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Waveform capture viewer for Keysight oscilloscopes

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wavebin is a waveform capture viewer for Keysight oscilloscopes. These capture files are generated on the oscilloscope as .bin files, which can be saved to a USB Mass Storage device for transfer to a PC.


Currently wavebin has been tested with files from a DSO-X 1102G. If you have access to waveform files from other Keysight oscilloscopes, please submit them for testing through the Sample Waveforms issue.

Getting Started

wavebin is available through the Python Package Index. To install wavebin and its dependencies (numpy, pyqt5, pyqtgraph), run the following command:

pip install wavebin

To view a waveform with wavebin, run the following command:

python -m wavebin [PATH TO BIN FILE]

The -f option enables a Savitzky-Golay low-pass filter which smooths out waveforms. This option is not useful for all waveforms (e.g. high-frequency square waves) as it will create distortion.

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Use the -v option to see detailed information about the waveform file:

wavebin v1.2

Loading "single.bin"...
File Size:              7.79 KB
Waveforms:              1

Waveform 1:
  - Wave Type:          Normal
  - Wave Buffers:       1
  - Sample Points:      1953
  - Average Count:      1
  - X Display Range:    2000.0 μs
  - X Display Origin:   -1000.0 μs
  - X Increment:        1024.0 ns
  - X Origin:           -1000.0 μs
  - X Units:            Seconds
  - Y Units:            Volts
  - Date:
  - Time:
  - Frame Type:         DSO-X 1102G
  - Frame Serial:       CN00000000
  - Waveform Label:     1
  - Time Tags:          0.0
  - Segment Number:     0

[DATA] Type: float32    Depth: 32 bits    Length: 7812 bytes

Rendering 1 waveform...


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