Vitrek 964i Series High Voltage Switching System

Vitrek 964i Series High Voltage Switching System

The Perfect Solution for Automated Multi-Conductor, Multi-Point Hipot Testing

You have a job to do – you have to hipot test a 16 conductor medical cable at 8500V to ensure that each conductor is properly isolated from every other conductor. You have two choices, you can try to do it manually or you can use the Vitrek 964i to automatically route the HV and return signals to the proper test points.

The manual method is extremely problematic. Slow, error prone, labor intensive, operator hazardous – don’t even think about recording the test results. The 964i on the other hand, is purpose built to fully automate all of you HV switching needs. You chose the 964i, partnered it with a Vitrek 95X Series Industrial Strength Hipot Tester and QuickTest Pro test automation software. The company wins the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, you get a promotion and that corner office you’ve always wanted. Choose carefully.

The 964i HV Switching System is built precisely to meet Your HV Switching requirements

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The 964i holds up to 8, eight channel HV switching cards. That’s up to 64 test points in a single mainframe – multiple units can be combined to increase capacity

Whether you have to hipot an 8 pin connector, a 64 conductor cable or an entire tray of SMD capacitors – the 964i has the capacity to automatically route test points to your tester, so you don’t have to. The 964i is easily configured to handle your test specifications. First, select from 4 different voltage ratings – 3KV, 7KV, 10KV and 15KV. Next, decide on how many cards you need. And finally – choose the input, either + (HV bus) or – (return bus) for each card. It’s that simple. If you have any questions, contact a Vitrek application specialists for assistance in configuring your ideal switching solution.

The 964i holds up to 8, eight channel HV switching cards. That’s up to 64 test points in a single mainframe – multiple units can be combined to increase capacity

Whether you have to hipot an 8 pin connector, a 64 conductor cable or an entire tray of SMD capacitors – the 964i has the capacity to automatically route test points to your tester, so you don’t have to. The 964i is easily configured to handle your test specifications. First, select from 4 different voltage ratings – 3KV, 7KV, 10KV and 15KV. Next, decide on how many cards you need. And finally – choose the input, either + (HV bus) or – (return bus) for each card. It’s that simple. If you have any questions, contact a Vitrek application specialists for assistance in configuring your ideal switching solution.

High Voltage Switching doesn’t get any easier

 

The 964i is simple to set up. Standard front inputs connect directly to your Hipot/Continuity Tester and up to 60 rear panel terminals connect with your test fixture or DUT. Up to four 964i’s can be controlled directly by a single Vitrek 95X or V7X Series Hipot Tester or up to 10 via PC through the 964i’s built-in RS232 (serial) port or available GPIB interface. The 964i’s LCD display confirms system status and switch activation at a glance.

Try the 964i HV Scanner, you will never manually switch again

 

The Vitrek 964i Automated Switching System routes high voltage test signals and return signals to any desired test points. This unique capability gives you control over each individual relay, unlike typical cable testers which restrict you to a fixed pattern. With available mux cards, you can also access the matrix with other equipment such an LCR meter or DMM. The result is a highly repeatable, rapid switching test system with no operator intervention and fully automated data acquisition. With voltage switching capability up to 15,000 volts or current switching as high as 40 amps – the 964i can handle just about any test requirement that comes along. Give it a try, you will never switch back to manual testing again.

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“The 964i rear panel accommodates up to 60 output terminals. Unit shown above with 16 + terminals (HV) and 16 – terminals (return). The 964i ships with mating connectors for all +/- HV terminals 7KV and higher. Custom length HV lead sets are optionally available.”

Vitrek 964i Series High Voltage Switching System

Vitrek 964i
High Voltage Switching System Mainframe (8 card capacity)
Vitrek 964i-24X2MX
Pre-built 964i w 6 ea 7KV 8 Ch. Cards and a Hipot/Cont Mux Card
Vitrek 964i-16X2MX
Pre-built 964i w 4 ea 7KV 8 Ch. Cards and a Hipot/Cont Mux Card
Vitrek 964i-8X2MX
Pre-built 964i w 2 ea 7KV 8 Ch. Cards and a Hipot/Cont Mux Card

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PicoScope 9200 Series PC Sampling Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 9200 Series PC Sampling Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 9200 Series

12 GHz USB Sampling Oscilloscopes

At 12 GHz bandwidth the PicoScope 9200 sampling oscilloscopes address digital and telecommunications of 6 Gb/s and higher, microwave applications to 12 GHz and timing applications with a resolution down to 200 fs.

