Instrumentation

Professional Electronics, without the constraints of a lab.


Engineer on your schedule with Digilent Instrumentation. Our electronics workstation solutions combine compatibility, portability, and performance.

Whether you're a student looking for a portable and multipurpose debugging tool, or a professional in need of a convenient alternative to going to the lab for every measurement, Digilent Instrumentation can enhance your engineering experience. Take measurements at your desk, on the plane, or in a coffee shop and capture the data directly to your computer.

Combined with free software, WaveForms 2015 or WaveForms Live (Mac, Windows, and Linux compatible), our instrumentation hardware will turn your computer into a multi-instrument circuit analysis tool. Small enough to tuck into your briefcase, and capable of replacing a stack of lab equipment, with Digilent Instrumentation you can bring the lab anywhere. With a Digilent USB workstation, you won't just receive the hardware and software suite, you’ll also gain access to our detailed documentation, getting started guides, and dedicated support community.

With sample rates ranging from 6.25MS/s to 800MS/s and Bandwidths up to 30MHz, use the table below to find the instrumentation device right for you.


Which Instrumentation Device is right for you?
Analog Discovery Analog Discovery 2 Digital Discovery Electronics Explorer Board OpenScope MZ
Price \$259 \$279 \$199 \$399 \$89
WaveForms Compatibility Mac, Windows, Linux, and WaveForms 2015 or Windows with WaveForms Legacy Mac, Windows, Linux, and WaveForms 2015 or Windows with WaveForms Legacy Mac, Windows, Linux with WaveForms 2015 Mac, Windows, Linux with WaveForms 2015 Chrome, Safari, and Firefox Browsers with WaveForms Live
Capabilities
Oscilloscope 2 channel, 14 bit, 100MS/s, 5MHz Bandwidth, +-25V differential 2 channel, 14 bit, 100MS/s, 30MHz+ bandwidth, +-25V differential NA 4 channel, 10 bit, 40MS/s, 100MHz, +-20V 2 channel, 12 bit, 6.25MS/s, 2MHz, +-20V
Waveform Generator 2 channel, 14 bit, 100MS/s, 5MHz Bandwidth, +-5V differential 2 channel, 14 bit, 100MS/s, 12MHz+ bandwidth, +-5V differential NA 2 channel, 14 bit, 40MS/s, 20MHz, +-10V 1 channel, 10 bit, 10MS/s, 1MHz+ bandwidth, +-3V
Network Analyzer 1Hz to 10MHz, Bode, Nyquist, and Nichols plots 1Hz to 10MHz, Bode, Nyquist, and Nichols plots NA 1mHz to 4MHz, Bode, Nyquist, and Nichols plots NA
Spectrum Analyzer 2 channel, noise floor, SFDR, SNR, THD, Harmonic measurements and more 2 channel, noise floor, SFDR, SNR, THD, Harmonic measurements and more NA 2 channel, noise floor, SFDR, SNR, THD, Harmonic measurements and more NA
Voltmeter 2 channel, +-25V 2 channel, +-25V NA 4 channel, +-20V NA
Data Logger Logging DC, True RMS, DC RMS, and math functions Logging DC, True RMS, DC RMS, and math functions NA Logging DC, True RMS, DC RMS, and math functions NA
Logic Analyzer 16 channel, 100MS/s, 3.3V CMOS 16 channel, 100MS/s, 3.3V CMOS and 1.8V or 5V tolerant Up to 32 channel, Up to 800MS/s, 1.2V to 3.3V CMOS 32 channels, 100MS/s, 3.3V CMOS 10 channel, 50MS/s, 3.3V CMOS 
Pattern Generator 16 channel, 100MS/s, 3.3V CMOS 16 channel, 100MS/s, 3.3V CMOS 16 channel, 100MS/s, 1.2V to 3.3V CMOS 32 channels, 100MS/s, 3.3V CMOS NA
Digital IO 16 channel, virtual buttons, switches, LEDs, 7-seg, progress bar, Slider 16 channel, virtual buttons, switches, LEDs, 7-seg, progress bar, Slider 16 channel, virtual buttons, switches, LEDs, 7-seg, progress bar, slider 32 channels, virtual buttons, switches, LEDs, 7-seg, progress bar, slider 10 channel, shared with LA, 4 LEDs, 1 BTN
Power Supplies (-) channel 0 to -5V, (+) channel 0 to 5V, at 50mA (-) channel 0 to -5V, (+) channel 0 to 5V, 500mW via USB, 2.1W via Aux supply, up to 700mA per channel 4 channel, 1.2V to 3.3V, up to 100mA, programmable voltage and threshold 2 reference voltage supplies with 10mA, 1 3.3/5V up to 2A supply, (+) channel 0 to 9V at 1.5A, (-) channel 0 to -9V at 1.5A 2 channel +-4V, 50 mA per channel
Protocol Analyzer UART, SPI, I2C, more protocols in the Logic Analyzer UART, SPI, I2C, more protocols in the Logic Analyzer UART, SPI, I2C, more protocols in the Logic Analyze UART, SPI, I2C, more protocols in the Logic Analyzer NA
Script Editor JavaScript Interface JavaScript Interface JavaScript Interface JavaScript Interface TypeScript API
Triggers 2 2 2 4 NA
Customization WaveForms SDK available for Custom Applications WaveForms SDK available for Custom Applications WaveForms SDK available for Custom Applications WaveForms SDK available for Custom Applications Opensource Hardware, firmware and Software

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