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Computer based Instruments/Test Equipment

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Computer based Instruments

& Test Equipment

VC 840 Recorder

Digital multimeter data recorder. Macintosh OS X only.

http://cw.kolleegium.ch/vc840/

Oscilloscope and arbitrary waveform generator

Two channel Macintosh USB digital storage oscilloscope (2MHz) and a 2MHz DDS arbitrary waveform generator. Macintosh OS X oscilloscope software is supported through SourceForge.

Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.syscompdesign.com/

Mac software: http://sourceforge.net/projects/oip

Prologix GPIB-Ethernet and GPIB-USB Controllers

Download data and control GPIB bus enabled oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, function generators, power supplies, and any other GPIB instrument seamlessly through USB! Macintosh OS X, Linux, BSD, Windows.

http://prologix.biz/

Software for instrument control:

http://kenai.com/projects/icontrol

GPIB controller available from:

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=549

http://sewelldirect.com/Prologix-GPIB-to-Ethernet-LAN.asp

AD Instruments’ LabChart Pro software

Data acquisition software for their modules. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.adinstruments.com/products/software/research/LabChart-Software/

National Instruments’ NI-VISA

Universal I/O Interface Software. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://joule.ni.com/nidu/cds/view/p/id/1520/lang/en

Here is a summary of National Instruments on OS X:

http://hannahsmac.magnet.fsu.edu/labview/LVonMacOSX.html

QtDMM Multimeter Logger

QtDMM is a DMM readout software including a configurable recorder. Macintosh OS X and Linux.

http://www.mtoussaint.de/qtdmm.html

The web site only has binaries for versions 0.8.11 & 0.8.12. My son built version 0.9.0 which can be downloaded here.

You also have to download Qt for the libraries:

http://download.qt.io/archive/qt/4.8/4.8.6/

If you want to build it yourself, here are some tips from my son.

USB Logic Analyzer, 8 Channel

Up to 100MHz sampling rate (sample period of 10ns up to one sample per 2.55us in 10ns increments). No external clock support. Built in protocol decoders: I2C, SPI, UART, Ethernet 802.3 MDIO, LIN sub bus, and CAN bus. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.chronovu.com/

Logic, a USB Logic Analyzer, 8 Channel

Up to 24MHz sample rate(24MHz. 16MHz, 12MHz, 8MHz, 4MHz, 2MHz, 1MHz, 500KHz, 250KHz, 200KHz, 100KHz, 50KHz, 25KHz). Can decode SPI, I2C, serial, 1-Wire, CAN, UNI/O, I2S/PCM, MP Mode, Manchester, Modbus, DMX-512, Parallel, JTAG, LIN, Atmel SWI, MDIO, SWD, LCD HD44780, BiSS C, HDLC, HDMI CEC, PS/2, USB 1.1, and Midi. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.saleae.com/

MultiInspector Spectral Analyzer

MultiInspectorFree is a 31 band spectral analyzer with multitrack functionality. It incorporates a standard third octave frequency analyzer. Center frequencies of the bands are based on the ISO 266:1997 standard (20 Hz to 20 kHz). Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.vertexdsp.com/products_multiinspectorfree.html

SonicBirth, a AudioUnit designing application

Includes many signal processing modules. Modules require a host application like Ardour, GarageBand, Ableton Suite, and AudioFinder.  Macintosh OS X only.

http://sonicbirth.sourceforge.net/

Ardour Digital audio workstation

Unlimited audio tracks and buses,  non-linear editing with unlimited undo, Anything-to-anywhere signal routing, Unlimited pre- and post-fader plugins, 32 bit floating point audio path. Macintosh OS X and Linux.

http://ardour.org/

Bus Pirate

10Hz to 1MHz logic analyzer and recognizes many protocols. Interfaces as a serial port over USB. 1-Wire, I2C, SPI, JTAG, asynchronous serial (UART), MIDI, PC keyboard, HD44780 LCDs, and generic 2- and 3-wire libraries for custom protocols. Useful for debugging software on evaluation and demo boards. Open source and Open hardware. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/bus-pirate-v3-assembled-p-609.html?cPath=61_68

