Review of OWON SDS7102 Deep Storage Digital Oscilloscope

A good oscilloscope is a necessity when doing any sort of electrical work or troubleshooting. The OWON SDS7102 oscilloscope is designed to help deliver an easy-to-use oscilloscope that can be used by either professionals or people who are engaging in a do-it-yourself product at home.

The OWON SDS7102 oscilloscope is lightweight but durable, is rated highly for its accuracy, and has a number of extra functions that many users find to be quite useful.

Overview of the OWON SDS7102 oscilloscope

The OWON SDS7102 is a two-channel oscilloscope that can be used to qualify and test electrical currents, provide assistance with general electrical installations and to ensure signal stability. The SDS7102 model has a 100 MHz memory which allows it to store multiple readings for use later on. It comes with a LAN interface which allows a user to transfer files to a computer or network.

Additionally, a VGA interface option is available. It is an effective and efficient way to display readings on a larger screen if needed.

Regarding the size of the OWON SDS7102 oscilloscope, it is light enough to be portable, but rugged enough to survive a drop or two and still function properly. Also, the screen is glare-resistant and is easy to read due to its outstanding screen contrasts. Another feature is its LAN interface, as it offers more stability than a USB cable. This allows a user the freedom of not having to remember a specific cord or attachment configuration.

With a sample depth of 10M points memory per channel, along with the memory running at full speed, the performance of the OWON SDS7102 oscilloscope is comparable to more expensive models. With up to 20x more memory and 2x faster memory compared to similarly priced models is a big performance advantage for the OWON SDS7102 oscilloscope. In dual channel mode using the full memory capacity, the OWON SDS7102 oscilloscope can do 500Ms/sec while other models can only do 250Ms/sec. While taking readings over an extended period of time, the difference grows even larger. At 1ms/division, the OWON SDS7102 can still do 500Ms/sec. A user would not recognize this if only referring to the advertised bandwidth and sample rate figures from OWON.

In conclusion, the OWON SDS7102 is a good value at its price point. It may not have all the features a more expensive model may have, but it certainly has the speed and memory needed for a long reading of a signal.

CLICK HERE  For specifications or to purchase a OWON SDS7102 Deep Storage Digital Oscilloscope.

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NorthTree Associates Announces the OWON XSA1015-TG Spectrum Analyzer

The OWON XSA1015-TG Spectrum Analyzer is an economical spectrum analyzer which has the features of a high-end spectrum analyzer at a lower cost.

For those who either have a limited budget or are working as a hobbyist, the OWON XSA1015-TG Spectrum Analyzer is a good alternative to a high-end, expensive spectrum analyzer. The XSA1015-TG supports frequency range of 9kHz up to a 1.5GHz. It also has an intuitive user-friendly large 10.4-inch screen which displays real-time data in an easy to read fashion. The minimum resolution bandwidth of 10Hz, can easily distinguish the weak frequency gap. The OWON XSA1015-TG has a -150dBm displayed average noise level which assures that the unit will not interfere with the actual data and can observe a weaker signal. The XSA1015-TG provides EMI pre-compatibility capabilities to accurately test and diagnose electromagnetic interference.

Overview:

– Frequency Range from 9kHz up to 1.5GHz

– 150dBm Displayed Average Noise Level

– Phase Noise -85dBc/Hz @1Gz and offset at 10KHz

– Total Amplitude Accuracy <1.5dB – 10Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)

– EMI Pre-compliance Test Kit

– 1.5 GHz Tracking Generator Kit

– 10.4 inches display

Established in 1990, OWON is based in China, specializing in the manufacture of oscilloscopes, waveform generators, multimeters, programmable DC power supplies, and spectrum analyzers. These capable instruments are distributed to customers in the aerospace, automotive, communication, defense, electrical, and education industries in more than 80 countries across the globe.

Founded in 2004, NorthTree Associates (Cologne, MN) is a North American Master Distributor for OWON oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum analyzers, waveform generators, and programmable power supplies. NorthTree Associates provides unique OWON Electronic Test & Measurement tools for design engineers, test engineers and production engineers.

NorthTree Associates Announces OWON SDS1022 SE Economical Digital Oscilloscope

The OWON SDS1022 SE Super Economical Digital Storage Oscilloscope is the most economical version of the OWON SDS Deep Memory Digital Storage Oscilloscopes.

