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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2011, 05:52:41 am »
No luck  :(

Uhm, that doesn't look good. No Configuration Descriptor following the Device Descriptor? Did you run lsusb as root?

About re-engineer the USB protocol, I'm not saying that is not possible or hard, just don't know if is worth the trouble,

It is a hobby. It is supposed to keep you busy and of the streets, :) it doesn't have to make sense.
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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2011, 10:21:38 pm »
Uhm, that doesn't look good. No Configuration Descriptor following the Device Descriptor? Did you run lsusb as root?

Yes, I also tried as root.

It is a hobby. It is supposed to keep you busy and of the streets, :) it doesn't have to make sense.

Haha, OK, you are right, for now no free time even almost to breathe, but seems a good idea, I don't develope PC software for several years, and in that time all was in Windows land  :)
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2011, 07:38:20 am »
Similar to Agilent rebranding Rigol units as their low-end scopes, LeCroy rebrand Atten units as their low-end (WaveAce) scopes - and unlike Atten, LeCroy provide 64-bit drivers for Windows. :)

You can grab LeCroy's EasyScope installer here:
http://www.lecroy.com/Support/SoftwareDownload/EasyScope.aspx?capid=106&mid=533&smid=

When you install it, the drivers will be put in the EasyScope directory (along with a handy installer) - you can just run that installer, then uninstall EasyScope and go back to the Atten version (the one that came with my ADS1102CAL was newer than the one on LeCroy's website).

Another tip with EasyScope is that the Atten version that came with my scope was Chinese only; there is a set.ini file in the EasyScope directory that lets you change the apps language to English (along with branding and target scope model - it's all documented in the file).

Interestingly, LeCroy advertise the WaveAce scopes as having 2GSa/s (1GSa/s per channel), while Atten lists the same models as 1GSa/s (or 500MSa/s in dual-channel). I'm wondering if there's some crippling going on there. This is for models before the ADS 1102CAL though, as it's new and it looks like LeCroy hasn't picked it up yet (if they ever do).
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2011, 11:02:54 pm »
@ RichardSim

I tried to found rebranding of ATTEN, one way a found of doing it, was findings scopes that use EasyScope, and I made this topic https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4104.0

As I said there "Also some of these scopes have only 32bit drivers, others have also 64bit, are things like that that made me curious."

But never touched or tested it, nice to ear your experience with your ATTEN scope.
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2011, 11:42:51 am »
I've heard this and seen the exterior photos, but is there any photos of WaveAce PCBs with Atten or its other names, silk screened on the PCB?

Similar to Agilent rebranding Rigol units as their low-end scopes, LeCroy rebrand Atten units as their low-end (WaveAce) scopes - and unlike Atten, LeCroy provide 64-bit drivers for Windows. :)

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2011, 09:42:49 pm »
Thanks for taking the tear downs,  it'll take a while to study the pics.  I noticed the name Siglent on the PCB, a brand Atten tried to push but it seemed to go nowhere; Atten doesn't bother erase the chip markings, making it easier to identify.

Hmm, Siligent seem to be better value for money.

Compare the two 'scopes.
Atten ADS1102CAL
http://www.genetroncorp.com/datasheets/Atten/ADS1000CCALCML%20Series.pdf

Siglent SDS1102CM
http://www.siglent.com/en/upload/201042363208641.pdf

As far as I can tell, both are pretty similar, except the Atten has 40k of storage and the Silgent has 2M of storage.

