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The PM3365A is an early digital scope, essentially an analog scope with a digital capture/storage unit - so the sampling is rather slow and digital features are not as fancy as today's designs. It also uses numerical 'dials' for most of the standard knobs, making it a bit unintuitive for someone used to a traditional analog scope (and hard to read the settings, as the LCDs are not lit).
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The PM3365A is an early digital scope, essentially an analog scope with a digital capture/storage unit - so the sampling is rather slow and digital features are not as fancy as today's designs. It also uses LCD 'dials' for most of the standard knobs, making it a bit unintuitive for someone used to a traditional analog scope (and hard to read the settings, as the LCDs are not lit).
  
Analog bandwidth is 100MHz, but sampling speed is 100Ms/s giving a useful digital bandwidth of only about 10 - 20Mhz.
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Analog bandwidth is 100MHz, but sampling speed is only 100M s/s giving a useful one-shot bandwidth of only about 10 - 20MHz.
  
Some hints for use may be found in the [[Media:PM3365ref.pdf|Reference manual]] (pdf) - a peculiar halfway stage between user and service manual, or the [http://78.241.224.21/Schema/oscillo/PM3365/pm3365.pdf Service manual].
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Some hints for use may be found in the [[Media:PM3365ref.pdf|Reference manual]] (pdf) - a peculiar halfway stage between user and service manual, or the [http://78.241.224.21/Schema/oscillo/PM3365/pm3365.pdf Service manual]. I haven't found an online copy of the user manual yet.

Latest revision as of 21:16, 4 June 2013

PM3365A Oscilloscope
Pm3365a.jpg
Model Philips PM3365A
Sub-category Test equipment
Last updated 4 June 2013 21:16:59
Consumables Unknown
Accessories Unknown
Training requirement no
Training link Unknown
ACnode no
Owner Unknown
Origin Unknown
Location Ground floor, general circulation area, on the electronics workbench

The PM3365A is an early digital scope, essentially an analog scope with a digital capture/storage unit - so the sampling is rather slow and digital features are not as fancy as today's designs. It also uses LCD 'dials' for most of the standard knobs, making it a bit unintuitive for someone used to a traditional analog scope (and hard to read the settings, as the LCDs are not lit).

Analog bandwidth is 100MHz, but sampling speed is only 100M s/s giving a useful one-shot bandwidth of only about 10 - 20MHz.

Some hints for use may be found in the Reference manual (pdf) - a peculiar halfway stage between user and service manual, or the Service manual. I haven't found an online copy of the user manual yet.