BitScope Micro or Mini?

Which model is best for me?

BitScope Micro or BitScope Model 10?

Since launching BitScope Micro many people have asked us how it compares to BitScope Model 10.

BitScope Micro Mixed Signal Test & Measurement in a Probe.

BitScope Micro Mixed Signal Test & Measurement in a Probe.

In a nutshell, they have similar features but different performance, specifications and physical characteristics.

BitScope Micro is a low cost mixed signal test and measurement system configured as a go anywhere "probe" housed in a translucent heat-shrink tube.

It's tiny, light weight (14g) and water resistant - ideal to take anywhere.

BitScope Mini on the other hand is a small but complete mixed signal system which is a full superset of BitScope Micro. It is housed in a robust extruded alumium case, can provide power, control and I/O signals to connected systems and has some more advanced features and higher performance.

BitScope Model 10 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope.

BitScope Model 10 Mixed Signal Oscilloscope.

In many situations either model will work just as well. Both models have a pair of analog inputs, up to 8 logic channels and both have a built-in waveform generator.

They are both USB powered, work with the same suite of BitScope Software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and are both compatible with Raspberry Pi.

Where they differ comes down to the I/O connections, physical form factor and technical & performance specifications.

One major difference is that BitScope Mini uses the Smart Port Interface. This interface allows connection to external peripherals such as logic PODs and provides power, ground, I/O and clock signals which can be used to drive an entire connected circuit. For example, this makes it possible to build an entire electronics lab around BitScope Mini. BitScope Micro on the other hand uses a compact 10 pin connector which provides just the signal inputs you need for test and measurement. It shares some signal inputs and does not include power or I/O for connected circuits but it's very small and convenient. For a full explanation, see this blog post.

Most of the other differences come down to technical and performance specifications so we've summarized them here:

Which ever model you choose, they all come with BitScope's standard warranty and they're all derived from the same core VM design so they are very reliable, fully software compatible and can be custom programmed if required.

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