I found the Atten on ebay for £229, the Silgent was £31 more but it's not much more expensive considering the extra memory. The Atten does have one advantage: a nice wide screen: 480x234 as opposed to 320x234 but the vastly greater memory is probably worth much more than an extra 160 pixels of display width.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATTEN-ADS1102CAL-100MHz-Digital-Oscilloscope-1102CAL-/150620675417?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item2311b11d59
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Siglent-100mhz-Storage-Oscilloscope-SDS1102CM-1G-/320721370009?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aac7bbb99
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2011, 04:41:16 pm »
Seems you CAN have both the wide Screen AND the 2Mpts memory, but you have to pay another $100 or so for it.
Enter the ATTEN ADS1102CML
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ADS1102CML-100MHz-1G-2Mpts-Digital-Oscilloscope-7-LCD-/220797273557

I'm doing a bit of PWM control, PPM and a bit of simple logic stuff, so I convinced myself I need a scope that I can capture a bit of data stream with, rightly or wrongly.

I'd almost finished choosing a new DSO and had settled on the now ubiquitous RIGOL DS1052E, rejecting other budget makes for their short Memory depth. Like the UNI-T UTD2102CEL 2 x 600Mpts and others with even less memory.

Along comes the Siglent SDS1102CM 2Mpts and the ATTEN ADS 1102CML 2 Mpts to confuse the issue.

There again, internet shopping is a hobby in itself isn't it. 8^)
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2012, 12:50:09 pm »
I just got the scope shipped today, and must say I love it!

My first tests included only calibrating the probes with the built in 1KHz generator, and walking through the many menu functions.

I also installed the PC software , and got a few screen captures from the scope, via the back USB cable. This connector can also be used to connect a printer directly, but I didn't test that yet.

The front USB connector I tested with a memory stick, and was able to browse the files on the stick, create a new dir, and save data in multiple formats.

Everything works good, and so far it provided a very good first impression.

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2012, 01:56:53 am »
Thanks for taking the tear downs,  it'll take a while to study the pics.  I noticed the name Siglent on the PCB, a brand Atten tried to push but it seemed to go nowhere; Atten doesn't bother erase the chip markings, making it easier to identify.

Hmm, Siligent seem to be better value for money.

Compare the two 'scopes.
Atten ADS1102CAL
http://www.genetroncorp.com/datasheets/Atten/ADS1000CCALCML%20Series.pdf

Siglent SDS1102CM
http://www.siglent.com/en/upload/201042363208641.pdf

As far as I can tell, both are pretty similar, except the Atten has 40k of storage and the Silgent has 2M of storage.

I found the Atten on ebay for £229, the Silgent was £31 more but it's not much more expensive considering the extra memory. The Atten does have one advantage: a nice wide screen: 480x234 as opposed to 320x234 but the vastly greater memory is probably worth much more than an extra 160 pixels of display width.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATTEN-ADS1102CAL-100MHz-Digital-Oscilloscope-1102CAL-/150620675417?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item2311b11d59
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Siglent-100mhz-Storage-Oscilloscope-SDS1102CM-1G-/320721370009?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aac7bbb99


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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos - attenload libusb-1.0 application released
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2012, 10:01:49 am »
Hi all,

Sorry for resurrecting an old(er) thread - however, this was the only page that I got, when looking for the ID f4ec:ee38, which is also emitted from the ADS1202CL+.

So, I wanted to notify the forum that I had just released an application that utilises libusb-1.0, and can be used to fetch data from (at least) the ADS1202CL+ - please check:

http://sdaaubckp.sourceforge.net/attenload

Given what the thread https://www.eevblog.com/forum/product-reviews-photos-and-discussion/easyscope-list-of-digital-oscilloscopes-that-use-it/ reports, it is possible this application could interface with other brands/models as well - but it's down to people to try for themselves...

Anyways - I'm not likely to maintain the code much, as it already does what I want it to do; but now that it is released, maybe it will be useful to others.

Cheers!

 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2012, 02:49:44 pm »
Thanks sdaau for sharing, also your notes point out some key firmware issues in the Atten.
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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos - attenload libusb-1.0 application released
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2012, 03:22:10 pm »
Hi all,

Sorry for resurrecting an old(er) thread - however, this was the only page that I got, when looking for the ID f4ec:ee38, which is also emitted from the ADS1202CL+.

