Saleae Logic-Pro-16 - 16-Channel USB 3.0 PC-Logic-Analyzer

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Benefits of the Saleae Logicanalyzer Logic-Pro-16

  • Highly portable 16-channel USB 3.0 logic-analyzer.
  • 16 digital/logic channels free switchabel to analog acquisition with 12 bit/up to 50 MS/s on all channels.
  • Intuitive software with analysis of 24 supported protocols.

Compact 16-Channel USB 3.0 Logic-Analyzer.

The Saleae-Pro-16 is a very compact, handy, 16-channel PC-logic-analyzer. It is connected to the PC via USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (compatible with USB 2.0). Standard leads and hooks needed to connect to a circuitry under test are included. The 16 channels can be used as digital or analog with up to 500 MS/s (digital). The logic-analyzer is supported by a powerfull software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. The software supports analysis of 24 protocols.

  • Sixteen "mixed-signal" channels (shared digital/analog channels).
  • As digital channels:
    Digital sampling rate (max.): 500 MS/s.
    100 MHz max. digital bandwidth.
  • As analog channels:
    Analog sampling rate (max.): 50 MS/s.
    5 MHz analog bandwidth.
    ADC resolution 12 bit.
    Analog input range -10...+10 V.
  • Trigger: Edge or pulse width trigger.
  • Deep sample buffers.
  • RGB LED, customizable 24 bit color.
  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, compatible with USB 2.0.
  • Powerful, easy-to-use software.
  • Can be automized and save data as MATLAB-m or CSV format.
  • 24 included protocol analyzers.


  • Firmware debugging.
  • FPGA debugging.
  • Functional verification.
  • Performance profiling.
  • Reverse engineering.
  • Protocol decoding.
  • Data logging.

Model Overview

ModelSaleae Logic-Pro 8
Digital/analog inputs 16 ("mixed-signal"/shared analog/digital)
Digital sample rate (max.) 500 MS/s (4 channels), 100 MS/s (16 channels) with USB 3.0
Fastest digital signal 100 MHz (square wave when sampling at 500 MS/s)
Sample depth (typ.) 10+ billion
Supported logic levels 1.2 V, 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3.3 V, 5.0 V, RS232, +12 V TTL
Works with RS232, R422/3, RS485 Yes, directly
Analog sample rate (max.) 50 MS/s (3 channels), 12.5 MS/s (13 channels), 6.25 MS/s (16 channels) with USB 3.0
Bandwidth (-3 dB) 5 MHz (when sampling at 50 MS/s)
ADC resolution 12 bit, 4.88 mV per LSB (2x 8-channel A/D converter)
Input voltage range -10...+10 V
Recording length Limited by available RAM and density of recorded data. When recording analog at 50 MS/s, captures 10...60 s usually possible. Without analog, buffer length is dependent on digital activity density. 1 MHz SPI: Up to 10 minutes. I2C: Several hours. 9600 Bd serial: Over 1 day
Trigger Edge or pulse width trigger
PC connection USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
Size (mm) 92 x 92 x 15, 220 g, aluminum enclosure

Included: Saleae Logic-Pro-16 USB logic-analyzer, 4x test lead set, 4x test clips 8-pack, carrying case, USB 3.0 cable, getting started guide.

Software: Cross-platform Windows, Mac and Linux support:

  • 24 supported protocols, eg. serial, SPI, I2C, Atmel SWI, Biss-C, CAN, DMX-512, HD44780, HDLC, I2S, JTAG, LIN, MDIO, MIDI, Manchester, Modbus, 1-Wire, PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse, SMBus, SWD, synchronous parallel, USB, UNI/O.
  • Automation API.
  • Custom protocol decoder plugin API.
  • Protocol result filter and search.
  • Measurements, bookmarks and timing markers.
  • Four data export formats: CSV, binary, VCD and MATLAB.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: What does a logic analyzer measure?

Answer: Logic analyzers record the sequence of digital logic signals and display them over time. They do not measure analog voltage characteristics, but digital signals with fixed defined states, for example High/Low, 0/1 (CMOS, TTL or other levels as well as undefined states and Z/high impedance state of a digital line). Since digital signals often occur in groups such as buses, logic analyzers typically have multiple parallel inputs, typically 8, 16, and more. Decoding and analyzing protocols is another essential function of logic analyzers, which are used for testing, analysis and troubleshooting of digital circuits, data transmission interfaces and data buses. If, on the other hand, the qualitative course of a signal is of interest in detail, oscilloscopes are used.

Question: What is "mixed-signal logic analysis" of the Saleae logic analyzers?

Answer: Common logic analyzers have digital-only channels (see above). Saleae logic analyzers are mixed-signal devices. Their channels are freely switchable for digital (logic analyzer) or analog acquisition ("simple oscilloscope"). Thus, only one of these convenient, compact logic analyzers is needed to analyze mixed circuits. The max. sample rate of Saleae Pro instruments for digital signals is 500 MS/s (4 channels) or 100 MS/s (16 channels), the max. analog sample rate is 50 MS/s (3 channels) or 6.25 MS/s (16 channels) with 12 bit resolution.

Question: Saleae mixed-signal logic analyzer or MSO - when do I use which instrument?

Answer: It depends on where the focus of your analysis is. With Saleae logic analyzers, the application focus is on logic functions:

  • Common logic levels and protocols supported.
  • Ideal for digital logic analysis.
  • Ideal for analysis of circuits where, for example, digital signals from a microcontroller interact with standard analog signals in the range 0...5 V or -10...+10 V.
  • If flexibility of the channels is required: With the MSO the channels are fixed (for example 2 or 4 analog inputs with BNC and 8 or 16 logic channels), with the Saleae devices the 8 or 16 channels are freely switchable.

The Saleae devices are less suitable, if the oscilloscope function is in the foreground. Then you should choose a MSO:

  • Detailed analysis of signal integrity.
  • Analysis of analog signals with high bandwidth.
  • Display of small voltage (less than 10 mVpeak-to-peak) at high resolution.
  • Range of the analog signal to be measured is outside the -10...+10 V range of the Logic Pro family.
  • In addition, many oscilloscopes offer extensive functions such as math, statistics, automatic measurement and trigger functions as standard.

Question: Are the logic clips included with Saleae logic analyzers?

Answer: Yes, the test leads and logic clips are included, as well as a carrying case, USB 3.0 cable, and quick start guide. Software (for Windows, Mac and Linux) and detailed manual are available via download from the manufacturer's website. Logic clips and test lead sets are also available as accessories, for example as spare parts.

Question: Which operating systems does the Saleae software support?

Answer: Currently (as of April 2021) supported are Windows 8 and 10, Mac OSX 10.14 Mojave+ and Linux Ubuntu 16.04+ 64 bit et al. Our support team will be happy to inform you about the current status.