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Boris Leonov [New Features:]
reference:instrumentation:analog-discovery-studio:migration-guide-analog-discovery-2 [2019/05/09 21:28] (current)
Boris Leonov [The Analog Discovery Studio]
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 ====== Analog Discovery 2 to Analog Discovery Studio Migration Guide ====== ====== Analog Discovery 2 to Analog Discovery Studio Migration Guide ======
  
-Welcome to the Migration Guide for the Analog Discovery Studio! This guide is intended to assist in the migration from the Analog Discovery 2 to the new Analog Discovery Studio. See below for the list of topics included in this guide. ​+Welcome to the Migration Guide for the Analog Discovery Studio! This guide is intended to assist in the migration from the Analog Discovery 2 to the new Analog Discovery Studio ​and highlight the differences. See below for the list of topics included in this guide.
  
   * [[reference:​instrumentation:​ analog-discovery-studio:​migration-guide-analog-discovery-2#​the_analog_discovery_studio|The Analog Discovery Studio]]   * [[reference:​instrumentation:​ analog-discovery-studio:​migration-guide-analog-discovery-2#​the_analog_discovery_studio|The Analog Discovery Studio]]
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 ====== The Analog Discovery Studio ====== ====== The Analog Discovery Studio ======
-The Analog Discovery Studio provides the familiarity of the Analog Discovery 2 user interface while providing educators and students a new form-factor,​ higher power voltage supplies, and an array of new features to help facilitate learning by improving convenience and expanding capabilities. Analog Discovery Studio introduces Canvases, which provide modular ​breadboard ​surfaces for prototyping circuits with easy access to power supplies, switches, and IC breakouts. The boards ​can easily be removed, allowing ​replacement in case of damage and the opportunity ​for school labs to provide multiple Canvases for conveniently bringing projects in and out of lab+The Analog Discovery Studio provides the familiarity of the Analog Discovery 2 user interface while providing educators and students a new form-factor,​ higher power voltage supplies, and an array of new features to help facilitate learning by improving convenience and expanding capabilities. Analog Discovery Studio introduces Canvases, which provide modular surfaces for prototyping circuits with easy access to power supplies, switches, and IC breakouts. The boards ​are magnetically secured, allowing ​school labs the opportunity to provide multiple Canvases for conveniently bringing projects in and out of class, and replacement in case of damage. The Canvases are available in two configurations:​ Breadboard Canvas and Blank Canvas. The Breadboard Canvas comes with 2 breadboards attached for quickly designing new circuits. The Blank Canvas comes with a protoboard surface wired in the same way as a breadboard (parallel power rails and interconnected rows), allowing for permanent prototypes. Optionally, breadboards can be adhered to the Blank Canvas.
 ===== New Features: ===== ===== New Features: =====
   * ± 12V Fixed Power Supply   * ± 12V Fixed Power Supply
   * Canvases: removable and replaceable breadboard or protoboard workspace   * Canvases: removable and replaceable breadboard or protoboard workspace
-  * Oscilloscope and Waveform Generator can be acessed via BNC or MTE cables ​(without requiring a BNC adapter board)+  * Oscilloscope and Waveform Generator can be acessed via BNC or MTE cables
   * Variable +/-5V and Fixed 5V, 3.3V, and ± 12V supplies can be switched onto the power access pins (with Breadboard Canvas)   * Variable +/-5V and Fixed 5V, 3.3V, and ± 12V supplies can be switched onto the power access pins (with Breadboard Canvas)
-  * Oscilloscope bandwidth up to 30MHz with BNC cables+  * Oscilloscope bandwidth up to 30MHz (without requiring ​BNC adapter board)
   * Function generator bandwidth up to 8MHz   * Function generator bandwidth up to 8MHz
-  * 16 digital IO channels 
   * USB port for powering Cmods or other devices   * USB port for powering Cmods or other devices
-  * Improved mechanical design and connector durability 
-  * All non-replaceable pins are MTE connectors for increased durability 
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 == Figure 1. Analog Discovery Studio ​ == == Figure 1. Analog Discovery Studio ​ ==
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 ===== Introducing Canvases: ===== ===== Introducing Canvases: =====
 Canvases provide the ability to quickly swap, remove, or replace the breadboardable workspace on the Analog Discovery Studio. Students using the Analog Discovery Studio in the lab can remove the entire Canvas to take their projects home with minimal disassembly,​ and if they have an Analog Discovery at home, they can continue to work on their projects outside of the lab. A single Analog Discovery Studio unit in the lab can serve as a workstation for several students as they do their work on their Canvases and use the Analog Discovery Studio to test their circuits when they’re ready. Digilent offers a Breadboard Canvas and a Blank Canvas. Canvases provide the ability to quickly swap, remove, or replace the breadboardable workspace on the Analog Discovery Studio. Students using the Analog Discovery Studio in the lab can remove the entire Canvas to take their projects home with minimal disassembly,​ and if they have an Analog Discovery at home, they can continue to work on their projects outside of the lab. A single Analog Discovery Studio unit in the lab can serve as a workstation for several students as they do their work on their Canvases and use the Analog Discovery Studio to test their circuits when they’re ready. Digilent offers a Breadboard Canvas and a Blank Canvas.
  
