Building or buying and then using your oscilloscope is one thing. At least as much fun - if not more! - is understanding how it works. We will have a detailed look at the circuit schematic in the next few pages. If you don't find that interesting, just jump ahead to get a look at how the scope is put together in practice.
The next pages will show the following:
- The overview page gives a short introduction into to overall design. That should help getting the big picture.
- The next pages each explain one page of the circuit schematic - what the circuit does, some
considerations that went into the design (why us the circuit built the way it is), etc.
- The firmware page gives a high-level overview of the firmware that gets burned into the
microcontroller. This is the program (written in a version of BASIC) that controls the oscilloscope hardware and communicates with the PC.
- The PC Software pages gives an overview over the scope program that runs on the PC, including some screenshots.