In today’s mailbag I received a box containing an IKALOGIC WS200 hand held scope and an SQ200 logic analyser.
These French-made units are oscilloscope and logic analyser respectively and they arrived in attractive packaging, directly from IKALOGIC in Limoges, France. Translations to English are spot-on, if only some others used the same care.
The packaging as it turns out was not only attractive but functional as the box arrived without any of the usual marks or dents.
To use these units it is necessary to visit the IKALOGIC web site to grab the software which is available for Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/IOS
First off, the WS200. I can honestly say, given my current recovery status, I was worried in case setup proved difficult, but my fears proved unfounded. These small units are easily set up (at least on a PC).
As the WIFI connection is used for data, USB for power, you initially need the Ikascope to use its own internal access point and set your device to work with this access point, however once that is done you can tell Ikascope from that point on to use your normal access point if you wish (as I do).
I could however find no way to tell it about my WIFI access point. I contacted support by email and sure enough they pointed me in the right direction. The unit initially sets up its own access point and then can be used by putting your mobile device onto that network and once you have done that initially, it can in future be joined to your existing network.
So now, I turn on my Ikascope by merely pressing the probe (ProbeClick) and it immediately connects to my access point.
There’s not much to the above picture simply because there isn’t much to see externally on the scope. No buttons to press, merely the probe to press (ProbeClick) to initiate a reading on your PC or mobile device on the downloadable “Ikascope” software. Simple. I like it.
The scope comes with the ground lead for the probe head and a USB lead for charging, along with a little setup card.
I’ve tested the unit on both my Windows laptop and Android smartphone. PC software shown above.
Here’s the Android phone screenshot.
Coming up next – a first look at SQ200..
The unit turns on automatically when connected to USB and the PC software has a clean interface. Of course, the software is also available for MAC and Linux, though not, it would seem, mobile Android/IOS devices.
The SQ200 unit has 4 inputs and handles a range of input voltages and supports a good range of protocols out of the box with more online.
The Scanastudio software is shown above on Windows 10. In tests we found an issue with i2c access by address but this was immediately fixed by the company and this coming week I’ll put some results in here.