BitScope
Digital Sampling Oscilloscope and Logic Analyzer software for your PC

The BitScope was originally released in a Circuit Cellar article back in August 1998. Since the release of this design (and the unit offered here) the BitScope has gone through a lot of updates and enhancements but still works around this original core design.

The BitScope software (DSO) runs on any x86 compatible PC that has a 400 MHz or better CPU with at least 32MB RAM and has a compatible RS232 serial connection.

Even with an RS232 serial link, DSO is fast. Using advanced DSP and high performance data compression, DSO is able to achieve display refresh speeds of up to 7Hz.

You can download DSO for Windows or Linux free of charge. You'll need a BitScope to use this software of course but you can run it without one to see how it works.

Take a look at the screenshots below to see what it looks like, or run it on your PC and try it out.

 

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Analog Oscilloscope Display showing both input channels and their sum (in orange)

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Mixed Mode (Analog and Logic) Display

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Mixed Mode Display (full screen, 1024 x 768)

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Logic Analyzer Display

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Complex Waveform in Mixed Mode (generated by WavePod, Loop 5)

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The same complex waveform in analog mode showing delayed zoom timebase region

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The complex waveform shown in zoom timebase as selected above

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The same setup, but shown here running the Linux version of the DSO

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Zoom timebase shown running the Linux version of the DSO

 
 
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