While purchasing a starter bench scope such as our primo Rigol 1 GS/s Digital Storage Oscilloscope might not be in every Father’s Day budget, this super handy pocket-sized DSO Nano will be a treat for all electronics-enthusiast dads out there. You never know when he might be able suss out signal-gremlins in an analog circuit by taking a reading on his handy pocket scope. And plus, with a tool like this always at hand, he will always be able to share insights into mysteries of electronics with anyone he encounters, including members of his family!
DSO Nano v3 – Pocket-size color digital oscilloscope: This cute pocket oscilloscope is a perfect companion to your tool box. For beginners, its a good starter scope – it is not as complicated as a benchtop scope so its easy to use. For advanced EE’s, its useful as a scope-on-the-go, for field-debugging, when you don’t want to drag your scope over, or when a floating-ground is needed (it will naturally do ‘differential’ measurements as long as its not plugged into a computer USB port). It’s not a terribly fast scope, best used for signals up to 100KHz, and it is only a single channel, but we still find uses for it all the time, especially with analog projects! The new version 3.0 has a nice fully-metal case for increased durability…. (read more)