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  1. I want to create a little circuit to connect straight to the analog discovery 2 using an analog multiplexer and some of the digital outputs to enable lower sample rate measurement of multiple channels. Would there be a part number for a suitable mating connector for the inputs and outputs of the analog discovery/analog discovery 2?
  2. Measuring Frequency

    Hi Dear Digilent Team, A question concerning the measurement capabilities ot the Analog Discovery 2 and WaveForm software: Is it possible to measure continously and "without losses" a frequency of an analog or digital entry? Goal is to log a frequency over a long period of time between EACH following flanks Optionnaly also measure times between flanks of different channels Examples: - Measure the freq/time between each following rising flanks of a channel - Measure the freq/time between each following falling flanks of a channel - Measure the freq/time between each following flanks (rising and falling) of a channel ... Most scopes measure frequency only "around" the trigger flank Thanks for each feedback Regards
  3. Hi, First, The Analog Discovery 2 is a very handy device and i am very pleased with all the functionality it offers. I got a problem with my device. The channel one of the wave form generator is not working any more. Here is the full the story. i mixed up the scopes for the signal generator and the oscilloscope and i ended up trying to measure a voltage of about 80v with the scope connected to waveform generator. As a result the device disconnected from my laptop. I noticed my mistake, unplugged the scope and tried to reconnect the device. It does show up in the list of available devices with all values of the register, S/N, state... But once i have clicked on 'select', an error pops with 'communication with the device failed'. I connected an external power supply to Analog D and this device can now be connected to Waveform (?!). If I try to set a sinusoidal signal on the channel one of the waveform generator, it shows either a clipped signal or absolutely nothing depending on the Vpp voltage. Also, their is a spurious 3V drop between ground and the output of the channel 1 To finish, the device warms up very quickely. Does anyone has an idea how to fix that ? To be honnest, i have made an huge mix-take with the device, do you think that someone at Digilent will agree to have look at the device ? Edit: Waveform indicates a consumption of 800mA / 4.8V on the AUX power supply, the temp is around 50 °C. Also there is a sound emitted by the device when connected, like a whistling. Best Regards, Nicolas
  4. During device opening internal chips are enabled and configured. This results in consumption increases, specially when the 100 MHz clock (PLL) is started. The needed current increases from 100mA to 500mA. In case the USB can't provide enough current the voltage drops below the minimal required for the device to operate and communication fails. In case you get “Device configuration failed (PLL 1)" or "Communication with the device failed.” error message: The device needs at least 2W/400mA from USB cable. To satisfy this: - Try to use different USB cable and computer plug. - Use the USB plug on the back of the PC, not the one on the front panel. - Use short cable, do not use long cable or cable extender. - Use powered USB-hub, avoid un-powered hub. - Use USB-Y cable to load power from two plugs. Device not detected by WaveForms: Open Windows Device Manager then connect the device and wait up to one minute for a device to appear: - USB Serial Converter, with warning - Connect the device directly to the computer's USB plug without using external hub. - Restart the computer. - Reinstall WaveForms, including the Adept Runtime section. - USB Serial Converter, without warning - Restart the computer. - Reinstall WaveForms, including the Adept Runtime section. - Other application might have erased the USB controller EEPROM (FT_Prog, programming cable drivers...) Ask for the reprogram application from support@digilentinc.com - Unknown Device Check the Hardware IDs under device Properties, Details tab - USBVID_0403&PID_6014 The USB driver is not installed. - Restart the computer. - Reinstall WaveForms, including the Adept Runtime section. - USBVID_0000&PID_0000 Device not identified or malfunction. See "Nothing shows up". - Nothing shows up: - Connect the device directly to the computer's USB plug without using external hub. - Try to use different USB cable and computer plug. The device or its plug might be damaged.
  5. I have been following many Analog Discovery users trying to use it in Raspbery Pi and also about the problems. I've got a little tutorial on how to use Analog Discovery with Orange Pi PC Plus, an excellent alternative to power the system. https://www.hackster.io/agaelema/using-digilent-analog-discovery-in-orange-pi-pc-plus-b7e865
  6. I have been using my Analog Discovery to measure output signals from a 3-axis accelerometer (Adafruit ADXL377) during an impact test event. Being a 2-channel device I have to first measure the X+Y outputs then repeat the impact event measuring the Y+Z outputs. I export these data then use a bit of Python code to combine two tests into a single result whereby I calculate the total acceleration by summing the squares of each axis (X+Y+Z). I trigger the scope off the Y-axis and make the assumption that the Y-axis acceleration is the same in each of the paired impact tests (which seems a reasonable assumption for these initial tests). For any given "impact test" I repeat the test 10 consecutive times measuring the X+Y outputs then 10 consecutive times measuring the Y+Z outputs then combine these data onto 10 X+Y+Z data set for analysis. I see some differences in the combined X+Y+Z data depending on which set of Y output data is used for the combined X+Y+Z data. The impact test itself has some inherent variability so this dual measurement just adds to the "noise" so the number of experiments needs to increase in order to make the experiment results valid. It seems at first glance that if I bought a second Analog Discovery unit I might be able to simultaneously measure the X+Y outputs on unit "A" and Y+Z outputs on unit "B". I would setup each scope to trigger off the same Y output so presumably they would trigger at the same time. Has anyone tried this before?
  7. In Waveforms 2015, is it possible to set up a wave in the AWG to be triggered by every other pulse in the scope? I'm currently trying to use a 10 Hz external pulse connected to the Analog Discovery's scope as the trigger for a 5 Hz waveform from the AWG, but I need to have the event trigger only once the 5 Hz waveform has finished one pulse. Effectively, I'm putting together a slower trigger for one device that's triggered from the AD's scope using a faster external pulse. It appears that Waveforms 2015 has some logic capabilities incorporated into the software, but as I don't have a background in logic circuits I'm not even sure if the logic circuit feature can work this problem out. Any help with this will be much appreciated~
  8. Hi Digilent Im currently working on my finals in electronics development, including a hardware setup and a custom-made C++ application for my Analog Discovery 2. However it seems that the calibration data made with WaveForms does not apply to the hardware when using custom C++ applications. I've been looking through the manual and haven't encountered any examples of how it is done. I hope you can help me Kind regards Rasmus Pforr-Weiss, Brüel & Kjær SV
  9. My Laptop Operating System is Windows 10 in Chinese Version, I have downloaded waveforms software, I have connected the Analog Discovery. My laptop could detect USB Serial Converter, but the Waveforms software cannot recognize it. Showing the messages as follows: Device opening failed DptilO failed ERC:0x7 Devive configuration failed(PLL 3) Communication with the device failed. Please check the USB cable connection. For further troubleshooting consult the Help. Communication with the device failed How could I fix this problem??? Thanks a lot !
  10. Waveforms USB IO

