Analog Discovery 2 + LabView Home Bundle - Review

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RoadTest: Analog Discovery 2 + LabView Home Bundle

Author: s2000gt

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Evaluation Type: Test Equipment

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Saleae Logic

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Detailed Review:

The Analog Discovery 2 arrived in it's nice clear plastic case with everything to get started along with the d/l version of Labview 2014.

 

Waveforms:

 

The main menu with 13 instrument selections.

 

The network analyzer with a 10 khz LP filter. AD 2 accurately records it at 10.4 khz.

 

Testing with the included flywires, resulted in an effective b/w of about 9 mhz, matching Digilents specifications.

The optional bnc adapter board allows full range capability of the device, sacrificing only differential input to the o-scope.

 

  • Analog bandwidth with Discovery BNC adapter: 30+ MHz @ 3dB, 10 MHz @ 0.5dB, 5 MHz @ 0.1dB (o-scope)
  •                                                                                  12 MHz @ 3dB, 4 MHz @ 0.5dB, 1 MHz @ 0.1dB (wave gen)
  • Analog bandwidth with included flywires: 9 MHz @ 3dB, 2.9 MHz @ 0.5dB, 0.8 MHz @ 0.1dB

 

O-scope provides accurate measurement with factory calibration settings.

 

Spectrum analyzer depicting FM and AM modulation input on 500khz carrier signal.

 

O-scope with FFT window reading 200khz signal.

 

Accurate power supply output with factory calibration.

 

 

Impedance circuit testing with multiple functions.

 

 

Summary:

 

Previously I reviewed Digilent's Digital Discovery Digilent Digital Discovery with High Speed Adapter - Review and found it to be a very capable

though specialized device, still needed a bit of fine tuning. With the Analog Discovery 2, a unit that has a long history of development, it really shows

what a mature product can do. I found little that couldn't be done with this device that any technician would need in a very portable device.

The Waveforms software is fully utilized to it's extent and I could find very little to improve on. As stated before, the bnc adapter is really a must have to

get the most out of this unit.

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