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iPhone app reads your PicoScope

Testing is a crucial part of the development cycle, as any gadget master will have suffered, and here’s a cool iPhone app to help the process, when you find yourself turning to use a PicoScope.

Testing is a crucial part of the development cycle, as any gadget master will have suffered, and here’s a cool app to help the process, when you find yourself turning to use a PicoScope.

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Kenny Millar demonstrates how, using Wi-Fi or 3G, you can use an iPhone (or iPad touch, for Wi-Fi) to tap into the display that also appears on the connected PC.

Why does this help? Kenny highlights two reasons. First, the freeing of screen real estate on the PC when debugging or stepping through code, splitting the scope off onto the iPhone screen. Second, for cases where it may be useful to have a remote display of the reading (or where the scope may be isolated).With the app using the computer’s IP address, it could, in theory, be anywhere on the planet (perhaps duplicating readings for someone else’s benefit).

A third clinching reason, I would add, is that it looks a very cool app! No apologies for highlighting, on Gadget Master, cool uses of gadgets!

According to Kenny Millar.co.uk,

Features:

   1. Single or dual trace.
   2. Live remote view of the scope trace on the iPhone / iPod screen.
   3. Selection of horizontal and vertical scales, trigger modes, pre-trigger capture etc etc.
   4. Touch and drag signal measurement.

Trigger modes supported:

None, Single and Repeat triggers.
Falling or Rising edge, variable trigger voltage, variable pre/post-trigger amount.

Tags: iPhone, Oscilloscope

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