Saelig Offers Economical 9-Channel Logic Analyzer

May 22, 2013. Saelig Company Inc. now offers the ScanaPLUS robust, versatile and multiapplication 9-channel logic analyzer. The ScanaPLUS's inputs can be configured to use two integral differential receivers for direct connection to balanced buses like CAN or RS-485, with an additional five receivers for RS-232 or LIN serial buses. All inputs are overvoltage protected to ± 50V, allowing risk-free operation where 12V or 24V lines are present, but are sensitive enough to faithfully observe 1.2-V logic signals at 100 MS/s. The ScanaPLUS's design uses a proprietary FPGA-based compression and streaming algorithm that allows fast streaming of samples from device to PC, avoiding the compromising limitations of USB 2.0 bandwidth. Having nine digital input channels allows investigation of 8-bit buses, with a ninth channel available for a synchronization signal.

The ScanaStudio cross-platform software provided with the ScanaPLUS Logic Analyzer operates on PCs running Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (32/64-bit) or Linux/Ubuntu (32/64-bit) operating systems. It enables capturing and decoding multiple serial protocols, including UART, SPI, I2C, 1-Wire, CAN, LIN 1.x and LIN 2.x, and Manchester. It also features a custom protocol decoder-writing feature.

Made by Ikalogic, a European embedded test-equipment manufacturer, the ScanaPLUS Logic Analyzer is small (2.87″ x 1.81″ x 0.67″) and lightweight (2 oz.) and is available with color-coded EZ-Hook probes and a USB cable for $199.50.

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