    Hi all, The Waveforms program installed on my 64bit, Win 10 Laptop fails to connect correctly to the Digilent devices. I have tested with an Analog Discovery 2 and Analog Discovery, both were tested in other PC's so there is no external hardware issue. As shown in the attachment, Waveforms is reading the S/N from the device and current draw is within the expected range. My best guess is that there is a USB driver issue, what are your thoughts?
  11. So I got an Analog Discovery Rev. C for one of my classes, and a little over a month ago it died. I wasn't using it irregularly or improperly, I just pulled it out during lab one day and it wouldn't power on. Is there any sort of warranty or something that Digilent provides for these devices? I have emailed them more than three times about it and have gotten no response. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. My signal looks fine as long as I don't change the offset to anything below -5V. The first picture, I have C2 at -5V and I get something that looks ok. When I change it to -5.08, it looks weird. Is there a way to avoid this? I'd like to look at C2 here at a lower V/div but am unable to center the signal due to this problem.
  13. Sampling Frequency

    Hello, 1. I'm just wondering if I can expect to get time sequence which has 10ns interval (ADC fs=100MHz) when I measure the Analog input from my circuit. (AD, AD2) 2. And because of 16k samples buffer, I only can measure(capture or save data) during 0.16msec (1/100MHz*16k). Is there any way to increase the number of samples to save? 3. Can I change the sampling frequency also? Best regards, Sung
  14. Hello, I have a question regarding the quality of oscillogram displayed by the oscilloscope ( the screenshot is attached). The wave generator generates slow square wave, the channel 1 is connected straight to the wavegen 1 output. But when you examine the signal you see those yellow areas surrounding the leading and trailing edges and that's a bit confusing. What is this and is there anything I can do to get rid of it? Actually, I don't believe that it has anything to do with the signal itself (but I am not an expert), I would think that this is simply how the picture is drawn on the screen. Thanks!
  15. Hi, I'm trying to measure the input impedance of my AD2 Logic analyzer and compare it to my new Digital Discovery impedance. My measurement is around 650 KΩ for the DD, however, I couldn't get any consistent result for the AD2 nor AD1. The input impedance varies between 30 MΩ and 70 MΩ. I used different techniques in my measurements, but with no success. I also looked the specs of D2/AD1 and couldn't find a figure for the Logic analyzer input impedance. Can someone please, help me find an answer or suggest a technique to measure the Logic analyzer input impedance? Thanks
  16. mulitple scopes in linux