The model options can include clock recovery up to 2.7 Gb/s, an 8 GHz optical to electrical converter or a time domain reflectometry pulse source of 120 ps transition time. A powerful, small-footprint and extremely cost-effective microwave measurement solution.

PicoScope 9200A inputs and outputs

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PicoScope 9200 Features

12 GHz Bandwidth with TDR and Optical Options
The PicoScope 9200A oscilloscopes uses sequential sampling technology to measure fast repetitive signals without the need for expensive real-time sampling hardware. Combined with an input bandwidth of 12 GHz, this enables acquisition of signals with rise times of 50 ps or even faster. Precise timebase stability and accuracy, and a resolution of 200 fs, allow characterization of jitter in the most demanding applications.

The PicoScope 9200A scopes are designed with our PC Oscilloscope architecture to create a compact, lightweight instrument that can be easily carried around with your laptop.

10 GHz prescaled trigger
The PicoScope 9200A scopes have a built-in high-frequency trigger with frequency divider. Its typical bandwidth of up to 10 GHz allows measurements of microwave components with extremely fast data rates.1 GHz full-function direct trigger
The scopes are equipped with a built-in direct trigger for signals up to 1 GHz repetition rate without using additional trigger units.Built-in 2.7 Gb/s clock data recovery (CDR)
The PicoScope 9211A, 9221A, and 9231A have a dedicated clock recovery trigger input for serial data from 12.3 Mb/s to 2.7 Gb/s.

Pattern sync trigger and eye line
The PicoScope 9211A, 9221A and 9231A can internally generate a pattern sync trigger derived from bit rate, pattern length, and trigger divide ratio. This enables it to build up an eye pattern from any specified bit or group of bits in a sequence.Eye line mode works with the pattern sync trigger to isolate any one of the 8 possible paths, called eye lines, that the signal can make through the eye diagram. This allows the instrument to display averaged eye diagrams showing a specified eye line.

8 GHz Optical to electrical converter

The PicoScope 9221A and 9231A have a built-in 8 GHz optical electrical converter. This allows analysis of optical signals such as SONET/SDH OC1 to OC48, Fibre Channel FC133 to FC4250, and G.984.2. The converter input accepts both single-mode (SM) and multimode (MM) fibers and has a wavelength range of 750 to 1650 nm.A selection of Bessel-Thomson filters can be purchased separately for use with specific optical standards.

Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR/TDT)

The PicoScope 9211A and 9231A TDR/TDT Oscilloscopes are specially designed for time-domain reflectometry (TDR) and time-domain transmissometry (TDT). It provides a low-cost method of testing cables, connectors, circuit boards and IC packages for unwanted reflections and losses.The PicoScope 9211A and 9231A work by launching pulses into the device under test using programmable, 100 ps rise-time step generators. They then use their 12 GHz sampling inputs to build up a picture from a sequence of reflected or transmitted pulses. The results can be displayed as volts, ohms or rho against time or distance.

Built in signal generator

The scope can generate industry-standard or custom signals including clock, pulse and pseudo-random binary sequence. These can be used to test the instrument’s inputs, experiment with its features and verify complex set-ups such as mask tests.
PicoScope 9200 Series PC Sampling Oscilloscopes
PicoScope 9201A
12 GHz Sampling scope
PicoScope 9211A
12 GHz Sampling Oscilloscope 2 channels 12 GHz with TDR and CDR
PicoScope 9221A
Sampling Oscilloscope 2 channels 12 GHz, 1 optical 8 GHz
PicoScope 9231A
Sampling Oscilloscope 2 channels, 1 optical, 12 GHz and TDR and CDR

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PicoScope 6000 Series PC Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 6000 Series PC Oscilloscopes

PicoScope 6000 Series

Deep-memory High-performance USB Scopes

The PicoScope 6000 Series is the ultimate USB oscilloscope. High-end features such as serial decoding, mask limit testing and segmented memory are included as standard.