 A single Breadboard Canvas is included as part of the Analog Discovery Studio base kit and can also be ordered separately. The Breadboard Canvas features 2 standard breadboards with 3 power rails and integrated I/O capabilities. The I/O includes 2 push buttons, 2 switches, and 3 LEDs (red, yellow, green). All I/O and power signals are accessed via 2 mini breadboards mounted on the Canvas. The Canvas also features power supply switches and indicator LEDs. A single Breadboard Canvas is included as part of the Analog Discovery Studio base kit and can also be ordered separately. The Breadboard Canvas features 2 standard breadboards with 3 power rails and integrated I/O capabilities. The I/O includes 2 push buttons, 2 switches, and 3 LEDs (red, yellow, green). All I/O and power signals are accessed via 2 mini breadboards mounted on the Canvas. The Canvas also features power supply switches and indicator LEDs.
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 == Figure 2. Breadboard Canvas == == Figure 2. Breadboard Canvas ==
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 +The Blank Canvas has a prototyping surface wired into rows and 3 power rails like a breadboard. The power supply outputs from the Analog Discovery Studio are routed to a set of copper pads. It ships with a mini-breadboard that provides a breadboard interface for the power outputs, which can be soldered on if desired. Additionally,​ breakouts are provided for common types of surface mount components. The supported package types are SC89, SC70, SOT3, SOT89, SOT223, SOT23-6, MSOP8, DFN10, SOIC8/SO8, TTSOP16, SOIC16, and QFN32/​TQFP32. Optionally, breadboards can be affixed to the Blank Canvas using the sticky backing they come with. Once the breadboard is affixed, it can’t be removed. 
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 +== Figure 3a. Blank Canvas == 
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 +The Blank Canvas provides the benefits of soldering permanent connections when necessary, while also leaving the option for using breadboards when less permanent circuits are needed. For example, if a circuit requires additional variable voltage sources, one could attach digital-to-analog converter and op-amp ICs to the breakouts. Since the Blank Canvas has room for 2 breadboards,​ one portion of the surface could be used to mount a breadboard to prototype a circuit, while the other portion could be used to solder the finished design directly onto the copper pads. See the Fig. 3b below for this example. 
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 +== Figure 3b. Blank Canvas, example == 
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-The Blank Canvas has a prototyping surface wired into rows and 3 power rails like a breadboard. The power supply outputs from the Analog Discovery Studio are routed to a set of copper pads. It ships with a mini-breadboard that provides a breadboard interface for the power outputs, which can be soldered on if desired. Additionally,​ breakouts are provided for common types of surface mount components. The supported package types are SC89, SC70, SOT3, SOT89, SOT223, SOT23-6, MSOP8, DFN10, SOIC8/SO8, TTSOP16, SOIC16, and QFN32/​TQFP32. Optionally, breadboards can be affixed to the Blank Canvas using the sticky backing they come with. Once the breadboard is affixed, it can’t be removed. ​ 
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-== Figure 3. Blank Canvas == 
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 ====== Feature Comparison ====== ====== Feature Comparison ======
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 |  N/A                                                                                                  |  USB port                                               | |  N/A                                                                                                  |  USB port                                               |
 |  5V, 12.5W power supply, not included ​                                                                ​| ​ 15V, 36W power supply, included ​                                              | |  5V, 12.5W power supply, not included ​                                                                ​| ​ 15V, 36W power supply, included ​                                              |
 +|  Breadboards come separately ​                                                                ​| ​ Includes a Breadboard Canvas ​ |
 ====== Software Enabled Instruments ====== ====== Software Enabled Instruments ======
-Using Digilent’s free application [[https://​store.digilentinc.com/​waveforms-previously-waveforms-2015/​|WaveForms]],​ users can access the following instruments in the Analog Discovery Studio: oscilloscope,​ waveform generator, logic analyzer, pattern generator, digital I/O, power supplies, network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, impedance analyzer, protocol analyzer, data logger and voltmeter. WaveForms is Mac, Windows, and Linux compatible. ​+The Analog Discovery Studio uses the same software as the Analog Discovery 2 and the user interface is almost identical so software migration is seamless. ​Using Digilent’s free application [[https://​store.digilentinc.com/​waveforms-previously-waveforms-2015/​|WaveForms]],​ users can access the following instruments in the Analog Discovery Studio: oscilloscope,​ waveform generator, logic analyzer, pattern generator, digital I/O, power supplies, network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, impedance analyzer, protocol analyzer, data logger and voltmeter. WaveForms is Mac, Windows, and Linux compatible. ​
 ===== Oscilloscope:​ =====  ​ ===== Oscilloscope:​ =====  ​
 The 2-channel oscilloscope offers data collection, triggering, viewing, and mathematical analysis functionalities. It can display reference channels for comparing acquired data to expected data, plot FFTs, generate XY plots, and many other features found in a benchtop oscilloscope. ​ The 2-channel oscilloscope offers data collection, triggering, viewing, and mathematical analysis functionalities. It can display reference channels for comparing acquired data to expected data, plot FFTs, generate XY plots, and many other features found in a benchtop oscilloscope. ​