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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.Eng.)



First Advisor

I. Dale Dunmire

First Committee Member

David Q. Fletcher

Second Committee Member

Richard Tenaza


The major objective of this report is to present information regarding the design, construction, and testing of the Digital Oscilloscope Peripheral which allows the IBM Personal Computer (IBM PC) to be used as both a digital oscilloscope and a spectrum analyzer. The design and development of both hardware and software are described briefly; however, the test results are analyzed and discussed in great detail. All documents including the circuit diagrams, program flowcharts and listings, and user manual are provided in the appendices for reference.

Several different products are referred to in this report; the following lists each one and its respective company: IBM, XT, AT, and PS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business; Machines Corporation.; MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.; and Turbo Basic is a registered trademark of Borland International, Inc.



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