The fastest sampling, highest bandwidth, deepest memory and fastest waveform update rate of any USB oscilloscope on the market today.

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Best-in-class bandwidth, sampling rate and memory depth

With 250 MHz to 500 MHz analog bandwidths complemented by a real-time sampling rate of 5 GS/s, the PicoScope 6000 Series scopes can display single-shot pulses with 200 ps time resolution. Equivalent time sampling (ETS) mode boosts the maximum sampling rate to 50 GS/s, giving an even finer timing resolution of 20 ps for repetitive signals.

The PicoScope 6000 Series gives you the deepest buffer memory available as standard on any oscilloscope at any price. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface and hardware acceleration ensures that the display is smooth and responsive even with long captures. Other oscilloscopes have high maximum sampling rates, but without deep memory they cannot sustain these rates on long timebases. The 2-gigasample buffer on the PicoScope 6404D can hold two 200 ms captures at the maximum sampling rate of 5 GS/s. To help manage all this data, PicoScope can zoom up to 100 million times using a choice of two zoom methods. There are zoom buttons as well as an overview window that lets you zoom and reposition the display by simply dragging with the mouse.

Hardware Acceleration Engine (HAL4)

Some oscilloscopes struggle when you enable deep memory; the screen update rate slows and controls become unresponsive.  PicoScope 6000 Series avoids this limitation with use of a dedicated hardware acceleration engine inside the oscilloscope.  Its massively parallel design effectively creates the waveform image to be displayed on the PC screen and allows the continuous capture and display to the screen of 2.5 billion samples every second.

PicoScope oscilloscopes manage deep memory better than competing oscilloscopes, both PC-based and benchtop.

The PicoScope 6000 Series is fitted with fourth-generation hardware acceleration (HAL4). This speeds up areas of oscilloscope operation such as allowing waveform update rates in excess of 170,000 waveforms per second and the segmented memory / rapid trigger modes. The hardware acceleration engine ensures that any concerns about the USB connection or PC processor performance being a bottleneck are eliminated.

170,000 waveforms per second

An important specification to understand when evaluating oscilloscope performance is the waveform update rate, which is expressed as waveforms per second (wfms/s). While the sample rate indicates how frequently the oscilloscope samples the input signal within one waveform, or cycle, the waveform capture rate refers to how quickly an oscilloscope acquires waveforms.

Oscilloscopes with high waveform capture rates provide better visual insight into signal behavior and dramatically increase the probability that the oscilloscope will quickly capture transient anomalies such as jitter, runt pulses and glitches – that you may not even know exist.

PicoScope deep memory oscilloscopes use hardware acceleration to achieve over 170,000 wfms/s.

Oscilloscope waveform update rates

An important specification to understand when evaluating oscilloscope performance is the waveform update rate which is expressed as waveforms per second (wfms/s). While the sample rate indicates how frequently the oscilloscope samples the input signal within one waveform, or cycle, the waveform capture rate refers to how quickly an oscilloscope acquires waveforms.

All oscilloscopes have an inherent “dead-time” between each waveform acquisition, when it is processing the previously acquired waveform.  During the oscilloscope’s dead-time, any signal activity that may be occurring will be missed. Because of oscilloscope dead-time, capturing random and infrequent events becomes a matter of statistical probability. The more often a scope updates waveforms for a given observation time, the higher the probability of capturing and viewing an elusive event.

Oscilloscopes with high waveform capture rates provide better visual insight into signal behaviour and dramatically increase the probability that the oscilloscope will quickly capture transient anomalies such as jitter, runt pulses and glitches – that you may not even know exist.

PicoScope Fast mode uses dedicated hardware to accelerate the waveform capture process. Multiple streams of data are processed in parallel to construct the waveforms that will be displayed on the screen. Fast mode is available in all PicoScope series oscilloscopes, with the following typical performance levels*:

  • USB 2.0 deep memory models (PicoScope 3000/4000/5000 Series) to 80,000 wfms/s.
  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed deep memory models (PicoScope 3207 & 6000 Series) to 100,000 wfms/s.

