Who needs a calculator watch when you can get an oscilloscope on your wrist

Real engineers eschew cell-phones-in-a-watch. For real bragging rights, get a wrist watch with an oscilloscope built in.

First came an oscilloscope small enough to fit in your hand. Now, from the same inventor, comes an oscilloscope built into an ordinary-sized wrist watch. Gabriel Anzziani in Sarasota, Fla. is trying to fund his 'wrist scope' project on Kickstarter. The gizmo is based on the same design as a palm-sized scope he has already devised. Specs include 256KB Flash, 16KB SRAM, 4KB EEPROM Sharp Memory LCD display, and 400-mAh Li-Ion battery rechargeable via a micro USB connector. The scope even functions as a logic analyzer with eight digital inputs that are 3.3 V / 5-V tolerant with a maximum sampling rate of 16 MSPS.

The scope has two analog inputs and a maximum sampling rate of 4 MSPS. Its analog bandwidth is 200 kHz and the input impedance is 1 MΩ. It even includes an arbitrary waveform generator with an analog bandwidth of 50 kHz.

In other words, the wrist scope might not be something you'd use to debug an Intel Core i7 processor design, but it certainly makes a statement about the person wearing it.

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Anonymous (not verified)
on Nov 7, 2013

"statement about the person wearing it"...
You say that like it is a "good thing"!!?

8 digital inputs, 1 analog input, 1 waveform generator = a lot of wires/cables attached to your arm.
And this is going to tell the people around you .. what? That you want to become a android?

Gabriel.. create a wireless probe that will work with google glasses. (I always hate re-focusing my eyes on a display while holding a probe on a tiny connection).. If you are going to look a bit odd to those around you, it may as well be actually useful.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Nov 8, 2013

Cool Where's mine?
You could incorporate the cords into the wristband so they are always connected you would just have to change probe ends also stored in the wristband..
Take that Mac Gyver! WAM POW!

khalid rao (not verified)
on Nov 11, 2013

WELL I DONT THINK ANY USE OF WRIST BORN OSCILOSCOPE,IF SOME PROFESSIONAL HAVE TO WORKE HE DEFFINATLY WOULD LIKE TO SIT IN SOME LABE OR OFFICE,WITH MORE GADGETS.

Geek, but . . . . (not verified)
on Nov 12, 2013

I see this primarily as an academic exercise. Yes, you can have a wrist mounted oscilloscope, but it's more of a solution in search of a problem.

on Nov 18, 2013

Pretty cool, but what else can it do? Is there is a plain old watch function in there somewhere?

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