A mixed-signal oscilloscope that makes use of Apple's iOS devices is using Cypress Semiconductor Corp.'s PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip.
The Oscium iMSO-104 mixed signal oscilloscope is for use on iPod touch, iPhone and iPad and the PSoC 3 device manages the two-way communication between the oscilloscope and any iOS device via Apple's proprietary dock connector, and also processes the incoming analog and digital signals.
Said to be suitable for hobbyists and students, as well as field sales and application engineers, the iMSO-104 has a 5 MHz bandwidth and up to 12 megasamples per second sample rate, while simultaneously analyzing up to one analog and four digital signals.
The iMSO app is available for download from the Apple App Store) and sells for$279.99.
Oscium engineers were able to interface to iOS devices using Cypress's CY8CKIT-023 PSoC expansion board kit for iPhone & iPod accessories. This plug-in board for Cypress's CY8CKIT-001 PSoC development kit and eases the design of mobile accessories using the PSoC programmable architecture. It leverages Apple's iOS operating system and its corresponding software development kit to provide a two-way communication interface between apps and connected accessories.