For those who either have a limited budget or don’t require all the full features, the OWON SDS1022 SE Economical Oscilloscope is a good alternative. The SDS1022 SE Oscilloscope features 2 channels, up to 100MS/s real-time sample rates, maximum 20MHz bandwidth, and a 7 inch color LCD screen with 800×600 resolution. The SDS1022 SE Oscilloscope offers a 10K record length per channel of memory, SCPI supported, and a 3-year warranty.

Main Features:

– Bandwidth: 20MHz

– Sample rate: 100MS/s

– 10K record length

– Ultra-thin body

– 7 inch High-Def TFT display

SDS1022 SE Oscilloscopes have a front side USB CI design outlet for easier access connectivity. A large 7 inch high resolution display provides a better waveform view for the user. In addition to better viewing of waveforms, the OWON SDS1022 SE has a user-friendly interface with a simple, clear menu that will get the results needed to evaluate a signal. Other viewing functions include a windows extension to observe abnormal signals throughout a full waveform, and a snapshot view of 30 auto-measurements.

The OWON SDS Smart Series Oscilloscopes are 2 channel digital storage oscilloscopes with up to 3.2GS/s real-time sample rate, up to 300MHz bandwidth, and an 8 inch color TFT-LCD screen with 800×600 resolution.  They offer a 10M record length per channel of memory, USB flash storage support, and a 3-year warranty. These units are supplied with two passive probes that are switchable between 1:1 and 10:1 input ratio. Also included are a USB cable, AC power cord, user manual, and a software CD-ROM.  All accessories have a one year warranty.  There is a battery option for operating away from 110V – great for field use!

Established in 2004, NorthTree Associates (Cologne, MN) is a North American Master Distributor for OWON oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum analyzers, waveform generators, and programmable power supplies. NorthTree Associates provides unique OWON Electronic Test & Measurement tools for design engineers, test engineers and production engineers. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE

NorthTree Associates Announces OWON XDS3202E n-in-1 Digital Oscilloscope

The OWON XDS3202E n-in-1 Digital Oscilloscopes is the latest product release from OWON. With 8‐bit resolution, the XDS3202E oscilloscope offers the best solution for those who need to measure small signals or be able to read details from a large signal.

OWON XDS3202E Oscilloscopes have a creative new look with an ultra-thin body design. Thus taking up less benchtop space. Also, with multi-interface integration – USB Host, USB Device, LAN, AUX, and infrared controller – a user is provided a flexible method for interfacing with multiple test set-ups. With a generous 8 inch, 800×600 pixels resolution capacitance multi-point touch screen, provides a more user-friendly operation experience. Operation patterns shown are the same as the mobile version.

Designed with high-performance in mind, the OWON XDS3202E has an 8-bit resolution ADC, which restores the waveform fully. Coupling this with a 40M record length and a fast 75,000 wfms/s high waveform refresh rate, the OWON XDS3202E Oscilloscope easily captures abnormal signals or rare events. Thus the user is provided an extensive view of their testing waveform. With an extremely deep 40M record length, the OWON XDS3202E Oscilloscope can capture more data at one time than most other oscilloscopes on the market.

With its capability of being a complete test station, the XDS3202E adds to its flexibility the optional modules:

  • A 25MHz Arbitrary Waveform Signal Generator – in a single or dual channel option. When using the dual channel option, each channel is totally isolated. Being an 8-bit model, a user has the additional option of choosing 50MHz signal generator.
  • Multimeter Module – a 4000 count multimeter module option, with the capabilities to measure the voltage, current, resistance, and capacitance of a signal(s).
  • Wi-Fi Communications Interface – the Wi-Fi Module has 2 modes: Wi-Fi AP and Wi-Fi STA. Wi-Fi AP is to make the oscilloscope act as a hot spot. A user can use a mobile device or computer to connect to the oscilloscope. This will allow a user to access and use the software inside a mobile device/computer to control and monitor the oscilloscope. When the oscilloscope is set to Wi-Fi STA, it allows the oscilloscope to connect with a router, making it accessible on the same local area network as a user’s computer. In this situation, one computer can control and have access to multiple oscilloscopes at the same time.
  • Battery – makes it portable in use. It contains 13200mA power, which lasts about 4 hours. Easy to install and remove. The float measurement is possible continuously supported while the unit is being powered by the battery. It also prevents the channels from ground disturbance(s).
  • Data Logger – the XDS Oscilloscope comes with 1ppm frequency stability to make it more accurate in data logging. Other oscilloscopes on the market only come with a 50ppm or 100ppm capability reading.