Documentation: http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate

Software: http://code.google.com/p/the-bus-pirate/

Logic analyzer software (Java): http://www.lxtreme.nl/ols/

Update information: http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/V2_to_v4_upgrades

Open Workbench Logic Sniffer Low Cost Logic Analyzer

16/32 (200Msps/100Msps) Channel FPGA based logic analyzer with serial/USB interface and Java host software. I. Open source and Open hardware. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Win.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/preorder-open-workbench-logic-sniffer-p-612.html?cPath=75

sump.org: http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate

Logic analyzer software (Java): http://www.lxtreme.nl/ols/

Java Software: http://www.sump.org/projects/analyzer/client/

RXTX (required for the Java software): http://rxtx.qbang.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

This version of RXTX worked on Mac OS X 10.6: http://rxtx.qbang.org/pub/rxtx/rxtx-2.2pre2-bins.zip

Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter

The Aardvark I2C/SPI Host Adapter is a fast and powerful I2C bus and SPI bus host adapter through USB. It allows a developer to interface a desktop computer via USB to a downstream embedded system. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.totalphase.com/products/aardvark_i2cspi/

DAQFlex Data Acquisition software

The DAQFlex framework consists of an Application Programming Interface (API), a message-based command set, and a lightweight, open-source driver that interfaces to select MCC DAQ devices. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.mccdaq.com/press_releases/pr_106.aspx

Tone Generator Software

Tone Generator is an easy-to-use program that can be used as a sine wave generator, frequency generator or signal generator that can create audio test tones, sweeps or noise waveforms. Macintosh OSX and Windows.

http://www.nch.com.au/tonegen/index.html

BRP-PACU

FFT software. Macintosh OS X only.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/brp-pacu/

Gardner Company DC5-420TH Microscope Camera

2.0 Mega pixels. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.gardco.com/pages/optical/mc/digital_micro.cfm

Logic16, a USB Logic Analyzer, 16 Channel

Up to 100MHz sampling rate for 2 channels through 12.5MHz sample rate for 16 channels. Can decode SPI, I2C, serial, 1-Wire, CAN, UNI/O, I2S/PCM, MP Mode, Manchester, Modbus, DMX-512, Parallel, JTAG, LIN, Atmel SWI, MDIO, SWD, LCD HD44780, BiSS C, HDLC, HDMI CEC, PS/2, USB 1.1, and Midi. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.saleae.com/

Blue Cat Audio

Several audio analysis tools. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Category_Analysis/

AxoGraph X

Data acquisition and analyze time-series data. Has publication quality graphics. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://axographx.com/

The MacNauchtan Laboratory

Several math, analysis, and interface tools tools. Tektronixwaves.pl connects to a Tektronix 11403 and reads out three traces. Macintosh OS X only.

ftp://macnauchtan.com/Excel/

Logic Analyzers

Oscilloscopes

Bitscope Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer

Different models include an Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) and all of them have a Smart POD expansion connector on the front for logic probes and external signal processing modules.  Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.bitscope.com/

Mac OS X download here:

http://www.bitscope.net/download/?p=1&i=097

User report here:

http://gasstationwithoutpumps.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/fet-threshold-tests-with-bitscope/

SignalScope

Software solution includes FFT Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Spectrogram, and X/Y Plotter. Each tool in its own window.  Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.faberacoustical.com/products/signalscope/

Others

Spek – SoftwareAcoustic Spectrum Analyzer

Supports all popular lossy and lossless audio file formats thanks to the FFmpeg libraries. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=24754

LAN to GPIB Gateway

The 8065 is fully VXI-11 compatible so you can use RPC calls or Java to run the 8065. An internal Web Server lets you change the 8065's network settings from any web browser. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.icselect.com/vxi11_ctlr_ds.html

Logger Pro

Data-collection and analysis software. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.vernier.com/products/software/lp/

Data acquisition hardware:

http://www.vernier.com/products/interfaces/labpro/

http://www.vernier.com/products/interfaces/labq/

XR5-SE Data Logger

Has 8 multi-range analog inputs, 3 pulse/frequency inputs, and millivolt / thermocouple range options. Includes: Adjustable sensor excitation, status indicators and detachable 20 position screw terminal block. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.pace-sci.com/data-loggers-xr5.htm

HOBO Data Loggers

Large family of loggers and sensors. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.onsetcomp.com/

If you have any comments or know of links I should add, please feel free to email me.

