Hi there, haven't posted in a while. Just started a new job and I'm building a lab, figured ask the pros this question (that's you guys).
I am concerned with monitoring/viewing waveforms of wifi transfer with an oscilloscope. The BitRate is 4,500,000 Bits per Second for the data we will be sending. What is the minimum Oscilloscope bandwidth needed to view the bits clearly?
We can't afford a logic analyzer and I think a 1GHz scope would be overkill for this application and way too expensive. How many Hz should my scope be able to do minimally to be able to view some data. If you could suggest a specific scope that is low cost and a 2 channels/more, I'd appreciate it. So far I've looked at Tektronix scopes around 40MHz but I'm not sure if this is 'fast' enough. I'd like to go as cheap as possible but still have some sort of reputable brand with a warrant.