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Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« on: April 21, 2020, 09:40:10 pm »
Hi everyone,
I'm thinking about buying a new oscilloscope.
My favorites so far:
-Sigilent  1104X-E(hacked by me to 1204X-E)
-MicSig STO1104C

I can not make my mind. I'm thinking about this constantly. It drives me crazy(I'm thinking about this every day).  Eventually, I will buy both in protection from getting mad.

 

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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 10:53:37 pm »
You add nutthing about your real requirements of a DSO.  :-//


The STO1004C range is limited to 150 MHz max which is understandable as they seem to use just a single 1 GSa/s ADC whereas the 4ch X-E use 2 ADC's and 14 Mpts memory depth for each.
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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 10:59:59 pm »
Hi everyone,
I'm thinking about buying a new oscilloscope.
My favorites so far:
-Sigilent  1104X-E(hacked by me to 1204X-E)
-MicSig STO1104C

I can not make my mind. I'm thinking about this constantly. It drives me crazy(I'm thinking about this every day).  Eventually, I will buy both in protection from getting mad.

That makes it easy then, buy both.
 
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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 11:24:10 pm »
Eventually, I will buy both in protection from getting mad.

It will not stop with just these two :D
 
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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 11:24:38 pm »
Buy the SDS2104X plus
 
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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 11:57:22 pm »
I do not have special requirements for BW, but I would like a responsive oscilloscope.
Is MicSig STO1104C a proper oscilloscope ? Any weak point?
 

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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 03:25:08 pm »
I do not have special requirements for BW, but I would like a responsive oscilloscope.
Is MicSig STO1104C a proper oscilloscope ? Any weak point?
AFAIK the MicSig has touchscreen operation too which is handy. Actually MicSig started with touch-screen only scopes so their user interface is fully optimised for a touch screen.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 04:21:24 pm »
Ergonomy is better than in traditional osciloscope ?

Do you know how long take to save 14Msa(from single shot) to USB on Micsig and on Siglent ?

 

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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2020, 09:05:13 pm »
Ergonomy is better than in traditional osciloscope ?

Do you know how long take to save 14Msa(from single shot) to USB on Micsig and on Siglent ?
A second or 2 to a USB stick with the SDS1104X-E. Saving screenshots to your download folder from within the webrowser is faster still.

Ergonomy is a matter of personal preference as many don't like touch displays or even shared vertical controls for that matter. Traditional oscilloscope could mean an old boat anchor with all its functionality tied up in knobs and buttons, so without the menu structure of a modern scope and minus all their capability.

IMO the best of all worlds is a DSO that can be controlled with a combination of front panel, touch display and mouse inputs and with keyboard capability if available, further enhancing use. 
At this time scopes with these features are $1k or more.
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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2020, 10:11:26 pm »
Ergonomy is better than in traditional osciloscope ?
I think so because you are not limited to knobs. The entire screen becomes an input device which allows for far more flexibility. The MicSig scopes can also be operated using a mouse.
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Do you know how long take to save 14Msa(from single shot) to USB on Micsig and on Siglent ?
The Micsig needs about 10 seconds to save the data from a channel in binary format. A screenshot is faster; near instant and all you have to do on the MicSig is drag 4 fingers down the screen.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 10:15:57 pm by nctnico »
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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2020, 05:44:54 am »
If you broke the Micsig tablet screen ( much more likely to do it than a bench oscilloscope ) good luck finding any replacement for it.   The question is, do you need portability then buy Micsig, if not buy a bench oscilloscope, like Siglent.
 

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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2020, 07:59:18 am »
If you broke the Micsig tablet screen ( much more likely to do it than a bench oscilloscope ) good luck finding any replacement for it.   The question is, do you need portability then buy Micsig, if not buy a bench oscilloscope, like Siglent.
Nonsense. The MicSig is perfectly useable as a bench scope. Also TFT screens are easy to find & buy.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2020, 12:57:20 pm »
If you broke the Micsig tablet screen ( much more likely to do it than a bench oscilloscope ) good luck finding any replacement for it.   The question is, do you need portability then buy Micsig, if not buy a bench oscilloscope, like Siglent.
Nonsense. The MicSig is perfectly useable as a bench scope. Also TFT screens are easy to find & buy.
You can get the LCD and the touch glass from micsig (contact the sales team) if you break it
 

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Re: Sigilent 1104X-E vs MicSig STO1104C Big dilemma. Help :)
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2020, 08:37:56 am »
MicSig STO1104C would be a better choice even though I don't have it. I have TO1104, touch screen is awesome, it could help our work more effectively. Since I have TO1104, my old bench scope has under my desk for a long time...
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