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Offline Keysight DanielBogdanoff

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #250 on: May 02, 2017, 10:32:09 pm »
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #251 on: May 03, 2017, 07:57:48 pm »
Redraws haven't been drawn yet, we're trying to make that internal tracking stuff as easy as possible. Scopes are shipping out today! We're checking with the Malaysia team about how long shipping will take, and if you won and got us your paperwork back you should get an e-mail from us in the next 48 hours with details.

For the re-draw, we want to make sure we know how many people are rejecting the prize so we can do the redraw stuff in one batch.

Hmm.. So everyone who sent in the paperwork should have gotten an e-mail by now?
I sent my papers on March 11 so hopefully nothing went wrong with the attachments.

Is there any way I can find out if my papers were received and accepted?
On March 11 I DID get the automated e-mail saying "Thanks for the e-mail! This account is monitored, and you should receive a response (as appropriate) within a few business days or less." after sending off the papers. I never got back anything other than that mistaken e-mail everyone got and the message saying to ignore the previous message.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #252 on: May 03, 2017, 08:35:34 pm »
I've also not got a recent email, so it's probably nothing to worry about.
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #253 on: May 04, 2017, 10:34:50 am »
Still no email and over 48 hours passed  :scared:



Maybe 48 hours for redraw winners?  :-//
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #254 on: May 04, 2017, 11:04:03 am »
Hopefully I'll get the e-maill from them sometime today.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #255 on: May 04, 2017, 04:41:15 pm »
Take a deep breath everyone - giving away free stuff is not Keysight's business and it is very time-consuming to coordinate. They all have to do their normal work in addition to this promotional work. I am uniquely qualified to say that Keysight makes good on promises.

The winners are getting free stuff, probably best not to pester the source of the free stuff and discourage them from doing this again in the future.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #256 on: May 04, 2017, 04:43:05 pm »
Scopes have shipped, mine arrives late next week.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #257 on: May 04, 2017, 08:45:58 pm »
Scopes have shipped, mine arrives late next week.

Nice... Did you get an e-mail from them today?

I'm in Canada too but haven't heard anything from them in almost two months.
I know it's a ridiculous amount of scopes to deal with, across many countries, but it would have been good to keep the winners informed about how it's going in some official way.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #258 on: May 05, 2017, 09:13:10 am »
If I was getting a free scope and it hadn't turned up yet, I wouldn't be saying anything until well into June!

This:
The winners are getting free stuff, probably best not to pester the source of the free stuff and discourage them from doing this again in the future.
.... three times over.

Yes, I know the wait may cause some people anxiety - but it's not as if you have put up a fist full of cash.

Breathe.  Be patient ... and just realise how envious a lot of us are that you will be getting a free scope.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #259 on: May 05, 2017, 10:05:32 am »
I totally agree with rx8pilot and brumby. Free stuff is free stuff.

I'm hoping a 'scope turns up at some point. I'm expecting to pay the VAT. I'm not expecting any extra freebies like decode options. It'll go on my bench, not eBay. And I'll be saying thanks to Keysight. Anything else would be impolite.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #260 on: May 05, 2017, 11:29:20 pm »
I would say that folks are excited to get their scopes, not necessarily impatient.

I think its fair to ask for shipping info.  I have a standing "hold at depot" with Fedex, if the shipper has not put my phone number on the shipping label and I don't have a tracking number I wouldn't know if its just sitting on the shelf waiting for me.  This recently happened to a few Cypress and ISSI orders of mine, I just happened to go to the Depot and they said they have 4 packages for me to sign for... to my surprise.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #261 on: May 09, 2017, 10:18:48 am »
Scopes have shipped, mine arrives late next week.
Did anyone else got a reply from Keysight?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #262 on: May 09, 2017, 05:45:34 pm »
No email yet, but I was one of the later winners. My assumption is that they are going in order by who won first, but that's just a guess.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #263 on: May 09, 2017, 06:00:52 pm »
No email yet, but I was one of the later winners. My assumption is that they are going in order by who won first, but that's just a guess.
Sounds reasonable. It would be nice to hear something official from Keysight.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #264 on: May 09, 2017, 07:11:03 pm »
Scopes have shipped, but I'm not sure why the e-mails haven't gone out. I'll follow up with that individual.
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #265 on: May 09, 2017, 08:12:22 pm »
Thanks, Daniel. You gave away a lot of scopes this year, so you must have lots of excited winners waiting out there.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #266 on: May 09, 2017, 09:40:09 pm »
Mine shipped Fedex and arrives Thursday, I would imagine it would be similar for everyone.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #267 on: May 10, 2017, 04:01:35 pm »
Update, most of the scopes have not left the factory yet, I was misinformed.  |O

I'm doing everything I can to get them to ship as soon as humanly possible, thanks for your patience.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #268 on: May 10, 2017, 04:41:06 pm »
Totally understand.  :-+ I am going to embrace patience for once in my life.
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #269 on: May 10, 2017, 05:03:35 pm »
Waiting is difficult.....then the day comes and you act like an idiot.

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #270 on: May 10, 2017, 05:59:52 pm »
Fun! Seems pretty normal behavior upon receipt of such an awesome piece of gear. ;D
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #271 on: May 10, 2017, 08:52:58 pm »
Lel, I would say that's a reasonable reaction. :-DD
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #272 on: May 10, 2017, 09:45:47 pm »
Waiting is difficult.....then the day comes and you act like an idiot.

https://youtu.be/_GIldByHYPk

Well done!  :clap:
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #273 on: May 10, 2017, 11:23:08 pm »
Old news - as far as the calendar is concerned - but watching that again was just as engrossing as it was a year ago.

BTW - We were advised to stay tuned for the learning curve.  Is there anything further on this - or did I just miss it?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #274 on: May 11, 2017, 02:12:56 am »
Old news - as far as the calendar is concerned - but watching that again was just as engrossing as it was a year ago.

BTW - We were advised to stay tuned for the learning curve.  Is there anything further on this - or did I just miss it?

It is almost time for a follow-up video. I have been very busy learning new things to take advantage of the new gear. The learning curve of the scope has been modest - actually quite easy to use. Learning how to move 6Gbps data all around a PCB is more difficult to learn as it turns out. On top of that - the 6Ghz probes are wildly expensive for a high-speed newcomer accustomed to 500 Mhz probes.

Anyway, I have one design going right now. The first attempt at high-speed sorta worked, but not very well. The scope immediately displayed the results of the problems and I dove back into the books, started a thread here on the EEVBlog and redesigned the PCB. It is supposed to arrive on Friday so I can assemble and test over the weekend to see how the changes worked.

The circuit is a functionally simple distribution amplifier that I am going to embed into one of my existing products. It is known art, therefore, a good place to jump in. If I can design high-speed serial receivers and cable drivers - can get that data into an FPGA where the fun really begins. The scope is being used exactly how I hoped - moving up and getting smarter faster. It has also led to the need for a variety of other instruments to make a complete bench - VNA, HD-SDI Analyzer, more probes, RF sim software, 4 more years of college, etc.
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