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Hacking the Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope with Linux

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Hacking the Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope with Linux, hardwarehank writes –

I was in the market for an oscilloscope, but I didn’t want to spend much.  I found out about Rigol and their line of $300-400 scopes, and was getting ready to buy one.  Then I found a post on how to make your DS1052E, which costs about $400 into a DS1102E, which costs about $700 with a simple firmware modification!  I bought the scope right after, and I received it in the mail today.  It’s pretty nice by default, but doubling the bandwidth is always a plus.

The DS1052E has a 50Mhz maximum frequency, but it has exactly the same hardware (as far as the reverse-engineering folks can tell) as the DS1102E, which has a 100Mhz maximum.  This guide will show you how to make the switch very easily using Linux.  You can do it in Windows too, but it’s a bit more involved, and Linux makes it really really easy.


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