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Moku:Pro

Moku:Pro is a fully-reconfigurable, multi-instrument test and measurement platform that’s suitable for the most demanding research and engineering applications.

Liquid Instruments

Moku:Pro – The most powerful platform for your research and engineering applications

    • Performance and flexibility
    • Multiple instruments in one integrated platform – use up to four at once!
    • Future-proof your lab with the reconfigurable FPGA
    • Ultimate lab freedom

Liquid Instruments’ Moku:Pro is leading the next generation of software-defined instrumentation by harnessing the power of an FPGA and coupling it with a high-quality analog front-end. This allows Moku:Pro to have the flexibility of hosting multiple instruments without having to compromise on specifications or precision.

It can monitor up to 5 GSa/s with industry-leading noise performance and offers eleven different instruments which can be used separately or chained together to make a signal processing pipeline or reconfigurable test systems.

 

Instrumentation:

Moku:Pro comes with five essential instruments included on the base model. You can then add other high-performance instruments, either from purchase (“build-your-own” model) or as add-ons after purchase (as an upgrade) to personalise Moku:Pro and enhance its’ capability.

The five essential instruments that come with every Moku:Pro are:

The other instruments that come with the “Full-suite” bundle, or that can be purchased at any time and installed onto the hardware with the upgrade option are:

Having a Moku:Pro for your experiments means you can keep one hardware platform and reconfigure the software to suit the project you are undertaking. Replacing multiple pieces of equipment with one device will dramatically reduce the cost of your lab, allowing you to “measure more with less” whilst future-proofing your lab at the same time.

More information about the instruments available for Moku:Pro can be found through this link.

 

Specification Overview:

Please find the series specs tab for more detail on the specifications.

 

Key Features:

Multi-instrument Mode

Use four instruments simultaneously to build custom signal processing pipelines or sophisticated test systems. Moku:Pro is reconfigurable allowing you to swap which instruments you are using with ease to allow a deeper understanding into your projects and the relationships between instruments.

 

Signals between instruments can be routed through Digital Signal Buses, enabling high data rates with ultra-low latency and no degradation of SNR, that typically would result from the analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog conversions in separate hardware modules or boxes. Having all the required instruments available in one hardware platform can also substantially decrease research and development time.

 

Moku Cloud Compile

A cloud-based tool which allows you to implement custom triggering or digital signal processing with your own VHDL code. It is compatible with multi-instrument mode, meaning your coded solutions seamlessly integrate into the intuitive UI and pre-existing Moku instruments, which makes implementation a simple task.

 

Blended ADCs

Liquid Instruments has overcome the typically demanded tradeoffs between flexibility and performance by blending two ADCs. As Moku:Pro has a wide range of available instruments, it needs to perform in lots of different measurement scenarios, but this means a single ADC cannot be optimised. Having a non-optimised ADC normally introduces a noise error to the signal however Liquid Instruments has mitigated this by using a patented blending scheme. By using signals from a 5 GSa/s, 10-bit ADC and a 10 MSa/s, 18-bit ADC, they are able to deliver a low noise floor and a high dynamic range.

This blended ADC technology means engineers and researchers no longer need to compromise between high speed and high precision when acquiring data.

 

Differential features:

Lab Freedom

Moku:Pro is perfectly paired with an iPad which can be used to control experiments through the free app. Having a portable display and experimental controller allows you to take data from anywhere and to have ultimate freedom in your lab. Moku:Pro can also be controlled by Windows and Mac apps along with having API support for Python, MATLAB, and LabVIEW.

 

Digital Twin – Model and Emulate Subsystems

Product models are usually built before the physical hardware is available, therefore these models cannot be run until late in the development cycle. With Moku:Pro, customers can run and test their models to find and correct problems earlier in the cycle, lowering the number of engineering change requests and decreasing the amount of time to market. The same code can then be deployed onto the embedded system once it has been made.

 

Obsolescence Planning 

Products with long product life cycles can outlast the test equipment used to validate and produce them. With Moku:Pro, instruments at End of Life (EOL) can be recreated as software modules allowing for faster and easier integration. Moku:Pro and Moku Cloud Compile can be used to recreate the EOL instruments, saving time compared to recreating a large testing system.

