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Saleae Logic 16 - 16-Channel USB Logic Analyzer

  • Description


    A logic analyzer is a device that lets you watch digital signals in your electronics project. Unlike an oscilloscope, its not good for measuring analog signals - but also unlike an oscilloscope, you can track 16 signals at time! So its a good complementary tool. This logic analyzer plugs into a computer and has easy to use cross-platform software. This makes it small, portable and inexpensive. If you ever have to to debug SPI, i2c, serial, CAN, 1-wire, Manchester, biphase or other digital protocols, this tool is essential!


    • Speedy 100MHz Logic samples each channel at up to 100 million times per second! The sample rate is flexible and based on number of channels: Sample 2 channels at 100MHz, 4 channels at 50MHz, 8 channels at 25MHz, or all 16 channels at 12.5MHz. A large fraction of practical, real world applications run at less than 10MHz, and Logic is ideal for these.
    • 16 Channels Logic16 has 16 inputs -- it can monitor 16 different digital signals at once. For many modern microcontroller-based designs, this is plenty.
    • 10 billion samples Logic can save as many as 10B samples, letting you capture even the most elusive events. No more dealing with frustratingly small sample buffers.
    • 1.8V logic welcome Works with 1.8V to 5.0V logic levels
    • Comes complete Start debugging within 5 minutes of opening your new Logic; everything is included: An ultra-flexible 22AWG 64/40 wire harness, 18 high-quality micro-hook probes, a USB cable (2 meter mini-B to A), and a nice carrying case. Download the software from our site (see software)
    • Enclosure We love well made tools. That's why we make Logic16's case out of custom CNC machined aluminum and make sure its anodized surface is finished to perfection.
    • Protection Logic's inputs are protected against over-voltage conditions via current-limiting resistors and ultra-low-capacitance diode clamps. A resettable fuse protects the USB ground return line to augment the USB host's existing protection.
    • Worry free Logic16 comes with a 2-year warranty direct from the manufacturer as well as email support
  • Technical Details

    Technical Details+

    Geometry and Weight

    • Length & Width: 3.12 inch (79.2mm)
    • Thickness: .39 in (9.8mm)
    • Volume: 3.8 in3 (62.2 cm3)
    • Weight: 2.6 oz (73.7 gm)

    Input Voltages and Thresholds

    • Input voltage range: -0.9V to 6V
    • Works with 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V, and 5V systems
    • Threshold Setting 1 (for 1.8V to 3.6V)
      • Input Low Voltage: <= .7V
      • Input High Voltage: >= 1.4V
    • Threshold Setting 2 (for 5V)
      • Input Low Voltage: <= 1.4V
      • Input High Voltage: >= 3.6V
    • Over-voltage protection to +/- 50V. Not meant for continuous operation outside -0.9V to 6V.
    • ESD protected per CE requirements

    Input Impedance

    • 180Kohm || 7pF (typical, approximate)

    Maximum Input Bandwidth

    • 25MHz square wave

    Crosstalk Immunity

    • Tolerant of simultaneous switching on up to 8 channels at all voltages.
    • Note that unused inputs may exhibit crosstalk if left floating. If desired, unused inputs can be disabled.


    • Pulse-width measurement: +/- 10ns @ 100MHz, +/- 20ns @ 50MHz, +/- 40ns @ 25MHz, +/- 80ns @ 12.5MHz

    Maximum Sample Rates

    • 100MHz when using 2 channels, 50MHz when using 4 channels, 25MHz when using 8 channels, and 12.5MHz when using 16 channels. Note that achieving the highest sample rates requires low USB latency; this may not be achievable on all computers. Performance may improve with the removal of other USB devices, using a different USB host controller, or increasing the software's process priority.

    Available Sampling Rates

    • 100MHz, 80MHz, 50MHz, 40Mhz, 32MHz, 25MHz, 16MHz, 12.5MHz, 10MHz, 8MHz, 6MHz, 5MHz, 4MHz, 2MHz, 1MHz, 500KHz, 250KHz

    Sample Depth

    • Up to 10B samples. Absolute maximum depends on data compressibility, available RAM and operating system. 10B samples assumes reasonably high compressibility.

    Pre-ship Testing

    • Automated testing against long pseudo-random waveforms at 1MHz and 25MHz, run at 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V and 5V.

    System Requirements

    • Windows XP (32-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or higher
    • Linux: recent Ubuntu, Fedora, or openSUSE. Other distributions are likely to work but not specifically supported.
    • USB 2.0

    What's in the Box

    • Logic16 (fully tested)
    • x2 1x9 Ultra-Flexible Test Lead Set
    • x18 Micro Hook Clips
    • USB Cable (2M length, A to mini-B)
    • Custom Carrying Case
    • Software not included —download here


    • Custom CNC machined aluminum enclosure
    • 2-part elastomer injection molded bottom cover
    • 4-layer PCB, professionally designed, laid out, and design reviewed


    • 1x18 male IDE .1 in pitch (aperture size: .110 in x 1.840 in; .030in radiused corners)
    • USB Mini-B


    • 95 mA Idle (from USB, typical)
    • 115 mA Sampling (from USB, typical)


    • RoHS Compliant
    • CE Certified

    Available Accessories

    • Extra 1x9 wire bundles
    • Extra x9 pack of test clips
    • 1x9 to 1x9 IDE cable
    • 1x9 IDE to individual wires cable

    Safety & Equipment Protection

    • Logic16 may not be used with DUTs (devices under test) which are not electrically isolated from MAINS (i.e. wall power).
    • DUTs which are battery powered, or USB powered (from the same computer as Logic16) are acceptable.
    • DUTs powered by AC adapters which have only 2 prongs, and do not have an earth ground connection (such as most "wall warts"), usually provide MAINS isolated power and are acceptable.
    • For other DUTs, isolation can typically be achieved through the use of a dedicated isolation transformer (such as those made by Tripp-lite).
    • When using USB powered DUTs, special care should be taken to avoid connecting USB sourced power to Logic16's ground, as this provides a short-circuit return path. While both Logic16 and USB ports are designed to survive a short circuit event, care should be taken to minimize its likelihood.

    Software downloads

    Video tutorial