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New toy..

Post by Steven Sesselmann » 18 Oct 2017, 21:46

Bought myself a new oscilloscope last week (RIGOL DS1054Z https://www.rigolna.com/products/digita ... pes/1000z/), with a bit higher specs than my old one, it's taking me a bit of time to learn what all the functions are and how to use them, but it's an essential tool for our work.

I figured out how use the trigger function to catch 2.2 µs muon decays, which is quite entertaining to watch while I sit and solder circuit boards, I catch one every 10-15 minutes :)

This scope also has an easy screen capture function which saves the screen as an image on a USB disc every time I press the print button.

To catch these muon decays you need a short pulse, so here I have connected the raw signal output straight to the scope via a Tee and a 50 Ohm termination cap, the 50 ohm termination discharges the coupling capacitor in about 1 µs.

For obvious reasons one can't capture these short lived events with a PC sound card as the gaps between sample points are far to wide.
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If anyone is interested in a budget scope I listed my old one here: http://www.gammaspectacular.com/gamma-s ... n-pds5022s

Steven
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Re: New toy..

Post by sgt_bear » 21 Oct 2017, 01:58

Nice!
Own a older rigol model my self, and for the price they make you can't complain :) but i feel i have to upgrade to a 4ch model soon.

Be sure to check out *.wfm capture with the rigol, its acutally saving the puls as wave form and can be converted to csv.
https://rigol.desk.com/customer/en/port ... -converter
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Re: New toy..

Post by stamasd » 01 Nov 2017, 00:06

Nice. I do have digital oscilloscopes, but for regular work I still find myself turning to my trusty workhorse, and old analog Hitachi scope that has served me well for many years.
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Post by GCVM » 11 Feb 2019, 09:09

Very nice! Here's mine. First I have to restore it...... A TEKTRONIX 531A with about 80 tubes not counting neons and tubes in the plugins.
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Re: New toy..

Post by Steven Sesselmann » 11 Feb 2019, 10:13

Hello Bob,

Welcome to the forum, that's an impressive scope you have there, not sure if it would fit on my bench :D.

I subscribed to your youtube channel, maybe one day my GS will be in someones museum too...

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