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Old 05-22-2011
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Default Rigol VS5000 usb scopes

Has anyone worked with a Rigol VS5000.
I am thinking to update my trusty but old tech. Stingray with one of these

http://www.rigolna.com/products/digi...scopes/vs5000/

In Europe I found the VS5042 for about 350 including shipping (and two years ago I bought the stringray for 200 )
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this scope doesn't have drivers for win 7 x64 (but works with x86). The only problem is that I use x64 on my loads control PC

When I asked rigol if they gonna release any new drivers that will also support x64 they replied that I should buy another scope!!!!!
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You could run a supported OS in a virtual machine, perhaps...
Also, tell Rigol to take their o'scope and shove it
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425€ price and they tell you buy another one to do your job with win 7 64x. Great support!!
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I guess that means you look elsewhere. Right?
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I already bought it unfortunately. But I will probably sell it because I don't want to format my loads PC and install x86 OS (I have 8 gigs of ram installed).

I also have a Rigol 1052e but probably I will buy a four channels scope, which by the way are bloody expensive. I was thinking to buy a USB one but since their prices are crazy high (I am talking about serious brands and not Chinese ones like Hanteks etc.) I will go for a normal one that has USB port for PC control.
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I'd say just install Virtualbox (open source) and install a 32bit OS inside it... it supports USB capture as far as I know.
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I will try but as I already wrote Zacate is already slow for my program since I control about 12 usb devices with this PC in real time. I am afraid that a virtual os will make things far worse.

How difficult is for Rigol to make x64 drivers, I wonder!!!
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If the cpu has virtualization support, it will basically run just like the host system.. almost transparently.
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thanks! I will try it then and see how it goes.
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