WWadkins

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  1. Hello, The JTAG-HS2 programming cable is compatible with IEEE 1149.7-2009 standards and the Xilinx Spartan XC3S400 FPGA is compatible with IEEE 1149.1-1532 standards. According to the IEEE Standards Association, any circuitry compatible with IEEE 1149.7-2009 uses IEEE 1149.1-2001 as its foundation, "providing complete backward compatibility". Note: 1149.1-2001 replaced 1149.1-1532. According to this information, the JTAG-HS2 programming cable should be compatible with the Xilinx Spartan XC3S400 FPGA. JTAG-HS2 Reference Manual Spartan-3 FPGA Family Data Sheet
  2. Thank you for the feedback! We are always working hard to provide more versatility with our products and software. If you're interested, you can try out a WaveForms3 beta version in the meantime. Check out this forum post for instructions on how to obtain the beta version. Many users post about their experiences with WaveForms 3 beta in that forum as well, so it's a good place to get familiar with the new software.
  3. Hello, If your WaveForms software needs to be updated, there is normally a button that appears in the WaveForms main window that says "Update". If I remember correctly it has a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it. You can click that to be directed through the update process. If you don't see that button, you can download the latest WaveForms version from Digilent's website at this link. Hope this helps!
  4. The best way to apply a waveform or program a power supply is with the Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) instrument, referred to as WaveGen in the WaveForms software. In WaveGen, one can configure waveforms in a variety of types (sinusoidal, square, etc.) with a wide range of frequencies and amplitudes. There is no way to create a waveform with the Power Supplies instrument, but a user-programmed waveform from WaveGen can be used as a power supply. The EE Board Quick Start Guide may be helpful. There is also a project on the Digilent Wiki that covers how to use the AWG.
  5. Hello and thanks for the question! For a user manual, I would recommend the Reference Manual we have on the Digilent Wiki. Here's a link: https://reference.digilentinc.com/analog_discovery:refmanual For Tutorials, I would recommend our Learn Site. We have a wide variety of Analog Discovery projects and tutorials there. Specifcally, check out the Analog Projects: http://learn.digilentinc.com/list?category=Analog All of these pages are printable. I hope you're enjoying your new Analog Discovery! -Will
  6. Hello, and thank you for your question! The Analog Discovery does have it's own protection against short-circuiting and drawing too much current. If you draw over 600mA, the Analog Discovery will stop on its own and a message will pop up notifying you that you were drawing to much current. You can then find the problem in your circuit and run the Analog Discovery again with no issues. Note: When the warning dialog initially pops up, it will also give you an option to increase the 600mA limit to 1A. As far as what currents/voltages to never use, the oscilloscope and voltmeter operate on a range of +/-25V. I would not recommend working with anything over that. In my use with the Analog Discovery, I have never come close to going over this threshold since most of the projects you can complete operate at 3.3V or 5V. Good luck with your new Analog Discovery and ask any other questions you may have! -Will
  7. Hi, Sorry no one has responded yet to your question. If you still need assistance I'm happy to help. You mentioned having difficulty with the whole thing. Could you start with a specific question you have? I could provide a lot more guidance to a specific topic and we can work from there. -Will
  8. It's not nearly as impressive as Martha's creepy doll, but for my Digilent Halloween project I made a battery out of pumpkins! With two pumpkins in series I could get just over 1.6V. I made an Instructable that shows how I built it for anyone who's interested. It's a really fun and simple project.