MSO-19 Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Pattern Generator, TDR
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Mixed Signal Oscilloscope windows software

The palm-sized MSO-19 operates as a 2 GSa/s Oscilloscope, a 200 MSa/s Logic Analyzer, a 100 MSa/s Pattern Generator, and a Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR). All channels sample simultaneously at a max rate of 200 MSa/s.

The MSO-19 includes a probe, clips, wires and software. The Mixed Signal Oscilloscope is connected and powered by a computer's USB port.

Originally designed with the student and hobbyist budget in mind, the MSO-19 has become the selected choice of professional users. The MSO-19 was chosen by NASA to assist the EPIC card upgrade on the International Space Station.  Until recently, it was the only oscilloscope used on the orbital outpost. 

The MSO-19 appeals to a large audience, including:

  • Engineers who need a 2GSa/s Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
  • Students
  • Hobbyists
  • Field service technicians
  • Field application engineers
  • Consumers who need a small travel scope or logic analyzer
  • Those who require a powerful trigger box to use with other instruments

Overview


MSO-19: Time-Synchronized Oscilloscope and Logic Analyzer Inputs

msoe software

All 9 channels are sampled at the same time and displayed together. This is better than using multiple separate instruments because the analog and digital waveforms are acquired with the same sample clock, assuring accurate time correlation between the two. Even through cabling two individual instruments together, samples would not be within 5 ns of each other, and the triggering would not be as tightly coupled as it would be with a single instrument. 

Since the software displays the oscilloscope and logic analyzer data on the same screen, it stays synchronized no matter how much a user scrolls or zooms.

pulse measurements

The Logic Analyzer display can show individual pulse width and frequency information.


Advanced Triggering

The MSO-19 can trigger on the Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, SPI or I2C inputs. All 9 inputs sample at the same time, and they are displayed together. The external trigger can be used to output to trigger other instruments.

Triggering options include:

  • Trigger level rising edge
  • Trigger level falling edge
  • Pulse width
  • 8 bit Logic Analyzer
  • SPI
  • I2C

High-Speed Sampling

High-speed sampling is key to getting a good capture. An accurate capture of a 60 MHz signal can be obtained with the 200 MSa/s single shot sample rate and 60 MHz bandwidth. With RIS mode sampling, one can capture even faster signals.


Spectrum Analyzer / FFT

The FFT Spectrum Analyzer has controls for FFT window, FFT type, and FFT resolution.

The software also supports averaging, memory, and plot subtraction. This allows for a whole range of spectral analysis, including: frequency response analysis, power supply noise analysis, etc.

The maximum FFT frequency analysis is 100 MHz.

FFT data can be saved to disk and exported to other programs such as Excel, Mathcad, etc.

fft

This example shows use of FFT averaging to identify and reduce noise.


Pattern Generator (Digital Word Generator)

The 100 Mpt/S pattern generator (Digital Word Generator) has many features not found on other pattern generators. Because it has shared pins with the Logic Analyzer, the pattern data can be tri-stated to create bidirectional bus signals.

Pattern generator options include:

  • Output, manual start
  • Output, synchronized start with MSO
  • Output, controlled by MSO trigger
    (Analog, digital, I2C or SPI)
  • Variable pattern length
  • Pattern clock rate -- independent of LA clock
  • Built-in data creation wizard and option to load data files

Waveform Measurements

Standard waveform measurements are included and can be displayed on the screen right next to the traces.

Measurement results can be saved with the data files.

measurement

SPI and I2C Decoding

The MSO-19 can display and decode SPI and I2C serial bus protocols as well as trigger on them. SPI and I2C signals can also be viewed as timing waveforms and statelist-style displays.

SPI debugging

Simple Operation


Data Storage


Link's Windows-Based Oscilloscope Software Takes Advantage of a Computer's Large Color Screen

dual monitors

Stand-alone oscilloscope display screens represent a compromise at best. Few people would choose a 7" or 9" monitor as the screen for their PC. So why use a small monitor for an oscilloscope? Our software will also work with dual-monitor PCs. Imagine having a 30" wide trace window!


PC Speed Does Not Significantly Affect the Performance of Our Instruments

All of the high-speed acquisition is done with the MSO hardware; the speed of a PC is not a factor. The PC is simply used for the display and user interface. If a PC is fast enough and has enough memory to run Windows well, it will also run our products well.

The instrument has high-speed samplers and buffers. It can acquire information at up to 200 MSa/s and stores the data in its own internal data buffers. When these buffers are full, the data is transferred to the PC.


