Instrument maker Liquid Instruments, Solana Beach, Calif., has won a gold medal in the recent Leap Awards 2022 competition for product innovation.
The LEAP Awards celebrates the most innovative and forward-thinking products serving the design engineering space. Liquid Instruments won in the test and measurements category for test and measurement equipment as typically used by design and development engineers engaged in product design and development.
The winning entry was for the Moku:Pro, a PC-based instrument that allows engineers and researchers to dynamically switch between more than 10 integrated powerful instruments, including an oscilloscope, lock-in amplifier, PID controller, phasemeter, arbitrary waveform generator, data logger, spectrum analyzer, frequency response analyzer, waveform generator and digital filter box, in one compact device. Using a revolutionary field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based approach and partial reconfiguration, Moku:Pro is reconfigurable in an instant and software-upgradeable.
By deploying FPGA-based, software-enabled instruments, Moku:Pro is able to achieve high-speed, real-time measurements and controls. Advanced ADC blending technology ensures that each instrument can function with optimal sensitivity, from acoustic to RF frequencies, without compromising performance for flexibility. Full connectivity via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB-C ensures hassle-free configuration. Additionally, the device offers an intuitive, touch-optimized UI with wireless control and display, and supports Python, Labview and MATLAB APIs.
Moku:Pro’s unique Multi-Instrument Mode, gives users the ability to run up to four instruments simultaneously on a single device. Instruments can be combined to effectively create software-defined test systems with easy configuration and synchronization between instruments, routing signals internally via low-latency, lossless interconnects rather than physical cable. Moku:Pro also offers Moku Cloud Compile, a cloud-based tool allowing users to directly program its FPGA and deploy custom code directly from a browser. With this capability, users can implement unique real-time signal processing
algorithms and create their own custom instruments, further widening the gap with conventional hardware.