Multi-instrument Mode

Test smarter and maximize flexibility with Multi-instrument Mode for Moku devices by running up to four instruments simultaneously to create custom test sequences.

Connect multiple software-defined instruments to build powerful signal processing pipelines with the ability to dynamically swap instruments on the fly — and monitor the performance of each instrument in its own dedicated window for a true bird’s-eye view of your experiment.

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Advanced capabilities, simple workflow

Create a customized test system on a single piece of hardware

With partial FPGA reconfiguration, Multi-instrument Mode enables you to build custom test configurations with low-latency, lossless interconnects to reduce complex cabling and impairments.

Daisy-chain instruments together to build sophisticated digital signal processing pipelines and hot-swap instruments in and out without interrupting those running in tandem.

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Accelerate timelines with ultra-fast setup times

Get a sophisticated test system up and running in minutes with our intuitive user interface. All of the instruments are preconfigured to run together on the FPGA, so no complex wiring or coding is required.

Combine with Moku Cloud Compile for ultimate customization

Breakthrough research and innovation often require custom solutions. The ability to deploy custom code alongside Moku software-defined instruments provides you with not just the full suite of Moku instrumentation, but infinite instruments. With Moku Cloud Compile and Multi-instrument Mode, you can expect more from your test equipment — and achieve more as a result.

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Multi-instrument Mode for visionOS

Build a 3D mission control center for your research

Use Moku for Apple Vision Pro to monitor and control your experiments with multiple instrument screens locked in 3D space, fully untethered from the lab bench. Place and scale instrument windows around your test bench for easy real-time data monitoring. Run Moku alongside other applications to share data with colleagues or reference key documentation to boost efficiency. Make essential measurement adjustments with your eyes, a pinch, or a poke.

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You’re in good company

Generate, view, and process signals simultaneously, from one easy-to-use device

“The more I think about it, the more I see how our stations are going to be way smaller when we replace all these legacy instruments with software instruments. It’s remarkable. I can’t believe this is right in front of us.”

– Automated test engineer

Save space and reduce costs without compromising on specs

“We love this Moku platform because we can reduce the system footprint and cost while still meeting our performance requirements.”

– Engineering program manager

Scale your hardware alongside your projects with advanced customization tools

“Traditional standalone hardware solutions can’t even compare because they are fixed, and you get what you get.”

– Global aerospace company


  • How does Multi-instrument Mode work?

    Multi-instrument Mode allows you to run up to four software-defined test instruments simultaneously, with full access to the platform’s analog front end, internal inputs, and back panel triggering. It's easy to select the instruments you want to incorporate in your setup directly from the Multi-instrument Mode interface on the Moku: app.

  • What hardware platforms is Multi-instrument Mode compatible with?

    Multi-instrument Mode is available on all Moku devices: Moku:Pro, Moku:Lab, and Moku:Go.

  • How many instruments can I run at the same time?

    You can deploy up to four software-defined instruments simultaneously in Multi-instrument Mode for Moku:Pro. For Moku:Lab and Moku:Go, you can deploy two instruments in tandem.

  • What software do I need to run Multi-instrument Mode?

    For maximum flexibility, you can configure Multi-instrument Mode directly on the Moku: app for iPad or desktop. Download a free demo of the app here.

  • Can I run custom instruments in Multi-instrument Mode?

    MWith Moku Cloud Compile, you can deploy custom VHDL code directly into one of the instrument slots in Multi-instrument Mode and run their algorithms alongside the built-in instruments for debugging, data sharing, and more. If you need help writing the code, simply ask ChatGPT to help you get started.

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