Pocket-sized device combines a logic analyzer and built-in pattern generator



Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the Digital Discovery module from Digilent. This pocket-sized, high-performance device combines a logic analyzer and built-in pattern generator in a single instrument. The Digital Discovery provides designers a suite of advanced features to debug, visualize and simulate digital signals for a broad array of embedded projects. The small form factor of this module facilitates easy storage, and its robust exterior design helps it to withstand a variety of environments.

The Digilent Digital Discovery, available from Mouser Electronics, evaluates the Xilinx XC6SLX25-2 FPGA. In addition to the 16-channel pattern generator and 32-channel digital logic analyzer, the module includes a protocol analyzer for reading and writing SPI, UART and I2C and virtual I/O for debugging projects. The module offers the flexibility to customize design specifications to a specific project, enabling designers to choose 200MS/s with up to 32 inputs or — using the Digilent Digital Discover High Speed Adapter — 400MS/s with up to 16 inputs, or 800MS/s with up to 8 inputs.

Designers can connect digital inputs and outputs to the module using simple wire probes or breadboard wires, and the unit provides output LVCMOS voltage levels from 1.2 V to 3.3 V. For more advanced projects, designers can also run inputs and outputs incorporating the High Speed Adapter with impedance-matched probes.

Designed to optimize channels, speed and portability, the Digital Discovery is ideal for engineers and designers beginning to work in embedded development. Designers can connect the module to a Mac, Linux or Windows platform using high-speed USB, and comes with free Waveforms 2015 application software.

To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/new/digilent/digilent-digitaldiscovery-module/.