Yasir M. Al-Abdeli, Euan Lindsay
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Engineering / Centre for Communications Engineering Research
In this work, we show the implementation of a computer based Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) and Signal Generator (SG), using the computers soundcard for off- campus AC electronics experiments. The microphone input is used for the DSO, and the speaker jack is used as the SG. In an effort to reduce the cost of implementing the experiment, we examine software available for free online. A small number of applications were compared in terms of their interface and functionality, for both the DSO and SG. With the choice of a suitable app for both the input and the output, simple AC experiments were completed using the computer based DSO.