|The DSO-2102 PC-based DSO's connect to your PC desktop or laptop via the parallel or USB port. Both Oscilloscope channels can operate at up to 100MHZ( 100 MSa/s)
with a 32K sample buffer.|
PC-based Oscilloscopes are controlled with easy to use Windows software. This allows for more organized data display (with color coded data and increased screen size), intuitive user interface, and data management (file saving, loading, sharing and exporting to other software and reports). Our scopes connect to your PC's parallel port or USB port. They are compact and don't have screens, drives, knobs or buttons - saving you money and space.
100MSa/s (100MHz) Sampling Rates
The OScope captures single-shot data at 100MSa/s (every 10ns) on two channels simultaneously
Software selectable sample rates as low as 1KSa/s
32K/channel data buffers are available at all sampling rates.
Most DSO's have standard triggering based on a voltage level and a rising/falling edge. The DSO-2102M has that and advanced pulse triggering.
- Level trigger with rising or falling slope
- TV Horizontal
- TV Vertical
Level trigger (e.g. Trigger on rising edge at 1volt)
The oscilloscope has fully adjustable pre/post trigger position.
This lets you define how much data is collected before the trigger
event and how much is collected after.
Deep Acquisition Memory
Each channel of the DSO-2102 has a 32K memory buffer. This is much larger than standard Oscilloscopes and enables you to capture more waveform details without sacrificing overall recording length. Longer data buffers allow you to capture for more time at faster sample rates
The Windows Oscilloscope software
|"zoom-and-scroll" simplifies trouble shooting and analysis. The display shows the entire recorded waveform(s). In addition, the user can zoom (up to 50X) on signal details and scroll through long data records to identify and characterize problems. The locked all-channel zoom keeps all the analog waveforms synchronized.
||The deep memory allows analysis of jitter from the beginning of the record to the end. By zooming/scrolling and then measuring with cursors, pulse widths and channel-to-channel timing can be compared at different sections of data streams. This feature allows identification of time varying problems such as "power-on" sequences and clock jitter.|
Flexible Interface Options
(USB or Parallel Port)
For fastest transfer speeds choose the USB oscilloscope. The USB version retains the parallel port connector giving you the flexibility to connect using either the USB or parallel port. Compatible with WinXP, Win2000, Win98 and WinME.
Choose the parallel port oscilloscope if you don't have a USB port or your operating system does not support USB (WinNT and Win95). Compatible with WinXP, Win2000, Win98, WinME, Win95 and WinNT.
The DSO-2102 even has autosetup. With one mouse click the software will analyze incoming data and setup the oscilloscope using advanced data analysis routines. You can then fine tune any or all Scope parameters to your liking.
X-Y Oscilloscope plot screen
An X-Y Plot allows you to graph one channel vs. another.
Customizable Color Display
You can display any combination of Digital Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyzer traces simultaneously.
Color can be a real time saver. Each display element can be a unique color. This includes each of the Data channels, Memories, Waveform functions, Horizontal cursors, Vertical cursors, Trigger position, Text, Background, Grid and more. We even color code the cursor measurements to the appropriate channel color.
Stand-alone oscilloscope display screens represent a compromise at best. Few people would choose a 7" or 9" monitor as the screen for their PC. So why use a small monitor for an oscilloscope? Link PC-based instruments let you choose the display monitor size and type for viewing your data. Plus, you can utilize powerful PC-industry display peripherals such as projectors, remote monitors, and heads-up displays. Many people are now using dual monitor PC's - our software will work there also - Imagine having a 30" wide trace window.
You can take electronic snapshots of the screen and put them into your documents as well as print data to your standard windows printer.
Fast, Accurate Measurements
The PC-based DSO-2102 oscilloscope connects to the USB or parallel port of your computer. To install the oscilloscope all you need to do is plug it into your PC, plug in the power supply and run the install software.
The DSO is about the size of a video tape (7" x 3.75" x 1.2"). If you need portability what could be easier than connecting the DSO to your laptop?
- Installation is a snap
- Make measurements in your first half hour
- Simple controls make operation intuitive
- All functions from one simple software "panel"
- Perform sophisticated operations that you couldn't even dream of doing with a knob based DSO
- Save default setups to disk for easy recall at a future date. You don't need to keep a notepad with settings scribbled in it. Just save them to the file name of your choice
- Data and settings are easily saved to disk - no extra software to buy - no communications upgrades
- Screen shots can be pasted into documents and annotated in your favorite image editing software
Automatic Data Storage
Superior to most stand-alone instruments, the DSO-2102 allows you
to store an unlimited number of waveforms, timing patterns, and
spectra to disk.
FrontPanelTM Oscilloscope software supports Windows
The DSO-2102 has software for Win XP, Win 2K, Win NT, Win 95, and Win 98. The oscilloscopes are PC-based and we regularly upgrade the software with more features and support for new operating systems. Software updates are free and available on the website.
Waveforms can be printed on any Windows compatible
The DSO-2102 comes with 2 probes (1x/10x switchable). You can connect any standard Oscilloscope probe to the BNC connectors.
We also sell the following types of probes:
The speed of your PC does not significantly affect the performance of our instruments
Although we rely on the PC to display the data and for the user interface. We don't rely on it for our high speed data acquisition. If your PC is fast enough and has enough memory to run windows well it will run our products well also.
The DSO-2102 has high speed samplers and data buffers. It can acquire data at up to 100MSa/s and stores the data in it's own 32K/channel buffers. When these buffers are full the data is transferred to the PC.
The DSO-2102 will run just as well on a 80386 as on the newest Intel or AMD processors. The DSO connects via the USB or parallel port but this is just used as a method of transferring the already captured data from the DSO to the PC - we don't rely on it transfer 'live' data. The only improvement you will see with a faster computer is in screen update speed and in post-acquisition calculation intensive features such as FFT's, and even then the differences are slight.
Software Libraries (optional)
The DSO-2102 comes with FrontPanel TM for Win XP, Win 2K, Win NT, Win ME, Win 98, and Win 95. But if you want to write your own software to drive the unit, our optional DLL or LabView drivers are available for purchase.
DLL and LabView VI Library
DSO-21-DLL-95 - Win 95, Win 98, Win ME (Parallel port version only)
DSO-21-DLL-2K - Win 2K, Win XP (USB version only)
Battery pack (optional)
We now offer an optional battery pack for the DSO-2102 Oscilloscope. The Oscilloscope will run for approximately 2 hours of continuous use on a single charge.
The module attaches to the bottom of your DSO with hook and loop fasteners (included). It comes complete with a Rayovac 15 minute charger and 6 I-C3 AA batteries.