Friday, April 20, 2018

Teledyne LeCroy's WaveSurfer 3000z Oscilloscopes: Bursting With Features/Value

The WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes, which expand the existing WaveSurfer 3000 bandwidth range above and below that of earlier models now add functionality for power-electronics testing. In addition, the new models provide more processing power and memory.  All WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes feature a large 10.1" capacitive touch screen, a vast set of debug and analysis tools, multi-instrument capabilities, feature/option upgrades, and support for a wider probe range. The WaveSurfer 3000z comes in five models with bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz and sample rates up to 4 GS/s.

New 100-MHz and 1-GHz Models
The WaveSurfer 3000z adds a 100-MHz version that brings the powerful features of the WaveSurfer 3000 to an entry-level price, and a highly affordable, yet equally feature-loaded 1-GHz model. The 100-MHz version addresses the requirements of general-purpose debugging and validation tasks, while the 1-GHz model serves users looking for the bandwidth to tackle sophisticated applications such as higher-speed serial communications test and RF signal analysis.

More Memory, More Speed, and More Insight
The WaveSurfer 3000z combines an entirely new CPU engine, an improved internal-communications bus, and up to 20 Mpoints of acquisition memory, twice that of the WaveSurfer 3000, to facilitate rapid and responsive oscilloscope operation. Meanwhile, the 10.1" capacitive touch screen combines with Teledyne LeCroy's MAUI user interface to give users a better look at waveforms and deeper insight into signal abnormalities.

Advanced Tools and Probes for Power-Electronics/Conversion Testing
Now available for the WaveSurfer 3000z, the Power Analysis software package performs detailed analysis of line power, control loops, and system/device power performance. The WaveSurfer 3000z's fast display update rate of 130,000 waveforms/s makes it easy to identify anomalies during power analysis.

To augment the Power Analysis software package, the WaveSurfer 3000z offers an advanced active-probe interface that supports Teledyne LeCroy's power-focused HVFO103 high-voltage, fiber optically-isolated probe, RP4030 power-rail probe, CP03xA high-sensitivity current probes, and HVD3000A high-voltage differential probes. Together, the Power Analysis software, specialized probes, and the balance of Teledyne LeCroy's large selection of probes give the WaveSurfer 3000z all of the required resources for debugging and validation of power electronics and power-conversion circuits.

Expansive Feature Set
With analysis features such as History mode for waveform playback, extensive triggering capabilities, and WaveScan advanced search and find, the WaveSurfer 3000z delivers fast and thorough detection and isolation of signal anomalies. It also packs a deep measure and math toolset of 20 math functions for quick waveform insight and 24 automated parameter measurements. A dedicated grid eases viewing of math traces, while statistics, histicons, and trends extract revealing details from parameter measurements. The LabNotebook feature saves and/or restores oscilloscope setups and waveforms with the touch of a single button, and provides a handy tool for annotation and documentation of your work sessions.

Adding to the comprehensive toolset inherited from earlier models, the WaveSurfer 3000z includes LXI-compatible web browsing to facilitate remote configuration and operation. In the event of AC-line disconnection, a new "power on AC line" feature restores power by simply reattaching the cord. The already broad palette of optional serial trigger/decode packages now adds an Audiobus trigger/decode package, which performs analysis and debug of the digital audio-bus standard in its I2S, LJ, RJ, and TDM variants.

Not only is the WaveSurfer 3000z an extremely capable oscilloscope, but it also can serve as a 5-in-1 instrument. The function-generator option offers a standard collection of waveforms at up to 25 MHz, while the logic-analyzer option provides 16 digital channels for mixed-signal capabilities. A digital-voltmeter option performs 4-digit voltage measurements and 5-digit frequency counting on any channel, and the protocol-analyzer option with serial trigger/decode features intuitive, color-coded waveform overlays and interactive data tables.