* Depends on host PC performance. See benchmark table for measured performance of specific PicoScope models.

The animation to the right shows a 5 MHz clock signal with infrequent glitches captured on a PicoScope 6404D. The glitches occur approximately 25 times per second. Total capture time for each acquisition is 1 µs, so the probability of capturing the glitch with each capture is just 0.000025. But with a waveform update rate of more than 100,000 waveforms per second the scope will capture this glitch within 0.4 seconds on average. In this example, the scope captured the error several times in less than 3 seconds.

Pico was the first company to introduce such fast waveform update rates to PC oscilloscopes. Our waveform update rate outperforms all other PC oscilloscopes and many traditional benchtop oscilloscopes costing considerably more.

Listed below are some example specifications for maximum waveforms per second together with the test conditions used. Note that for applications that require even faster waveform capture, most of our oscilloscopes have a rapid trigger (segmented memory) mode that can collect bursts of waveforms at rates as fast as 1 million per second.

PicoScope 6000 Series Deep-memory High-performance USB Scopes

PicoScope 6402C
60 MHz 2 channel FGEN with probes
PicoScope 6403C
350MHz, 512MS, Function Generator, with probes
PicoScope 6404C
500MHz, 1GS, Function Generator, with probes
PicoScope 6402D
250MHz, 512MS, AWG, with probes
PicoScope 6404D
500MHz, 2GS, AWG, with probes
PicoScope 6407
1 GHz Digitizer with Case, no probes

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PicoScope 5000 Series

PicoScope 5000 Series Flexible Resolution USB Oscilloscope

Flexible Resolution USB Oscilloscope

High speed and high resolution. Breakthrough ADC technology switches from 8 to 16 bits in the same oscilloscope.High speed and high resolution. Breakthrough ADC technology switches from 8 to 16 bits in the same oscilloscope.

PicoScope: power, portability and versatility

Pico Technology continues to push the limits of PC oscilloscope design. For the first time in an oscilloscope, Pico Technology have used reconfigurable ADCs to offer a choice of 8-bit to 16-bit resolutions in a single product.

High bandwidth, high sampling rate

Despite a compact size and low cost, there is no compromise on performance, with bandwidths up to 200 MHz.

This bandwidth is matched by a real-time sampling rate of 1 GS/s, allowing detailed display of high frequencies.

With a real-time sampling rate of five times the input bandwidth, PicoScope 5000 Series oscilloscopes are well equipped to capture high-frequency signal detail.

For repetitive signals, the maximum effective sampling rate can be boosted to 10 GS/s by using Equivalent Time Sampling (ETS) mode.

High-end features as standard

Buying a PicoScope is not like making a purchase from other oscilloscope companies, where optional extras considerably increase the price. With our scopes, high-end features such as serial decoding, mask limit testing, advanced math channels, segmented memory, and a signal generator are all included in the price.

Deep memory

The PicoScope 5000 Series offers memory depths up to 512 million samples, more than any other oscilloscope in this price range.

Other oscilloscopes have high maximum sampling rates, but without deep memory they cannot sustain these rates on long timebases. Using its 512 MS buffer, the PicoScope 5444B can sample at 1 GS/s all the way down to 50 ms/div (500 ms total capture time).

Managing all this data calls for some powerful tools. There’s a set of zoom buttons, plus an overview window that lets you zoom and reposition the display by simply dragging with the mouse or touchscreen. Zoom factors of several million are possible.

Other tools such as the waveform buffer, mask limit test, serial decode and hardware acceleration work with the the deep memory making the PicoScope 5000 one of the most powerful oscilloscopes on the market.

Hardware Acceleration Engine (HAL2)

Some oscilloscopes struggle when you enable deep memory; the screen update rate slows and controls become unresponsive. PicoScope 5000 Series avoids this limitation with use of a dedicated hardware acceleration engine inside the oscilloscope. Its parallel design effectively creates the waveform image to be displayed on the PC screen and allows the continuous capture and display to the screen of over 300 million samples every second. PicoScope oscilloscopes manage deep memory better than competing oscilloscopes, both PC-based and benchtop.

