Analog Discovery Pro ADP5250

All-In-One 1GS/s 100MHz Mixed Signal Oscilloscope, Function Generator, Power Supply, and DMM


What is the ADP5250?

Bolster your benchtop with the biggest, baddest, and boldest Analog Discovery yet.
The ADP5250 brings higher sample rate and bandwidth and a more rugged design to the Analog Discovery Pro family, keeping our free highly rated WaveForms application software at the controls. 

Higher Sample Rate and Bandwidth

Designed to combine a complete set of instruments into a flexible and programmable device, the ADP5250 features a mixed-signal oscilloscope with two 100 MHz bandwidth, 1 GS/s analog channels, 34 digital channels, a tri-output power supply capable of up to 25 V, an external trigger, Waveform Generator, and a built-in programmable DMM. This is our first instrument with full DMM capabilities including true current and resistance measurement and a 300 V input range.

The Ultimate All-In-One Test System
Analog Discovery Pro devices feature a variety of advanced triggering options. Instruments within WaveForms can be cross-triggered, for example, by activating an oscilloscope capture based on a received and decoded digital protocol. In addition, external signals can trigger events using the dedicated external trigger input/output. Our free WaveForms software provides these features configurable in the instruments themselves, or for more control or automation in one of the available scripting interfaces. 
Those familiar with NI will notice the hardware looks and functions similar to the VirtualBench VB-8012. The ADP5250 is NI quality hardware and connected to our tried-and-true WaveForms software suite for the ultimate test experience.
Note: The ADP5250 is Windows® only.
Analog Inputs:

  • Used in the Oscilloscope, Data Logger, Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, and Impedance Analyzer
  • Two analog input channels accessible via front panel BNC connectors
  • Channel type: single ended
  • Analog bandwidth: 100 MHz @ -3 dB
  • 8-bit resolution
  • Max sampling rate: 1 GS/s single channel
  • Maximum input range: 40 V peak to peak
  • AC or DC coupling
  • Maximum record length: 1 MS per channel
  • Front panel connector generating a 5 V, 1 kHz, square wave for convenient compensation of BNC oscilloscope probes
Analog Outputs:
  • Used in the Waveform Generator, Impedance Analyzer, and Network Analyzer
  • One channel accessible via a front panel BNC connector
  • 14-bit resolution
  • AC amplitude (max): ±12 V
  • Maximum analog bandwidth: 5 MHz @ -3 dB
  • Maximum sampling rate: 125 MS/s
  • Software-switchable filter: 36 MHz lowpass, 7-pole, elliptical
Power Supplies:
  • Digital supply: 3.3 V, 20 mA
  • DC power supplies:
    • 0 to 6 V variable, 1 A max current
    • 0 to 25 V variable, 500 mA max current (isolated)
    • 0 to -25 V variable, 500 mA max current (isolated)
Digital Multimeter:
  • Used in the DMM instrument
  • Functions: DC voltage, AC voltage, DC current, AC current, resistance, diode, continuity
  • Resolution: 5 1/2 digits
  • Sample rate 5 S/s
  • Input protection:
    • Resistance, diode: up to 300 V DC
    • DC and AC voltage: up to 300 V DC or 265 VAC (rms) 400 V AC (peak)
    • DMM A current connector fuse: internal ceramic fuse, 10 A 250 V, time-delay, 5 x 20 mm, T 10 A H 250 V 
    • DMM mA current connector fuse: internal ceramic fuse, 1.25 A 250 V, time-delay, 5 x 20 mm, T 1.25 A H 250 V
    • Maximum common-mode voltage: 300 V DC or AC (rms)
Digital Inputs:
  • Used in the Logic Analyzer 
  • Channels: 32
  • Input voltage: 0 V to 5 V
  • Input threshold: 0 V to 2 V
  • Max sampling rate: 1 GS/s
  • Typical record length: 1 MS
Digital Inputs and Outputs:
  • Used in the Static I/O instrument
  • Channels: 8
  • Input logic standard: 5 V compatible TTL
  • Output logic standard: 3.3 V LVTTL 
Advanced Triggering:
  • Trigger sources: oscilloscope analog channels, function generator start, digital inputs, digital I/O, power line frequency, external trigger
  • Trigger modes
    • Normal, auto, force, single
  • Analog trigger
    • Edge with hysteresis
  • Digital trigger
    • Edge, level, pattern, glitch
  • External trigger:
    • 5 V compatible TTL input or 3.3V LVTTL output
    • 4 mA drive strength
  • Device to computer: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Auxiliary powered
  • Dimensions: 25.40 cm x 19.05 cm x 7.77 cm (10.00 in x 7.50 in x 3.06 in)
  • Weight: 2.05 kg (4 lb 8.3 oz)
  • Shock and vibration tested (details in the specification sheet)
Product Compliance: 
  • HTC: 8471809000
  • ECCN: 3A992.a
What's Included
  • 1 ADP5250
  • 1 USB A to B cable
  • 1 1x14 Digital I/O Screw Terminal Adapter
  • 1 1x6 Power Supply Screw Terminal Adapter
  • 1 2x18 Logic Analyzer MTE Cable
  • 1 US IEC Cable
  • 1 EU Adapter
  • 1 UK Adapter
ADP5250 Probe Bundle: Software
What is WaveForms?
WaveForms is the free software application for the ADP5250 and enables use of the available analog and digital instruments. The software has been refined by customer feedback for over 10 years and features a computer and laptop friendly user interface that has the feel of traditional benchtop software. The device communicates with WaveForms via a USB connection to your computer, allowing users to capture, record, analyze, and generate mixed signal and mixed domain waveforms. WaveForms can be downloaded and installed in under 60 seconds and can be tested without hardware using its demo mode feature. In addition to the use of instruments in the application, the WaveForms application has a script editor tool, which allows custom scripting of the instrument in JavaScript. WaveForms is designed to be run on a laptop or desktop computer.
The ADP5250 is Windows® only. 

For even more customization potential, the WaveForms Software Development Kit (SDK) can be used to create custom applications and scripts in Python®, C, and additional languages.  

While not officially supported, the ADP5250 is also compatible with NI's VirtualBench C API and VirtualBench LabVIEW   VIs.
The following instruments are available in the WaveForms application for the ADP5250:
  • Oscilloscope
  • Waveform Generator
  • Power Supplies
  • DMM
  • Logic Analyzer
  • Static I/O
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • Network Analyzer
  • Impedance Analyzer
  • Data Logger