Showing posts with label Virtual-Instrumentation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virtual-Instrumentation. Show all posts

Monday, April 04, 2016

Open Hardware Design - BitScope

BitScopes are USB or Ethernet connected PC Based Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes. This means they capture and display one, two or four analog signals and eight logic or timing signals, simultaneously. Any BitScope can be used as a Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Logic State Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer or Data Recorder.

Open Hardware Design - BitScope

This is a Open Schematics Design of the Early Bitscopes. This is good for learning about Scopes and Logic Analyzer. The Current Bitscopes are evolved versions are not Open Designs but are similar to this.

Open Hardware Design - BitScope

Students should see the Input Stages and also the Interface circuits.  BitScope Designs

The problem these days is that the students are learning embedded systems and programming language. Their Component and Product Hardware learning is weak, this can only be acquired by working in companies and R&D institutions. The only other alternative is to be a Hobby DIY Enthusiast and start building things at Home or Hobby Community Gatherings.

I would suggest …build a part of this and study. Then make Something on your own.

Open Hardware or Designs

As an Electronics design engineer or group sees it, some may include gnu type freedom, it could be just open-source. It would also be like a creative commons type design. Then it would even be just like  .....

"I have given you the schematics, pcb and software you can build, improve and learn from it"

Do not claim them as your own, give the credit its due. Respect the creator and designer.

The commercial products that evolved from the above designs.  

USB BitScope 310 - PC Oscilloscope

BS310U is a robust general purpose USB Mixed Signal Scope and Data Acquisition device. BS310U is backward compatible with BS300U which it replaces.

It has 4 times as much capture buffer, a software switchable x10 and x50 analog input multiplier and AC/DC coupling, switchable 50 ohm termination, a double speed built-in USB host interface all in a physical package about 2/3 the size and weight of BS300U.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Raspberry Pi and MSO-28 Virtual Scope

PiMSO, is a Raspberry Pi controlled 200Msa/s mixed signal oscilloscope.  PiMSO, a spinoff of WebMSO, is an experimental project to understand the necessary components required to deploy the MSO-28 mixed signal oscilloscope on mobile devices.

The PiMSO lets you run a USB based Oscilloscope/Logic Analyzer from a Raspberry PI. The Oscilloscope is controlled via the browser on phone, tablet, PC or MAC. The connection to the host is via WIFI or Ethernet.  PiMSO consists of eight parts:

Link Instruments PC based Oscilloscopes
The MSO-28 is a 2 GSa/s Oscilloscope and 200 MSa/s Logic Analyzer. It is extremely portable.

The MSO-28 has time synchronized oscilloscope and logic analyzer inputs. All 10 channels are sampled at the same time and are displayed together. This is better than separate instruments because the analog and digital waveforms are acquired with the same sample clock assuring accurate time correlation between the two.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Syscomp Electronic Design - Instruments

Syscomp Electronic Design was incorporated in 1979 to develop custom electronic and computer equipment. Syscomp developed the first computer-based moving grid intervalometer for aerial photography and the first computer-based mixer for theatrical sound effects.

Syscomp Electronic Design

The first two products were DSO-101 oscilloscope and WGM-101 waveform generator, both USB driven instruments using open software.

Syscomp Electronic Design

CircuitGear  CGR-101 

CircuitGear is an oscilloscope, waveform generator, and digital I/O module integrated into one small, affordable, USB-powered device.

CircuitGear  CGR-101

Syscomp Electronic Design Ltd.
55 Grandview Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday, May 02, 2014

NI LabVIEW - Virtual Instrumentation

Regardless of experience, engineers and scientists can rapidly and cost-effectively interface with measurement and control hardware, analyze data, share results, and distribute systems.

NI LabVIEW - Virtual Instrumentation

LabVIEW is a graphical programming platform that helps engineers scale from design to test and from small to large systems
  • Tight integration with a wide range of measurement hardware
  • Easy-to-use graphical development environment
  • Extensive signal processing, analysis, and math functionality
  • Rapid user interface development for displaying live data
  • Multiple communication options (TCP/IP, UDP, serial, and more) 
The LabVIEW Platform, Part II

The LabVIEW Platform

LabVIEW is an open development platform that has gained acceptance in many different application areas and industries. Why? At its core, the LabVIEW graphical programming language has enabled thousands of scientists and engineers to develop complex measurement and control applications very quickly and easily.

LabVIEW Student Edition

"The graphical nature of LabVIEW makes it easier to develop working code faster. With LabVIEW, quickly drag and drop built-in functions to simplify acquisition, analysis, control, and data sharing so you can spend less time on syntax errors and more time on creating your application. "

Monday, March 03, 2014

PC-Based Logic Analyzer - Intronix

The LogicPort provides 34 channels sampled at 500MHz. This includes two state-clock inputs which function as normal sampled channels in timing-mode. The LogicPort is controlled and powered via your PC's USB 1.1 or 2.0 port for the ultimate in convenience and portability.

PC-Based Logic Analyzer - Intronix

PC-Based Logic Analyzer - Intronix

The LogicPort's software includes interpreters for CAN, I2C, Synchronous Serial (SPI) and Asynchronous Serial (RS232) protocols. Its Synchronous Serial interpreter is very flexible and interprets 3-Wire, Microwire, PS/2 and other proprietary protocols in addition to SPI.

Feaures Include
  • Real-Time Sample Compression
  • 500MHz Timing-Mode (Internal Clock)
  • 200MHz State-Mode (External Clock)
  • Advanced Multi-Level Triggering
  • Built-in 300MHz Frequency Counter
  • CAN, I2C, SPI and RS232 Interpreters
Intronix is developing high-performance PC-based test instruments. They started as a ATE solutions provider. Automated test equipment and systems (ATE) are PC based Advanced T&M Interfaces.

Intronix Test Instruments, Inc.
2630 E. Mohawk Ln. Unit 144, Phoenix, Arizona 85050, USA.