Farnell element14 has partnered with BitScope Designs to manufacture and distribute BitScope Micro, a full feature dual channel digital oscilloscope for Raspberry Pi. The BitScope Micro is also an eight channel logic analyser, waveform generator, clock generator and spectrum analyser that is packaged in a low cost lightweight water resistant test probe.
BitScope Micro captures digital signals at up to 40 MSps and has a 20 MHz analogue bandwidth. The software supports frame rates beyond 20 Hz and includes a digital phosphor display. It is fully user programmable and downloads are freely available for Raspberry Pi, Linux, Windows and Macintosh.
BitScope Micro includes 10 mixed signal test clips, a USB cable and input terminators. It uses an industry standard IDC-10 connector for signal I/O. It offers programmable switching levels on two of the logic channels and impedance sensing, multiple ranges and a “macro mode” resolution of 12 bits on both analogue channels. It has standard oscilloscope input impedance (1M/10pF) so BNC adapters can be used to connect regular oscilloscope probes.
Commenting Chris Godfrey, Global Product Director Test & Tools at Farnell element14, said: “There has long been a requirement in the market for an entry level oscilloscope to support the maker community and Raspberry Pi specifically. This low cost model from BitScope has all the functionality required for a plug and play oscilloscope.”
Eben Upton, CEO at Raspberry Pi, said: “BitScope Micro is one of the most impressive add-ons for Raspberry Pi we’ve seen. The BitScope team have done a terrific job to optimize their software for Raspberry Pi including the new Model B+.”
BitScope Micro is available from Farnell element14 in Europe and CPC in the UK, Newark element14 and MCM in North American and element14 in APAC.