SL1000 High Channel Count ScopeCorder DAQ

The SL1000 is a modular data acquisition system that delivers independent, isolated channel hardware at high speeds up to 100 MSamples per channel, with no compromise in bit resolution, memory depth, or data streaming performance. Choose from a wide variety of I/O modules for electrical and physical sensor signal measurements to meet the needs of any high channel count application.

Selecting a data acquisition platform for electronics or mechatronics applications has always been a balancing act. High speed digitizers lack the isolation, attenuation, or bit resolution necessary for power electronics testing. PC-based platforms with fast streaming throughput sacrifice noise immunity, signal conditioning, and hardware integrity.

Until now. The new Yokogawa SL1000 is the only data acquisition system that delivers independent, isolated channel hardware at 100MS/ch rates, with no compromise in bit resolution, memory depth, or streaming performance.

Speed of managing and acquiring data is the highlight of the SL1000.

  • Fast Acquisition
    • Up to 100 MS/s on all channels (10 ns sampling interval)
    • 100 MS/s 12-Bit 1 kV¹ isolation module with 20 MHz bandwidth
    • Supports parallel testing: Perform measurements with up to four simultaneously independent sample rates
  • Fast Transfer and Storage
    • Stream data to PC via high speed USB 2.0 or 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet²
    • Real time display on a PC (GIGAZoom engine)³
    • Stream data to a PC hard disk or the SL1000's internal hard disk² in real time (at speeds of 1.6 MS/s = 100 kS/s x 16ch)³ 
  • Easy to use
    • Easy to use Standard Acquisition Software
    • Quick and Intuitive operation means that you can start measuring immediately
    • Setup Wizard guides you through detailed settings
  • Can operate "Standalone"
    • Store data directly on the SL1000
  • Wide Library of Plug-In Modules
    • Eight module slots are available in each unit
    • Select from twelve different plug-in modules

¹: In combination with 10:1 probe (for isolated BNC input) model 702902 or 700929
²: Optional
³: Speed depends on PC performance and measuring conditions.

High-Speed Capture

In the pursuit of isolated high-speed waveform measurements, Yokogawa has achieved a maximum sample rate of 100 MS/s (10 ns sampling interval). The SL1000 can accurately capture high-speed and high-voltage phenomena by using the newly developed 100 MS/s, 12-Bit resolution,  20 MHz frequency range and 1-kV * Isolation Module (model 720211).
Furthermore, you can combine modules that support measurements of a variety of signals, giving you solutions for an extensive range of applications.

*: In combination with 10:1 probe (for isolated BNC input ) model 702902 or 700929

High Speed Capture

Saving Data over Long Periods of Time

Data can be saved to the SL1000’s internal acquisition memory over long durations, or it can also be streamed in real-time to a PC's hard disk or the SL1000’s internal hard disk ¹ ².

Sample Rate V Recording Time

¹:  with the /HD1 Option
²:  Maximum speed of real time hard disk recording depends on measuring conditions.
³:  Trigger mode: Single, measuring on 1 module, 2 channels.

Supports parallel testing

Perform measurements with up to four simultaneously independent sample rates. The amount of data saved on hard disk can be reduced by optimizing the sample rate for the DUT on a module by module basis.

Support Parallel Testing

High-Speed Data Transfer & GIGAZoom Function 

You can transfer data to the PC at high speeds via USB 2.0 or Ethernet 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet¹. The SL1000’s high-speed data compression engine (GIGAZoom engine) displays waveforms on the PC in real time² (even with massive amounts of data at high sample rates).  It offers the same display updating and zooming performance as standalone measuring instruments.

¹: with the /C10 Option
²: The number of channels from which waveforms can be displayed during measurement may be limited depending on the PC performance and measuring conditions.

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Giga Zoom Function

Real Time Saving to Hard Disk

Continuously measured data can be saved in real time to a PC's hard disk and/or the SL1000's internal hard disk ¹. File names are assigned automatically, freeing you from time consuming file operations. Data can be saved simultaneously - and in real time - to both the PC’s and SL1000's hard disks ¹. This bolsters the reliability of your data storage system, protecting your vital data. You can access the SL1000's internal hard disk ¹ with Xviewer waveform viewer software, or through an FTP client over Ethernet ².

