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IkaScope WiFi Oscilloscope Probe Works with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android and iOS

September 13th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last year, I wrote about Aeroscope, a portable Bluetooth oscilloscope that looks somewhat like a Stabilo Boss highlighter pen, and sends measurements over the air directly to your Android and iOS tablet or smartphone. It was introduced through a crowdfunding campaign which eventually failed, but Aeroscope can now be purchased for $199 on Amazon US or their own website. If you’d prefer WiFi over Bluetooth, and would like something that also works on Windows, Linux, and/or Mac OS X, IKALOGIC has just launched IkaScope WiFi oscilloscope probe compatible with all popular mobile and desktop operating systems.

IkaScope WS200 specifications:

  • Analog Bandwidth  – 30 MHz @ -3dB
  • Sample Rate – 200 MSps
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n/e/i WiFi @ 2.4 GHz configurable as access point or station
  • Input Range – +/-40 V range CAT1
  • Offset Range – +/- 20V to +/- 40V offset
  • Input Impedance – 10MΩ || 14pF
  • Input Contact – ProbeClick intelligent probe tip that will only start measurements upon contact
  • Voltage Resolution – 100 mV/division to 10 V/division
  • Sample Resolution – 8-bit
  • Max Refresh Rate – 250 fps
  • Memory Depth – 4K points (4x 1000 points for burst buffers)
  • Protection Input Level – 253 VAC 1min
  • USB – Isolated micro USB port for charging only
  • Misc – Power/Charging and WiFi status LEDs
  • Battery – 420 mAh battery good for about 1 week battery life with daily regular use.
  • Dimensions – 161mm long

IkaScope specifications are slightly better than the ones of Aeroscope when it comes with analog bandwidth and sample rate for example, but the battery capacity is lower. However,  the latter is likely more than compensated by ProbeClick technology that will only measure when a contact is detected, hence saving power during idle times. One advantage of WiFi over Bluetooth is that it allows for a higher refresh rate up to 250 fps.

The probe ships with a ground clip and a USB charging cable. OS support will be brought step by step starting with Windows, but Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android will all be supported by November 9th if the schedule’s deadlines can be met, and all desktop OK will be supported by the end of September before shipping. More details about the software can be found in IkaScope knowledge base.

IKALOGIC has started taking pre-order for IkaScope for 299 Euros excluding VAT and shipping scheduled by the end of the year. “EARLYBIRD” coupon valid until the 20th of September will power the price by 10%.. Some more information, and the purchase link are available on the product page.

  1. September 13th, 2017 at 14:49 | #1

    Sigrok compatible?

  2. bouhou
    September 13th, 2017 at 15:02 | #2

    “IkaScope specifications are not quite as good as Aeroscope with regards to analog bandwidth, sample rate, etc..,”

    That’s not totally true..

    IkaScope has double the sampling rate of AeroScope (which is only 100MHz), and has 10 MHz additional bandwidth than Aeroscope (which is only 20MHz)

  3. September 13th, 2017 at 15:02 | #3

    @zoobab
    They use their own software based on the info in the wiki, but maybe that’s something they should think of.

  4. September 13th, 2017 at 15:05 | #4

    @bouhou
    OK. I’ll change that. I took data from the crowdfunding campaign:

    Analog Bandwidth – 100 MHz
    Sample Rate – 500 M samples/second

    But the product they sell now is only 20 MHz and 100 MSps…

  5. Philipp Blum
    September 13th, 2017 at 15:13 | #5

    For 200 dollar, you already get an oscilloscope with 200 Mhz and 1 G Sample rate. Also with multiple channels. They also often have USB.

  6. renw0rp
    September 13th, 2017 at 17:02 | #6

    Philipp Blum :
    For 200 dollar, you already get an oscilloscope with 200 Mhz and 1 G Sample rate. Also with multiple channels. They also often have USB.

    really? which one? 50Mhz Rigol costs more than that

  7. theguyuk
    September 13th, 2017 at 17:04 | #7

    @cnxsoft
    Perhaps you could get a supplier to send you a recent diy kit to build and test, or a guest post?

    https://www.banggood.com/search/ocilloscope-kit.html

  8. September 13th, 2017 at 17:44 | #8

    @theguyuk
    I’d like an oscilloscope stick like the one if the post… I could not find any.

  9. Someone
    September 13th, 2017 at 19:58 | #9

    renw0rp :

    Philipp Blum :
    For 200 dollar, you already get an oscilloscope with 200 Mhz and 1 G Sample rate. Also with multiple channels. They also often have USB.

    really? which one? 50Mhz Rigol costs more than that

    More like 400$, but it’s a complete scope, with 4 probes, USB and ethernet!

  10. Philipp Blum
    September 13th, 2017 at 20:34 | #10

    @renw0rp
    Sorry, it was 299 not 199. Bought this one: Hantek DSO5202P

  11. McSol
    October 9th, 2017 at 03:00 | #11

    What about HANTEK IDS1070A?
    Great WIFI
    Cheap and fast

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