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How to Update Firmware on Rigol Oscilloscopes

This tutorial will show you how to update the software on your Rigol Oscilloscope. This will unlock the latest features as well as solve some bugs. What you will need. Rigol Digital OscilloScope (1054Z or 1104Z) USB thumb drive (any will do) ...

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19 Oct 2018

Rigol DG1022 vs Siglent SDG1025 vs Siglent SDG1032X - Function Generator Shootout

In this article I'll compare three popular Arbitrary function generators. They are all about the same price point and popular among makers. The models up for review are: Rigol DG1022          (data) Siglent SDG1025  ...

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30 Jul 2017

Our Siglent SDG1032X Arbitrary Function Generator Review

Let's take a look at the new Siglent SDG1032X Arbitrary function generator. We're looking at yet another example of the closing gap between hobbyist and pro gear - the growing feature set and capabilities of entry-level equipment continues to improve...

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21 Jul 2017

Our Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope Review

The 2-channel Rigol DS1052E oscilloscope is beloved by many as a really decent, cheap 'scope for the home electronics lab. While its features pale next to those hosted by more modern offerings, the 1052 packs the basics into a reliable little uni...


16 Jul 2017

Our Rigol DS1104Z Oscilloscope Review

The 4-channel Rigol DS1104Z oscilloscope is a 100MHz powerhouse. The DS1104Z is almost identical to its little brother, the DS1054Z, but brings to the table twice the bandwidth. The 1000Z line of oscilloscopes from Rigol is one of our fa...

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11 Jul 2017

Our Rigol DP-832 Power Supply Review

The Rigol DP-832 is a 3-channel, benchtop power supply suitable for a serious maker, makerspace or product developer. In this video I'll take you on a tour of the supply's operation and give my two cents on things I like and dislike. Ke...

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29 Jun 2017

Our Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscope Review

The quality and features in entry-level 'scopes has made a huge jump in recent years - In a nutshell, the 4-channel Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope delivers tremendous bang for your buck.  The DS1054Z is so well outfitted, I'd be happy if...

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29 Jun 2017

Our Mooshimeter Review

We've been familiar with the Mooshimeter for a while now, we've got tutorials on Getting up and running with a Mooshimeter, how to datalog with your mooshimeter, taking voltage/current measurements with multi-meters and finally a whole article on moo...

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17 Feb 2017

Tips for Mooshimeter Maitenance

Now that you have picked up your Mooshimeter, there might be a few questions you have on keeping it working well for as long as possible. As the Mooshimeter is a battery powered device, eventually the day will come where you simply cannot connect to ...

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10 Feb 2017

How to use a Digital Multimeter

A digital multimeter (DMM) is one of the most common tools on a Maker's bench. We use DMMs to take electrical measurements in a fast and relatively accurate way. The reason we call it a multimeter is because they can take multiple types measurements ...

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9 Feb 2017

How to log measurements using a Mooshimeter

The Mooshimeter is one of our favorite multimeters here at Core Electronics! If you haven't heard about them before, then take a quick look at our review. One of the most popular features of the Mooshimeter is the ability to log voltage/amperage...

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27 Jan 2017

Join the new age with a Mooshimeter

The multimeter is one of the essential tools in your electronics toolkit. These battery operated devices combine several measurement functions into one easy to use device. You can get Analog or Digital multimeters, each displaying your measurements i...

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15 Dec 2016

Getting Started with Saleae: Tips and Tricks

Well hello there, if you’ve been looking at the amazing line-up of Saleae gear and wondered how to get started with it all, then you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to take a look at getting your Saleae setup for the f...

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21 Oct 2016

Choosing a Benchtop Power Supply

If you're looking for a benchtop power supply, but you're unsure of what you should be looking for in a decent supply for your workspace, we have got you covered with this guide. We will look at the specifications to look out for in a power supply an...

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18 Oct 2016

Saleae Models Compared

Logic analysers are an incredibly valuable piece of test and measuring equipment, but sometimes it can be hard to work out exactly what you need, and what model is going to best suit your needs. If you’re not sure what a logic analyser is, then...

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14 Oct 2016

What is a Logic Analyser

If you’ve ever come across the term ‘logic analyser’ and not been sure exactly what is was, you’re in the right place. Logic analysers are one of the less common pieces of test and measuring equipment, but they’re extrem...

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14 Oct 2016

Rigol's PC software: Ultra-Sigma and beyond

The ability to connect your test equipment to a local PC is invaluable. It allows monitoring and the use of your equipment via a PC interface. That includes coveted mouse/keyboard control! This control centre capability is essential when you have man...

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7 Sep 2016

Using your Arbitrary Waveform Generator

By now you are aware that when it comes to measuring electronic signals, oscilloscopes are what you are going to be using. However, if you were providing a circuit with a particular signal, a function generator is the perfect tool for that job! If...

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2 Sep 2016

Oscilloscope Triggers: A quick what and how

So we have vertical graphing of voltage and horizontal sweep, but our signal is just going to go bananas on our screen if we don't sweep at the same point in the waveform. That's where triggers come in, allowing us multiple ways to fix our signal t...

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30 Aug 2016

Our Recommendation for your first Benchtop Oscilloscope

You’ve been working on that project for days, even weeks, and you’ve gone through all the steps of the process; meticulously ensuring everything is above board. And yet, for some unexplainable reason, your circuit is acting out. Naturall...

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25 Aug 2016

When to buy an MSO, a DSO or a Logic Analyser

So you have decided to go ahead and purchase your first piece of testing equipment and you have been met with a vast market of oscilloscopes. We informed you guys as best we could on the specifications to look out for in our guide on digital storage ...

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24 Aug 2016

A guide to Digital Storage Oscilloscopes (DSOs)

An Oscilloscope is a particularly versatile piece of test and measuring equipment. They will (very accurately) display a graph of voltage change over time, allowing us to observe how voltage changes across a circuit in real time! We call these observ...

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23 Aug 2016