Pricing and Availability
The WaveSurfer 3000z is available now from Saelig with pricing of $3,450 for the 100-MHz 3014z, $4,190 for the 200-MHz 3024z, $6,500 for the 350-MHz 3043z, $8,450 for the 500-MHz 3054z, and $9,950 for the 1-GHz 3104z. Serial-data options, including CAN/LIN, CAN FD, I2C/SPI/UART/RS232, FlexRay, and Audiobus cost $990 each. Multi-instrument options cost $1,500 for mixed-signal hardware/software, $990 for the Power Analysis package, and $500 each for an MSO license and the function-generator option. Bandwidth-upgrade options are available for all WaveSurfer 3000z models.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Spectrum Analyzer Price Reduction!


Effective immediately, the price of Siglent’s amazing SSA3021X Spectrum Analyzer is being reduced from $1595 to $1395! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Acceleration measurements: Vibrations, jolts, shocks and attitude

Data Logger MSR165 for transportation monitoring Data Logger MSR165 for transportation monitoring

What is an acceleration data logger? How can we record vibrations? What do we mean by a jolt or shock? What methods can we use to detect damage to cargo caused by shocks? What does «fast peak» mean? And which MSR data logger is best suited for which measuring task?
As a specialist for acceleration measurements we strive to assist you with our expertise. Naturally, the following basic information is not a substitute for a personal consultation with an MSR sales representative.

Download basic information on acceleration measurements using the MSR145 and MSR165 data loggers (PDF)

Please note that the copyright to the statement of basic information belongs to MSR Electronics GmbH; it is forbidden to reproduce, disseminate, modify or make it accessible to any third parties, whether in whole or in part.

Why is it meaningful to record acceleration?

Measuring physical impacts is of great importance in many fields of application in order to obtain information on mechanical loads and the stresses on objects such as goods, merchandise, workpieces, parts etc.
The causative loads, which have arisen as a result of external influences, are to be regarded as largely independent from the examined object. In contrast, the resulting stresses impacting on the object are directly dependent on the examined object and can only be described with reference to the specific object.
An important parameter for evaluating impacting stresses is the dynamic mechanical load, i.e. the chronological sequence of the acceleration impacting on the object. It can be appropriately measured by means of acceleration sensors of different designs and grades, as well as recorded for further analysis, using data memories.
These sensors are, for example, used for transportation monitoring, fault diagnoses and load tests.

What is an acceleration data logger?This robust MSR165 data logger is capable of taking 1600 acceleration measurements per second in all three axes.

An acceleration data logger is an automatic recording and measuring device, which autonomously records stochastic shocks or vibrations over a specific period of time in the form of unbiased raw data. Once recorded, the shock and vibration data can be retrieved, viewed and analysed.
An acceleration data logger is comprised of acceleration sensors, a data storage device, a processor and a power supply. The sensors measure the acceleration currently impacting on the sensor, e.g. when subjected to a shock or vibrations. In the process, the individual measurements are taken at specific time intervals and stored together with the respective time value. These measurement frequencies can be arbitrarily chosen between 1 measurement every few seconds and measurement frequencies in the high kHz range (e.g. 5 kHz – 1 measurement every 5,000-1 sec) depending on the sensor type. The higher the measurement frequency, the finer the resolution with which the actual development of the acceleration event is recorded. The disadvantage of high measurement frequencies is that they generate very high volumes of data, meaning that the storage capacity and performance limit of the logger are quickly reached. In particular, continuous measurements as well as processing and storage of the data necessitate high power requirements, which limits the mobile operating times of the logger.
The processor in the data logger processes the measured data and saves it to the storage medium together with the respective measurement periods. This means that the data can be retrieved after measuring has taken place, either directly on the logger or via a computer port. Software illustrates the measured data in tables or charts and provides functions for analysing the measured data. A popular analysis method is the acceleration-time chart with DBC (Damage Boundary Curve).
The shock and vibration data can also be recorded based on events that meet specific criteria. With an event-based measurement, you can specifically record shocks that exceed a critical time period or magnitude. In addition to providing better clarity for long-term measurements, this has the benefit that only relevant events are recorded and therefore energy and storage capacity are used more effectively.

Acceleration data loggers usually use non-volatile storage media to save the measured data. Therefore the measured data is preserved, even if the power supply fails.

