Yokogawa DL950 ScopeCorder now has flash acquisition
Flash acquisition and real-time computing functions have been added to the DL950 ScopeCorder by Yokogawa Test & Measurement.
The flash acquisition function means that data can be captured over a long time with a high speed sample rate of 20M samples per second (eight channel model) and 10M samples per second (for the 16 channel version), which is 100 times faster than the previous model.
The optional Flash memory feature makes the DL950 suitable for capturing data at high sample rates anywhere a PC would not be suitable, such as in a vehicle or at a remote site.
Applications for the acquisition feature could include recording control signals and temperature trends or vibrations simultaneously in small spaces, such as inside a car or a train. It can also be used for recording control signals or generated/consumed power in challenging environments, such as spaces near generators in a power plant or restricted volumes in a manufacturer’s factory. In these applications, the unit would usually need to be switched off before moving it to an office to save data on a PC.
The flash memory is non-volatile, so the captured data stays stored within the instrument even after turning off the power. The memory feature is available as an option on new purchases and can be purchased as a modification kit for retrofitting existing instruments.
There is also a new firmware version for the DL50 ScopeCorder. Features allow GPS data (e.g. time, latitude and longitude, altitude, velocity and direction) to be acquired with the existing/C35 option.
The firmware also adds new real-time computing functions, such as CAN ID, IIR filter, angle math, rotary angle, resolver and power math, to the existing /G03 or /G05 option.
New attenuation ratios for both voltage and current probes are also included.
“With these new DL950 updates, the . . . . ScopeCorder family attains new levels of data acquisition speed and greatly improved usability”, says Terry Marrinan, Yokogawa Test & Measurement’s vice president, Marketing. Users have the options they need to take measurements in a wide variety of applications, he adds.