Ground loop – What is it and why we should avoid it?

Ground loop is a result of electricity flowing to a ground over two or more paths. Ground loop is usually generated by connecting together different power sources. Users in many cases believe that all ground points are at the same [...]

PoScope4 release 3.0

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces new features and improvements PWM protocol decoder We're introducing new PWM protocol decoder which helps with debugging of PWM signals. PWM decoder Improvements Improvement of export routines to speed up export to CSV [...]

PoScope4 release 2.9

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces new features and improvements 1-wire protocol decoder We're introducing new 1-wire protocol decoder including 1-wire sensor decoder for most popular 1-wire sensors. 1-wire protocol decoder   1-wire protocol decoder settings dialog [...]

Oscilloscope probe compensation

Oscilloscope probe compensation is a procedure to reduce impact of probes on measured signal. We have to keep in mind that oscilloscope probes aren't just pieces of wire with pointy end attached to them. Here are two important aspects to consider when [...]

PoScope4 release 2.81

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces  improvements 1. Improved timebase. In previous versions timebase calculation was based upon samples displayed and multiplication factor which resulted in strange and sometimes useless timebase values. Now we improved data alignment in a way that [...]

PoScope4 release 2.8

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces new features and performance improvements Axes alignment - Stacked mode Switching between two different axes alignment modes. Axes are by default aligned to left and right sides of display - parallel. New alignment option is [...]

CablePack PoKeys57CNC connectors

CablePack PoKeys57CNC connectors and cables In this tutorial we will explain how CablePack PoKeys57CNC connectors and flat cables can be used. The cable pack contains four types of flat cables that should be used with appropriate connector. All black IDC [...]

The smallest and lowest power consumption 48MS/s usb oscilloscope

PoLabs is launching PoScopeMega50 usb oscilloscope, the smallest and lowest power consumption 48MS/s USB oscilloscope, function generator and logic analyzer in one on the market. It draws only 150mA thus the best choice for measurement environments which demands power autonomy [...]

Stepper motor driver user manual – complete edition

This stepper motor driver user manual contains information required to configure over an USB and run the PoStep60 driver. Please read the manual carefully to avoid damage to the driver. This section covers the instrument general description, instrument specifications and [...]

How to select USB oscilloscope

USB oscilloscope key performance properties In previous post we exposed key performance properties to consider when choosing USB oscilloscope. Let's have a look at our two USB oscilloscopes and let's compare them side by side. PoScope Mega1 PoScope Mega1 is lowest power consumption [...]

Metal dance pad with USB interface (Customer project)

Metal dance pad is another project by our customer that uses PoKeys57U. Let's let Gal describe it. Original post was published on Metal dance pad with load cell sensors Finished pad   What happens one a man has too [...]

Model railway automation (Customer project)

We are beginning the list of customer's projects with Ian's model railway automation using PoKeys57U devices. Here is the presentation of the project by Ian H. Model railway automation - Terminus station I’m building a fairly large model railway and [...]

PoScope4 release 2.71

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces performance improvements Here is a list of improvements: Fixed bug which prevented PoScopeMega1 from upgrading to latest firmware. Fixed main window sizing when maximized. PoScope4 download link  

DIY vacuum table tutorial

DIY vacuum table introduction DIY vacuum table is a great way to clamp your pieces to you CNC machine. They can be made in various sizes, and they can be made at home for a fraction of price that would [...]

PoScope4 release 2.7

The latest release of PoScope4 introduces performance improvements Here is a list of improvements: Fixed PoScopeMega1 decoding algoritem which was causing memory leaks when sampling frequency was below 500Hz. Fixed PoScope4 buffer mode display in analyze mode. Fixed FFT axes updating when [...]

PoBlocks tutorial – Pulse engine, custom PoIL code

In this PoBlocks tutorial, we will describe how PoBlocks can be used to solve a stepper motor positioning task. PoBlocks is a graphical programming tool for PoKeys device and is free of charge for PoKeys users. Background We have been [...]

USB isolator – Isolated USB port

USB isolator – Isolated USB port Are you asking yourself, why should I use an USB isolator? The answer is simple, to avoid trouble and save money. We all know that many devices these days can be plugged through USB [...]

USB oscilloscope PoScopeMega50 available in our store

We're proud to introduce new USB oscilloscope PoScopeMega50 an affordable MSO (mixed signal oscilloscope). In short, it is six-in-one PC-based measurement instrument with USB connectivity. It covers 2 channel oscilloscope, 2 channel spectrum analyzer, 2 channel recorder, 16-channel logic analyzer with protocol decoding features. [...]