Peter D. Hiscocks

Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson Polytechnical University

After many years of teaching Electrical Engineering in 2005 I left teaching and I am now operating Syscomp Electronic Design Limited, working with James Gaston to design and produce low-cost electronic instrumentation. Our first two products were a USB Oscilloscope DSO-101 and Waveform Generator WGM-101. Those successful products led to second-generation designs such as the CGR-201 CircuitGear unit. CircuitGear is a 40MSample/sec dual channel Oscilloscope, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Digital IO port, Spectrum Analyser and Vector Network Analyser in one small, low-cost package. We have recently introduced two different small, low-cost power supplies and a curve tracer, the CTR-201.

The host software for all these instruments is Open Source, uses the Tcl/Tk language, runs under Windows, Linux and Mac X operating systems.

Syscomp Web Page

If you wish to contact me, my Ryerson email address (phiscock at ee.ryerson dot ca) is still in effect.

My most recent technical papers are in the 'Application Notes' section of the Syscomp Web site.

I have completed the textbook 'Analog Circuit Design', which is will be available through the Syscomp website in e-book (pdf) format.

I am also currently active in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, as the Chair of the subcommittee on Light Pollution Abatement.