Specifications


Timebase

Rate (single shot)

200 MSa/s... 100Sa/s 
5 ns / sample to 10ms/sample
50 ns / division to 100ms / division


Rate (Repetitive)

2 GSa/s and 1GSa/s
5 ns/division to 100ns/division


Accuracy

+/- 0.01%


Resolution

5 ns


Skew

< 5 ns


Inputs

DSO channels

1


Logic Analyzer channels

8


Oscilloscope (Analog)

Bandwidth

60 MHz


Gain Range
(per division)
full scale = 8 divisions

BNC or Probe (1X)
 Voltage per division: 50 mV to 500 mV
Full scale voltage: 400 mV to 4 V

Probe (10X)
Voltage per division: 500 mV to 5 V
Full scale voltage: 4 V to 40 V


Max Input Voltage
max input voltage at probe tip depends on probe type (1x, 10x, 100x, etc.)

BNC or Probe (1X)
Continuous: ± 20 V DC

Probe (10X)

Continuous: ± 200 V DC


Vertical Range

8 divisions


Offset Range

± 4 divisions


Offset Resolution

12.5 mV


Coupling

AC and DC


Impedance

1 MΩ // 15pF


DC Accuracy

± 2%


Memory Channel

Yes


Logic Analyzer (Digital)

Impedance

100K ohm || 2pF


Sensitivity

<500 mV


Max. input voltage

+ 5.5V DC


Bandwidth

100 MHz


Threshold voltage

0.6V to 1.65 V (1.2, 1.5, 1.8,2.5,3.0, 3.3, 5.0 V Logic Families)


Memory channels

Yes


SPI

Trigger

Yes, 32 bit wide trigger word, Mode 0..3 supported


Decoding window

Yes


I2C

Trigger

Yes, 32 bit wide trigger word, Mode 0..3 supported


Decoding window

Yes


Pattern Generator (Digital output)
(Digital word generator)

Text

Rate

100 MSa/s...10KSa/s


Buffer Size

Max: 1023 points to 3 points


Arming control

Sync with MSO trigger, sync with MSO arm and manual start.


Loop control

Continuous and variable.


Code generator wizard

SPI, Counter, clock....


Output level

Max 3.3V. 6 software selectable levels.
(1.2, 1.5, 1.8,2.5,3.0, 3.3, 5.0 V Logic Families)
Current drive 14ma/pin


Output impedance

100ohm with 100K ohm termination to Gnd


Output control

Individual channel and sample by sample output enable.


Spectrum Analyzer (FFT)

Frequency range

0..100 MHz (with 3dB roll-off at 60 MHz)


Resolution

0.098Hz to 195KHz depending on frequency range setting.


Window

Rectangular, Tapered Rectangular, Triangular, Hamming, Hanning, Flat top and Blackman-Harris.


Plot

Magnitude, Power Spectrum, Power Density, Real and Imaginary.


Zoom

Vertical and Horizontal.


Memory channel

Yes


Averaging channel

Yes


Cursors and Measurements

2


Memory

Buffer size

1000 points/channel


Trigger

Type

Rising Edge (Adjustable level),
Falling Edge (Adjustable level),
Pulse Width
8 bit wide Logic Analyzer
I2C
SPI


External trigger input

Any of the digital inputs can be used as an external trigger.


External trigger out

Yes


Mode

Auto, Normal and Single.


Autosetup

Yes


Range (vertical)

8 divisions


Resolution

12.5 mV


Software

Windows 
Win 8.1,
Win 8,
Win 7-32,
Win 7-64,
Vista 32,
Vista 64,
XP,
2 K

Yes


Spectrum Analysis/FFT

Yes


Measurements

Yes


Physical

Interface

USB


Probes

One 1x/10x switchable probes, LA wire harness and 9 clips are included.


Connectors

BNC: 2 total:  Input and trigger-out
Logic Analyzer/Pattern Generator: 8
USB


Calibration point

Yes


Power Requirements

USB powered


Dimensions

4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8" (102mm x 61 mm x 20 mm)
2.5oz. (70g) (MSO only)
Shipping box: 9" x 6" x 2"
Shipping weight: 14oz.


Part Number
Description
Price

MSO-19
MSO-19
(includes: MSO, oscilloscope probe, wire harness, logic analyzer clips, USB cable)
$249Buy Now

Accessories

UX-01
USB Isolator
$100

MSO19-DLL
C# library DLL library for Visual Studio .NET
$100

DSO-probe-dif-kit2
10x/100x Differential Probe
(includes: probe, power supply, clips and carrying case)
$375

P-PROBE-P60
1x/10x Probe
(60 MHz)
$35

DSO-PROBE-X100
100x Probe 
(100 MHz, 2 meters)
$72

MSO-19-WIRES-CLIPS
Wire harness + standard clips
(includes: 1 Wire harness and 9 Clips)
$45

LA-NANOCLIPS-11
11 Nano-clips
$119

LA-NANOCLIPS-4
4 Nano-clips
$49

MSO-19-TDR-ADAP
TDR Adapter
BNC splitter and cable
$40