Hantek DSO-2090 USB Digital Oscilloscope 100MS/S 2ch

Available from several sources, here is an example:

http://www.storeinfinity.com/hantek-dso-2090-pc-usb-digital-oscilloscope-100ms-s-2ch.html

Macintosh OS X software (instructions from 2009):

http://www.chaosgeordend.nl/mt-archives-cg/oss/hantekdso/index.html

Sigrok Universal Logic Analyzer/Oscilloscope Software

Support for 13 different logic analyzers so far, 16 more planned. It is a little bit of a challenge building this project.  Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://sigrok.org/wiki/

Beagle USB 5000 SuperSpeed USB Protocol Analyzer

USB 3.0 bus monitor that provides real-time interactive capture and analysis of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 (up to 5 Gbps). Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.totalphase.com/products/beagle_usb5000/

Heka Data Acquisition Systems

Large family of products. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

www.heka.com/

USB Data Acquisition Module with Relays, Temperature, and Analog/Digital I/O

Low cost USB interface for Relay and data acquisition. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.canakit.com/4-port-usb-relay-controller.html

USerial - USB to I2C/SPI/GPIO bridge

Open source hardware and software for a USB device to read and drive I2C, SPI and GPIO. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.tty1.net/userial/

Voxengo SPAN VST Plug-in

Features Fast Fourier transform spectrum analyzer, Stereo, mid-side, 5.1 spectrum analyzer, Stereo correlation meter, and K level meter. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.voxengo.com/product/span/

Sigroc

Open source, multi platform software for many logic analyzers and digital oscilloscopes. Including Saleae Logic, EE Elec. XLA/ESLA100, ASIX SIGMA, Openbench Logic Sniffer, Logic Shrimp, Zeroplus Logic Cube, Chronovu LA8, Robomotic BugLogic 3/minilogic, Lcsoft Mini Board, Braintechnology USB-LPS, CWAV USBee SX. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://sigrok.org/wiki/Main_Page

Logic Sniffer

Open source Java, multi platform software for many logic analyzers. Including Logic Sniffer, BusPirate, LogicShrimp, IRToy and other SUMP-compatible devices. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.lxtreme.nl/ols/

http://www.labradoc.com/i/follower/p/notes-arduino-based-logic-analyser

VISA compatible Oscilloscopes

VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture) allows automation of many instruments. National Instruments offers NI-VISA, a driver for VISA compatible instruments.

National Instruments download page (free download, must register):

http://joule.ni.com/nidu/cds/view/p/id/2919/lang/en

Background Information:

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/EE34F21ECC2BE01286256C52005D1A1F

Using Python with VISA (pyVISA):

http://pyvisa.sourceforge.net/

Rigol Technologies Information PDF:

http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/attachment/1579/f-00cd/0/-/-/-/-/file.pdf

See my page with examples of instrument automation.

VISA compatible Instruments

VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture) allows automation of many instruments. National Instruments offers NI-VISA, a driver for VISA compatible instruments.

National Instruments download page (free download, must register):

http://joule.ni.com/nidu/cds/view/p/id/2919/lang/en

Background Information:

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/3513/en

Using Python with VISA (pyVISA):

http://pyvisa.sourceforge.net/

Rigol Technologies Information PDF:

http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/attachment/1579/f-00cd/0/-/-/-/-/file.pdf

See my page with examples of instrument automation.

Signalyzer H

Two fully independent and configurable channels provide support for most popular serial protocols (JTAG, SPI, I2C, UART), parallel asynchronous and synchronous interfaces, bit-bang mode. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.signalyzer.com/sh-series/signalyzer-shaxx#3-documentation

Oscium’s LogiScope for iPhone/iPad

100MHz 16 channel logic analyzer. Software includes serial protocol decoding of I2C, SPI, and UART. Inputs are compatible with 2.0v, 2.5v, 3.3v and 5.0v . iPhone and iPad only.

http:// www.oscium.com/

Oscilloscope and arbitrary waveform generator

Two channel Macintosh USB digital storage oscilloscope (2MHz) and a 2MHz DDS arbitrary waveform generator. Macintosh OS X oscilloscope software is supported through SourceForge.

Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.syscompdesign.com/

Mac software: http://sourceforge.net/projects/oip

Signal Generators

VISA compatible Signal Generators

VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture) allows automation of many instruments. National Instruments offers NI-VISA, a driver for VISA compatible instruments.

National Instruments download page (free download, must register):

http://joule.ni.com/nidu/cds/view/p/id/2919/lang/en

Background Information:

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/3513/en

Using Python with VISA (pyVISA):

http://pyvisa.sourceforge.net/

Rigol Technologies Information PDF:

http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/attachment/1579/f-00cd/0/-/-/-/-/file.pdf

See my page with examples of instrument automation.

Mac Audio Toolbox

Mac Audio Toolbox is an audio function generator for the Macintosh. Using no additional hardware, you can produce sine, square, triangle, and sawtooth waveforms of any frequency up to 22 kHz, as well as generate noise - both pink and white.  Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/audiotoolbox.html

Multimeters

JMM (Java Multi Meter)

Single and automatic reading, Plot display. Alarms can be set. Java for Macintosh OS X, Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

http://agri-vision.nl/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=46#Supported

See this page for Java to serial port issues:

http://blog.iharder.net/2009/08/18/rxtx-java-6-and-librxtxserial-jnilib-on-intel-mac-os-x/

Audio Test 2.0

Wave types: sine wave, triangle wave, sawtooth wave, square wave, pulse wave, anti-aliased sawtooth wave, anti-aliased square wave, anti-aliased pulse wave, uniform distribution white noise, pink noise, brown noise, and Gaussian distribution white noise. Frequency and amplitude sweeps: fixed, linear , and logarithmic. AppleScript support. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.katsurashareware.com/pgs/audiotest.html

Purchase it on the App Store

This is a compilation of instruments and test equipment that is compatible with Mac OS X.

Logic Analyzers

Oscilloscopes

Spectrum Analyzers

Signal Generators

Multimeters

Data Acquisition

Temperature

Others

Owon Oscilloscopes

Open source support for Owon oscilloscopes.  Macintosh OS X and iOS.

https://github.com/bbum/ow

There is also this project for Linux and UNIX but it has successfully ben built on OS X.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/owondriver/

Here is a user experience:

http://www.friday.com/bbum/2013/04/15/os-x-client-software-for-owon-sds7102-digital-storage-oscilloscope/

Tektronix, Agilent, and other instruments

MATLAB has drivers for many instruments.  Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.mathworks.us/matlabcentral/fileexchange/index?term=authorid%3A14113

Baudline

Baudline is a time-frequency browser designed for visualization of the spectral domain. Signal analysis is performed by Fourier, correlation, and raster transforms. Conduct test and measurement experiments with the built in function generator. Play audio files with a multitude of effects and filters. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.

www.baudline.com

Mac software: http://www.baudline.com/download.html

User Experence: http://www.urlme.net/blog/?p=2031

Spectrum Analyzers

Rigol Oscilloscopes

Rigol has many oscilloscopes that are OS X compatible with several solutions. For using VISA, see above.

Rigol WFM file viewer in Python: http://www.blaicher.com/2013/03/rigol-oscilloscope-binary-file-parser/

Rigol WFM file viewer from GitHub: https://github.com/mabl/pyRigolWFM

DLP-IO8-G 8 channel data acquisition module

Supports analog in, digital in, digital out, and temperature. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

Hardware:

http://www.dlpdesign.com/usb/dlp-io8-ds-v16.pdf

Software from the Mac App Store, download DAQ Plot

Thermistor

Works with QTI’s precision DirecTemp USB thermometers to gather temperature data in real time. Macintosh OS X only.

From the Mac OS X App Store.