    I'm using two Analog Discovery 2's in an embedded Debian linux environment using the python interface with my own code. I need to be able to know which physical scope I'm connecting to when I open both scopes because even though the usb assignment might change, the wiring won't. So I need to know in software which scope is which. Can you suggest a way to choose which scope to connect to? Or, failing being able to know ahead of time, what's the easiest way to know which scope I've connected to and possibly close it and switch to the other? Thanks.
  17. wave form generation

    Dear all, I wanted to fire IGBT of my full bridge converter using analog discovery2. I wanted to change the symmetry of square wave of both channel at same time is it possible? HARIKRISHNAN
  18. So, I just received my Digital Discovery earlier this week. I've actually got a project coming up where I'll be able to make use of it, so thought I'd familiarize myself with the differences between it and the Analog Discovery. I proceeded to walk through the protocol tutorial that uses the ALS PMOD to demonstrate SPI interaction. I had never tried this with the AD2, and figured it would be a good test. Unfortunately, after checking my work multiple times, I was still only getting back 0 signals. Thinking the problem could be the DD, I tried the same thing on the AD2 with the same results. After scratching my head a few times, it occurred to me that the prescribed pin assignments looked strange. The tutorial says CS is assigned clock, and SCK is assigned to select. I went and double checked my hunch in the ALS docs, and indeed there was the problem. The tutorial incorrectly swaps these two pins. CS is (chip) select, and SCK is (serial) clock. Once I swapped the pins, all was well. Just and FYI for the content team and others who might face the same issue. Dave https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/instrumentation/tutorials/ad2-protocol-analyzer/start
  19. I was using my analog discovery, but suddenly it no longer wants to communicate with my computer. I am assuming that the warranty is void, but I was wondering what options I have. Are there buy-back programs available? Does Digilent offer repair services for the Analog Discovery? Is it worth it to upgrade to the Analog Discovery 2? Thanks, Best wishes, - George Aguirre
  20. Trying to Reference the API in my VB 6.0 project. Does not seam to recoginize the dwf.dll that is in the C: WindowsSystem32dwf.dll I get an error saying can not reference this file when I try to reference it. I need to use the VB 6.0 enviroment since the basic code does not port to VB.net. Any advice? Does this API work with VB 6.0? Thanks Ray
  21. My trusty AD 1 seems to have developed a fault. If I connect the AD to the USB and run Waveforms and use the spectrum view I see some peaks at 13.02kHz, 26.04kHz, 39.06kHz on channel 2 that are not present on channel 1 and are not present on a different AD unit that I have. The units are both Rev C. Take a look at the attached screen capture. There is another peak at 52kHz but this is down in the noise. I have also noticed that if I generate a signal on the AWG2 with no external connections, say 50kHz, this then appears on the spectrum of the channel 2 input. If I do the same with AWG1, then nothing appears on either channel. Perhaps there is some connection between these 2 issues. Unfortunately I am looking at some small signals in the audio band and these peaks are getting in the way. I suspect that I may have somehow damaged channel 2 in the past and not realised. Does any one have any ideas where to look in the unit? I have some of the schematic from the documentation. Thanks, Kevin
  22. Analog Discovery 1 Calibration Not Working

    I recently went to use my Analog Discovery 1 and I found that it was giving me all sorts of strange results that I did not expect. I figured that the calibration must have drifted since I hadn't used the device in a year or so, but when I performed a calibration it was still significantly off. Here's a link to an album showing comparisons between the AD1's readings versus a multimeter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2q6FpLmYUaVb1dQSFpIQVJYWXc . I don't really know what to do at this point, but perhaps someone here has run into this issue before and can recommend a fix. Thanks! Edit: For what it is worth, I have tried using different USB cables, different ports on my computer, different computers/operating systems, different jumper wires, and a different breadboard all to the same effect.
  23. I'm just playing around for now but in the future I have vague notions of learning music theory.
  24. I feel totally stupid, but am currently stumped. I've been using the Analog Discovery 2 for a while now. At the same time, I've had a set of the mini-grabbers that optionally go with it sitting around. I figured I'd hook 'em up today and start using them. Unfortunately, no matter what I try, I cannot figure out how to attach the probe wires to these mini grabbers. The only thing it says on the product page is that the probe contacts have to be facing outward. I've pushed, twisted, tried different angles to no avail. Does somebody have a picture they can upload that shows exactly how these buggers are supposed to be connected to the signal wires? Even a verbal explanation would help. http://store.digilentinc.com/mini-grabber-test-clips-6-pack-for-use-with-analog-discovery-flywires/ Thanks, Dave
  25. Hi, When start and stop Analog Discovery 2, a pop noise on analog output. It will appear few ms from FDwfDeviceOpen or FDwfDeviceClose function call. Since the noise voltage is + 3/-1.5V, it will exceed 1Vpp of the maximum absolute rating of the connected instrument. How can I reduce pop noise? Thanks,