Upon a simple code refresh, the remotely controllable Ethernet-connected pocket-size hardware can be turned into various Test & Measurement instruments, including an oscilloscope, a logic analyser and a spectrum analyser, or it could be used to implement a software defined radio. The open instrument platform is built around a Xilinx Zynq SoC, combining an ARM Cortex-A9 microcontroller with the flexibility of an FPGA. The board offers a total of six analogue I/O ports of which two are suited for RF signals. 16 general-purpose I/Os, an Ethernet port and a Micro SD slot ensure connectivity and expandability. The instrument comes in two versions: The STEMLab 125-14 has 14bit input / output channels for highly accurate measurement results in professional environments, while the STEMLab 125-10 has 10bit input / output channels and is perfect for universities, students and makers.
Measurement results can be displayed on a PC or tablet computer running a web browser. A repository of corresponding open-source code and tools enables designers to share and collaborate in developing applications.
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And last month’s winners are…
In our previous reader offer, Lime Microsystems was giving away five Grove starter kits for LimeSDR Mini, worth 200 Euros each.
Lucky winners include Mr. L. Ghourabi from the Netherlands, Mr K. Baker from the UK, Mr G. Metaxas from Greece, Mr J. Morena from Spain and Mr J. Stojs from Slovenia should be receiving their packages soon. Let's wish them some interesting findings with their projects.