So, I wanted to notify the forum that I had just released an application that utilises libusb-1.0, and can be used to fetch data from (at least) the ADS1202CL+ - please check:

http://sdaaubckp.sourceforge.net/attenload

Given what the thread https://www.eevblog.com/forum/product-reviews-photos-and-discussion/easyscope-list-of-digital-oscilloscopes-that-use-it/ reports, it is possible this application could interface with other brands/models as well - but it's down to people to try for themselves...

Anyways - I'm not likely to maintain the code much, as it already does what I want it to do; but now that it is released, maybe it will be useful to others.

Cheers!

Hi sdaau,

Thanks for your work, one of this days when I have some free time I will give it a try  ;D
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2012, 04:22:57 pm »
Some observations comparing these pictures to my new Siglent, which is the same design:

The ADC's have had their markings ground off in exactly the same fashion.

The Siglent has different power wiring - IEC socket on the side, power switch on top, soldered onto the PSU board along with a nice little fuse holder. Rather less accessible overall, but probably slightly cheaper.

However, the Siglent has the JTAG header populated, which would make it a more convenient choice for any hacking.

 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2012, 06:38:43 pm »
@sdaau

You can add ATTEN ADS 1102CAL to your list, attenload seems to work fine, generate  .csv, .gnuplot, .png and .ssf files  ;)

Here is the PNG file:
« Last Edit: November 08, 2012, 07:11:10 pm by bxs »
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2012, 07:32:09 pm »
Hi bxs,

Could I please ask what you think about your Atten ADS1102CAL?

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2012, 02:20:47 pm »
I've heard this and seen the exterior photos, but is there any photos of WaveAce PCBs with Atten or its other names, silk screened on the PCB?

LeCroy Waveace 112 ?????? ATTEN ADS1102CM
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2012, 03:10:57 pm »
Hi bxs,

Could I please ask what you think about your Atten ADS1102CAL?

Many Thanks
Stephen

Hi Stephen,

I think you are asking if Atten ADS1102CAL it's a good buy, so I will try to answer that.

It's a hard and at the same time a simple question, it's hard because we always want the most for the less($ €) and is simple because all those cheap DSOs are just toys  ;)

So in my opinion for just a few hundred $, let say 3 or 4 you are buying a toy not a real thing.

In my case I wanted something to have at home that could give me basic functions, sometimes just gathering dust and it needed to be cheap and ATTEN checked the requirements.

When I bought it, the only thing at +- the same price was the rigol(50MHz), this ATTEN was 100MHz and had a better LCD. Note that I knew about the hack of rigol 50 to 100MHz, but I didn't want additional work to get the 100MHz.

About my experience with my ATTEN, it as been good for the most part, what I really don't like are some bugs, that in rare situations force me to restart the scope.

I read about people with same/similar ATTEN scopes with the same problems, and some of them got a firmware update for fixing those, I also tried to get one once, but is was just a nasty experience, lets say that I contacted ATTEN with all the data about my scope and they replied asking again for exactly the data that I had already send, it was so stupid that I simple quite trying  :(

So this days if someone buy a new ATTEN they probably get it with new firmware, but it's a gamble.

The Rigol seems better in support, but you should never expect real support for cheap scopes, most of the times what you buy is what you will get ;)

To some up, at the end of the day the scope as been doing the job :D, note that I stop looking for scopes since I bought mine, I'm sure that these days exist better ones, from ATTEN and others.
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2012, 03:28:28 pm »
About my experience with my ATTEN, it as been good for the most part, what I really don't like are some bugs, that in rare situations force me to restart the scope.

I read about people with same/similar ATTEN scopes with the same problems, and some of them got a firmware update for fixing those, I also tried to get one once, but is was just a nasty experience, lets say that I contacted ATTEN with all the data about my scope and they replied asking again for exactly the data that I had already send, it was so stupid that I simple quite trying  :(

Siglent now have firmware updates for download on their web site. That was pretty much what made me get the Siglent branded version.