The PicoScope 5000 Series is fitted with second-generation hardware acceleration (HAL2). This speeds up areas of oscilloscope operation such as allowing waveform update rates in excess of 100,000 waveforms per second and the segmented memory / rapid trigger modes. The hardware acceleration engine ensures that any concerns about the USB connection or PC processor performance being a bottleneck are eliminated.

Waveform buffer and navigator

Ever spotted a glitch on a waveform, but by the time you’ve stopped the scope it has gone? With PicoScope you no longer need to worry about missing glitches or other transient events. PicoScope can store the last ten thousand waveforms in its circular waveform buffer.

The buffer navigator provides an efficient way of navigating and searching through waveforms effectively letting you turn back time. Tools such as mask limit testing can also be used to scan through each waveform in the buffer looking for mask violations.

Mask limit testing

Mask limit testing allows you to compare live signals against known good signals, and is designed for production and debugging environments. Simply capture a known good signal, draw a mask around it, and then attach the system under test. PicoScope will perform pass/fail testing, capture intermittent glitches, and can show a failure count and other statistics in the Measurements window.

Mask limit testing is available for both the oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer, allowing you automate finding problems in both the time and frequency domains.

The numerical and graphical mask editors can be used separately or in combination, allowing you to enter accurate mask specifications, modify existing masks, and import and export masks as files.

Advanced digital triggers

The majority of digital oscilloscopes still use an analog trigger architecture based on comparators. This causes time and amplitude errors that cannot always be calibrated out and often limits the trigger sensitivity at high bandwidths.

In 1991 Pico pioneered the use of fully digital triggering using the actual digitized data. This technique reduces trigger errors and allows our oscilloscopes to trigger on the smallest signals, even at the full bandwidth. Trigger levels and hysteresis can be set with high precision and resolution.

The sub-2 µs rearm delay provided by digital triggering, together with segmented memory, allows up to 10,000 waveforms to be captured in a 20 ms burst.

The PicoScope 5000 Series offers an industry-leading set of advanced triggers including pulse width, runt pulse, windowed, logic and dropout.

Serial bus decoding and protocol analysis

PicoScope can decode CAN, FlexRay, I²C, I²S, RS-232/UART, SPI, and USB protocol data as standard. Expect this list to grow with future free software upgrades.

In graph format shows the decoded data (in hex, binary, decimal or ASCII) in a data bus timing format, beneath the waveform on a common time axis, with error frames marked in red. These frames can be zoomed to investigate noise or signal integrity issues.

In table format shows a list of the decoded frames, including the data and all flags and identifiers. You can set up filtering conditions to display only the frames you are interested in or search for frames with specified properties. The statistics option reveals more detail about the physical layer such as frame times and voltage levels. PicoScope can also import a spreadsheet to decode the data into user-defined text strings.

High-end features as standard

Buying a PicoScope is not like making a purchase from other oscilloscope companies, where optional extras considerably increase the price. With our scopes, high-end features such as serial decoding, mask limit testing, advanced math channels, segmented memory, and a signal generator are all included in the price.

To protect your investment, both the PC software and firmware inside the scope can be updated. Pico Technology have a long history of providing new features for free through software downloads. We deliver on our promises of future enhancements year after year, unlike many other companies in the field. Users of our products reward us by becoming lifelong customers and frequently recommending us to their colleagues.

PicoScope 5000 Series Flexible Resolution USB Oscilloscope

PicoScope 5242A
60 MHz 2 channel FGEN with probes
PicoScope 5242B
D60 MHz 2 channel AWG with probes
PicoScope 5243A
100 MHz 2 channel FGEN with probes
PicoScope 5243B
100 MHz 2 channel AWG with probes
PicoScope 5244A
200 MHz 2 channel FGEN with probes
PicoScope 5244B
200 MHz 2 channel AWG with probes
PicoScope 5442A
60 MHz 4 channel FGEN with probes
PicoScope 5442B
60 MHz 4 channel AWG with probes
PicoScope 5443A
100 MHz 4 channel FGEN with probes
PicoScope 5443B
100 MHz 4 channel AWG with probes
PicoScope 5444A
200 MHz 4 channel FGEN with probes
PicoScope 5444B
200 MHz 4 channel AWG with probes

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