Monday, April 22, 2019

Using the MSR175 Shock Data Logger Dashboard Software

In this video, learn how to use the MSR175 Data Logger Dashboard software to easily configure an MSR175 datalogger for its measurement tasks.  The MSR 175 stand-alone data logger uses high-resolution sensors to continuously record what happens to goods during transportation. The logger data can then be analyzed very accurately, using the free MSR ShockViewer software, to ascertain damage incidents or to improve transport packaging. It is housed in a small IP67 package weighing only 28g that is completely silicon-filled.

Two 3-axis acceleration sensors (± 15 g and ± 100 g) are integrated in the MSR 175 to record shocks at up to 5000 rdgs/s. The logger’s installed memory can store over 2 million measurements, sufficient for more than 1,000 shocks. Additionally, the MSR 175 measures and records temperature profiles from -20° to +65 °C. A second version of this data logger is available with additional internal sensors for humidity, pressure and light. 

Temperature: was the product overheated?
Humidity:  left in the rain?
Light: was the package opened?
Pressure: was the damage done during a flight?

Easy-to-use: the measured data can be quickly transferred to a computer via the USB port. The MSR ShockViewer analysis software is specially tailored to the requirements of transportation monitoring, for the analysis and graphical representation of the data and to automatically create reports. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

MSR175 Transportation Datalogger

The MSR 175 stand-alone data logger uses high-resolution sensors to continuously record what happens during transportation. The data can then be analyzed very accurately to ascertain damage or to improve transport packaging – using the free MSR ShockViewer software. The two 3-axis acceleration sensors (± 15 g and ± 100 g) record shocks at up to 5000/s. The installed memory of the logger, storing over 2 million measured values, or more than 1,000 shocks. In addition, the MSR 175 measures and records temperature profiles from -20° to +65 °C. Additionally, a second type variant of this data logger is available with internal humidity, pressure and light sensors.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Quickly Monitor FM Deviation using a Spectrum Analyzer

Spectrum analyzers are very useful tools for observing radio transmissions. One of the more common applications is to monitor a known channel or band of frequencies. In this note, we are going to show how to quickly capture an FM radio transmission and then configure the analyzer to provide us with the frequency deviation of that signal.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

New 5GHz Oscilloscope is Under $15K!

The PicoScope 9404-05 has four 5 GHz input channels with market-leading ADC, timing and display resolutions for accurately measuring and visualizing high-speed analog and data signals. It is ideal for capturing pulse and step transitions to 70 ps, impulses down to 140 ps and clocks and data eyes to 3 Gb/s. Most high-bandwidth applications involve repetitive signals or clock-related data streams that can be readily analyzed by equivalent-time sampling (ETS). The SXRTO is fast: it quickly builds ETS, persistence displays and statistics with up to 2 million triggered captures per second. The PicoScope 9404-05 has a built-in full-bandwidth trigger on every channel, with pretrigger ETS capture to well above the Nyquist sampling rate. There are three acquisition modes—real time, ETS and roll—all capturing at 12-bit resolution into a shared memory of 250 kS.
The PicoSample 4 software is derived from our existing PicoSample 3 and PicoScope 9000 products, which together represent over ten years of development, customer feedback and optimization.
The high-resolution display can be resized to fit any window, filling 4k and even larger monitors or arrays of monitors. Four independent zoom channels can show you different views of your data down to a resolution of 1 ps. Most of the controls and status panels can be shown or hidden according to your application, allowing you to make optimal use of the display area.
The oscilloscope has a 2.5 GHz direct trigger that can be driven from any input channel, and a built-in prescaler can extend the trigger bandwidth to 5 GHz.
These compact units are small enough to place on your workbench close to the device under test. Now, instead of using remote probe heads attached to a large benchtop unit, all you need is a short, low-loss coaxial cable. Everything else you need is built into the oscilloscope, with no expensive hardware or software add-ons to worry about, and we don’t charge you for new software features and updates.
PicoScope 9404-05 4-Ch 5 GHz Sampler-Extended Real-Time Oscilloscope (PQ181)