WHAT IS RED PITAYA?
Red Pitaya is an open-source-software measurement and control tool that consists of easy-to-use visual programming software and free of charge, ready-to-use open-source, web-based test and measurement instruments running on a powerful, credit card-sized board. With a single click, the board can transform into a web-based oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, LCR meter, Bode analyzer, or one of many other applications. Red Pitaya can be controlled by using Matlab, LabView, Python & Scilab.
|Features||Red Pitaya||Classic laboratory instruments|
|Portability||Credit card footprint||Bulky|
|Customization possibilities||Open source applications available||None|
|User interaction||Tablet, PC or smartphone with a touch screen||Small LCD with low resolution|
|Access||WIFI, LAN and USB||RS232, USB(Optional)|
|Multi-Instrument||Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyser, Signal Generator||Single Instrument|
Open source application marketplace
Marketplace with many Red Pitaya applications that are completely open source and available for free. Perfect tool for educators, students, makers & hobbyists.
SINGLE CLICK & UPGRADE
Single click installation and upgrade of Red Pitaya applications
UPLOAD & SHARE
Ability to create and upload your own application and share it with other users
All code is open source and can be downloaded from GitHub
Remote Control using MATLAB/Python/LabVIEW/Scilab
Perfect for development, rapid prototyping and research.
Open Source Software
Red Pitaya is based on the GNU/Linux operating system and can be customised at different programming levels. Available software interfaces include: HDL, C/C++, scripting languages, MATLAB and HTML based web interfaces.
- Possibility to create own WEB based apps
- Access to complete Red Pitaya functionalities via APIs (GPIOs, slow and fast DACs and ADCs, I2C, SPI, UART)
- Free FPGA development tools available
Pro Instruments Applications
The Pro Instruments have many more functionalities and features in comparison to the free open source applications. They were especially designed for advanced users seeking affordable, highly functional test and measurement equipment.
Learn more about Pro Instruments
- Program Red Pitaya via intuitive WEB based service using blocks or other programming languages (python, C/C++, Java Script,..)
- Create your own dashboards with real time graphs, dials, meters, sliders and buttons
- Connect sensors and measure temperature, moisture, alcohol, water level, vibrations, UV light, sound, pressure, air quality or detect motion and more
- Connect actuators and indicators such as LEDs, displays, motors or relays in order to control high load devices
- Share measurements or send notifications to email or even social networks like Facebook and Twitter
Connectivity and on-board features that you missed elsewhere.
|Processor||Dual core ARM Cortex A9 + FPGA||ARM 700MHz||Microcontroller
|Fast Analog Inputs and outputs||125 MS/s
|Slow analog inputs||100 kS/s
Dual core ARM Cortex A9+ FPGA
Xilinx Zynq 7010 SoC
DDR3 RAM 512MB (4Gb)
microSD up to 32Gb
1000Base-T Ethernet connection
Daisy chain connector (up to 500 Mbps)
5V, 2A max
RF input channels:
50 MHz (DC coupled, 3dB)
14 bits (LTC ADCs)
1 MOhm/ 10pF
Default full scale voltage:
Absolute max. input voltage:
Input ESD protection:
RF output channels:
50 MHz at 3dB
Output slew rate
Short circuit protection:
Analog inputs voltage range
Analog outputs voltage range
Red Pitaya supports extension modules through dedicated connectors. Extension modules can be used to enhance the Red Pitaya connectivity with additional analog and digital input/output channels. The extension modules can add specific front-end or back-end analog signal processing functions and/or extend receiver and transmitter frequency range. More information can be found here.
Detailed Hardware specifications here (PDF)