Agilent MSOX2024A with a Development Kit - Review

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RoadTest: Agilent MSOX2024A with a Development Kit

Author: gbrettell

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Evaluation Type: Independent Products

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: None at this time.

What were the biggest problems encountered?: Getting up to speed with the STM32F4 board and software. The Agilent scope ... no problems. My rating for the scope would be '10' on all accounts ... the '7' ratings are for the STM32F4 board.

Detailed Review:

Please see the PDF attachments for Part-1 & Part-2 of my RoadTest. I experienced MANY problems with formatting trying to post directly using this submission form ... sorry for any inconvenience.  Please let me know if you need this review in any other format and I will try to accommodate any requests.

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  • Your review is inspirational. It was more than a review... It was a report! I been learning electronics and linux since the age of 9yrs and am mostly self taught, but your writing is really nice. I have saved a copy for future reference but I have a small criticism as well. I would have liked to see a compressed review on this page as well.

    Thanks and lucky you. You have a new scope!

    Ip

  • Hello Greg! Excellent review, thank you so much for the detail. A few things to add to your already comprehensive review:

    • Serial light (arrow) does not light up because the arrow is designed to show what the associated knobs are controlling (above and below the Serial/Digital/Math/Ref buttons). Since the knobs don't control anything on the serial bus, they will only activate for the other three buttons based on what you're controlling. Perhaps the button shouldn't be there at all, but oh well
    • Can't use serial decode with digital channels on the 2000 X-Series because it only has one MegaZoom ASIC. The 3000 X-Series and above have two ASIC chips, which split the decode/digital duty, so it is possible. Serial decode and digital plotting are all done in hardware via the ASIC.

     

    Thanks again, looking forward to part three!

     

    -Mike

  • I tried to post this review in the HTML format; however, I had SO many problems with formatting, pictures getting moved around and referenced in the wrong places ... I even had trouble posting this comment