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ADC-212/3 continuing?

Postby crawford » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:30 pm

I used to work with the ADC-212/3 (old company). Now I need a new oscilloscope. The 212-3 worked great for my needs. But, being old technology hardware, are you keeping it around or should I go for something in the 2000 or 3000 series? The 2203-2205 all have better specs than the 212/3 except resolution. Is that a problem? Also, is no external trigger a problem? (I can operate these things but have no idea about any of this techy stuff). I get 2 channel signals from a laser diode and a load cell.
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Postby picojohn » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:09 pm

Hello Crawford,

It would make sense to purchase one of the newer USB oscilloscopes, and if 12 bit resolution is important, then you may wish to consider the PicoScope 3224/3424 (http://www.picotech.com/picoscope3000.html).

If you do not need 12 bit resolution, then there really is a lot of choice, and it may be helpful if you read the article on choosing an oscilloscope at http://www.picotech.com/applications/oscilloscope_tutorial.html

Finally, you could download the demo software (http://www.picotech.com/demo.html) to get a feel for the various options without the need for an actual device.

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