Multi-instrument Mode just got its biggest upgrade ever, plus a new instrument now available for Moku:Pro and Moku:Lab

Moku Version 3.1 brings a Logic Analyzer for mixed signal analysis to all hardware as well as improved noise performance, I2S protocol decoding, and other updates to strengthen applications from audio engineering to lock-in detection

New upgrades are now available for Moku:Pro, Moku:Lab, and Moku:Go devices! Our latest software release has significantly increased the capabilities of Multi-instrument Mode with distinct windows that allow simultaneous interactivity with multiple software-defined instruments. Moku Version 3.1 also brings the Logic Analyzer to Moku:Pro and Moku:Lab, standardizing the number of available instruments across all Moku devices to 13, and adds a range of other improvements to optimize applications from audio engineering and lock-in detection to custom instrumentation development and precision data logging.

Additional updates include the I2S protocol now available to decode data in audio tests, improved data logging for the Data Logger and all instruments with an embedded logger, better noise performance for Moku:Pro through an improved ADC blending algorithm, and more.

See more with new multi-window functionality for Multi-instrument Mode across Moku devices

Moku Version 3.1 delivers a significant improvement to Multi-instrument Mode across the Moku device portfolio. Now, you can use up to four software-defined instruments in their own dedicated windows during multi-instrument test configurations when using the Moku desktop app (Figure 1). This upgrade enables a bird’s-eye view of experimental setups by letting you respond faster to critical test developments and make necessary adjustments in real time. The multi-window feature allows you to simultaneously interact with instruments in different slots, or adjust the settings of one instrument and instantly see the effect in other instruments’ measurements.

For example, you can now adjust the settings of the Waveform Generator and observe the results immediately in both the time and frequency domains, while simultaneously monitoring the system’s closed-loop response with the Frequency Response Analyzer. Need to monitor the output of a custom instrument enabled through Moku Cloud Compile? Use the Oscilloscope while fine-tuning your custom instrument’s register settings, and see the behavior change in real time.

Multi-window feature for Multi-instrument Mode

Figure 1: You can now monitor the individual performance of up to four software-defined instruments in their own dedicated windows when using Multi-instrument Mode in the Moku desktop app.

Achieve more with new instrument upgrades across Moku devices

Moku Version 3.1 brings more powerful upgrades to our suite of software-defined instruments, underscoring our commitment to delivering a new, modern class of test solutions that get better with new features over time. 

The Logic Analyzer is now available for all Moku hardware, including a new I2S protocol in the embedded Protocol Analyzer feature

The software-defined Logic Analyzer instrument is now available for Moku:Pro and Moku:Lab devices to help ensure a consistent user experience and improve custom code portability across the Moku product portfolio. This addition standardizes the total number of available instruments across the Moku product family to 13. One major benefit delivered by this versatile instrument is the embedded Protocol Analyzer, which gives you more flexible ways to monitor, decode, and debug high-speed serial interfaces. 

With this update, the Logic Analyzer is also deployable in Multi-instrument Mode for all Moku devices. You can now link this instrument in a custom test system to analyze mixed signals with digital encoding and decoding at the same time as analog characterization. Or, use it to stimulate and monitor custom instrumentation written and deployed using Moku Cloud Compile.

Users around the world have been asking for the ability to leverage the I2S protocol in their experiments, and we’re excited to let you all know that it’s now available in the Protocol Analyzer, an embedded feature in the Logic Analyzer instrument. You can use this feature to decode audio data in audio test systems, automotive setups, and other experiments. It’s easy to monitor the digital data going into an audio CODEC, as well as the analog signal generated, by combining the Logic Analyzer with the Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyzer in Multi-instrument Mode.

The Logic Analyzer is available now for all Moku:Pro and Moku:Lab Full-suite Bundle users with a free software update. For Base Bundle users, it’s available as an optional, for-purchase download by visiting our webstore or contacting us.

Leverage significantly improved functionality for long data logging sessions and deep memory acquisitions

We’ve strengthened data capturing abilities in the Data Logger and all instruments that use embedded data logging or deep memory mode, including the Phasemeter, Lock-in Amplifier, PID Controller, Digital Filter Box, and FIR Filter Builder. Plus, you can now reliably capture and save more than 60 million points at 5 GS/s with the Moku:Pro Oscilloscope.

Upload and reload Moku Cloud Compile bitstreams directly from the client

We’ve improved the user experience for Moku Cloud Compile, enabling you to deploy Moku Cloud Compile bitstreams directly from the desktop and iPad apps. This update makes it easier to share custom capabilities with colleagues or deploy them on multiple Moku devices.

New output voltage limits are available for the PID Controller instrument

You can now set limits on the PID Controller output to avoid potentially overdriving external devices or equipment. For example, it’s now easier to protect piezoelectric transducer (PZT) actuators from over-voltage damage, with support for setting different thresholds for positive and negative voltages.

The maximum frequency of the Lock-in Amplifier for Moku:Go is now 30 MHz

With this update, you can take advantage of increased performance to demodulate higher signal frequencies and extend the auxiliary output with the Lock-in Amplifier instrument for Moku:Go — making the best-value lock-in amplifier on the market even better. To add the Lock-in Amplifier to your Moku:Go device, visit our webstore or contact us.

Unlock new features for Moku:Pro

Moku:Pro is our flagship device for the most demanding research and engineering applications, and we’re excited to release new improvements to improve noise performance.

Enhanced ADC blending algorithms and improved fan speed control

Our newly improved ADC blending algorithm reduces input noise, namely below 20 kHz. We’ve also improved fan speed control to ensure quieter operation in sensitive lab environments. So there is now less noise and… less noise!

Upgrade your existing instrument stack at no cost

For the software-defined instruments that you already own, these new features will be available for free through a simple software update.

You can download the Windows and Mac app update here, or the iPad Moku: app here. For step-by-step instructions on updating, check out this Knowledge Base article

To add the new Logic Analyzer or other instruments to your Moku:Pro or Moku:Lab Base Bundle, or to upgrade your Moku:Go instrument stack, visit our webstore or contact us.

We look forward to bringing you more great updates to our Moku platform in the future and helping to accelerate research and discovery.


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