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Offline whitevamp

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ds1054z vs GDS-1054B
« on: May 02, 2017, 12:36:11 am »
ok i know this question has been  :horse: but i am going to ask it any how.
I finally got enough $$ to get me a new scope, and i have been reading a lot of the posts on here about the best budget scope to get but they are usually referring the rigol 4 chan to a 2 chan.
i am wanting to know about budget 4 chan scopes, and now that a new 4-chan budget scope is out what one is the better choice.
and i have not really found any info on the new GW scope. comparing the 2 scopes.

1. i don't care about fft
2. decoding is a requirement though.
3. 4 chans is a must.
4. hack ability is mehh .. im looking at them before any hacks.

so what one is the better bang for the buck scope?
rigol or GW

PS: will be looking at arduino signals and other misc stuff.
 

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Re: ds1054z vs GDS-1054B
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 12:48:19 am »
The content and theme of this thread is still very relevant if you have some time before you make a final choice.  ;)
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/scope-wait-for-new-models/
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Re: ds1054z vs GDS-1054B
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 05:59:07 pm »
There is a full review of the 1054B I wrote in the forum, but key is all the 1000B series models do not do serial decoding.  So from the start, the 1000B series is not in your requirement list.

The Z will do the job albeit it has its quirks particularly if serial decode is a must.  The GWInstek 2000 series does everything its expected to do quickly with serial decodes and works like a professional tool but it cost far more, even with USA discount prices. 


ok i know this question has been  :horse: but i am going to ask it any how.
I finally got enough $$ to get me a new scope, and i have been reading a lot of the posts on here about the best budget scope to get but they are usually referring the rigol 4 chan to a 2 chan.
i am wanting to know about budget 4 chan scopes, and now that a new 4-chan budget scope is out what one is the better choice.
and i have not really found any info on the new GW scope. comparing the 2 scopes.

1. i don't care about fft
2. decoding is a requirement though.
3. 4 chans is a must.
4. hack ability is mehh .. im looking at them before any hacks.

so what one is the better bang for the buck scope?
rigol or GW

PS: will be looking at arduino signals and other misc stuff.
Best Wishes,

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Re: ds1054z vs GDS-1054B
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 06:28:53 pm »
1. i don't care about fft
2. decoding is a requirement though.
3. 4 chans is a must.
4. hack ability is mehh .. im looking at them before any hacks.

so what one is the better bang for the buck scope?

You already eliminated the GDS-1054B.  :popcorn:

You don't care about FFT, so... Rigol all the way.

PS: There's no downside to hacking and 100MHz+extra memory is worth it. The hacks can be removed in seconds if needed, leaving no trace.
 

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Re: ds1054z vs GDS-1054B
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 06:42:20 pm »
Another tip: depending on the decoding needed, you can probably get away with a cheap logic analyzer from eBay and expand your options. This way you can make an evaluation on the oscilloscope performance of its core functionality.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 08:03:58 pm by rsjsouza »
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Re: ds1054z vs GDS-1054B
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 10:58:54 pm »
thanks every one on the input to my question, here.
and i just pulled the trigger on getting the 1054z. :)
 

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Re: ds1054z vs GDS-1054B
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 05:46:22 am »
Also 1054 100 Mhz specification is very strict, The real thing can go much higher  than 100 Mhz
 


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