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Offline mightymaxUK

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Newbie looking for an oscilloscope...
« on: April 07, 2013, 10:34:16 pm »
Hi all,

I'm looking to buy an oscilloscope but not sure what I NEED exactly. I'm at the basic electronics hobby level working with stepper motors, driver control using the PIC18 microcontrollers and eventually the PIC32's. Something to cater for the PIC18/32's, motor coils, driver PWM and debugging SPI/I2C protocols would be great...

Any input would be appreciated.
Many thanks.

Matt.
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Re: Newbie looking for an oscilloscope...
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 10:41:41 pm »
How much can you spend?
See my latest video.
 

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Re: Newbie looking for an oscilloscope...
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 10:51:17 pm »
See these threads: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/first-scope-lost-in-the-reviews/
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/gds-2000a-new-economic-oscilloscope-by-gw-instek-comes-to-market/
Each scope is good for something else. If you want the record function, real 0,5mV/div, hi-res mode and long memory (without mark or search function) and you will hardly ever use the XY mode, consider the Rigol DS2000, for example.
The DSOX2000 scope is better for hunting random glitches, but not many people actually need it.
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Re: Newbie looking for an oscilloscope...
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 11:50:24 pm »
How much can you spend?
See my latest video.

I don't want to spend more than £1000. I'll check your video. Thank you.

See these threads: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/first-scope-lost-in-the-reviews/
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/gds-2000a-new-economic-oscilloscope-by-gw-instek-comes-to-market/
Each scope is good for something else. If you want the record function, real 0,5mV/div, hi-res mode and long memory (without mark or search function) and you will hardly ever use the XY mode, consider the Rigol DS2000, for example.
The DSOX2000 scope is better for hunting random glitches, but not many people actually need it.

Thanks for the link. 

Matt.

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Re: Newbie looking for an oscilloscope...
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 02:15:52 am »
How do the USB PC based Picotech PicoScopes compare to portable scopes in general? Seems like very little hardware in the PicoScopes with a big price tag?

Many thanks.
Matt.
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