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Arduino Uno 3 million samples per second logic analyzer

Posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 in Arduino by DP

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Bob Davis has built an Arduino powered three Million samples per second six channel logic analyzer:

In the video below you can see what the live display looks like. He is using a 74 series decade counter to divide down a 10Mhz crystal so that he has some nice fast stuff to sample. He experimented with the coding style and found that by being a bit verbose with the instructions he was able to speed up the data collection by over 50%. This technique requires a bit more code space and doesn’t look as elegant as a nice tight loop but execution efficiency is the name of the game here.

Via Hacked Gadgets.

Check out the video after the break.

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2 Responses to “Arduino Uno 3 million samples per second logic analyzer”

  1. jaromir says:

    Logic analyzer with internal timing dependant on compiler optimizations…
    Usual Arduino stuff :-(

  2. Bob Davis says:

    It can do 5 million samples per second by replacing int sample[128] with byte sample[128]

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