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Offline NaxFM

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Hacked sds1104x with MSO option
« on: August 03, 2019, 01:35:40 pm »
Hi guys, I've been watching Dave's videos for years, but I'm pretty new here in the forum, so, sorry it this is not the right place to ask this question.
I want to upgrade from my old SDS1072CML (a toy for today's standards) to a newer 4 channel oscilloscope with MSO capabilities, as i do a lot of digital stuff.
I really like the sds1000x-e model, so that is my choice, but I don't really know if I should spend the extra 250+ euros for the 200Mhz version. I want a 200MHz oscilloscope, and I know that the 100MHz can be hacked, however I'm not able to find any information about the compatibility of the hacked version with the optional hardware for mixed signal capabilities.
If I hack the oscilloscope, it is still guaranteed that the sla1016 hardware with software option will work?
And is there a way to also hack the mixed signal software? I can't find anything about that.

Thank you for helping a forum newbie!
« Last Edit: August 03, 2019, 01:37:26 pm by NaxFM »
 

Online BillB

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Re: Hacked sds1104x with MSO option
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 02:02:33 pm »
Check this thread:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/unlocking-siglent-sds1104x-e-step-by-step/

The SLA will work with a "hacked" scope.  Once you find the licensing keys, the MSO sw option will work as if you purchased the key.  If the SLA1016 hardware is worth the cost is another issue that has been discussed on this forum as well.

I'm not sure what you mean about hacking the mixed signal software?
 

Offline NaxFM

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Re: Hacked sds1104x with MSO option
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 02:07:21 pm »
 Thank you a lot for your answer.
Sorry if I'm not clear, English is not my native language.
I wanted to know if there's also an hack to activate the mixed signal capabilities without having to buy the license key.
I already read that thread, but I really can't understand if it's possible to do it
« Last Edit: August 03, 2019, 02:11:53 pm by NaxFM »
 

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Re: Hacked sds1104x with MSO option
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 02:11:35 pm »
Yes, finding the licensing keys includes the MSO option key.
 

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Re: Hacked sds1104x with MSO option
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 04:14:06 pm »
Hi NaxFm, it's important to clarify that hacking will NOT allow you to "use" the mixed signal capabilities.
You ALSO need to purchase the hardware (what BillB mentioned as option SLA1016)
Basically, you can get the licence key but not the hardware part of the MSO... you will have to buy that part.
Is that clear for you?
 


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