Analog Discovery 3, what more do you want?

Analog Discovery 3, what more do you want?

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By Wisse Hettinga

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Analog Discovery 3: 125 MS/s USB Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator, Logic Analyzer, and Variable Power Supply

Digilent has announced a new addition to its Discovery line-up of USB oscilloscopes. The Analog Discovery 3 (AD3) is a handy all-in-one type of digital test equipment encompassing the functionality of a mixed-signal oscilloscope, arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), logic analyzer, and pattern generator. It also has settings that allows it to be used as a spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, impedance analyzer, protocol analyzer, limited power supply, data logger, and more!

Those familiar with its predecessors, the Analog Discovery and Analog Discovery 2, will recognize the similar Pi-sized form factor. Between its size and universal host PC support in WaveForms, the AD3 is a great book/computer bag companion for lab-to-field and back debugging.

WaveForms is the user interface software Digilent has developed for its USB portable oscilloscope, logic analyzer, and function generator products, such as the Analog Discovery 3. WaveForms offers full support for Linux (on most devices), Mac OS, and Windows. It is also completely free!

Taking a look at the finer specs of the AD3, the 14-bit resolution oscilloscope can sample up to 125MS/s per channel with a +/- 25V input range and 30MHz+ bandwidth with a BNC adapter. The AWG is capable of producing all standard waveforms (sine, square, saw, etc.) up to 25MHz with an amplitude of +/-5V, amplitude and frequency modulated signals, direct playback from analog inputs, and custom waveforms. The logic analyzer and pattern generator functionalities are comprised of 16 digital I/O channels at up to 125 MS/s per channel with protocol decoders for SPI, I2C, UART, CAN, JTAG, ROM logic, and custom protocols.

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