Also, for anyone considering any of the Siglent/Atten scopes, I'd strongly suggest getting one of the widescreen models, even though the rest of the hardware platform is practically identical, simply because the -L series firmware appears to still be maintained whereas the latest date I saw for one of the older models was several years old.
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2012, 05:50:20 pm »
@bxs:

You can add ATTEN ADS 1102CAL to your list, attenload seems to work fine, generate  .csv, .gnuplot, .png and .ssf files  ;)

Many thanks for your report - glad to hear that :)

I just opened a new thread for such reports:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects-designs-and-technical-stuff/attenload-please-report-here-if-your-atten-%28or-related%29-scope-works/

... so as not to derail this one further ;)

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2013, 11:22:09 pm »
I found the firmware update for the Atten ADS1102CAL and others.  You can download directly from Atten China:
http://www.atten.com.cn/Download/soft/shiboqi/Update/
Pick your model and download!   My unit information was:
ADS1102CAl
s/w 3.01.01.21
h/w: 3-41-1.61

I updated to 3.01.01.31R16 (from the above link).  Works great.   :-+ No problems updating etc.  So now if folks cross flash to other units maybe can go BACK?  I have not tried the other firmwares.

UPDATE: 05/03/2014
I have the following firmware from around 3/2014 before ATTEN took down the links. 
If anyone needs them please PM or post back here and I can upload them somewhere.

ADS1000CAL Series_Software Version 3.0_V100R003B01D01P31R16.zip

ADS1000CL+ Series_Software Version 3.0_V100R003B01D01P31R16.zip

ADS1000CML_V100R003B01D01P31R16.ZIP

ADS1202CML_.zip
UPDATED since the ATTEN site is down  :(

Here is the 1102CAL version:
http://www.4shared.com/zip/Yhwrgji5ba/ADS1000CAL_Series_Software_Ver.html
And the CAL+
http://www.4shared.com/zip/Ci7Dcsliba/ADS1000CL_Series_Software_Vers.html

The CML:
http://www.4shared.com/zip/ldNUaDV3ba/ADS1000CML_V100R003B01D01P31R1.html

And lastly the 1202CML:
http://www.4shared.com/zip/fR7fjs1jce/ADS1202CML_.html

Hope this helps folks!  PM me if you cannot access.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2015, 02:32:45 am by bithead9 »
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2014, 03:22:26 pm »
Please new firmware to the atten 1102cal. I have a version of h / w: 3-41-1.61, s / w 3.01.01.21.
Please inclusion of an active link or send email.
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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2015, 04:09:17 pm »
PM me if you need the firmware. 
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2017, 12:27:31 am »
So just for the record.  I updated my ATTEN ADS1102CAL to the latest Siglent firmware.  Here are the steps I followed:
1) update the firmware to SDS1000CNL_SSP_V100R005B01D02P13.ADS
2) update the Siglent_CNL.cfg that comes with the firmware
3) Follow the instructions in the Readme.bmp (also comes with the firmware)
Once update completed then:
4) Update the firmware to SDS1000CML_SSP_V100R005B01D02P32.ADS
this is the latest version as of 03/02/2017

Summary of Changes: fixed some bugs1.
including trigger jitter problem.
If use LongMemory and if timebase is 250us/div or less there is a jitter.
If change to Normal memory no problem, if switch to
Long Memory it appears.

See attached photo of the before and after. My hardware version is: 3-41-1.61



« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 12:29:47 am by bithead9 »
 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2018, 09:16:56 am »

See attached photo of the before and after. My hardware version is: 3-41-1.61


Both photos are 'before' shots, please post the 'after' if possible

...it took me a minute to work it out  :phew:

 

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Re: ATTEN ADS 1102CAL photos
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2020, 02:55:08 am »
Here are the AFTER pics.  Sorry for that delay.  Life comes at you fast!
 


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