[Dprglist] I need some opinions....

Murray Altheim murray18 at altheim.com
Wed Feb 2 12:16:58 PST 2022

Hi Harold,

To me it's a fairly easy decision. The Siglent is a four channel oscilloscope.
If you need four channels, that's the choice. The Digilent is only two channel,
which is enough for some things but if you need three or four, you need the

On the other side, Digilent's product:

   "Analog Discovery 2 can be configured to work as any one of
    several traditional test and measurement instruments including an
    Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator, Power Supply, Voltmeter, Data Logger,
    Logic Analyzer, Pattern Generator, Static I/O, Spectrum Analyzer,
    Network Analyzer, Impedance Analyzer, and Protocol Analyzer."

...and it has no knobs or hardly any physical hardware that can fail, and
it's a hundred bucks cheaper, and it uses your laptop or desktop's screen,
so larger display, and it can be (at least in theory) easily upgraded.

The only question is whether it's possible to buy a second two channel
input device for the Digilent. If that's the case there'd be no question
on the Digilent.



On 3/02/22 07:04, Harold Pulcher via DPRGlist wrote:
> I know that is opening up a big ol’ can of something with our group. 😊
> Anyway, due to Christmas and Birthday dollars accumulating in my pocket, I was thinking about getting a new tool for the “lab”.
> I am torn between:
> SDS1104X-E (100 MHz) - Siglent (siglentna.com) <https://siglentna.com/product/sds1104x-e-100-mhz/>
> And
> USB Oscilloscope and Logic Analyzer - Digilent Analog Discovery 2 <https://digilent.com/shop/analog-discovery-2-100ms-s-usb-oscilloscope-logic-analyzer-and-variable-power-supply/>
> I have funds to cover either.  I have my own thoughts about which one to get, but I know most(if not all) have opinions as well.
> I was giving a talk last night, so I couldn’t join and ask this question directly.
> Harold
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