Moku:Lab now comes with 10 Instruments and LabVIEW support.

There are some new goodies in the latest Moku:Lab App update. Our two newest instruments bring arbitrary waveform generation and advanced filtering capabilities.  

Moku:ArbitraryWaveformGenerator can generate custom waveforms with up to 65k points and update rates as high as 1 GS/s. Waveforms can be loaded from a file or input as a mathematical function.

Moku:DigitalFilterBox can create up to eighth order lowpass, highpass, bandpass and bandstop filters with adjustable parameters.

The same update also brings support for LabVIEW control of the Moku:Lab. Checkout www.liquidinstruments.com/labview for full details.

Happy measuring!

Laser World of Photonics

If you happen to be in Munich in late June, drop by to see us at Laser World of Photonics 2017 for our European launch. Liquid Instruments booth is located inside the giant Laser 2000 booth (Messe München, Hall B3). We are partnering with Laser 2000 to bring Moku:Lab to all European countries. Our engineers and scientists will be on hand to provide demonstrations of all our instruments, and you might even get a sneak peak at some upcoming (i.e. unannounced) instruments!

Version 1.3 released

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest instrument! Moku:LockInAmplifier can extract signals at up to 200 MHz using IQ demodulation, filter with an adjustable corner frequency and output with variable gain.

This version also includes major upgrades to Moku:Phasemeter, with new automatic frequency acquisition and gain/bandwidth setting, and Moku:DataLogger, which increases the maximum logging rate to 100 kHz.

Other minor improvements include:

OSCILLOSCOPE

• reference traces are now saved alongside channel data

• new-look slimmer synthesizer window

• set an arbitrary probe attenuation to scale the voltage axis of each channel

• new derivative and integral math modes

• cursor values can now be set with respect to a reference level

 

SPECTRUM ANALYZER

• improvements to signal fidelity

• reference traces are now saved alongside channel data

• cursor values can now be set with respect to a reference level

 

DATA LOGGER

• new-look slimmer synthesizer window

• logging duration can now be specified in hh:mm:ss format

 

GENERAL

• device icons now match the color of your Moku:Lab for easier identification

• improvements to network configuration, including the ability to set manual IP address and subnet mask

• added support for enterprise WiFi networks (WPA-EAP/PEAP)

• new look instrument carousel

• added timezone support

• headers and comments in saved files use '%' symbols for easier MATLAB importing

• better handling of file downloads

• minor bugfixes and interface improvements

Version 1.2 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Moku:DataLogger, our newest instrument!

Moku:DataLogger lets you log voltage data directly to an SD card for long-term measurements at rates of up to 10 kHz. The duration is limited only by the capacity of the SD card. You can also fetch previous log files from the device and upload them to Dropbox or iCloud, or send them as an email attachment.

Updates to the other instruments are detailed below.

OSCILLOSCOPE

  • Horizontal reference cursors: now add up to five horizontal cursors, and select one to be a reference so that all others are displayed with respect to it. Ideal for making quick time and frequency measurements.
  • Trigger on channels that aren't displayed: when the device is generating waveforms using the Synthesizer, you can now trigger off these signals even if they are not displayed on the screen.
  • Fixed a bug which would prevent pausing acquisition in roll mode.
  • Fixed a bug with frequency measurements in sweep and roll mode.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause the trigger offset to be set to zero unintentionally when using the Synthesizer drawer.

 

SPECTRUM ANALYZER

  • Horizontal reference cursors: now add up to five horizontal cursors, and select one to be a reference so that all others are displayed with respect to it. Ideal for making quick frequency and time measurements.
  • Tracking generator: you can now generate sine wave outputs from within Moku:SpectrumAnalyzer. The output can be configured to sweep across the frequency range of interest. Use this feature in conjunction with max hold on the math channel to record frequency response spectra.

 

PHASEMETER

  • Log frequency, phase and amplitude data directly to an SD card, as in Moku:DataLogger.
  • You can now generate sine wave outputs from within Moku:Phasemeter.
  • When connecting to a device that is running Moku:Phasemeter, the iPad will now read the instrument's settings instead of overwriting them, so you don't disrupt a measurement.

 

WAVEFORM GENERATOR

  • When connecting to a device that is running Moku:WaveformGenerator, the iPad will now read the instrument's settings instead of overwriting them, so you don't disrupt your experiment.

 

GENERAL

  • Now save files to Dropbox or the SD card even when your iPad is not connected to the internet.
  • Improvements to network reliability.
  • Improvements to device discovery.
  • Fixed a bug where instruments could become unresponsive after the connection drops out briefly.
  • Fixed a bug where the clock source shown in the main menu could sometimes be incorrect.
  • Fixed a bug which could make the app crash when two iPads connect to the same device simultaneously.
  • Fixed a bug which could make the words "Writing data" appear in saved screenshots in Moku:Oscilloscope and Moku:SpectrumAnalyzer.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

Version 1.1 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Moku:Phasemeter, our latest instrument! Track tones from 2 MHz up to 200 MHz and record their frequency, amplitude and phase.

Updates include:

  • Fixed a problem where the oscilloscope frequency measurement would fail for signals with a large DC offset.

  • Fixed a bug with the waveform generator modulation depth when using an external source.

  • Fixed a bug with ramp and pulse waveform generation

  • Oscilloscope traces now change color when observing outputs.

  • Simplified firmware update process.

  • Minor bug fixes, speedups and improvements.

Version 1.0.5 released

Updates include:

  • Support for iOS 8.0-9.1.

  • Added dither to the sine wave generators.

  • Fixed a bug where Wi-Fi access point doesn't appear in Wi-Fi quiet environment.

  • Fixed a bug in the Spectrum Analyzer where frequencies above 249 MHz were not displayed correctly.

  • Fixed a bug which applied DC calibration offsets incorrectly.

  • LEDs now blink when device is being configured.

  • Other minor bug fixes.

Version 1.0 is live!

Moku:Lab is a revolutionary all-in-one test and measurement device for professional scientists and engineers. With high-speed analog inputs and outputs combined with reconfigurable FPGA hardware, the digital signal-processing capabilities are virtually limitless.

The Moku:Lab app for iPad communicates wirelessly with your device and is mission control for all of your Moku instruments. Each instrument features an intuitive multi-touch user interface, thoughtfully designed and meticulously optimized for iPad. Stream data and control your experiment in real time as you move around the lab. Connect to Dropbox, iCloud or email to instantly save your data and share your breakthroughs with colleagues or friends.

Moku:Lab ships with three professional-grade instruments:

• Oscilloscope
• Spectrum analyzer
• Waveform generator

with many more instruments coming soon.

Try out the app in demo mode to interact with simulated signals and experience the innovative iPad interface.