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Offline boffin

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Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« on: February 02, 2017, 02:42:01 am »
Looks like a lower-cost ($79) lower-feature version of the very very nice Analog Discovery

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/342199468/openscope-instrumentation-for-everyone



2 channel scope @ 2Mhz, 10 bit
1 function generator
10 digital IO
User programmable power supply
On board Wifi

Looks like you use it via a web browser (not unlike the Red Pataya)

(bet you dave gets one in the mailbag)
 
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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 12:50:55 pm »
Thanks for sharing! Exactly what I was waiting for, lower-cost and still enough features but the most important: It's open source! So there's room for all kind of improvements :)
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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 01:19:55 pm »
I'm not sure it's really open source ... the name "openscope" can mislead you.
it seems the software is open, but the hardware ? couldnt find an answer on the kickstarter page.

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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 01:26:47 pm »
From the kickstarter page:

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OpenScope is designed to be as open-sourced as possible; therefore, the hardware, firmware, software, and the mechanical specifications will be made available to anyone who wants to change and/or improve upon the design
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 11:59:04 pm »
Looks that is progressing fast. 667 sold but haven't reached the $100.000 mark  :)
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 12:45:41 am »
Hard to get excited about a 2MHz scope. I mean yeah, it's cheap compared to a "real" DSO but 2 MHz is still a toy. That's not even fast enough to keep up with an Arduino in many cases. Not saying it couldn't have uses, but I wouldn't call it a "scope".
 
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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 03:14:11 am »
Hard to get excited about a 2MHz scope. I mean yeah, it's cheap compared to a "real" DSO but 2 MHz is still a toy. That's not even fast enough to keep up with an Arduino in many cases. Not saying it couldn't have uses, but I wouldn't call it a "scope".

it really depends what you're doing.  It's fine for audio, it's fine for looking at low frequency PWM Arduino stuff, it's fine for picking apart datastreams like i2c
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 01:13:04 pm »
very very nice Analog Discovery

only if all you know is labview
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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 08:28:04 am »
very very nice Analog Discovery

only if all you know is labview

Could you be any more patronizing? 

For the money, the Analog Discovery is a nice piece of test equipment.  I'll stand by that statement, and so will many other users here, oh, and it also appears to be the opinion of that Aussie guy who does video (see #692) reviews.
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 02:09:27 pm »
very very nice Analog Discovery

only if all you know is labview

Could you be any more patronizing? 

was it not correct?
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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 02:36:04 pm »
The scope as such is useless for anything beyond educational use, but I'm pretty amazed by the processor. 18Msps onboard an MCU is impressive (obviously there are surely many hoops to jump through to get that performance). Microchip has been pushing overpriced underpowered crap for a long time (at least when it comes to MCUs, their power management and linear products are great IMO)
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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 02:54:19 pm »
very very nice Analog Discovery

only if all you know is labview

Could you be any more patronizing? 

was it not correct?

It's not correct. I don't know Labview, but I have an Analog Discovery (2 in fact). For some things in some situations they are extremely handy. Right tool for the right job. Not many scopes can generate multichannel digital patterns. Not many scopes you can use practically on a plane at 35,000'. Horses for courses.
 
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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 01:49:00 am »
very very nice Analog Discovery

only if all you know is labview

Could you be any more patronizing? 

was it not correct?

No, it wasn't correct at all.

I used scopes since the late 70s, and know a lot more than just labview. 

We all know that a thousand dollar keysight/tek/rigol/siglent is going to be a better instrument, but for $79 this digilent represents superb value for money, and is highly portable too.


 

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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 04:36:02 pm »
Thanks for sharing! Exactly what I was waiting for, lower-cost and still enough features but the most important: It's open source! So there's room for all kind of improvements :)

 :-DD  That's a generous way to put it!
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Digilent "OpenScope"
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2017, 06:22:32 pm »
That's weird.
I thought Kickstarter is for startup companies.  :-//


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