Scopey II – The Great Combination of dsPIC Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyzer

Do you have a dsPIC oscilloscope and Spectrum analyzer in your lab, but you still think that you didn’t fully used it for a great purpose?

Well, then it’s time to use some of your creativity and effort to combine these two stuffs together and transform it into a magnificent Scopey II!

Before it, do you know the main function of the Spectrum analyzer? Technically, it is a device used to examine the spectral composition of some electrical, acoustic or optical waveform. Sometimes, it can be also measured the power spectrum as well! Basically, the spectrum analyzer can be divided into two main types and there is analog and digital spectrum analyzer.

This is how the Scopey II works…

Everything is comes in through the BNC jack on the front and the signal is than attenuated or amplified by the attenuator and amplifier. The gain of the input stage is fully controlled by the PIC and the input stage level will shift the input so it can centers around 2.5v to enable reading negative voltages. Furthermore, the ADC is also reading the front panel controls. As the result, all the exciting information, where the PIC gathers is displayed on a handy 128×64 graphics LCD!

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