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OsciPrime an Open Source Android Oscilloscope


With the success of the project "Using Android in Industrial Automation" in 2010, an open source oscilloscope hardware has been created together with a fully functional Android application. As hardware platform for Android at the time, the Beagleboard was used.

Driven by Nexus-Computing Switzerland, the project has evolved ever since and been maintained and kept open source. With the arrival of USB Host mode on mobile devices it suddenly became possible to use an Android tablet to operate the oscilloscope hardware.

In this talk we would like to show and demonstrate the open source Android application and hardware, and to explain the challenges and opportunities when developing an open source project for Android.

About the speakers
Manuel Di Cerbo
Andreas Rudolf
Manuel Di Cerbo
 and Andreas Rudolf
Graduating as Electrical Engineers from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, the two speakers created the bachelor thesis project "Using Android in Industrial Automation". The
thesis has been awarded with the "Siemens Excellence Award" as best bachelor thesis of technical studies.

The two engineers built up their own company "Nexus-Computing Switzerland" and kept maintaining the project and regularly publish their newest findings around Android and Industrial Automation on their technical blog "". Recently they decided to make their oscilloscope hardware (which is completely open source) available for purchase and to rewrite the application for mobile touchscreen devices such as tablets and mobile phones.