[SI-LIST] Re: PCIe Oscilloscope

  • From: "Steven Kan" <steven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "SI-List" <si-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:25:34 -0700

Heh. I thought he was asking about a PC-based 'scope :)

On that note, does anyone here have experience with USB-based oscilloscopes? 
I am looking for something to use for customer demos of our systems, and 
would prefer not to have to lug a full-fledged scope around. Luggage is a 
step-function, and right now I'm very nearly full.

I need only two channels + trigger, and really need only about ~200 MHz 
analog bw. 50 Ohm termination would be nice, but I can get by with an inline 
terminator if I need to. I don't need much in the way of features and 
smarts; I just need to display waveforms without horrible lag.

I've read various reviews for PC-based 'scopes, but I'd like some feedback 
from real engineers who have actually used any of these.

Any recommendations or contra-recommendations? Thanks!
Steven Kan                             (p) 310-515-5330 x24
Pulse Instruments                          (f) 310-515-0068
1234 Francisco St., Torrance, CA  90502    (c) 818-620-3062
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