A Comparison of the Analog Discovery and Analog Discovery 2

There have been a lot of questions regarding the differences between the Analog Discovery 2 and the Analog Discovery. Forum user JohnBee brought to our attention a video created by Youtube user Nezbrun, who shot a video detailing the differences in performance between the Analog Discovery and the Analog Discovery 2.

First, he goes through comparing the packaging. He notes the old case was much smaller and more compact, which he liked. The new packaging is twice the height!

A comparison of the packaging, He was a fan of both for different reasons.
A comparison of the packaging; he was a fan of both for different reasons.

He then he goes on to note that although it is twice the size, the Analog Discovery 2 packaging provides space to put additional tools in the box.

The Analog Discovery 2 has a reusable box!
The Analog Discovery 2 has a reusable box!

Next he compares the two devices physically; they seem to be about the same size. He also notes that we seem to have taken form over function. However, the sleeker and prettier Analog Discovery 2 is not just that, it’s also stronger and more durable. I personally have heard and experienced more than a few complaints of the black casing on the original Analog Discovery breaking apart and of the USB connector falling off. The Analog Discovery 2 is made of durable polycarbonate plastic and screwed together, so it should hold together much better.

I guess not everyone has a tendency to break stuff like I do!

Comparing the size of the two devices.
Comparing the size of the two devices.

Next he demonstrates the handy BNC adapter and shows that it can be used on both devices.

He demonstrates the use of the BNC adapter on both.
He demonstrates the use of the BNC adapter on both.

He hooks up both devices for the comparison of performance.

Using a BNC adapter on each board he can compare the functionality.
Using a BNC adapter on each board he can compare the functionality.

Below you can see a snapshot of Waveforms as he compares the two devices.

Nezbrun goes through the comparing the bandwidths, and signal quality between the Analog Discovery and Analog Discovery 2.
Nezbrun goes through the comparing the bandwidths, and signal quality between the Analog Discovery and Analog Discovery 2.

One thing he does note is that both devices appear to have a triggering problem, resulting in jagged waveforms.

Uh oh, a triggering problem.
Uh oh, a triggering problem.

However, Attila reports that the next release of Waveforms 2015 this problem is solved.

Attila saves the day!
Attila saves the day!

In the end he says he likes both of them and isn’t sure which one will travel next time. The Analog Discovery has traveled all over the world with him! He reports that they are both “fantastic devices.” Thanks Nezbrun!

This Analog Discovery has traveled the world!
This Analog Discovery has traveled the world!

If you would like to watch the full video I have embedded it below:

Stay tuned for more updates and experiences on the Analog Discovery 2.

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