Hardware:

http://www.thermistor.com/productsDirecTemp.php

SPARK and PASPORT

Data collection and computer interface primarily for the education market. Many sensor interfaces. iPad support. SPARKvue for iPad and Android. Capstone for Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.pasco.com/

Multimeter Data Logging Software

Java software for Digitech QM1538, Digitech QM1537, Digitek DT-9062, Digitek INO2513, Digitech QM1462, PeakTech 3330, Tenma 72-7745, Uni-Trend UT30A, Uni-Trend UT30E, Uni-Trend UT60E, Voltcraft VC 820, Voltcraft VC 840. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.forward.com.au/DataLoggingSoftware/MultimeterDataLoggingSoftware.html

iSpectrum Analyzer - Audio Spectrum Analyzer

Spectrum, Waterfall, and Oscilloscope views. Six bandwidth resolutions. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.dogparksoftware.com/iSpectrum.html

Data Acquisition

LabJack

Several USB, Ethernet, and WiFi connected data acquisition products. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://labjack.com/

Macintosh OS X software download:

http://labjack.com/support/linux-and-mac-os-x-drivers

Data Acquisition software compatible with some of the LabJack products:

DAQ Plot:

http://www.vvidget.org/daq/index.html

CAPTURE

Can download radon data files from the RAD7 and issue commands to the RAD7 for performing various common tasks. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.durridge.com/software_capture.shtml

National Instruments

Many data acquisition modules and boards. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.ni.com/mac/hardware.htm

Mac OS X software options:

For VISA information, see my PyVISA page here.

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/6909/en/

Nano River Technologies

Nano River Technologies offers four USB boards with SPI (up to 50MB/s), I2C (up to 6MB/s), GPIOs and analog I/O. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.nanorivertech.com/usb-adapters.html

LabNation

A Kickstarter project. A open source two channel 100MS/s oscilloscope, 8 channel logic analyzer, 11 bit arbitrary waveform generator, and four channel digital pattern generator.  Macintosh OS X, iOS, Linux, Android, and Windows.

https://www.lab-nation.com/

Image SXM

Image SXM is a version of the public domain image analysis software NIH Image that has been extended to handle the loading, display and analysis of scanning microscope images. Image SXM supports SAM, SCM, SEM, SFM, SLM, SNOM, SPM and STM images from many systems.

http://www.liv.ac.uk/~sdb/ImageSXM/

Batronix BX32, BX32P, BX40 Device programmers

Starting at $150.00, these programmers support 11k, 23k, 26k chip variants respectively. USB Powered. Chip Auto Identification. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.batronix.com/shop/programmer/eprom-programmer.html

Batronix BX48 Device programmer

$566.00, this programmer supports almost 50k chip variants, including many microcontrollers not supported by the smaller models. USB Powered. Chip Auto Identification. Parallel device data rates up to 51.2 Mb/s, SPI data rates up to 10.7 Mb/s. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.batronix.com/shop/programmer/BX48/batego-II.html

GMW Associates TFM1186-PC Three-Axis Teslameter

Three-axis Fluxgate Probe with USB Interface. Measuring field up to 100µT, and AC fields up to 1kHz, 0.5% accuracy. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.gmw.com/magnetic_measurements/MetroLab/THM-1176_pricing.html

Aaronia AG SPECTRAN NF-5030

EMC/EMI Spectrum Analyzer with E & H sensors. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.aaronia.com/products/spectrum-analyzers/NF-5030-EMC-Spectrum-Analyzer/

Wire Self Inductance Calculators

Self inductance calculator for several wire shapes and PCB traces. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.eeweb.com/toolbox/wire-inductance

PSA-T Series

PSA1301T: 150kHz to 1300MHz frequency range. PSA2701T: 1MHz to 2700MHz frequency range. -96dBm typical noise floor at -20dBm reference level. Light weight. Web browser interface for Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, or Windows.

http://www.aimtti.com/product-category/spectrum-analyzers

tp4000zc.py

TekPower TP4000ZC digital multimeter data reader in Python. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://xuth.net/programming/tp4000zc/

Temperature

Reed SD-947

Four channel Thermometer with isolated 9600 baud serial output and SD card for logging. Supports K, J, T, E, R, and S type thermocouples. Also can accept two RTDs. Battery powered or uses 9 volt AC adapter. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.reedinstruments.com/product/reed-sd-947-thermocouple-thermometer-data-logger

I wrote a AppleScript to read the serial data into a tab delimited text file:

ReedSD947Reader.scpt.zip

The script requires SerialPort X from here.

