Red Pitaya

Red Pitaya is an open project equipment, which should be an alternative for many expensive laboratory instrumentation and control. Red Pitaya is a comprehensive tool measuring is connected to the computer via USB 2.0 or Ethernet network. The layout has analog inputs and outputs in a wide range. Due to the high flexibility and programmability of Red Pitaya using apps downloaded from the store Red Pitaya Bazaar. Available in a wide range of applications that allow you to turn your device into an oscilloscope, generator, spectrum analyzer, LCR meter, like the controller of the antenna array (2x2 MIMO) in the frequency band from 50 MHz.


UC - Microkontroler
UC - freq:
UC - core
UC - External memory
UC - Digital pins:
UC - Connector:
UC - Ethernet:
UC - WiFi:
UC - Bluetooth
UC - Camera interface
UC - Linux
UC - Android
UC - Windows

Universal measuring instrument to the computer

The heart of the Red Pitaya Zynq 7010 SoC is the company Xilinx. SoC - System-on-a-chip, the system on chip is integrated in the chip the entire computer system. This system contains both CPU and RAM. An externally attached non-volatile memory, in the case of Red Pitaya is a microSD card. Layouts from the SoC Xilinx Zynq, except for the CPU and other listed items in the structure are also programmable FPGA chip, which significantly increases its capacity, particularly in the field of analysis, processing and generating signals of high frequency.

SoC Xilinx Zynq 7010

This system has a dual core PROCESSOR that uses ARM Cortex-A9+ with a clock frequency of about the frequency of 666 MHz. The computer, built-in Red Pitaya can be equipped with 256MB or 512MB of RAM depending on the version. Thanks to the microSD memory card to join the system we can up to 32GB non-volatile memory is the operating system (Linux), applications are loaded, the data collected through the system. With a built-in SoC system programowalnemu can run on android hardware accelerators for specific operations, making Red Pitaya can quickly implement operations that are required when working, such as radio software (SDR).

Wide measurement functions with the additional features of the map

Red Pitaya can be reprogrammed to change it to other device as all ports, inputs and outputs devices are connected to the same system programmable logic (FPGA), which is the heart of the system. The system also has additional converters ADC. In addition, the Red Pitaya has three USB 2.0 ports, wifi and Ethernet connector. Internally uses Linux as the operating system, allowing programming and downloading of new applications and relatively simple for those familiar with this operating system.

Open source software gives the magnitude of opportunities, as well as SDR

Because of the wide range of converters ADC and DAC, Red Pitaya can be used also as a programmable receiver and a radio transmitter. Open applications that allow you to use the Red Pitaya as a radio programmatically. Open source software is a big advantage of this module, although it must be remembered that, although the software (including source code, HDL) for Red Pitaya is available free of charge, the device is not fully Open Source Hardware project, since electrical circuits of the device are not explicitly available.