188.8.131.52. How to connect to Red Pitaya in a few simple steps?
184.108.40.206. Red Pitaya not booting anymore?
220.127.116.11. How to connect the external clock to RP?
18.104.22.168. How can I make sure that my Red Pitaya has access to the internet?
Connect to your Red Pitaya over SSH.
Make sure that you can
root@rp-f03dee:~# ping -c 4 google.com PING google.com (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from ams15s21-in-f142.1e100.net (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=27.3 ms 64 bytes from ams15s21-in-f142.1e100.net (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=27.1 ms 64 bytes from ams15s21-in-f142.1e100.net (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=27.1 ms 64 bytes from ams15s21-in-f142.1e100.net (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=4 ttl=57 time=27.1 ms --- google.com ping statistics --- 4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3004ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 27.140/27.212/27.329/0.136 ms
18.104.22.168. How can I make sure that Red Pitaya is connected to the same network as my computer/tablet/smartphone?
The most common answer would be: just make sure that your Red Pitaya and your PC/tablet/smartphone are both connected to the same router or your smartphone hotspot.
In order to test it, you can use a PC that is connected to the same local network as your Red Pitaya and try the following:
Open the terminal window.
Windows: Go to RUN, type in
cmdand press enter.
Linux: Click on the application button, type in
Terminaland press enter.
macOS: Hit cmd + space, type in
Terminaland press enter.
arp -acommand to get a list of all devices in your local area network and try to find your Red Pitaya MAC address on the list.
$ arp -a ? (192.168.178.117) at 00:08:aa:bb:cc:dd [ether] on eth0 ? (192.168.178.118) at 00:26:32:f0:3d:ee [ether] on eth0 ? (192.168.178.105) at e8:01:23:45:67:8a [ether] on eth0
If you have a cable connection, then your MAC address is written on your Red Pitaya LAN connector.
If you have established a wireless connection, then you should check the MAC address of your wireless USB dongle. The MAC addresses are typically written on the USB dongles.
Type your Red Pitaya IP into your WEB browser and connect to it.
If your Red Pitaya is not listed on the list of your local network devices on the local network, then it is necessary to check that your Red Pitaya is connected to your local network.
22.214.171.124. Is Red Pitaya connected to my local network?
Connect your Red Pitaya to a PC over a Serial Console.
Type “ip a” and hit enter to check the status of your ethernet connection on Red Pitaya.
If you have connected to your Red Pitaya over a wireless connection, you should check the status of the
If you have connected to your Red Pitaya over a cable connection, you should check the
Type Red Pitaya IP into your web browser to see if you can connect to it.
126.96.36.199. Problems connecting to RP?
First, check the LEDs:
If the green LED is not ON or is blinking. It seems like something is wrong with the power supply, or maybe it’s the USB cable. Make sure that:
you have plugged the USB cable into the right USB connector on the Red Pitaya
your power supply is 5V/2A
try to replace the USB cable and also the USB power supply
If the green LED is turned ON but the blue LED is turned OFF. In this case, there is an error while loading the Red Pitaya system from the SD card. Make sure that:
you have correctly inserted the Red Pitaya SD card and the Red Pitaya OS has been installed (Notice that Red Pitayas already comes with a pre-installed OS on SD cards. Anyhow, SD cards might get corrupted- in such case follow this instruction on how to Prepare SD card to properly re-install Red Pitaya OS to SD card)
try to use another SD card
If both the green and blue LEDs are ON, but the red and orange LEDs are not blinking. The red LED indicates CPU heartbeat, while the orange LED indicates access to the SD card. Notice that these two LEDs always start blinking 10 seconds after the green and blue LEDs are turned on.
Make sure your Red Pitaya and computer are both connected to the same local network.
Consult the connection guide for advice.
Try disabling the VPN, because it may be preventing the connection.
If you are a Windows user, please look at the note below.
