ScopeFun: An AIO Tool That Packs an Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, and More




Developers David and Dejan are nearing the launch of their ScopeFun all-in-one instrumentation multi-tool on Crowd Supply. The highly anticipated, open source platform is designed around Xilinx’s Artix-7 FPGA (with 512Mb DDR3 SDRAM buffer) and packs an oscilloscope, arbitrary waveform generator, spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, and digital pattern generator. The board is also outfitted with Cypress’ EZ-USB FX3 controller for interfacing with a PC with fast data transfers.

ScopeFun is an open-source instrumentation tool-set designed around a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA with 512Mb of DDR3 SDRAM for buffering samples. (📷: ScopeFun )

As for the specifications breakdown and features:

  • Oscilloscope: 2X channels, real-time sampling rate (250Msps dual channel/500Msps single), equivalent time sampling of (ETS) 2.0Gsps, 10-bit resolution, voltage ranges of 10mV to 2V per division, and a memory depth of 128-million sample per channel.
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generator: 2X channels, 200Msps update rate, 12-bit resolution, 4Vpp output voltage, and a custom waveform length of 32,768 samples per channel.
  • Spectrum Analyzer: 2X channels, and a DC frequency range up to 125MHz.
  • Logic Analyzer: 12X channels (6X input, 6X output, or 12X input or output), 250Msps max sampling rate, and a memory depth of 128-million samples per channel.
  • Digital Pattern Generator: 12X channels (6X input, 6X output, or 12X input or output), 250Msps max sampling rate, and a custom waveform length of 32,768 samples per channel.

On the software end, the ScopeFun is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac, and includes a Server Mode that enables remote connections and requests to the ScopeFun via IP network, allowing the transfer of samples from nearly anywhere. It even sports a Python API, which provides communication with the ScopeFun hardware directly from a Python script. There’s no word yet on an exact launch date or price, but those interested can sign up on their Crowd Supply page for email updates and the latest news.

I would love to test this all-in-one out someday. My Red Pitaya is feeling a little worried right now.


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