Red Pitaya - the 'Swiss Army PenKnife for engineers' company to exhibit at embedded world 2018

February 20, 2018 ECD Staff

Red Pitaya, the company that is revolutionalising the test and measurement world with its STEMlab credit-card-sized multi-function, open-source, and reconfigurable instrument, is exhibiting with its German distributor, Trenz, on booth 3-401 at the Embedded World exhibition and conference, Nuremberg Messe, Germany, February 27th to March 1st.

More than a product, STEMlab is a test and measurement environment that includes a board, an application marketplace and a source code library, all of which foster collaboration and ultimately unleash the inventiveness of users. Users – which vary from small student teams all the way up to large multi-national corporations – have described STEMlab as ‘the Swiss Army PenKnife for engineers’. STEMlab is designed to be a low-cost alternative to many expensive measurement and control instruments and can function as an Oscilloscope, Logic Analyser, Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyzer and much more.

Red Pitaya is a privately-owned company established in 2013 which span off from Instrumentation Technologies Inc, the leading company designing and building high performance instruments for particle accelerators. With the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, deep engineering background and passionate, innovative individuals the company is changing the test and measurement market. As a confirmation of its innovative approach Red Pitaya was awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Global Electronic Test & Measurement Tools New Product Innovation Award in 2014.

STEMlab is based on a dual core ARM Cortex A9 + Xilinx Zynq 7010 FPGA system-on-chip (SoC), which features a dual core processor and FPGA logic, enabling software and hardware programming. This is coupled with very accurate high-end ADCs. Customizable at the FPGA and CPU levels, STEMlab can process real-world signals. Red Pitaya has also thought hard about the design of STEMlab. For instance, the credit-card-sized board features front-end input and output connectors that have a curved design, making it as small as possible and eliminating the need for other adapter boards).

Comments CEO Rok Mesar: “Our vision is to be a global leader in high performance embedded digital signal processing in open source test & measurement application areas and to build a large community of people who share our passion for electronics.”

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