Flemish company brings open source USB oscilloscope out




The Flemish start-up Labnation has released its USB oscilloscope. The Smart Scope is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign and combines the functions of an oscilloscope, logic analyzer and waveform generator with mobile and desktop apps

The base of the SmartScope is an aluminum box with dimensions of 110x64x24,2mm and a weight of 158 grams. Is powered via the USB connection. The oscilloscope offers two analog input channels with a sampling rate up to 100MS / s. In addition, the SmartScope can serve as logic analyzer with eight input channels and the protocol decoders i2c, spi and uart. Finally, the accessory as single-channel analog wave generator operates at speeds up to 50MS / s, while a data rate up to 100MS / s can be achieved through vierkanaals- digital output.

The software allows the user the power scale, time scale, input coupling, trigger settings, and simple voltage measurements set. According to the creators, the interface not only works with mouse and keyboard, but there is also touchscreen support.

The software is available for Android, OS X, Windows 7 and later versions, and the Ubuntu and Debian distributions. An iOS app is there but this is quite a jailbreak required. Labnation delivers SmartScope with USB cable, two analog probes, digital cable and digital probes. The package costs 230 euros.

The SmartScope was developed after a Kickstart Campaign last year, which was collected more than $ 320,000. The target amount was $ 50,000. In December last year, 750 Smart Copes were delivered to backers now and the oscilloscope is available to everyone. The system is open source: maximize design drawings and code has been made public.

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