OWON XDS3202E n-in-1 digital oscilloscopes come with the OWON 3rd generation technology platform ‐ Xvisual, which advances the performance of the XDS series oscilloscopes over other oscilloscopes available. The new Xvisual platform consists of 3 parts: Low Base Noise, 40M Record Length, 75,000 wfms/s Refresh Rate. One of the main benefits of Xvisual is ease at which the measurement of small signals can be read, and the ability to fully restore the true status of signals.

The XDS series oscilloscope software, provides advanced trigger and protocol decoding functions to help engineers analyze bus protocols and quick positioning. The embedded Wi‐Fi module ensures computers and cell phones can share the display screen to view and control the oscilloscope. Users can also check and save waveform data via App. By saving data via the App, data can be shared between other users.

Established in 2004, NorthTree Associates (Cologne, MN) is a North American Master Distributor for OWON oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum analyzers, waveform generators, and programmable power supplies. NorthTree Associates provides unique OWON Electronic Test & Measurement tools for design engineers, test engineers and production engineers. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE

NorthTree Associates Introduces OWON XDS3064E n-in 1 Multi-Function Oscilloscope

The OWON XDS3064E n-in-1 Oscilloscope is the latest product release from OWON. With up to 14‐bit resolution, the XDS series offers the best solution for those who need to measure small signals or be able to read details from a large signal.

In having up to 14‐bit resolution, the OWON XDS3064E Oscilloscopes are equipped with advanced technology and functions such as advanced trigger and decoding functions, Wi‐Fi and App support along with a capacitance touch screen. Highly suitable for Medical, Automotive, Power Supply, and more.

Additionally, the OWON XDS3064E Oscilloscope is complete mobile test station. It has incorporated the ultra‐thin design of the OWON SDS series oscilloscope along with its capability of being a complete test station. The XDS3064E adds to its flexibility the optional modules:

* 60MHz / 100MHz Bandwidth, 1GS/s sample rate

* 8-bit, 12-bit or 14-bit high resolution ADC

* 40M record length 45,000 wfms/s waveform refresh rate

* Low back ground noise

* 8 inches 800 x 600 high resolution multi-touch screen, better operation experience

* SCPI, and LabVIEW supported

* Multi- trigger, and bus decoding function

* Multi-interface integration – USB host, USB device, USB port for PictBridge, LAN

* Xvisual – The 3G Oscilloscope Technology Platform from OWON – your powerful n-in-1 on-site measurement station

OWON XDS series oscilloscopes come with the OWON 3rd generation technology platform ‐ Xvisual, which advances the performance of the XDS series oscilloscopes over other oscilloscopes available. The new Xvisual platform consists of 3 parts: Low Base Noise, 40M Record Length, 75,000 wfms/s Refresh Rate. One of the main benefits of Xvisual is ease at which the measurement of small signals can be read, and the ability to fully restore the true status of signals.

The XDS series oscilloscope software, provides advanced trigger and protocol decoding functions to help engineers analyze bus protocols and quick positioning. The embedded Wi‐Fi module ensures computers and cell phones can share the display screen to view and control the oscilloscope. Users can also check and save waveform data via App. By saving data via the App, data can be shared between other users.

With its large 8 inch capacitance touch screen (800 x 600), the OWON XDS3064E Oscilloscope has been designed to look and act similar to a Smartphone – thus being intuitive and easy to start using right out of the box.

Established in 2004, NorthTree Associates (Cologne, MN) is a North American Master Distributor for OWON oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum analyzers, waveform generators, and programmable power supplies. NorthTree Associates provides unique OWON Electronic Test & Measurement tools for design engineers, test engineers and production engineers.

Review Of OWON HDS Series 2-Channel Handheld Digital Storage Oscilloscope

If you’re looking for a cheap oscilloscope option, this isn’t really it (but, in reality, it is pretty affordable), considering the full set of features it boasts, the OWON HDS Series 2-Channel Handheld Digital Storage Oscilloscopes are great handheld oscilloscope options for both the professional and the hobbyist.

The HDS Series features a 20 MHz bandwidth, which provides a sample rate of 100 MS/s. The results are detailed waveforms on both channels, especially compared to less expensive handheld units with lower sample rates. If detail and power are important to you in a handheld product, this is the oscilloscope for you.

Another huge feature of the HDS Series oscilloscopes working in its favor is the fact that it has 2 digital channels, something many other handheld units just don’t have.

The OWON HDS Series oscilloscopes feature many of the same built-in functions that the OWON benchtop units have, such as automated measurements like peak-to-peak, period and frequency, as well as math formulae like FFT, subtract, multiply, etc. You can manually adjust the range or you can opt to use the handy auto-range feature.

