Author Topic: New analog production?  (Read 3506 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline IonizedGears

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 251
  • Country: us
New analog production?
« on: August 10, 2013, 03:47:16 am »
I was wondering, why don't companies make analog scopes anymore with similar features so you get a quality
I am an EE student with interests in Embedded, RF, Control Systems, and Nanotech.
 

Offline smashedProton

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 644
  • Country: us
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 04:03:47 am »
Uhm, why?
http://www.garrettbaldwin.com/

Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.
 

Offline free_electron

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 7403
  • Country: us
    • SiliconValleyGarage
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 04:28:23 am »
Because analog scopes are pretty much useless now. All systems these days use lots of one-shot events. No memory means you cant visualise them.
Professional Electron Wrangler.
Any comments, or points of view expressed, are my own and not endorsed , induced or compensated by my employer(s).
 

Offline iloveelectronics

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 937
  • Country: hk
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 04:35:37 am »
I believe there are still Chinese manufacturers making new low end analog scopes.
My email address: franky @ 99centHobbies . com
My eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/99centhobbies
 

Offline c4757p

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 7805
  • Country: us
  • adieu
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 04:41:37 am »
The benefit that I see of analog scopes is that a low-end analog scope is actually usable, whereas a low-end digital scope makes you want to shove it up its designer's ass. A new, modern, proper DSO (no Owon turds, please) kicks every analog scope's ass in every way, with the obvious exception of bandwidth differences....

No advantages anymore from the perspective of a manufacturer.
No longer active here - try the IRC channel if you just can't be without me :)
 

Offline IonizedGears

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 251
  • Country: us
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 04:58:29 am »
I just like analog scopes and I wanted to see if they still made them, because I believe they still have a small market for some
I am an EE student with interests in Embedded, RF, Control Systems, and Nanotech.
 

Offline c4757p

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 7805
  • Country: us
  • adieu
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2013, 05:15:31 am »
Unfortunately the good ones are way too complex to be worth making in small numbers.

OTOH...

Shame it's 20 MHz... my Tektronix would make it piss its pants...
No longer active here - try the IRC channel if you just can't be without me :)
 

Offline iloveelectronics

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 937
  • Country: hk
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 06:29:54 am »
There are still 100MHz analog scopes being made such as this:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/original-new-100-100MHz-analogue-oscilloscope-CA8100-Analog-Oscilloscope/514108172.html

But for the same money you can already get a decent DSO from reputable brands.
My email address: franky @ 99centHobbies . com
My eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/99centhobbies
 

Offline johnboxall

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 527
  • Country: au
  • Problems are solved by taking action.
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2013, 07:01:11 am »
I just like analog scopes and I wanted to see if they still made them, because I believe they still have a small market for some

Ditto, it's nice to have both. Plus the make good monitor risers :)
http://au.element14.com/tenma/72-6802/oscilloscope-30mhz-fq-count/dp/1563801
http://www.newark.com/tenma/72-6802/oscilloscope-30mhz-with-lcd-frequency/dp/25R3630?Ntt=72-6802
 

Offline G7PSK

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 3697
  • Country: gb
  • It is hot until proved not.
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 09:41:50 am »
Iwatsu still manufacture a range of analogue scopes along side their DSO range there are still field where a CRO is better than a digital and vice versa.

 http://www.iti.iwatsu.co.jp/en/products/ss/index.html

They even do an analog scope to 470Mhz.
 

Offline ttp

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 155
  • Country: au
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 10:06:29 am »
Judging by a company I work for (nothing to do with analog scopes) we do make some old product while the market is there but (you'll probably find same applies to analog scopes manufacturers) there are old("mature") designs, there will be no upgrades/enchancements/bugfixes and no new models. Generally there is no much point in investing R&D time or money into old technology, there is no problem punching out old design if people buy it (unless you can't get parts any more - it does happen). R&D department is usually busy with products the company needs now and they are 6-12 month of work away, they haven't got time to revise/improve old stuff.
 

Offline c4757p

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 7805
  • Country: us
  • adieu
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2013, 10:11:27 am »
Those Iwatsu scopes actually look quite nice!  :-+
No longer active here - try the IRC channel if you just can't be without me :)
 

Offline G7PSK

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 3697
  • Country: gb
  • It is hot until proved not.
Re: New analog production?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2013, 03:27:26 pm »
One of them can apparently not only be programed but connected to a computer as well via a 25 pin D sub, I expect it is rather expensive as it is aimed at production line work.

I would not be surprised if DSO move away from what we now know as an oscilloscope perhaps to more of a spectrum analyzer or some thing we haven't even thought of yet or a 3D screen even? 
« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 03:31:31 pm by G7PSK »
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf