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I was in the market for an oscilloscope, but I didn't want to spend much. I found out about Rigol and their line of $300-400 scopes, and was getting ...
Here are the specs of the 2 scope models. Our test to see if we've succeeded is by looking at the Time Base Range minimum setting - the DS1052E has a...
The first step is to get Linux going if you don't already have it. I use Ubuntu 10.10 as my desktop OS, so I was able to skip this step. If you don'...
My Rigol booted up into Chinese the first time, and it took me a while to figure out where the menu was to change it to English. Press the Utility bu...
You can find the System Info menu item in the same Utility menu as before, just on the last page. As you can see in the picture, I've got firmware 02...
I used this extremely good forum writeup as a guide for the process. As more firmware versions come out, the post will be updated, and this instructa...
Put the key in the scope It will prompt you to update. Do it Once it's complete, it says "Updata successed,please restart", the best mes...
Now that we're running the old firmware, we can do the traditional hack to change this scope. I found this post really handy for this step. Hook up ...
Now that we've gone through all that pain, we have to do one last flash of a working DS1102E firmware to finish the job. Do it exactly the same as st...
Once the update completes and you've restarted the unit, take a look at the System Info. You should see DS1102E, the serial number you punched in, an...
Now, let's see if the scope can measure down to 2ns increments!
Below you can see my test waveform from the probe compensation terminals. I've also enabled Delayed Scan mode to get both zoomed and full waveforms o...
There was some discussion in the comments that I didn't have enough testing in here. That's mainly because I don't have a function generator (yet), a...
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