This version (29 Apr 2016 21:36) was approved by Jonathan Pearson.

ADALM1000 and PixelPulse Application Software Overview


The ADALM1000 (M1K) and PixelPulse application software provide an experimenter with a portable lab environment that can source and measure voltage and current signals on two channels. The M1K contains the required hardware and the PixelPulse software is used to display sourced and measured voltage and current waveforms on a computer display. Each channel has three modes of operation:

  1. Measure Voltage
  2. Source Voltage/Measure Current
  3. Source Current/Measure Voltage

In “Measure Voltage” mode the system operates in a similar fashion to an oscilloscope, with voltage waveforms displayed on the computer display. In “Source Voltage/Measure Current” mode, the system sources one of several voltage waveforms and measures the current through the voltage source. In “Source Current/Measure Voltage” mode, the system sources one of several current waveforms and measures the voltage across the current source. Both channels provide this functionality. If one needs to source voltage and measure voltage, one channel can be set up to source voltage and the other can be set up to measure voltage. A similar configuration can be used to source current and measure current. The system can be used to easily measure the voltage/current (V/I) characteristics of devices using one channel.

Many experiments are possible using the M1K, PixelPulse software, and ADALP2000 parts kit. The video above shows how to get up and running with the M1K, including how to download and install the PixelPulse software, how to update the M1K firmware, and how to get traces on the display. A basic overview of the parts kit and the basic operation of the M1k and PixelPulse software is given in the ADALM1000 Introductory Lab, linked below:

More labs are available on the Engineering Discovery page linked below:

university/tools/m1k/overview.txt · Last modified: 29 Apr 2016 21:35 by Jonathan Pearson