What is a propscope?

What is a propscope?

"The PropScope is a two-channel oscilloscope that is capable of reading 25 million samples per second with ten bits of resolution over one, two, ten, or twenty volt peak-to-peak waveforms. Power is provided through the USB port requiring only a single cable to connect the PropScope to any laptop or desktop PC."

Why would I want to read samples and what could I use it for?· Back to the original question:
What is a propscope?
·

Comments

  • 3 Comments sorted by Votes Date Added
  • edited January 2010 Posts: 0Vote Up0Vote Down
    Chuckz,

    The Propscope is an USB oscilloscope that uses the Propeller Chip. To understand what an oscilloscope is, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscilloscope

    USB oscilloscopes work with a PC and use the PC's monitor to display the signal as opposed to stand alone units which which have all the hardware in the case including the display.

    You might take a look at Parallax's Understanging Signals book in pdf - http://www.parallax.com/Portals/0/Downloads/docs/prod/sic/Signals.pdf
    or this - http://www2.tek.com/cmsreplive/tirep/2280/03W-8605-5%20low%20res_2009.12.15.16.00.00_2280_EN.pdf

    You can also have a look at the Propscope documentation. Hope this helps.

    ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔
    Whit+


    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
    Whit+

    "In almost every robotic project I attempt, I am way over my head going into it..." - Carol Lynn Hazlett
  • edited January 2010 Posts: 0Vote Up0Vote Down
    Chuckz said...
    What is a propscope?


    "The PropScope is a two-channel oscilloscope that is capable of reading 25 million samples per second with ten bits of resolution over one, two, ten, or twenty volt peak-to-peak waveforms. Power is provided through the USB port requiring only a single cable to connect the PropScope to any laptop or desktop PC."



    Why would I want to read samples and what could I use it for? Back to the original question:

    What is a propscope?

    I think you mean to ask,"Why do I need a Propscope?"

    Most hobbyist do not really need a Propscope. But it is nice to be able to check the output timing of a pin. If you are looking for a specific pulse timing it is very handy. Also if you are outputting analog signals it is really nice. You can look at the wave form to insure the signal is correct.

    If you ever get one and use it, you will probably ask how you got along without it.

    James L

    ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔
    James L
    Partner/Designer
    Lil Brother SMT Assembly Services

    Are you addicted to technology or Micro-controllers..... then checkout the forums at Savage Circuits. Learn to build your own Gizmos!
Sign In or Register to comment.