The Logic Pirate is an inexpensive yet capable open source logic analyzer. For just 30 bucks it can sample 8 channels, 256K samples per channel, at a blazing (overclocked!) 60 MILLION samples per second! It’s designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer protocol on Jawi’s open source software that works on most platforms. [via dangerousprototypes.com]
Logic Pirate 8 channel, 256K sample, 60MSPS logic analyzer - [Link]
Bob Davis has built an Arduino powered three Million samples per second six channel logic analyzer:
In the video below you can see what the live display looks like. He is using a 74 series decade counter to divide down a 10Mhz crystal so that he has some nice fast stuff to sample. He experimented with the coding style and found that by being a bit verbose with the instructions he was able to speed up the data collection by over 50%. This technique requires a bit more code space and doesn’t look as elegant as a nice tight loop but execution efficiency is the name of the game here.
Arduino Uno 3 million samples per second logic analyzer - [Link]
- 9 input channels
- 100 MHz sampling rate
- Direct connection to CAN, RS485 lines (integrated differential receivers), to RS232 or to LIN lines.
- Samples compression and streaming from device to host computer
- Native Windows and Linux support!
- Adjustable input voltage threshold(s)
- And much more…
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ScanaPLUS is a robust, versatile and multi-application 9 Channels logic analyzer. It relies on the free ScanaStudio software to capture and analyze logic signals.
This logic analyzer will capture signals at a steady rate of 100 MSPS (Million Samples Per Seconds), whether you’re using 1 or all 9 channels. No compromises.
Thanks to its configurable and fully protected input stage, ScanaPLUS can be directly connected to RS232, to CAN or RS485 differential lines, or to tiny 1.2V logic signals!
ScanaPLUS: 9-Channels – 100MHz Logic Analyzer is finally here for 149€! - [Link]
A logic analyzer is a powerful debugging tool for capturing many digital signals at once and analyzing their timing relationships. Raj from Embedded Lab has posted a new tutorial that provides a quick overview of a logic analyzer tool and its uses in troubleshooting problems arising from timing violations and transients on microcontroller buses. He used the SCANALOGIC-2 educational kit from IKALOGIC to illustrate the concept of logic analyzer.
Learning Logic analyzer basics using SCANALOGIC-2 educational kit – [Link]
The Xprotolab is a combination of 3 electronics instruments: an oscilloscope, a waveform generator and a protocol sniffer. Now Portable
The Xprotolab is a combination of three electronic instruments: a mixed signal oscilloscope, an arbitrary waveform generator, and a protocol sniffer. The Xprotolab was awarded as one of the 100 Hot Products of 2011, by the EDN magazine. The Xprotolab has been featured in several other online magazines, such as Hack a Day. and Elektor.
The Xprotolab has been in development for several years, the hardware and firmware are stable. Now its time to put the device in an enclosure and add a rechargeable battery. The input connectors are going to be 3.5mm stereo audio plugs, and the logic port is going be a 0.1″ male pin connector. The pictures below are from a hand made prototype.
Xprotolab Portable Oscilloscope - [Link]
The Digilent Analog Discovery™ design kit, developed in conjunction with Analog Devices Inc., is the first in a new line of all-in-one analog design kits that will enable engineering students to quickly and easily experiment with advanced technologies and build and test real-world, functional analog design circuits anytime, anywhere – right on their PCs. For the price of a textbook, students can purchase a low-cost analog hardware development platform and components, with access to downloadable teaching materials, reference designs and lab projects to design and implement analog circuits as a supplement to their core engineering curriculum.
Analog Discovery – Portable Analog Design Kit - [Link]
SCANALOGIC-2 EDU KIT (Educational kit) is a fun and educational kit allowing you to build a high performance logic analyzer at home! It’s an even lower cost equivalent to the SCANALOGIC-2 Logic Analyzer whose performances have been proved over the last 3 years. SCANALOGIC-2 EDU KIT is a 20 MHz, 256K Samples, 4 Channels logic analyzer that relies on a PC software (ScanaStudio) to visualise and analyze the captured signals.
Build your next logic analyzer at home! – [Link]
Saleae Logic16 is a Logic analyzer to take you to the next level of digital circuits design and debugging. It features 16 Channels with 100Mhz max sampling rate. Priced at $299
- Flexible sample rate: Sample 2 channels at 100MHz, 4 channels at 50MHz, 8 channels at 25MHz, or all 16 channels at 12.5MHz.
- 16 channels: As you might have guessed from the name, Logic16 lets you connect up to 16 of your most troublesome signals
- Enhanced hardware-side buffer: Logic16 has a much larger hardware-side buffer than Logic, considerably enhancing its reliability for extremely long captures at high speeds.
- Billions of samples: Logic16 can save as many as 10B samples, letting you capture even the most elusive events. No more dealing with frustratingly small sample buffers.
- > more tech specs here
Saleae Logic16 – 16 Channels logic analyzer for everyone - [Link]
Scanalogic-2 PRO is a 4 channel Logic Analyzer and Digital Signal Generator priced at 59€. At this cost it’s easy for a hobbyist to get one and make digital circuits debugging a breeze. It’s designed to capture, decode and analyze serial protocols like SPI, I2C, UART, 1-WIRE and CAN in a few clicks. Data is captured on PC using the free and efficient ScanaStudio software.
- 20 Million Samples Per Second
- 4 Input/Output channels
- 256K Sample per channel
- 2V, 2.8V, 3.3V, 3.6V and 5V logic levels support
- Serial protocols decoders (SPI, I2C, 1-WIRE, UART, CAN, LIN,Manchester)
- Various trigger options
> Download features PDF
What you can do with Scanalogic 2
- Capture and Analyze signals – Serial protocols sampling, decoding, debugging (UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, 1-WIRE, LIN, Manchester,…)
- Save captured data and playback them later or on the other side of world!
- Generate PWM, FM or UART signals
- Capture images of your signals for demostration.
- Digital PWM and FM signals analysis (FFT)
- Compare captured signals.
- Use “mixed” mode to play a signal and record response on another channel (at the same time!)
- Generate your own data (PWM, FM, Serial Data)
- ScanaStudio PC software offers smooth scrolling and navigation options.