 

Below is short video from Liquid Instruments highlighting the features of Moku:Pro:

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Build-your-own, Full-suite, Upgrade you current Moku:Pro

Analog I/O
Analogue Inputs
Channels 4
Bandwidth 600 MHz (up to 2 channels)
300 MHz (up to 4 channels)
Sampling rate 5 GSa/s (1 channel)
1.25 GSa/s (4 channels)
Resolution 10-bit and 18-bit ADCs with automatic blending
Maximum voltage range 40 Vpp
Input impedance 50 Ω or 1 MΩ
Input coupling AC or DC
AC coupling corner 16 kHz into 50 Ω
1.6 Hz into 1 MΩ
Input voltage noise 30 nV√Hz at 100 Hz
Input referred noise 500 μV RMS
Analogue Outputs
Channels 4
Bandwidth 500 MHz (± 1 V)
100 MHz (± 5 V)
Sampling rate 1.25 GSa/s
Resolution 16-bit
Voltage Range 10 Vpp into 50 Ω
Output impedance 50 Ω
Output coupling DC

 

Features & Accessories
User Interface iPad App
Windows and Mac Apps
Programming Environment Python
MATLAB
Additional Ports Ethernet
USB-C
10 MHz reference clock in and out

 

External trigger input
External trigger
Trigger waveform TTL compatible
Trigger bandwidth DC to 5 MHz
Trigger impedance Hi-Z
Min trigger level 1.8 V
Max trigger level 5 V
Connector BNC

 

Clock reference
On-board clock
Frequency 10 MHz
Stability < 300 ppb
10 MHz reference input
Expected waveforms Sine / square
Frequency 10 MHz ± 20 kHz
Input range -6 dBm to +10 dBm
Connector BNC
10 MHz reference output
Waveform type Square
Output frequency 10 MHz
Output level 6 dBm
Connector BNC

Compare Hardware Platforms

Compare the specifications of Liquid Instruments’ Moku range to decide which product is best for you. Click the links to go to the desired product pages.

Moku:Go

Moku:Lab

Moku:Pro

 Dimensions
Weight
1.7 lb / 750 g 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg 14.77 lb / 6.7 kg
Analog Inputs
Two 12-bit, 125 MSa/s input channels

30 MHz analog bandwidth

AC or DC coupling with 1 MΩ impedance

Input range up to ± 25 V

Two 12-bit, 500 MSa/s input channels

200 MHz analog bandwidth

AC or DC coupling with 50 Ω / 1 MΩ switchable impedance

Input range ±5 V

Four 10+18-bit, 5 GSa/s input channels

600 MHz analog bandwidth

AC or DC coupling with 50 Ω / 1 MΩ switchable impedance

Input range up to ±20 V

Analog Outputs
Two 12-bit, 125 MSa/s output channels

20 MHz analog bandwidth

± 5 V maximum output range

Two 16-bit, 1 GSa/s output channels

300 MHz analog bandwidth

±1 V into 50 Ω output range

Four 16-bit, 1.25 GSa/s output channels

500 MHz analog bandwidth

± 5 V into 50 Ω output range

Digital I/O
16-channel DIO at 125 MSa/s

Supports 3.3 V logic (5 V tolerant)

Dedicated TTL trigger port Dedicated TTL trigger port
Programmable Power Supply
Up to four channels N/A N/A
Multi-instrument Mode
2 instruments simultaneously N/A 4 instruments simultaneously
Software & Utilities
Windows, MacOS App

API support for Python, MATLAB, and LabVIEW

MathWorks Live Scripting

iOS App

Windows App

API support for Python, MATLAB, and LabVIEW

iOS App

Windows, MacOS App

API support for Python, MATLAB, and LabVIEW

Additional Ports
USB-C

Magnetic Power Port

Optional Ethernet Port

Kensington Lock Port

USB Mini B

SD Card Slot

Ethernet Port

Kensington Lock Port

USB-C

10 MHz reference clock in and out

Ethernet Port

Available Instruments
Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Data Logger

Digital Filter Box

FIR Filter Builder

Frequency Response Analyser

Lock-in Amplifier

Logic Analyser / Pattern Generator

Oscilloscope / Voltmeter

PID Controller

Spectrum Analyser

Waveform Generator

Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Data Logger

Digital Filter Box

FIR Filter Builder

Frequency Response Analyser

Laser Lock Box

Lock-in Amplifier

Oscilloscope

Phasemeter

PID Controller

Spectrum Analyser

Waveform Generator

Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Data Logger

Digital Filter Box

Frequency Response Analyser

Laser Lock Box

Lock-in Amplifier

Oscilloscope

Phasemeter

PID Controller

Spectrum Analyser

Waveform Generator

Moku:Pro Datasheet
Moku:Pro In Depth Specifications
Moku:Pro Multi-instrument Mode
Moku:Pro Quick Start Guide
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