RE: [SI-LIST] : Oscilloscope probe manipulator

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From: Gardiner, Scott (scott.gardiner@intel.com)
Date: Tue Nov 09 1999 - 14:38:27 PST


Cascade Microtech makes a nifty probe holder called the E-Z Probe Positioner
(see URL below); but I'm afraid it is not very inexpensive....I would say at
least the price of the Tek device mentioned below. However, I like using it
as it does the job nicely and holds it's probe in position quite well.

But who knows, making your own might its benifits.
http://www.cmicro.com/cmicro/html/accessories_index_data_16.html

Regards,
Scott Gardiner
Intel Corp.

-----Original Message-----
From: John D. Allen [mailto:jallen@vhfcom.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 7:06 AM
To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
Subject: RE: [SI-LIST] : Oscilloscope probe manipulator

Tektronix makes a 3 axis articulated arm model PPM203B, P543 in 1999 catalog
for
about $1400.
They also make a simple flexible probe holder called the Probe buddy, which
I can't find in the catalog, but comes with some scopes or probles and would
cost much less. I haven't used the fancy arm, but the Probe Buddy has
worked fine to hold another probe.

John Allen Sr. Consulting Engineer jallen@IronBridgeNetworks.com
<mailto:jallen@IronBridgeNetworks.com>
IronBridge Networks / 55 Hayden Avenue / Lexington MA 02421 / USA
phone: 781-372-8151 fax: 781-372-8092 Main Number 781-372-8000
 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
> [mailto:owner-si-list@silab.eng.sun.com]On Behalf Of Scott McMorrow
> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 1:55 AM
> To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
> Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] : Oscilloscope probe manipulator
>
>
> Subas,
>
> Tektronix makes a simple articulated scope probe holder
> that I believe is around $500 or so.
>
> regards,
>
> scott
>
>
> subas wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Does any body has a cost effective solution for scope probe
> manipulator (so
> > that you do not have to hold the probes by hands and you can
> move the probes
> > in X-, Y- and Z- direction independently)? Since we usually
> have only two
> > hands to hold these probes, how do we measure 4-channels
> simulatenously in
> > an oscilloscope?
> >
> > I talked to some vendors and it amazing that they charge like a hell for
> > such a simple thing. I was about to buy them but later I
> thought it was not
> > worth that much money (talking about US$10000 for four units).
> >
> > Does any body know any other cheaper solutions? I am thinking
> about making
> > my own. Any suggestions?
> >
> > Subas
> >
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