But Any other Rigol DS1054Z Viewer

Bored with squinting on the small numbers at the oscilloscope show, [Alfred] aka [[email protected]] made up our minds to take issues into his personal palms and wrote but some other device to remotely view pictures from a Rigol DS1054Z. No less than that was once the preliminary concept. However, it grew abruptly — as [Alfred] says, “the extra the challenge became out to be amusing, the extra it were given out of hand”. We all know the sensation smartly.(*11*)

Along with with the ability to merely view and export the display screen, this system implements waveform measurements (we’re now not certain whether it is the use of the dimension skill of the ‘scope, or in fact appearing measurements in this system). And as you’ll be able to see within the animated GIF of this system in operation over on the GitHub repository, the numbers are indisputably transparent and legible. His drawback of squinting on the small display screen has certainly been solved.(*11*)

That is coded in Pascal (FPC Lazarus), however we weren’t ready to browse this system as a result of [Alfred] hasn’t posted the supply code but. It’s written just for Linux, and he has examined it on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and Manjaro. The challenge will depend on Python, PyVisa, and gtk2, and talks on your DS1054Z over USB or LAN. The set up directions are smartly documented, however as [Alfred] himself warns, in the event you come across hassle bobbing up from refined dependency model conflicts, chances are you’ll wish to be a nerd and/or a pensioner with limitless time to your palms to resolve them. There’s no customers information nor intensive assist consistent with [Alfred]. On the other hand, easy hints could be present in hover textual content or by way of urgent F1. Disclaimers apart, this looks as if an enchanting challenge to check out out.(*11*)

As [Alfred] notes, there are lots of different equipment to be had to fetch information and photographs out of your Rigol oscilloscope. [Jenny List] wrote a two-part sequence on the use of Python to keep watch over your check tools, and right here’s an instance of a easy Python script that does a display screen snatch. Do you’ve a favourite technique to remotely perform your oscilloscope? Tell us within the feedback under.(*11*)