The screen is a 3.7 inch across color LCD version which provides an easy to view readout. It has a rechargeable battery and charger, and it has USB plugin functionality, which allows a user to connect it to your PC and download and print stored waveform data. It even includes a durable carrying case.

Drawbacks? Only a few. Overall, the ‘fit and finish’ could be a bit better on the unit, as it’s mostly plastic. The readout screen isn’t bad, but it could be brighter and if it is used in a darker situation, it may require an auxiliary light source. Basically, the features are all there, but the unit might not be the most durable. Considering it has the features of products that are 3 times more expensive, it is a justifiable trade-off in terms of durability.

OWON HDS Series 2-Channel Digital Portable / Handheld Oscilloscopes: Perceived Trade Offs:

After review of this blog, no doubt the reader has noticed a strong correlation between the price tag of the OWON HDS Series oscilloscopes and the features.

Primarily, there is a strong correlation between the bandwidth / sample rate and the price, as well as the number of channels available.

To a lesser degree, the user interface and ease of use also play a role in price.

A user should always consider trying to get the higher bandwidth wherever possible. The lower the bandwidth, the less powerful and useful your device will become.

With OWON HDS Series Handheld oscilloscopes, there’s an even greater jump in price with additional features. That is the cost associated with miniaturization.

To summarize, think of it like this: If a user is a hobbyist, the need is where no more than a couple hundred dollars on your scope should be spent. If the user is a professional, it should be expected to have a standard budget range of anywhere between $250.00 and $5000.00.

In other words, the pricing is directly correlated to the strength and features of handheld and benchtop oscilloscopes.

Established in 1990, OWON is based in China, specializing in the manufacture of oscilloscopes, waveform generators, multimeters, and programmable DC power supplies. These capable instruments are distributed to customers in the aerospace, automotive, communication, defense, electrical, and education industries in more than 80 countries across the globe.

Established in 2004, NorthTree Associates (Cologne, MN) is a North American distributor that provides unique electronic test & measurement tools for design engineers, test engineers and production engineers. Visit our online store to review and purchase OWON HDS Series Handheld Oscilloscopes – www.northtreeassociates.com

 

NorthTree Associates Announces New OWON XDM Series Benchtop Digital Multimeters

NorthTree Associates introduces the OWON XDM Series of Benchtop Multimeters. These powerful OWON multimeters come in two versions: XDM3041 which has a 4.5 digital resolution and the XDM3051 which has a 5.5 digital resolution. Both are designed for when a simple handheld multimeter doesn’t have enough capabilities for a user to view a reading in enough detail. (CLICK HERE to see specifications)

The OWON XDM series benchtop multimeters have a 4 inches LCD screen display, 480*320 pixels high resolution, 4.5 or 5.5 digit display accuracy (200000 counts in max). To add to the strength of these units, each XDM multimeter has up to 150 readings per second measurement speed. Also included are True RMS AC voltage/current measurement, smart voice-reading accessibility where the value can be read out, and support for Wi-Fi control through the use of a smart phone.

Operational modes include a data-logger mode which provides a user the ability to record, view, and analyze trends in readings. Users can set up the record interval (5ms in minimum) and max number of readings (1M points for internal storage, 10M points for USB Flash Disk). Data measured by the OWON XDM benchtop multimeter will be recorded and gathered into a trend chart, which makes it easy for users to view data statistics. Readings available are: bar meter, trend chart, and a histogram display for a convenient view. The OWON XDM benchtop multimeters have a dual display capability, 1GB internal memory, and support for external Flash Disk storage. Interfaces include USB Device, USB host, and LAN. A SCPI programming manual is provided, which enables remote control and is compatible with popular multimeter commands list.

In addition to representing the OWON XDM Series Benchtop Multimeters, NorthTree Associates also represents other product lines from OWON. These product lines include the customizable XDS Series n-in-1 Multi-Function Oscilloscopes, MSO Series Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes, HDS Series Handheld Oscilloscopes, Multimeters, AG-S Arbitrary Waveform Generators, and DC Power Supplies.

Established in 1990, OWON is based in China, specializing in the manufacture of oscilloscopes, waveform generators, multimeters, and programmable DC power supplies. These capable instruments are distributed to customers in the aerospace, automotive, communication, defense, electrical, and education industries in more than 80 countries across the globe.

Established in 2004, NorthTree Associates (Cologne, MN) is a North American distributor that provides unique electronic test & measurement tools for design engineers, test engineers and production engineers.