Red Pitaya: Not just a USB scope module
Red Pitaya is the first open-source instrumentation platform that can be configured for various measurement tasks. Ready-made apps are available on the Web for downloading, but you can also program your own specific measurement processes. Several potential measuring tasks and demo programs are described in this item. To get an idea of what the module can do, have a look at the block diagram in this article. The central component is a Xilinx ZC7Z010 system-on-chip (SoC) device. It contains a dual- core ARM9 processor clocked at 800 MHz, which hosts a Linux distribution on the Red Pitaya board.