XMEGA Xprotolab, 35$ Breadboard Oscilloscope and More - Reviewed


1ssJohn Boxall has got his hands on what looks to be an intriguing and very versatile product.  The XMEGA Xprotolab by Gabotronics is in the words of its makers:

“…the first mixed signal oscilloscope with an arbitrary waveform generator in a DIP module. It measures only 1 x 1.6 inches, and can be mounted directly on a breadboard. The Xprotolab can also be used as a development board for the AVR XMEGA microcontroller.”

The Xmega Xprotolab from Gabotronics is a tiny little device but has a few features that the hobbyist might find useful, in fact to call it an Electronic Digital Oscilloscope it seems is selling it short, it has a waveform generator and power supply built in there as well, ideal tools for someone prototyping a new circuit design.

Oscilloscope Specifications

  • 2 Analog Channels, 8 Digital Channels
  • Maximum Sampling rate: 2MSPS
  • Analog Bandwidth: 320kHz
  • Resolution: 8bits
  • Input Impedance: 1MΩ
  • Buffer size per channel: 256
  • Max. Input Voltage: +/- 10V
  • Now for its size that is pretty impressive, especially those 8 logic channels…  The screen size is small though.