Amersfoort, The Netherlands: Japanese test and measurement specialist Yokogawa has launched the next generation of its family of ScopeCorders. The DL850 combines the benefits of a high-speed oscilloscope and a traditional data-acquisition recorder in a single, portable instrument.

The DL850 is suitable for measuring physical and electrical parameters in application sectors such as the automotive industry, mechatronics, transport, power electronics, and alternative energy. A dedicated version for the automotive industry, the DL850V Vehicle Edition, includes a module for monitoring the CAN in-vehicle serial bus.

Compared to earlier ScopeCorder units, the DL850 features higher-speed acquisition over a larger number of channels, the ability to carry out real-time recording, a more powerful user interface, and a comprehensive range of PC interfacing capabilities. With acquisition speeds up to 100 Msamples/s, it achieves 10 times the sample rate, display, and memory handling speeds as its predecessor.

A key feature for electrical measurements is the isoPRO 1-kV isolated input module. When combined with the 100-Msample/s acquisition speed and the 12-bit resolution, the module suits the DL850 for measurements on high-speed switching invertors.

The instrument can accommodate up to 128 channels of assorted types, including isolated simultaneously sampled modules. For users who do not require the highest sample rates, a new 16-channel multiplexed module or a choice of three universal voltage input modules is available.

With its modular architecture, the DL850 ScopeCorder will handle nearly every type of electrical or physical signal. Users can arbitrarily combine eight different modules out of a range of 15 module types, supporting the direct input of popular sensors like thermocouples, accelerometers, strain gauges, and tachometers.