Pico Technology TC-08

Eight channel Thermometer with USB interface. Supports B,E,J,K,N,R,S,and T type thermocouples. Support for voltage and 4-20mA inputs. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

https://www.picotech.com/data-logger/tc-08/thermocouple-data-logger

Yocto-Thermocouple

Two channel Thermometer with USB interface. Supports type K thermocouples. Can be used with their Ethernet or WiFi quad USB hubs for remote, isolated measurements. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.yoctopuce.com/EN/products/usb-environmental-sensors/yocto-thermocouple

Measurement Computing USB-5104

Four channel Thermocouple plus ambient temperature with USB interface. Supports J, K, T, E, R, S, B, or N type thermocouples.  Macintosh OS X, Android, and Windows.

http://www.mccdaq.com/usb-data-acquisition/USB-5104.aspx

HOBO Temperature/Relative Humidity/Light/External Data Logger

Measures  temperature, relative humidity, and light intensity. Other sensors available.  Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.onsetcomp.com/products/data-loggers/u12-012

Phidgets 1051

Single channel type K Thermocouple to USB.  Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.phidgets.com/docs/1051_User_Guide

LabNation

A Kickstarter project. A open source two channel 100MS/s oscilloscope, 8 channel logic analyzer, 11 bit arbitrary waveform generator, and four channel digital pattern generator.  Macintosh OS X, iOS, Linux, Android, and Windows.

https://www.lab-nation.com/

LabNation

A Kickstarter project. A open source two channel 100MS/s oscilloscope, 8 channel logic analyzer, 11 bit arbitrary waveform generator, and four channel digital pattern generator .  Macintosh OS X, iOS, Linux, Android, and Windows.

https://www.lab-nation.com/

Red Pitaya

Red Pitaya is an open source signal generator/oscilloscope with several instrument integrating features to perform cable reflectometry, LCR meter, EMC Measurements, and teslameter functionality. Supports scpi command structure. Control software compatible with Matlab, LabView, Python, and Scilab. User interface is through Ethernet to a web browser.

http://redpitaya.com/

RF Explorer

2350MHz to 2550MHz and 4850 to 6100MHz.reference level. Light weight. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://j3.rf-explorer.com/

Buy:

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/RF-Explorer-WiFi-Combo-p-2321.html

GW-Instek USG-Series

Frequency Range: 34.5MHz through 4400MHz. Output Power Range: -30dBm through 0dBm. USB powered.

Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows using Java.

http://www.gwinstek.com/en-global/products/Signal_Sources/Signal_Generators/USG_Series

Programmable Power Supply

A 14 volt 1 amp power supply. Offers a USB interface option that supports programming and logging. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.syscompdesign.com/PSM-101_ep_61-1.html

Curve Tracer

Capable of 30 volts and 1 amp. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.syscompdesign.com/CTR-101_ep_60-1.html

PocketLab

Accelermeter, Gyroscope, magnetometer, Pressure, and Temperature collection. Communicates to iOS or Android then to any host. iOS, Android, Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://thepocketlab.com/

TC-SERVER - Thermochron Server

Ethernet or WiFi to 1-Wire sensors. Serves a web page. iOS, Android, Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.embeddeddatasystems.com/OW-SERVER-1-Wire-to-Ethernet-Server-Revision-2_p_152.html

Older model:

http://www.embeddeddatasystems.com/TC-SERVER--Thermochron-Server_p_156.html

BitScope Micro

Tiny 20MHz oscilloscope with 2 analog channels, 2 comparitor channels, and 6 protocol decoders.  Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.bitscope.com/product/BS05/

Komodo CAN Solo Interface

The Komodo interface is an all-in-one tool capable of active CAN data transmission as well as non-intrusive CAN bus monitoring. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.totalphase.com/products/komodo-cansolo/

PCAN-USB

Bit rates from 5 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s. Time stamp resolution approximately 42 µs. Compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID). 5-Volt supply to the CAN connection can be connected through a jumper. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.peak-system.com/PCAN-USB.199.0.html?&L=1

Mac OS X software:

http://www.mac-can.com/

sigroc

Sigrok is intended as a flexible, cross-platform, and hardware-independent software suite. Macintosh OS X, Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

http://sigrok.org/wiki/Supported_hardware#Multimeters

Ginkgo USB-CAN Interface

Dual CAN bus interface with optional termination resistors. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.viewtool.com/index.php/en/virtuemart/bus-adapter/ginkgo-usb-can-interface-1216-detail

