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-====== Hardware Tools ====== +Test equipment stuff moved to [[resources:testequipment|Electronic Test Equipment]]
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-===== Oscilloscopes ===== +
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-  * Agilent DSO1014A - [[http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/product.jspx?nid=-34250.884297.00&cc=US&lc=eng|Agilent page]] +
-    * Price: ~$2000 USD (available from Agilent direct or from resellers like Newark) +
-    * Bandwidth: 100MHz (other versions available, 200MHz is $400 more) +
-    * Channels: 4 +
-    * Notes: +
-      * I have one and I find it to be a nice scope, although I suspect the Rigol is just as good (for a fraction of the price). +
-      * It appears to be a re-badged Rigol scope.  http://mightyohm.com/blog/2009/11/agilent-dso1000-firmware-update-confirms-rigol-connection/ +
-    * [[http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/editorial.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&ckey=896758&nid=-35491.0.00&id=896758|Agilent Data Capture Software]] - screenshots and waveform data over USB - no more flash-drive sneakernet! +
-    * [[http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/product.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&nid=-34466.963148|Agilent IO Libraries]] - GPIB commands over USB, VESA stuff, etc. +
-  * Rigol DS1052E - http://www.rigolna.com/products_ds1000d.aspx +
-    * Price: $399 @ http://www.saelig.com/PSBEB100/PSPC016.htm +
-      * Cheaper at other site, eg. DealExtreme +
-    * Bandwidth: 50MHz (can be hacked for 100MHz?) +
-    * Channels: 2 +
-    * Notes: +
-      * There is a hack to enable 100MHz bandwidth, there is some outdated info here: http://mightyohm.com/blog/2010/03/rigol-ds1052e-50mhz-to-100mhz-scope-conversion/ +
-      * Dave Jones of EEVblog likes this one: http://www.alternatezone.com/eevblog/?p=6 +
-  * [[http://opencircuits.com/oscilloscope Open Source Oscilloscopes and low-cost oscilloscopes]] +
- +
-===== Logic Analyzers ===== +
-There are some recommendations on the EEVBlog forums here: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=579.0 +
-  * Saleae Logic - http://www.saleae.com/logic/ +
-    * Price: $149 +
-    * Channels: 8 +
-    * Sample rate: 24MHz max +
-    * Samples: 10B +
-  * Intronix LogicPort - http://www.pctestinstruments.com/ +
-    * Price: $389 +
-    * Channels: 34 +
-    * Sample rate: 500MHz/200MHz max +
-    * Samples: 2048 (supports compression) +
- +
-===== Frequency Counters ===== +
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-===== Power Supplies ===== +
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-===== Multimeters ===== +
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-  * Fluke 87V, I love mine: http://us.fluke.com/usen/Products/Fluke+80+Series+V.htm +
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-===== Misc ===== +
-  * [[http://www.target.com/Aroma-AROMA-Single-Hot-Plate/dp/B0007QCRNU/ref=sc_qi_detailbutton|Cheap-o hotplate for surface mount soldering]] +
-  * [[http://www.audio-circuit.dk/Schematics.htm | Audio Circuit collection of Schematics and Service Manuals]] +
-  * Giant collection of IC pinouts: http://www.kingswood-consulting.co.uk/giicm/ +
-  +
-===== Test Equipment Manuals ===== +
-It can be really frustrating to try to fix a piece of expensive test equipment without a manual.  There are lots of sources for service manuals, both free and not-free.  Here are some of the ones I have found.  Please only contribute sites to the not-free section that you have actually done business with (and think deserve a link.) +
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-==== Free ==== +
-  * Agilent Manual Search - http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/facet.jspx?lc=eng&cc=US&t=80039.k.1&pageMode=TM +
-    * Mostly newer equipment. +
-    * They also have an FTP site at ftp://ftp.agilent.com/pub/manuals/ +
-  * HP Archive manuals page - http://www.hparchive.com/hp_equipment.htm +
-  * BAMA (BoatAnchor Manual Archive) - http://www2.faculty.sbc.edu/kgrimm/boatanchor/ +
-  * Various Scans of HP Manuals, etc. - http://www.kennethkuhn.com/hpmuseum/scans/ +
-    * Lots of military manuals for HP test equipment, I found an elusive manual here.   --- //jeff 12/24/2010 20:56// +
-  * K7JRL manuals - http://www.k7jrl.com/pub/manuals/ +
-  * [[http://elektrotanya.com/|ElecktroTanya]] - Insanely hard to navigate, confusing website, but they seem to have a lot of manuals.  Limit 2 per day for unregistered users.  Mostly in Hungarian, use Google translate. +
-  * KO4BB's Manuals Repository - http://www.ko4bb.com/manuals/ +
- +
-==== Not-Free ==== +
-  * ArtekMedia - http://www.artekmedia.com/ +
-    * HP, Agilent, Tek, others.  I purchased a manual for an old, obscure HP power supply, and when I had problems opening the pdf they were extremely helpful (and created a new scan for me).  Reasonable prices, very high quality scans.   --- //jeff 12/24/2010 20:31// +
resources/hwtools.txt · Last modified: 02/14/2012 21:31 by jeff