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Yokogawa launches one unified software platform for multiple measurements from different instruments


Yokogawa Test & Measurement has introduced an integrated software platform – the IS8000 Integrated Measurement – that synchronises data from several test instruments on the same screen, giving developers a clearer picture of the timing of control signals and switching events and how products being tested react to them.

Oscilloscopes offer high sample speed and in-depth views of waveforms, Yokogawa’s ScopeCorder can display many types of signals in high resolution, while power analysers offer high measurement accuracy. However, operating these multiple instruments can be difficult due to the different user interfaces and the need to correlate the timing of the various input signals.

The IS8000 software platform meets this challenge by tightly integrating the timing, control and data collection from several instruments using an IEEE1588 PTP protocol, USB or Ethernet, creating a comprehensive measurement suite. The software provides scaleability, offering optional software packages to achieve more in-depth data analysis as users’ needs evolve.

“Using IS8000, developers will find it much easier to bring together a host of measurements from different instruments”, says Terry Marrinan, Yokogawa Test & Measurement’s Vice President for Europe & South East Asia. “Corelating the timing of waveform displays from a number of sources gives a far more accurate picture of the behaviour of complex systems and will make development of new products much quicker and easier.”

To capture rapidly changing waveforms, IS8000 can work with Yokogawa’s DL950 ScopeCorder to store up to eight channels of data in real time on a PC at a sampling rate of up to 10 MS/s, through the 10 Gigabit Ethernet. This means that longer recording times are now possible for high-speed, multi-channel inputs such as gate signals and switching waveforms of multi-phase inverters.

IS8000 can be used to remotely.

The software allows users to run up to 16 independent FFT processes for calculation of frequency and integrated value and filter processing.

An IS8011/IS8012 software package is available, allowing harmonic and flicker tests to be performed in accordance with IEC61000-3-2, 3-3, 3-11 and 3-12 standards using the WT5000 precision power analyzer. Users can easily set the conditions and output the test report without any specialized knowledge.

At the same time, Yokogawa launched the latest in its ScopeCorder family – the DL950. The instrument offers extending greater speed, channel count and data acquisition features and is touted as the perfect instrument for system development in the power and energy sector, transportation, industrial appliances and testing electric vehicles.

One up from the DL850E instrument  the DL950 offers a large acquisition memory up to 8 Gpoints, and a 200MS/s sample rate at 14-bit, compared to the DL850E’s 100MS/s at 12-bit. It can also can run up to 32 isolated analogue channels with 10MS/s at 16-bit or up to 128 digital channels, which the company claims will provide a complete solution for developers in the high-precision mechatronics and electric power markets.

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