Using The DSO5000 Series Digital Storage Oscilloscopes with a PC

The Hantek DSO5000 series oscilloscopes are capable of operation with a Personal Computer for remote control and screen capture. This feature is very straightforward to operate, but is not well documented in the Hantek user’s
manual. I will outline a step by step procedure for this operation. Depending on the operating system in use or previous setup attempts, not every one of the steps outlined may be required.

1.) Make sure the TTScope software and required drivers have been installed on your PC.
2.) Power ON the digital storage oscilloscope.
3.) Plug the USB cable into your PC and also into the DSO.
4.) Your PC should recognize the USB device (DSO) at this point by a beep or a ding sound.
5.) Run the TTSCope software by double clicking the icon on the desktop or selecting the software from the Programs menu.
6.) If a window labeled “Wave 1” appears with a Green Triangle at the upper left of the window, skip to step 9 and continue.
7.) Click FILE then click NEW scroll down to YTSheet and click YTSheet then click the upper check box with the “??” characters.
8.) Click the green triangle at the upper left of the display window on the PC screen.
9.) Click the “+” sign next to DSO5xxxB on the left side of the PC screen.
10.) Click the “+” sign next to DATA.
11.) Click the “+” sign next to WAVEFORMS.
12.) Click the “eyeball” symbol next to each of the channels that you want displayed (ie. CH1 and/or CH2).
13.) If you want to change the DSO settings remotely, Click the “+” sign next to SETUP.
14.) You can now change the operating parameters of the scope by double-clicking on the Control of interest (ie. Vertical, Horizontal, etc.)

An example screen shot from the PC is attached showing both channels displayed.

 

George

George Leger has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, worked in private industry pioneering surface-mount technology and in government research labs for twenty years, published several papers on surface-mount technology, co-authored papers published in national symposiums on accelerator technology, was past president of SMTA and an adjunct professor at the community college level, holds a patent, and is a certified microchip design partner, serving as a consultant to many companies developing electronic circuits.

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