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Topic: Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope?
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Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope?
FM on 2/16/2010 11:47:00 AM

re:Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope? 
Sure. while they may be in the minority, they are still alive and well. DSOs are and can be very expensive. If you are just doing basic troubleshooting, you probably do not need as much scope horsepower in the modern DSO.
seank on 2/18/2010 5:20:00 PM

re:Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope? 
Ya...If you are just doing audio or video work, an analog scope will probably still tell you all you need to know. Modulated signals also show up better on an analog scope. Low speed digital signals are also OK on an analog scope. But if you are working in the realm of all digital signals, especially at very high data rates, digital is the only way to go.
2ndStory on 2/19/2010 9:30:00 AM

re:Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope? 
Though today I use a Digital Scope (the Agilent DSO5054A to be exact) I found that Analog scopes are usually easier to use (don't have all the bells and whistles and Software of a DSO) and Analog signals display better on a CRT than a LCD (though I have seen the New DSO9064A from Agilent and the screen is HD quality).
cola on 2/21/2010 7:29:00 PM

re:Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope? 
I would have to say, don't knock it (a DSO) until you have tried it—especially the newer models.The new DSOs are much better and do so much more. But, you really need to be able to justify their sky-high prices if you are only using an Analog scope. I have seen really good priced Agilent and Tektronix Digital scopes in the used market. Ebay is a good source or do a google search. I bet you can get a good one for arounf $3K.
cmj1029 on 2/22/2010 1:12:00 PM

re:Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope? 
The Tektronix TDS3054B is the best economy general pupose digital scope. The TDS3000 series comes in many different models too so depending on your freqency need you can can get one on the used market for fairly cheap.
2ndStory on 2/22/2010 2:10:00 PM

re:Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope? 
There are quite a few companies still making analog scopes (though the big guys Agilent and Tektronix have retired their Analog scopes) I have gotten one from Instek and BK precision. The Instek GOS-6103C is a 100MHz 2-Channel Analog scope that goes for around $1K.
seank on 2/23/2010 4:34:00 PM

Re: Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope? 
why not use a digital storage oscilloscope? It't now in promotion with 7inch LCD, if needed, pls contact me asap.

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jerry on 7/15/2011 2:00:00 AM

Re: Does Anyone Still Use An Analog Oscilloscope? 
Yes, sure. The reason there are still analog oscilloscope in use it's a price
$125 for used TEKTRONIX TDS340A 2 Ch Analog Oscilloscope.
even //4399 is still good price
I have seen even cheaper prices on http://www.used-line.com/search/s_index.cfm?search_term=Analog+Oscilloscope
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UsedTester on 11/16/2015 11:59:00 AM


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