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reference:instrumentation:analog-discovery-studio:migration-guide [2019/03/16 19:24]
Boris Leonov
reference:instrumentation:analog-discovery-studio:migration-guide [2019/04/16 20:15]
Boris Leonov [New Features:]
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 ====== The Analog Discovery Studio ====== ====== The Analog Discovery Studio ======
-The Analog Discovery Studio provides the same unique user experience as the Electronics Explorer (EE) Board, while providing educators and students with improved performance,​ more durable mechanical design, and additional features designed specifically with education in mind. The Analog Discovery Studio uses Digilent’s test and measurement software, WaveForms, so the transition from Analog Discovery or EE Board has been made as seamless as possible. Compared to the EE Board, Analog Discovery Studio provides greater voltage output in the Power Supply instrument, as well as faster sampling rates on the Oscilloscope and Waveform Generator. Additionally,​ Analog Discovery Studio introduces Canvases, which provide the same unique physical interface as the EE Board, but are removable. Unlike the EE Board if the breadboards on the Analog Discovery Studio get damaged the Canvas is removable and can be replaced. This also provides the opportunity for labs to provide multiple Canvases, or Students ​to own their own Canvases for conveniently bringing projects in and out of lab. +The Analog Discovery Studio provides the same unique user experience as the Electronics Explorer (EE) Board, while providing educators and students with improved performance,​ more durable mechanical design, and additional features designed specifically with education in mind. The Analog Discovery Studio uses Digilent’s test and measurement software, WaveForms, so the transition from Analog Discovery or EE Board has been made as seamless as possible. Compared to the EE Board, Analog Discovery Studio provides greater voltage output in the Power Supply instrument, as well as faster sampling rates on the Oscilloscope and Waveform Generator. Additionally,​ Analog Discovery Studio introduces Canvases, which provide the same unique physical interface as the EE Board, but are removable. Unlike the EE Boardif the breadboards on the Analog Discovery Studio get damaged the Canvas is removable and can be replaced. This also provides the opportunity for labs to provide multiple Canvases, or students ​to own their own Canvases for conveniently bringing projects in and out of lab. 
  
 ===== 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 accessed via BNC or MTE cables (includes female to male breadboard wires)+  * Oscilloscope and Waveform Generator can be accessed via BNC or MTE cables (includes female-to-male breadboard wires)
   * Oscilloscope and Waveform Generator sample rates increased to 100 MS/s   * Oscilloscope and Waveform Generator sample rates increased to 100 MS/s
-  * Variable5V, 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 with BNC cables 
-  * Function generator ​Bandwidth ​up to 8MHz +  * Function generator ​bandwidth ​up to 8MHz 
-  * 16 Digital ​IO channels+  * 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   * Improved mechanical design and connector 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 Canvasto 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, removeor 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 supplies ​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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 ====== Feature Comparison ====== ====== Feature Comparison ======
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-== Table 1. Feature comparison == 
  
 ^  Electronics Explorer Board                       ​^ ​ Analog Discovery Studio ​ | ^  Electronics Explorer Board                       ​^ ​ Analog Discovery Studio ​ |
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 |  N/A  |  USB port  | |  N/A  |  USB port  |
  
-====== 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. ​ 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:​ =====  ​
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  ===== Waveform Generator: =====   ===== Waveform Generator: ===== 
-The waveform generator can produce predefined waveforms such as sine, triangle, and square waves, along with random or user-defined waveforms. The instrument ​is also has the capability to perform frequency sweeps and AM or FM modulated outputs. ​+The waveform generator can produce predefined waveforms such as sine, triangle, and square waves, along with random or user-defined waveforms. The instrument also has the capability to perform frequency sweeps and AM or FM modulated outputs. ​
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  ===== Logic Analyzer: =====   ===== Logic Analyzer: ===== 
-The Logic Analyzer simultaneously records up to 16 digital signals, and displays them as individual signals, parallel buses, or decoded into serial data bytes on SPI, I2C, CAN, UARTI2S or 1-wire buses. Custom interpreters can also be written in Javascript+The Logic Analyzer simultaneously records up to 16 digital signals, and displays them as individual signals, parallel buses, or decoded into serial data bytes on SPI, I2C, CAN, UARTI2Sor 1-wire buses. Custom interpreters can also be written in JavaScript
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 ===== Protocol Analyzer: =====  ===== Protocol Analyzer: ===== 
-The Protocol Analyzer can send and recieve data over UART, SPI, I2C and CAN protocols in order to test devices that use these protocols. ​+The Protocol Analyzer can send and recieve data over UART, SPI, I2Cand CAN protocols in order to test devices that use these protocols. ​
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