Digital Discovery™ Logic Analyzer and Pattern Generator

Digilent offers its Digital Discovery high performance, pocket-sized logic analyzer with built-in pattern generator

Image of Digilent's Digital DiscoveryThe Digilent Digital Discovery is a combined logic analyzer and pattern generator instrument for the embedded debug. Makers, hobbyists, engineers, and designers can use Digital Discovery to debug, visualize, and simulate digital signals for embedded projects. Connect Digital Discovery (Mac, Linux, or Windows) over high-speed USB. It comes with free application software Waveforms 2015.

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  • 24 high-speed input pins (DIN0…23), 100 MHz bandwidth, 560 kΩ||10 pF accessible through one 2 × 16 connector
  • 2 Gbit DDR3 acquisition buffer for DIN pins
  • 16 digital I/Os (DIO24…39) arranged in two Pmod-style (2 × 6) connectors
  • Output buffer: 32 K samples/channel for DIO pins
  • Automatic or manual strength and slew settings for outputs.
  • User programmable DIN and DIO LVCMOS voltage levels from 1.2 V to 3.3 V (5 V compatible)
  • User power supplies, 1.2 V to 3.3 V, available in the two Pmod-style connectors (100 mA max)
  • Includes: USB cable and fly-wire accessories, high speed adapter, and twisted wire high-speed cables for input channels to insure signal integrity

Digital Discovery - Getting Started Guide
Digital Discovery - Reference Manual

Video: Digital Discovery Product Showcase

Maker.ioDecoding VGA on the Digital Discovery


  • Logic Analyzer
    • Up to 800 MSPS input sample rate with eight inputs (and the high speed adapter)
    • Up to 200 MSPS with 32 inputs
    • Digital bus analyzers (SPI, I²C, UART, and parallel)
  • Patterns generator
    • Algorithmic pattern generator or buffer based patterns
    • ROM logic for implementing user-defined Boolean functions and state machines
    • 100 MSPS max output sample rate (50 MHz maximum output frequency)
  • Protocol controller
    • DIO pins are used for UART send and receive, SPI read and write, I²C read and write capable
  • Static I/O
  • Supplies: sets the user power supply and logical levels, pull resistors, output strength
    • Script: advanced functions

Digital Discovery

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
Digital Discovery Logic Analyzer410-338Digital Discovery Logic Analyzer104 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2017-03-14