial project, since this is taking you a massive amount of time.

I just started this chart completely for selecting an oscilloscope for my hobby use.
Then after I posted it here on the eevblog, it kept growing.  ;D

My old image of the oscilloscope when I was in high school,
the price of the oscilloscope was more than the price of a new car.
But when I heard the rumor that the oscilloscope became more affordable,
I realized that there were too many models and could not figure out which
will suit me. This is how I made my initial chart.

I am working as a software engineer and
earning income for my family is high priority task for me at the moment. :)
But I am happy to update the chart in my spare time.

I do not think I have enough time for battery powered scopes and PC based scopes right now,
and it is something I need to consider in the future.

If the spreadsheet helps any other people in this forum for considering the
scope or any manufacture for their development, I am just happy.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #84 on: August 30, 2015, 07:40:55 pm »

Added RIGOL DS4000 series.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #85 on: August 31, 2015, 06:21:22 am »
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I just started this chart completely for selecting an oscilloscope for my hobby use.

So what did you get?  Or have you been too busy to buy one
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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #86 on: September 02, 2015, 04:15:12 pm »
Added SIGLENT SDS1000X
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #87 on: September 02, 2015, 04:17:12 pm »
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So what did you get?  Or have you been too busy to buy one

Not yet, making the chart became my hobby at the moment  :)
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #88 on: September 03, 2015, 08:35:22 am »
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So what did you get?  Or have you been too busy to buy one

Not yet, making the chart became my hobby at the moment  :)

How funny  :-DD

Let us know if you get one. 

Seems like months ago someone came to this forum showing their new web site on scopes and asking for comments.  Seems they got ripped to spreads and I cannot find the URL.  It is possible that one criticism was they did not have info on current scopes which you do.

So perhaps you could start your own web site and make some $ from ads, using the info you are gathering.  I suggest you collect links to all the docs you find.


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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #89 on: September 07, 2015, 08:58:06 am »
Bottom line: for everything below $1,100 get a DS1054Z  :)

It depends what you need it for. I wouldn't trade my DS2000 for a DS1000Z. I rarely ever need 4 channels, and I much prefer the extras on the DS2000.
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #90 on: September 16, 2015, 10:11:53 pm »
Hi,

Added Lecroy WaveJet Touch to the chart in the first post. :)
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2015, 07:14:52 am »
Hi,

Added Lecroy WaveJet Touch to the chart in the first post. :)

fanOfeeDIY, I have been lurking for awhile on this fourm but finally decided to officially join so that I could express my great appreciation for all your efforts on compiling digital oscilloscope information. I will be buying an oscilloscope soon and your compilation has made the process more fun and so much easier than trying to individually google all the possible candidates. I hope you can keep this up as I am sure there are many more like me who have benefited from your efforts but haven't said anything yet.

As many have said on this forum, the DS1054Z is a tremendous value, but I can afford more than that (about $1500 USD) and just can't figure out what the best buy is at that level. The main problem for me on that as a beginner in electronics is trying to predict what features I will want the most in the future. Is it more bandwidth, number of channels, waveform update rate, memory depth, etc. that will be most important. And maybe I need to consider buying a used scope like a DS4000 for the same money to make sure I have plenty of features in reserve for future needs. Its a tricky situation to figure out, but your compilation has helped so much. Thanks again!
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #92 on: November 20, 2015, 01:39:20 am »
Hi bsmith,

Thank you for your kind message.
I am really busy these day and I am really glad to know that my effort of making this chart have beneficial to people in the forum.

Also good to have more people joining this fantastic forum. :)

 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #93 on: December 06, 2015, 12:59:46 am »
Hi,
I added SIGLENT SDS2000X.  :)
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2015, 08:09:58 pm »
Hello. I am new here and thank the poster for this chart. I also am looking for a new DSO to replace my os310m. My scope died when the PLD chip started drawing too much current. I like the idea of hacking one of these cheap scopes to max out the features. Is there a favorite that people find most hackable for the price? I will be most interested in maxing out bandwidth and memory depth. :)
« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 08:13:28 pm by stts »
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #95 on: December 21, 2015, 02:30:48 am »
Hi,

I added:
LeCroy WaveAce 1000
LeCroy WaveAce 2000
LeCroy HDO4000
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #96 on: December 21, 2015, 02:34:33 am »

I included typical 4ch, 500Mhz and 5GS/s Sampling models  :)
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #97 on: December 21, 2015, 02:44:52 am »
Hi stts,

I see many active posts of hacking software on some Rigol and Agilent/Keysight models in this forum.
I think I saw a few posts for Siglent too but I am not sure.

Please have fun for searching the forum of eevblog.  :)
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #98 on: December 21, 2015, 07:44:14 am »
Hi stts,

I see many active posts of hacking software on some Rigol and Agilent/Keysight models in this forum.
I think I saw a few posts for Siglent too but I am not sure.

Please have fun for searching the forum of eevblog.  :)
Not for DSO's YET.  :popcorn:

SDG2042X AWG, yes.  :-/O
Avid Rabid Hobbyist
 

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Re: Digital Oscilloscope Chart
« Reply #99 on: December 30, 2015, 01:01:10 am »
Is there a favorite that people find most hackable for the price? I will be most interested in maxing out bandwidth and memory depth. :)

It seems like Tektronix MDO3000 is discussed about hacking in this forum too. :)
 


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