Oscilloscope News

TLC SAM4020 November 2017 - Teledyne LeCroy launched 24-Bit sensor acquisition extension modules for its oscilloscopes. The SAM40 provides up to 24 input channels for low frequency (sensor signal) acquisition and analysis. It connects to a 4 or 8 channel Teledyne LeCroy 12-bit resolution high definition oscilloscope (HD4096 HDOs and MDAs) to provide Analog+Digital+Sensor (up to 8+16+24 channel) acquisitions. This capability is ideal for system debug and analysis of deeply embedded, electromechanical, and mechatronic designs.

All channels have 24-bit resolution (stored in 32-bit floating point format) with ~0.05% total accuracy. Built-in filters with settings as low as 100 Hz further reduce noise. Adjustable gain ranges (1 mV to 10 V/div) accurately acquire a wide range of signal levels.

The SAM40 simply connects to the supported Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope with a USB2.0 cable for data transfer and control/trigger commands, and BNC cables for clock/timebase synchronization. No programming or complex setups are required.

Unit Conversion and Rescaling

More than 65 different SI and English system physical units are supported for length, mass, temperature, angle, velocity, acceleration, volume, force/ weight, pressure, electrical, magnetic, energy and rotating machine quantities. Math and measurements applied to rescaled waveforms correctly read and convert to new units as required.

The oscilloscope math, measure, analysis, pass/fail and option packages utilize the sensor inputs the same as any other channel. Teledyne LeCroy's deep toolbox just got even more powerful.

Sensor Signal and High Bandwidth Acquisitions

The SAM40 sensor acquisition module simply and quickly interfaces to a supported Teledyne LeCroy 12-bit high definition oscilloscope (HDO). The SAM40 acquires very low speed (40 kHz bandwidth) sensor and other signals and the HDO acquires higher speed analog, digital and serial data signals. The HDO cross-triggers the SAM40, and the SAM40 sends acquisition data to the HDO for time-synchronized display with the high bandwidth HDO analog and digital channels.

Teledyne LeCroy's unit conversion package provides an intuitive display of sensor, mechatronic and electromechanical data. Each sensor channel input has a unique rescaling setup directly in the setup dialog with y=mx+b rescaling capability and selection of physical units. All unit conversions carry through logically when unitized sensor inputs are used in math or measurements.

Up to 8 Analog + 16 Digital + 24 Sensor Channels

Engineers commonly use multiple instruments to debug and validate complex deeply embedded control systems, mechatronics, and electro-mechanical systems. Multiple instruments report different information on different displays and in different formats. An HDO with a sensor acquisition module cost-effectively replaces multiple instruments with one consolidated view of system performance. Leverage the Teledyne LeCroy deep toolbox to perform math, measurements, pass/fail and other analysis on all acquired data, or apply an application package to gain even faster time to insight.

The SAM40 Sensor Acquisition Module is available with 8, 16 or 24 channels.


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