Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kidogo : 8 channel USB Digital Signal Injector

Kidogo is 8 channel USB self powered digital signal injector. Kidogo system consists with Signal Editor and USB interface module. Kidogo Player is the Signal Editor of the Kidogo system and it can support up to 512 time slots (each range between 1ms to 1s) with 8 channels.

USB interface of the Kidogo system is based around Microchip’s PIC18F2550 microcontroller and generate 5V CMOS and TTL compatible outputs. Dimensions of current version of Kidogo USB interface is 53mm x 40mm (using standard through-hole components) and this can be reduce into more by using PCB layout based on SMD components.

Kidogo Player is design to work under the Microsoft Windows operating systems and it has following general features:

  • Save waveforms and settings as binary file (KDF file) or export waveform as a text file
  • Playback controls such as “Play to segment”, “Play from segment”, “Step back”, “Step next” and “Clear”
  • Shifting and rotating waveforms
  • Invert, Reset, Clocking and Binary Generator functions
  • Copy and Paste waveforms
  • Mute function to each individual channel
  • Launch without any installation or configuration (design to work as portable Windows application)

Kidogo is an open hardware project. All the project files (including PCB designs, source codes, etc.) are released under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). Latest versions of Kidogo project content are available to download at Kidogo GitHub repository.

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