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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and Digilent Test and Measurement Devices

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In this article, you will learn how to start using the Digilent test and measurement devices with your Raspberry Pi device. In the previous article, we showed how to connect Digilent Analog Discovery 2 to Raspberry Pi. Digilent software and hardware have evolved since then and now you can connect any test and measurement device from our range to Raspberry Pi.

Digilent devices that are compatible with your Raspberry Pi:

Installing WaveForms on Raspberry Pi

On your Raspberry Pi, open the Adept Runtime Download and the WaveForms Download pages. Fill in the required fields, then download Adept runtime for Linux ARM-Raspberry Pi and WaveForms for Linux ARM-32-bit.deb.

Screen showing Adept for Linux Runtime

Install the downloaded packages with the following commands:

sudo dpkg -i digilent.adept.runtime_2.21.2-armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i digilent.waveforms_3.14.3_armhf.deb

Using WaveForms on Raspberry Pi

Connect your Test and Measurement device to one of the USB ports of the Raspberry Pi. On the Raspberry Pi, open WaveForms: the launcher can be found in Programming and in Education. WaveForms should automatically recognize the connected Test and Measurement device.

Waveforms screen on Raspberry Pi

You can follow the step-by-step guide on Digilent Reference Page.

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