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What are the system requirements for the Saleae products?

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Operating system requirements can be found here:

Supported Operating Systems

The Saleae logic analyzers do not have specific hardware requirements - the software is able to run on low end equipment. However, the PC's performance and memory will limit the maximum recording length. Details about this can be found here:

What is the maximum sample buffer size?

All products require at least USB 2.0 to operate. The Saleae Logic Pro 8 and Saleae Logic Pro 16 both are USB 3.0 devices, and require USB 3.0 to operate at their advertised speeds. Both devices can operate over USB 2.0 with reduced performance. Logic Pro 16 requires more current than a USB 2.0 port can provide, so it can only be used with 8 inputs when connected over USB 2.0 without additional power.

The software also requires SSE2 support. SSE2 is a feature of the CPU, and has been included in almost all processors since 2001. However, this prevents the software from running on the following CPUs:

  • Pentium 3 or older.
  • AMD Athlon XP or older.

Recommended Hardware

For most applications, high performance PC hardware is not required. However, long duration analog and digital captures can be very memory intensive. For applications where analog data needs to be recorded for more than 30 seconds, or for high speed digital captures, We recommend as much RAM as possible. You can find our memory estimator here:

https://www.saleae.com/performancecalculator

We do not recommend taking captures that will exceed the installed RAM. However, the OS may be able to cache in real time for lower speed captures. For best results, a fast SSD and lots of free disk space is recommended.


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