Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Teledyne LeCroy WaveSurfer 3000 Oscilloscopes

With 24 measurement parameters, our WaveSurfer 3000 ‪#‎oscilloscopes‬ can measure and analyze every aspect of analog and digital waveforms. Measurement data can be trended to create a visual representation of changing measurements.…/teledyne-lecroy-wavesurfer-3000.htm

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Passport-sized 10MHz with built-in AWG

Passport-sized 10MHz with built-in AWG oscilloscope fits in any laptop bag or toolkit! $129!!

The PicoScope 2204A-D2 oscilloscope (PP917 supplied without probes) is a small and light-in-weight alternative to bulky benchtop instruments.  Now you can have a 10 MHz, 100MS/s instrument easily in your laptop bag! They are perfect for engineers’ traveling toolkits - or a wide range of benchtop applications including design, test, education, service, monitoring, fault finding, and repair.
PicoScope 6 software, supplied free, offers high-end features such as serial decoding and mask limit testing are included as standard – not an optional extra like some other manufacturers. New functionality is regularly available in the free upgrades, which is customer-optimized with the help of feedback.
USB connectivity
USB Connectivity
A USB connection makes printing, copying, saving, and emailing your data from the field fast and easy. The high-speed USB2.0 interface gives fast data transfer, while USB powering removes the need to carry around a bulky external power supply. 
Fast sampling
The PicoScope 2204A oscilloscope provides fast real-time sampling rates up to 100MSa/s. For repetitive signals, equivalent-time sampling (ETS) mode can boost the maximum effective sampling rate up to 1GS/s, allowing even finer resolution. It also supports configurable-length pre-trigger and post-trigger capture. 

Arbitrary waveform and function generators
Arbitrary waveform and function generators
The PicoScope 2204A oscilloscope has a built-in arbitrary waveform generator (AWG). Waveforms can be imported from the oscilloscope, external data files or created and modified using the built-in graphical AWG editor. A function generator is also included, with sine, square, triangle, DC level and many more standard waveforms. As well as level, offset and frequency controls, advanced options allow you to sweep over a range of frequencies. Combined with the spectrum peak hold option, this creates a powerful tool for testing amplifier and filter responses.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Torque Talk

Want to know about torque measurement? Watch our helpful series of videos made by our Tech Support Manager al MacRobbie.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New RF Signal Generator Extends the RIGOL RF Test Portfolio

New RF Signal Generator Extends the RIGOL RF Test Portfolio

RIGOL Technologies, Inc., a market leader and a technology innovator in Electronic Measurement worldwide, has expanded its portfolio of RF Test solutions with the introduction of the DSG800 Series RF Signal Generator.

DSG800 Series RF Signal Generator
 RF Performance
The DSG800 series covers output frequencies from 9 kHz to 3.0GHz. The instruments provide maximum output power up to +20 dBm and low SSB phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz, amplitude accuracy of +/- 0.5 dB, and frequency resolution 0.01 Hz at any frequency. An oven-controlled crystal oscillator time-base provides < 5 ppb temperature stability and < 30 ppb/year aging stability, the most accurate and stable available in this class. “Engineers implementing WiFi, Bluetooth, and other RF interfaces into their embedded systems are always looking for more powerful and more affordable test solutions” said Michael Rizzo, General Manager of RIGOL Technologies, USA. “The DSG800 delivers a highly capable RF Generator with a bench saving compact form factor. With prices starting at just $1,999 the DSG redefines customer value in this product category”

RF Modulation
The DSG800 RF signal generators provide conventional sweep functions (step, list, logarithmic, and linear) as well as analog modulation functions including amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), phase modulation (├śM), and pulse modulation. In addition the DSG800 offers an optional pulse train generation capability for those customers needing to translate serial data onto an RF Link.

Custom Switches

Sometimes we get a request for something different in the switch world for our supplier Lorlin Electronics to manufacture.  Maybe it's an extra-long shaft, or make-before-break on some wafers, and keyed power locks for all-weather vehicles like snow blowers.  Maybe you have a special switch you would like quoted?  Lorlin Rotary Switches are individually made and custom manufactured to your exact specifications, or you may choose from a wide offering of standard switches available.

Lorlin Rotary Switches provide thousands of variations of shorting and non-shorting options, including mixed shorting and non-shorting circuit combinations within the same pole. Designs can also include keyed and non-keyed AC power switches.

here's a list of some of the many options available:

Call us today for help with your selection options!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Great review of Picoscope 2204A 10MHz PC oscilloscope

Circuit Cellar author Colin O'Flynn did a nice review of the economical Picoscope 2204A 10MHz PC oscilloscope:

"Probably one of the best aspects of the PicoTech stuff is the software. Since they use the same software across their entire product line (e.g. their $7000 scopes use the same software as their $160 one), you’ll find way more features and more updates than companies that have segmented their software releases.
This $160 scope can use the digital decoding of serial protocols for example, which like any other scope includes CAN, LIN, I²C, UART/RS-232, SPI, I²S, and FlexRay. Again when comparing scopes be sure to check what you are getting, since a lot of off-brand scopes might just have UART or similar!"

Buy it here for only $149 w. probes: