Press Release Summary:
Including 2-channel, 10-bit, 20 MS/sec, 2 MHz oscilloscope; 2-channel spectrum-analyzer; and 3 MHz 8-bit arbitrary-waveform/standard-function generator with 8 digital I/O lines, CircuitGear CGR-101(TM) also functions as network analyzer, noise generator and PWM output source. Oscilloscope, generator, and digital I/O are operated from custom open-source Tcl/Tk software, and device is also LabView(TM)-compatible, and it can also be controlled by serial-port-driving software.
Original Press Release:
New USB Scope Adapter - 7 Functions in One Compact Unit!
Pittsford, NY: CircuitGear CGR-101(TM) is a unique new, low-cost PC-based instrument which provides the features of seven devices in one USB-powered compact box: 2-channel 10-bit 20MSa/sec 2MHz oscilloscope, 2-channel spectrum-analyzer, 3 MHz 8-bit arbitrary-waveform/standard-function generator with 8 digital I/O lines. It also functions as a Network Analyzer, a Noise Generator and a PWM Output source - all for less than $180! What's more - its' open-source software runs with Windows, Linux and Mac OS's!
CircuitGear CGR-101(TM)'s Oscilloscope capability provides a 2-channel 10-bit
-±0.25Vp-p to ±25Vp-p 2MHz basic scope, but with sophisticated marker measurements, triggering (normal, auto, single-shot and pre-trigger) with time-base adjustable from 50ns/division to 100ms/division. With a 1k sample/channel data buffer you can even view pre-trigger signals.
CircuitGear CGR-101(TM)'s 2-channel FFT Spectrum Analyzer feature offers marker measurements, and, when used with the internal signal generator, displays Bode plots and performs vector network analysis, showing gain and phase values while you watch.
CircuitGear CGR-101(TM)'s Signal Generator is an 8-bit 0.1Hz to 3MHz signal source, offering sine/square/triangle/ramp waveforms, as well as being capable of outputting arbitrary or preloaded waveforms like ECGs. You can enable the generator, connect its signal to your circuit and perform measurements with the oscilloscope and/or spectrum analyzer. The generator can also be set to function as a white noise source. A slider-controlled PWM Generator is also provided, with mark-space ratio clearly displayed.
The included visual interface software, makes control and display of information very intuitive, and users of bench-top instruments will immediately feel comfortable with the on-screen controls. The oscilloscope, generator, and digital I/O are operated from a custom open-source Tcl/Tk software GUI included with the hardware, which runs under Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac operating systems. Because the software is Open Source, the code can be read and even added to or customized. CircuitGear CGR-101(TM) is also LabView(TM)-compatible, and it can even be controlled by any serial-port-driving software, such as MATLAB® or Visual Basic. Project-based electronics lab teaching materials are also available for use with CircuitGear CGR-101(TM). The USB interface allows you to record, output and print all waveforms or even update the firmware as new features become available. X-Y plot, spectrum analysis, histogram, waveform math functions
Ideal for labs, education, and any engineer's toolbox, CircuitGear CGR-101(TM) is available now from stock from Saelig Co.