Windows 7/8 users should install Bonjour Print Services, otherwise access to
*.local addresses will not work.
Windows 10/11 already supports mDNS and DNS-SD, so there is no need to install additional software.
188.8.131.52. How to find the Red Pitaya URL if it is not written on the sticker?
The Red Pitaya URL is
xxxxxx must be replaced with the last 6 digits of the MAC address that is written on the sticker.
If the RP MAC address is
00:26:33:F1:13:D5, the last 6 digits are
F113D5 and the URL is
184.108.40.206. Slow WIFI connection?
If your wireless connection with Red Pitaya works very slowly and all the applications seem very unresponsive and not running smoothly, please check the following:
Check the WiFi signal strength on your PC/tablet/smartphone.
Check the WiFi signal strength of your Red Pitaya.
Connect to your Red Pitaya via an SSH connection.
cat /proc/net/wirelesscommand to get information about link quality and signal strength.
Link quality measures the number of packet errors that occur. The lower the number of packet errors, the higher this will be. Link quality goes from 0-100%.
Level, or signal strength, is a simple measure of the amplitude of the signal that is received. The closer you are to the access point, the higher this will be.
If you are in an area with many routers around you, more of them might operate on the same wifi channel, which drastically decreases data throughput and slows down connection. Here are the instructions on how to change your wifi router channel in order to optimize your wireless signal. For MAC users, we recommend using the Scan feature of the Wireless Diagnostic Tool in order to find the best wifi channel.
For full performance, a wired connection is preferred.
220.127.116.11. Is Red Pitaya not booting even after OS update?
1.6.3. Applications & Web Interface
18.104.22.168. My device shows the wrong measurements. How can I calibrate it?
The Red Pitaya can be calibrated using the Calibration Tool
22.214.171.124. Problems with OS update application, and accessing the marketplace?
126.96.36.199. Web interface not functioning properly, or experimenting with freezing?
Please ensure that your browser’s ad blockers are turned off for the “rp-xxxxxx.local” webpage and that your proxy settings are correct. For local connections to the Red Pitaya unit, proxy settings should not be required. A VPN may also be preventing the connection.
188.8.131.52. Undesired disconnections?
If possible, we recommend testing the setup on a different computer and a different network, as well as, checking the state of the Ethernet cables and power supply, proxy settings, and re-writing the OS.
184.108.40.206. An application is not working?
We suggest upgrading to the latest OS and trying again. Otherwise, please report the bug.
It is important to note that applications developed by the Red Pitaya community are not distributed or tested by the Red Pitaya team and that our team accepts no responsibility. If you’d like to share feedback, report bugs, or need help on contributed projects, apps, or software, we highly recommend contacting the project authors.
The 2.00 Unified OS update has seen registry changes in the FPGA, so, likely, older applications will not work after the OS update (Xilinx also changed how the FPGA is loaded into the FPGA).
For establishing an SSH connection, creating a custom FPGA image, custom ecosystem, and/or custom web applications, please refer to Developers guide Software.
220.127.116.11. Where can I find the ecosystem, software, and FPGA images?
Red Pitaya ecosystem - please check the specific branches for older ecosystem versions
Red Pitaya archive - software archive
Impossible. Perhaps the archives are incomplete.
If you need a specific old version of the ecosystem or the OS that is missing from the archives, we suggest you ask the community on the Red Pitaya Forum. There is a chance someone has it lying around on the disk.
For hardware schematics, step models, and specifications, please refer to Developers guide Hardware.
18.104.22.168. Where can I find Red Pitaya schematics, 3D models (.step), and important componetns?
Please take a look at Developers guide Hardware => board model => Schematics, Mechanical Specifications and 3D Models. See the general link above, or board-specific links below.
22.214.171.124. Is there a hardware difference between the STEMlab125-14 and the ISO17025 versions?
No, the hardware is identical. The only difference is that the latter would have been sent to a certification lab and the appropriate measurements would have been made.