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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: How to build your own Oscilloscope?
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Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 14:02:23 GMT
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The little lost angel wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Sep 2002 20:35:26 GMT, Chuck Simmons
> >Is real time display of slow events a requirement? If yes, digital
> >scopes are useless and you must find make an archeological find to
> >obtain a useful instrument.
> I'm eyeing a PCI DAQ for non-real time DSO usage, right now is
> wondering if I could get a cheap analog scope for basic stuff.
There is a shop here in town that has Tek 475s for about $300. I
consider that a bit high but it is low risk because the shop has a 45
day return policy on most items. TANSTAAFL I guess.
> >property of Windows based instruments is that they crash. This is a nice
> >excuse as it happens. "I actually caught the malfunction but the
> >analyzer crashed." It beats saying, "The dog ate my homework."
> I know :P
> I worked in a company where they have these test labs and they had
> this new fangled Windows based system... the techs I know curses the
> thing whenever the supervisor who pushed for the purchase isn't
Bill Gates' favorite movie is "DOS boot" I mean "Das Boot."
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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