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USB Logic Analyzer - 24MHz/8-Channel

Is your I2C bus not ACK'ing the way you expect? Do you need to discover a UART's mysterious baud rate? Or do you want to reverse engineer an SPI protocol? These all sound like jobs for a logic analyzer! With the growing ubiquity of UART, I2C, and SPI sensors, logic analyzers are becoming a tool everyone needs in their toolbox or on their workbench. This 8-channel USB Logic Analyzer with support for sampling rates of up to 24MHz provides a good while economic option making it a great tool for quickly diagnosing most communication issues we encounter.

These analyzers will work with both 3.3V and 5V systems (up to 5.25V max and 2.0V minimum on a high logic-level) and is powered via an included mini-B USB cable. This logic analyzer works with PulseView -- an open-source, cross-platform signal analysis software suite.

The analyzer ships with Female-To-Female jumper wires. If you're using an Uno or board with female headers we recommend picking up a handful of Male-To-Male jumpers to connect the analyzer to the female headers.

  • 24MHz/8-Channel USB Logic Analyzer
  • 10-conductor Female-to-Male Jumper Wires
  • Mini-B USB Cable
  • 8-channels
  • Sampling rate up to 24MHz, configurable down to 20kHz
  • 5.25V maximum voltage input
    • 2.0V minimum logic-high
    • 0.8V maximum logic-low
  • Input impedance > 100kΩ, 5pF
  • USB power supply
  • Supports open-source sigrok logic analyzer software
  • Cross-platform support: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, etc.
  • Dimensions: 54.7 x 27.4 x 14.1 mm

USB Logic Analyzer - 24MHz/8-Channel Product Help and Resources

Using the USB Logic Analyzer with sigrok PulseView

June 25, 2018

A quick primer on using the sigrok signal analysis software with our 8-channel, 24MHz USB logic analyzer.

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  • For robust/easy connection to logic analyser, strip ribbon of 10-cores black-to-white from jumper wires set PRT-12794, crimp 2x5 IDC box connector (eg. DigiKey 732-2102-ND) mid-way along wires, black core to pin 1 thru white to pin 10. Gives male/female lead set with channel lead colours matching PulseView channel trace colours.

    • Just to elaborate on the previous comment. Here are links to products mentioned:

      If you split the wires into the following order and crimp them, the connections will match the colors of the connections in the PulseView and the Saleae Analyzer software:

      [Blk][Brwn][Red][Org][Ylw][Grn][Blu][Prp][Gry][Wht]
      

      (*For the crimp connector, match the black wire to the side that the arrow indicator is on.)

      • Just to correct the previous comment. A ribbon of 10 still-joined cable cores (blk)(brn)(red)(org)(yel)(grn)(blu)(pur)(gry)(wht) should be stripped from the PRT-12794 cable set; these 10 cores do not need to be split and re-ordered before being crimped into the IDC box connector. Assembled Image

  • How does this compare to the Bus Pirate?

  • Why does the description say 25 MHz when the product has a 24 MHz label on it?

    Is this a clone of the old Saleae Logic?

    Does it support streaming mode where it records continuously for as long as you have system memory to store it?

  • Is there an input buffer or any voltage level/polarity protection built into this?

  • Hi I would like to order one but is there any issue of installing the driver on Windows 10?

  • On Windows 7, 8, 10, the device was not recognized automatically. My recommendation is to install Zadig before using the device. Run Zadig and plug the Logic device (it will pop-up in the Zadig drop-down as unknown device). Within Zadig; rename the device to something meaningfull (e.g. "SFE USB Logic Analyzer" - this is the name that will show up in Windows Device Manager), and install the WinUSB driver. From there on when you run Sigrok Pulseview, the Logic device will show up as Saleae Logic Analyzer.

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Works perfectly

I installed PulseView on linux, it does what is expected. I'd recommend getting a male/female wire with it so you can use it on a proto board more easily.

Haven't been able to use it yet!

Not having any luck loading drivers. Program was crashing on startup, loaded C++ to fix that, now it doesn't find the device drivers. Zadig doesn't seem to help. Windows 10 64 bit laptop. PK

It's a full-blown logic analyzer for $20

I'm old enough to remember budgeting $40k for a 2nd-tier logic analyzer--having one at home is just unreal to me. Don't debug hardware without it. You will want to buy the Bus Pirate cable (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9556) to go with it--it's much more convenient to have the single connector to plug into the logic analyzer than fiddling with 10 individual cable ends.

Works Great

I've used this to reverse engineer a three wire SPI protocol and inspect an I2C bus. So far it works exactly as advertised. Using the PulseView software with it is very easy and straight-forward. Overall I'm very impressed with what you're getting for the price.

This thing is great!

For $20, how can you beat this? I was trying to debug an SDIO interface between an MCU and uSD card. This thing combined with the open source PulseView software, and voila, I got tons of insight into what's going on. Even at just 24MHz, this is fine for most of the projects I'm working on. I highly recommend it!

Three channels not working

Received my logic analyzer yesterday and checked it out this morning using PulseView to read PWM signals from my Teensy. Unfortunately, I was able to determine that channels 1-3 weren't reading at all. I don't need the full set of 8 channels so I can make do, but it's still disappointing.

It sounds like you received a defective unit! Please send a RMA request and we can get that fixed for you.

Cheap useful logic analyzer

Very much plug and play. Installed pulse view on ubuntu 18.04 (linux) Installed the driver package Plugged LA into UART application Works well.

Actually pretty good

I own a number of Saleae logic analyzers and wanted to try this out for kids to use to learn and debug I2C, Serial, SPI, etc... I didn't expect much from it as other inexpensive logic analyzers I've looked at were disappointing.

I also expected Pulseview to not work that well given it was free. I expected it to be hard to install/configure/etc.

Just the opposite... Installation was a breeze and performance was excellent. Recording millions of samples didn't tax the analyzer nor my PC.

The ONLY issue I dislike is the wiring. It seems silly to use female/female wires on this thing but I understand they are just trying to keep the costs down. Other people recommended purchasing the bus pirate cable adapter and if you don't mind the $5 it is probably worth it. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9556

Amazing Value!

I've wanted a logic analyzer forever and in the past few years, the price of some had become quite reasonable. Still I hadn't found myself in a position where I absolutely needed one, and so I hesitated to buy one. I hadn't noticed this little gem on SparkFun's site until this came up as a "Deal of the Week" in May, and as soon as I saw it I ordered it! For less than $20, how could I loose? Setup fairly simple with the help of SparkFun's "Using the USB Logic Analyzer with sigrok PulseView" tutorial, and after setting up a little Arduino sketch to generate some signals to put this thing through its paces on all 8 channels, this thing is absolutely amazing! I'd have been happy with this device had it cost a hundred bucks, and for only $15, I'm astounded! Highly recommended!