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Offline hys8312

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Look for advice on agilent osciloscope
« on: March 20, 2013, 11:38:25 am »
Hi all,
I am thinking about buying an Agilent oscilloscope for my own electronic lab. I am an embedded software engineer and want to get better understanding of the circuit boards I deal with everyday from my work. I already bought power supplies, multimeter, and a soldering station. The next thing to buy will be an oscilloscope. I watched Dave's review on Agilent 2000 series and loved it. I think 100MHz will be enough for my need, but not really sure if I need to buy MSOX2012A or DSOX2012A . The former has 8 digital channel but around $800AUS dearer than the latter. As I already have a around $300 USB logic analyser which I quite like, is it worth to pay additional amount on digital channels on the oscilloscope? Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.
 

Offline PChi

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Re: Look for advice on agilent osciloscope
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 03:31:33 am »
I've not had experience of that particular mixed signal scope. When looking at combinations of digital and analogue it can be useful to trigger the Oscilloscope from a Logic Analyzer, useful for glitches, digital - analogue converters etc. Does your Logic Analyzer have a trigger output which can be connected to an Oscilloscope External Trigger input? I guess that the MSO can do this which can be useful. They are rather limited compared to a full blown Logic Analyzer though that can be programmed to trigger off complex parallel data sequences and, with the right accessory, serial data sequences.
 


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