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BitScope Meter V2.0 | Waveform Analyzer

Using an oscilloscope couldn't be easier with BitScope Meter V2.0 and BitScope.

Automatic Oscilloscope and Waveform Analysis for BitScope.

Simply plug-in your signal and BitScope will lock onto the waveform and report the signal parameters simultaneously and in realtime!

View AC and DC signals and automatically measure the Peak, RMS, Min/Max voltages as well as DC bias and signal mean. Despite its simplicity, Meter deploys some sophisticated techniques to analyze the signal. It uses auto-correlation instead of simple zero crossing counts to lock on to the waveform frequency and it has selectable parameter filters to refine its measurements.

It reports related measurements such as duty cycle and waveform period as well as capture parameters such as sample rate and frame duration. If you need to make detailed manual measurements BitScope Meter can be used concurrently with BitScope DSO for accurate cursor measurements or BitScope Logic for related logic analysis. Meter is compatible with Windows 7, 8 & XP, Mac OS X and Linux.


Performance Boost for Windows 7 & 8.

High speed USB BitScopes prefer low latency USB for highest performance.

Reduce Windows USB Driver Latency for High Performance

The probem is that Windows 7 & 8 assign high latency when they automatically install the driver. Reduce USB driver latency to give your USB BitScope or BS10 a major performance boost when used with Windows.

BitScope DSO has been updated for to take advantage of this and our other apps will be updated the same way soon too. If you use Mac OS X or Linux you can also benefit from this upgrade.

Simply install the latest DSO to take full advantage of it; there are no driver settings you need to change for Mac OS X or Linux.


BitScope 326 | 10 Channel Mixed Signal DAQ

Network BitScope 326 is a rack mountable 2 + 8 channel mixed signal data acquisition system.

Network BitScope 326

BS326 inherits comprehensive test & measurement functions from the popular network BS325 desktop model.

This model is optimized for data acquisition and process monitoring with a focus on high speed mixed signal systems with network connectivity for host access.

Each unit has 2 analog and 8 logic channels. Up to two units may be mounted per 1U rack making it ideal for building large multi-channel data acquisition systems.

BS326 can acquire framed captured data at up to 512k samples per frame and a data rate of up to 80MB/s or it can stream data at lower rates continuosly.

It uses standard IP network protocols for universal connectivity and is compatible with all BitScope test, measurement data acquisition software. Email us at for a quote.


BitScope now works with OS X Mountain Lion

Most BitScope Apps are now compatible with OS X Mountain Lion.

OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility

BitScope DSO and Logic have been available for Apple OS X for a while and now Chart and Meter are also supported.

The BitScope Library will soon be available for OS X too (as a framework for Xcode) so you will be able to create your own Mac apps or integrate BitScope with third party apps.

All these apps are available free of charge for existing owners, simply download and drag the apps to your Applications folder.

If you are using a USB BitScope you may need to download and install the USB driver on your Mac first but Network BitScopes connected to the same LAN as your Mac should work without any drivers or configuration required.


BitScope now Windows 8 Compatible

Some BitScope Software is now Windows 8 compatible and the rest soon will be.

Windows 8 Compatibility

The first applications that are running are DSO and Logic and we're working on Chart, Meter and the Library for the end of the year.

We've also improved the software when run on Windows 7 64-bit systems and the USB driver installation (if required) is now fully automatic (if you're connected to the Internet).

BitScope DSO has been updated to support new features such as RF mode for use with BS10 and color coded triggers.

The display engine waveform rendering has been improved and Windows 8 systems now rival the Mac OSX and Linux platforms for waveform display resolution and quality. Numerous bugs have also been fixed (see the change log in the download packages) so download the updates if you're running a new Windows 8 or Windows 7 64-bit system!


User Guide for BitScope DSO

BitScope DSO 2.5 is the latest version of our premier mixed signal software for all BitScopes.

DSO 2.5 | User Guide

This new version adds many features and optimizations so to get you started we have published a new DSO User Guide.

It introduces Act On Touch, our innovative gesture based user interface for quick and easy mouse, track-pad or touch-screen use.

It explains how display focus works to view and scroll waveforms, how display cursors can be used for waveform measurements and how to use tracking and assignment for input offsets, trigger level and time focus.

It also covers less obvious parameters such as the sample rate, data mode, frame rate and phosphor mode as well as some new features found in recent models such as input sensing and device discovery.

BitScope DSO 2.5 is recommended for all BitScopes including BS10.


Windows and Linux 64-Bit Software Packages

BitScope DSO and BitScope Logic are now available as 64-bit apps for Windows 7 and Linux.

BitScope 64-Bit Native Software

This means you can now run these applications on 64-bit Linux systems without the need for multi-architecture libraries and on both Windows and Linux the apps benefit from faster 64-bit execution.

This change is made possible with the release of the new BitScope Library which is also 64-bit native. We will soon have 64-bit updates for our other apps including BitScope Chart and BitScope Meter to take advantage of 64-bit operation as well.

The new library also makes BS10 available to programmers for the first time. It's now possible to write your own apps or adapt third party software for use with this very popular model.


BS10U | Pocket Sized BitScope

BitScope BS10 is a unique new test instrument combining a powerful Mixed Signal Oscilloscope, Protocol Analyzer, Waveform and Clock Generator, Spectrum Analyzer and Data Recorder in one tiny USB powered device.

BitScope BS10

It offers 10 capture channels (2 analog + 8 digital) with 100 MHz analog bandwidth, 40 MSps logic speed and up to 12 bits analog resolution as well several output channels for its signal generators, triggers and external control signals.

BS10 is fast with a frame rate up to 100 Hz driving a digital phosphor display. It works just like a quality stand-alone scope. View waveforms, plots, spectra and more on its smooth flowing real-time screen. Even live capture logic data can be viewed this way.

Alternatively large buffers support high speed one-shot capture with post-capture zoom, scrolling and measurement, or it can stream direct to disk for off-line replay and analysis.

Software is included for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux. Features include mixed signal, storage and sampling oscilloscopes, logic timing, SPI, CAN, I2C and UART packet decoders, a spectrum analyzer, X-Y phase plotter and data recorder. BS10U may be purchased online here.

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