For more detailed information on the measurement and evaluation of dynamic mechanical loads, such as transportation monitoring by means of automated recording devices for measuring stochastic shocks, please refer to DIN EN 15433-6, for example.
Practical example of an acceleration data logger in use Case study
Transportation monitoring of all types of goods with respect to mechanical stress or even excessive stress.
Wegmüller AG: Monitoring of various precision machines in transit – MSR165 data logger in use.
Acceleration measurements in vehicles, trains, ships and planes. Stadler Rail using MSR165 data loggers to quantify rail transportation comfort.
Monitor machines which are sensitive to shocks and vibrations, improve performance. Fresenius Medical Care: Precise recording of dynamic mechanical stress: MSR165 data loggers assist with machine, workpiece and production optimisations.
Acceleration data logger to record and analyze the g-forces that act on the human body.
Downhill racer Thea Waldleben measures g-forces by means of MSR data loggers.
Measuring aircraft structural usage using acceleration data loggers.
UK Ministry of Defence: Measuring aircraft structural usage using MSR165 data loggers.

We are providing a Statement of Basic Information to download, which deals with the following points:

  • Definition acceleration data logger
  • Acceleration measurement
  • Sensors
  • Positioning
  • Vibration
  • Jolt/Shock
  • Damage Boundary Curve
  • Measurement frequency/sampling rate/fast peak
  • Measuring acceleration using the MSR145 and MSR165 data loggers

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PCB Repair Gear for Rail Professionals

ABI's PCB repair gear featured in Rail Professional's May edition and the pack that will be handed to visitors attending Infrarail 2018 in London. #Repairdontwaste


Monday, April 16, 2018

Do you worry about power consumption?


Does power consumption concern you?  How do you measure it accurately?

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Friday, April 13, 2018

The CiA Mentions Wavesurfer 3000z Oscilloscopes

https://can-newsletter.org/tools/tools-miscellaneous/180412_additional-models-for-high-end-and-entry-level_teledyne/

CiA is, of course, CAN in Automation:

Additional models for high-end and entry-level

Teledyne Lecroy has introduced the Wavesurfer 3000z oscilloscopes. They expand bandwidth range above and below that of earlier models, while also bolstering functionality for power-electronics testing.
Add-on software enables the oscilloscopes to analyze serial data including Classical CAN and CAN FD frames (Photo: Teledyne Lecroy)
All Wavesurfer 3000z oscilloscopes feature a 10,1-inch capacitive touch screen, a set of debug and analysis tools, multi-instrument capabilities, feature/option upgrades, and support for a probe range. The product comes in five models with bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz and sample rates up to four billion samples per second. The 100-MHz model is an entry-level oscilloscope featuring the same functions as the high-end 1-GHz model. The entry-level version addresses the requirements of general-purpose debugging and validation tasks, while the 1-GHz model serves users looking for the bandwidth to tackle sophisticated applications such as higher-speed serial communications test and RF signal analysis.
The oscilloscope combines an entirely new CPU engine, an improved internal-communications bus, and up to 20 million points of acquisition memory, twice that of the Wavesurfer 3000. There is also the Power Analysis software package available. It performs detailed analysis of line power, control loops, and system/device power performance. With analysis features such as History mode for waveform playback, triggering capabilities, and Wavescan advanced search and find, the oscilloscope can detect and isolate signal anomalies.
The oscilloscope can serve as a 5-in-1 instrument. The function-generator option offers a collection of waveforms at up to 25 MHz, while the logic-analyzer option provides 16 digital channels for mixed-signal capabilities. A digital voltmeter option performs 4-digit voltage measurements and 5-digit frequency counting on any channel, and the protocol-analyzer option with serial trigger/decode features intuitive, color-coded waveform overlays and interactive data tables.

http://www.saelig.com/category/teledyne-lecroy-wavesurfer-3000.htm


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ex-Tek Engineer Loves the SDG6022X !!!


Nice endorsement from a former Tektronix design engineer for the SDG6022X signal generator !  http://www.saelig.com/category/sdg6000-series.htm