There is no Macintosh application available, but there are dirvers:

http://www.viewtool.com/index.php/en/20-2016-07-29-02-10-12/16-ginkgo-2

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iDVM 510

Measures voltage, current, Resistance, Frequency, Capacitance, Diode, and Continuity. iOS and Android.

http://www.redfishinstruments.com/

Blueastro

USB instrument for temperature, air pressure, humidity and dew point. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p8627_Blueastro-USB-Weather-Station.html

Blueastro

USB instrument for temperature, air pressure, humidity and dew point. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p8627_Blueastro-USB-Weather-Station.html

Sound View

Audio Spectrum Analyzer & Spectrograph viewsUses audio input. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.rareworksllc.com/soundview-mac.html

Networked Scopes and MacOS

Rigol has many oscilloscopes that are OS X compatible with several solutions. For using VISA, see above.

Rigol WFM file viewer in Python: http://www.blaicher.com/2013/03/rigol-oscilloscope-binary-file-parser/

Rigol WFM file viewer from GitHub: https://github.com/mabl/pyRigolWFM

ScanaPlus USB 9 Channel Logic Analyzer

Up to 25MHz sample rate (1 channel) or 10MHz for all 9 channels. Can decode SPI, I2C, serial, 1-Wire, CAN, I2S, Manchester, Modbus, NMEA-0183, Parallel, JTAG, LIN, Atmel SWI, LCD HD44780,  USB 1.1, Midi, and many device specific decoders. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

https://www.ikalogic.com/scanaplus/

Electronics Explorer

4-channel, 40MSa Oscilloscopes, 2-channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator, 4-channel voltmeter, 2 programmable reference voltages, Triple-output power supply (two programmable), and 32 digital signals that can be configured as logic analyzer, pattern generator, or I/Os. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://store.digilentinc.com/electronics-explorer-all-in-one-usb-oscilloscope-multimeter-workstation/

Software:

https://reference.digilentinc.com/waveforms3#newest

Analog Discovery 2 USB Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer & Power Supply

Two-channel USB digital oscilloscope, Two-channel arbitrary function generator, voltmeter, 16-channel digital logic analyzer, pattern generator, or I/O. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://store.digilentinc.com/analog-discovery-2-100msps-usb-oscilloscope-logic-analyzer-and-variable-power-supply/

Software:

https://reference.digilentinc.com/waveforms3#newest

ScopeBox

Several video and audio scope instruments. Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade, RGB Histogram, Preview, Audio Meter, Surround Meter, YCbCr Parade, Luma Histogram, Channel Plot, HML Balance, and Timecode. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox

4KScope

Vectorscope, Waveform, Chromaticity, Histogram, Picture, and Data. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.drastic.tv/productsmenu-56/videoiosoftwarelist/4kscope

UltraScope with Pocket UltraScope or Blackmagic UltraScope

UltraScope displays 6 different scopes, waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV component parade, histogram, audio phase and audio level meters, plus picture view. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultrascope

catEYE

Waveform and vectorscope for realtime luminance and chrominance analysis. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.m2port.com/cateye.html

Beagle USB 5000 SuperSpeed USB Protocol Analyzer

USB 3.0 bus monitor that provides real-time interactive capture and analysis of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 (up to 5 Gbps). Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.totalphase.com/products/beagle_usb5000/

Spectre

Includes 20 different multi-channel and multi-trace meters including Level, VU, Spectrograph, Oscilloscope and Spectrogram. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/spectre/

MultiInspector

A multitrack real-time spectrum analyzer. 31 band third octave mode. A switchable high resolution mode gives a detailed view of low frequency bands. FFT sizes from 512 to 16384 samples. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.vertexdsp.com/products_multiinspector.html

WavePad FFT Sound Analyzer

Features Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and the Time-Based Fast Fourier Transform. Typical applications; audio spectrum analysis, vibration analysis, and noise detection and removal. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/fft.html

LeCroy 9400A Driver for MATLAB

The function returns two figures (with up to 25’000 points per channel). The first one displays two channels on the same graph, and the second one displays one channel per graph. The two figures use autoscale (for x and y axis).  Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://multidimensions.xyz/PROG/LeCroy_9400A_Driver_for_MATLAB.html

