How to Turn Your Computer Into an Oscilloscope




In a world where everyone is becoming more and more interested in electronics, affordability and cost are becoming ever important in electronics tools.

This tutorial will show you how to turn your computer into a portable workbench, including an oscilloscope.

You will need:

- an Analog Discovery 2

- an internet connection


Step 1: Download WaveForms 2015

WaveForms 2015 is a free software tool-set that controls the Analog Discovery 2. It gives you access to the Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator, Power Supplies, Voltmeter, Data Logger, Logic Analyzer, Pattern Generator, Static IO, Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Protocol Analyzer, and Script Editor.

You can find the most recent version here. It's a super quick download, around 20 seconds.

Step 2: Install WaveForms 2015

Installation of WaveForms 2015 takes about 5 minutes.

Installation instructions for Mac are located here.

Installation instructions for Linux are located here.

Installation instructions for Windows are located here.

Step 3: Take a Measurement

Now that you've turned your PC into a portable lab station including an Oscilloscope, you can take a measurement.

The full tutorial on the Oscilloscope tool is located here.



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    2 years ago

    The device is $259.00, this Instructable is practically an infomercial.