How to talk to your LXI-Compliant Agilent, LeCroy or Tektronix Scope

This is a collection of source code that will allow you to talk to ethernet-enabled instruments that use the VXI11 protocol.  Macintosh OS X and Linux.

http://optics.eee.nottingham.ac.uk/vxi11/

UT61E DMM

Command line source code for connecting a UT61E to a serial port. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

https://github.com/stv0g/dmm_ut61e

Kepco

Many power supplies with SCPI over Ethernet. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.kepcopower.com/bop-e.htm

Models 425A and 440A

Model 425A: Table Top Precision 350 MHz Frequency Synthesizer and Clock Generator.

Model 440A: Table Top 400MHz Frequency Synthesizer. Macintosh OS X, Linux, Android, and Windows.

http://www.novatech-instr.com/

USBtin - USB to CAN interface

USBtin is a USB to CAN interface. It monitors CAN busses and transmit CAN messages. USBtin implements the USB CDC class and creates a virtual comport on the host computer. Control with simple serial protocol (LAWICEL / SLCAN compatible). Supports CAN baud rates from 10k to 1M. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.fischl.de/usbtin/

CANtact

CANtact is an open source software tool for interfacing with Controller Area Network systems from the desktop. Work with any device that uses the LAWICEL protocol. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://linklayer.github.io/cantact/

Git:

https://github.com/linklayer/cantact-app

CANable

CANable is a small open-source USB to CAN adapter. The CANable shows up as a virtual serial port on your computer and acts as a serial-line to CAN interface. CANable works with cantact-app. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://canable.io/

Automotive CAN Bus

USB

IEEE-488/GPIB

Seek CompactPRO

320x240 thermal sensor for iPhone. 32-degree field of view. Focus down to 6 inches so it is useful for PCB thermal analysis and validation. Reads from -40°C to 330°C. Seek has other models with lower resolution.

http://www.thermal.com/products/compactpro

FLIR ONE

80x60 thermal sensor for iPhone. Dual camera system. Fixed focus.  Reads from -20°C to 120°C.

http://www.flir.com/flirone/ios-android/?pi_ad_id=102639512905&gclid=CI3Q5JGatc4CFYU0aQodnMMEbA

Ubertooth One Bluetooth Scanner

The Ubertooth One is an open source Bluetooth development platform. Based on NXP's LPC1756 ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller. Communicates with host over full-speed USB 2.0. It’s capable of sending and receiving 2.4 GHz signals, or it can operate in monitor mode, monitoring Bluetooth traffic in real-time. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://ubertooth.sourceforge.net/hardware/one/

Installing on OS X:

http://www.continuousthinking.com/2014/05/19/ubertooth-one-on-osx.html

Or:

http://j2abro.blogspot.com/2014/05/ubertooth-mac-installation-notes.html

More

Adauratech 4-Channel RF Attenuator

The AD-USB4A provides 0.05-6.00GHz 50 ohms operation in 1dB steps. Four independent channels can be controlled and powered via one single USB port. Programming via simple serial port commands. There is a two channel model too. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://adauratech.com/adusb4a/

Omega PX409 Pressure Transducers

A family of USB pressure sensors. High accuracy, 1000 readings per second. Interface is serial protocol at 115,200 baud. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.omega.com/pptst/PX409-USBH.html

SG6000L(x) Single and Dual Output RF generators

Frequency Range of each independant output: 25MHz through 6000MHz. Output Power Range: -22dBm through +10dBm. USB powered.

Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Single:

https://www.dsinstruments.com/store/products/sg6000l-rf-signal-generator/

Dual:

https://www.dsinstruments.com/store/products/sg6000lx-dual-6ghz-rf-signal-generator/

RF Switch Matrix, 6 and 20 GHz

Four port SMA connector. USB powered. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.

https://www.dsinstruments.com/store/products/category/rf-switch-matrix/

Rohde & Schwarz NRP-Z Power Sensors

NRP power meters with NRP-Z3 interface. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/product/nrpz-productstartpage_63493-8476.html

Download NRP-Toolkit for MacOS X:

https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/software/nrpz3/#