Real Time Saving To Hard Disk

¹: with the /HD1 Option
²: with the /C10 Option
³: Typical values. Actual values depend on PC performance and measurement conditions.

Settings for the Hard Disk Recording Function

By using the various recording features, you can efficiently and automatically record only the data you need to the hard disk. Just specify the recording destination, recording start and stop conditions, conditions for repeating recording, and other criteria. With free run mode, the specifiable parameters for the recording start condition are immediate, time, and alarm; for the recording stop condition, the parameters are continuous, time, recording time, and alarm; and for the repeating condition, recording interval and number of recordings*. With triggered mode, measured data is recorded on each trigger. You can also manually save data from the SL1000's internal acquisition memory to PC hard disk.

*: Max. file size per recording is 12 GB (recording on 4 channels, approximately 1.5 GW/ch)

Setting Hard Disk Recording Function

Multi Units Synchronization

Maximum 8 Synchronized Units

  • 100 MS/s up to 128 ch (16ch x 8 units)
  • Can use 4 different sample rates across all units
  • (Supports Parallel testing)
  • Can combine trigger and alarm for channels across all units
  • Maximum speed for saving in real time1
  • PC HDD: 1.6 MS/s = 100kS/s x 16ch > 10kS/s x 128ch (Total data transfer rate to PC HDD is 1.6MS/s) Unit HDD: 1.6MS/s = 100kS/s x 16ch (100kS/s x 128ch with 8 units)

1: Typical values. Actual values depend on PC performance and measurement conditions

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In synchronized unit mode, recording into PC and SL1000 embedded HDD at the same time is not possible.
The recording file is per unit basis. (Utility software interface.)

Acquisition Software

Setting Marks

You can input the comments in the mark area when monitoring (Free run mode) over long periods of time.

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Real time X-Y Display

You can now see both the T-Y and X-Y waveform Display. It is easy to evaluate data with fast update.

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Auto Play

It is easy to set zoom position of waveform when measuring over long periods of time data or large data.

SL1000 Software 3 1

SL1000 Software 4

File Utility Function

You can save the data in both ASCII and Binary format. You can also load data with the same analysis program (ex. MATLAB).

SL1000 Software 5

Setting Operation Display

Accumulating Waveforms

You can easily detect unevenness or changes in acquired data.

SL1000 Software 6

Sample of Accumulate Display

Setup Wizard Makes It Easy

The Wizard automatically recognizes any connected SL1000 and its' plug-in modules. Just click the Start button to start measuring right away - no complicated settings to enter. The four screens of the Setup Wizard guide you easily through detailed settings for configuring the system, measuring, saving and displaying. Of course, you can save and recall your settings at any time.

Setup Wizard

Individual Sample Rates for Each Measurement Channel Group

Up to four groups of measurement channels can be defined with individual measurement conditions and display settings. Even waveforms from groups with different sample rates can be displayed in the same window.

Individual Sample Rate

Easy Tabular Setup Screens

Measurement conditions and channel display settings can be viewed and set easily using a tabular format. Use drag and drop shortcuts to quickly setup multiple channels.

Easy Tabular Setup

Measurement condition setting screen Display setting screen

Control Buttons - Just Like Your DVD Remote

Measurement and saving can be started and stopped using the same familiar buttons found on a DVD remote control. Start using the instrument on the same day you receive it, with absolutely no programming required.

Control Button

Real Time Waveform Display and Analysis

You can display a zoomed portion of the waveform simultaneously with the overall waveform during triggered measurement. Even during live recording, you can use the display hold * to review past data. You can also perform cursor measurements or automated measurement of waveform parameters (up to 26 during triggered measurement) in real time.

*: The display hold may automatically switch to display resume depending on the measuring conditions.

Easy Display Setup

Adjust your vertical display scale with ease using mouse shortcuts.

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File Transfer

Adjust your vertical display scale with ease using mouse shortcuts.The File Transfer Function transfers files from the SL1000 to PC via, the Acquisition Software, intelligently in the case of multiple synchronized units.

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File Utility *

SL1000 File Utility is file processing software for manipulating acquired files before analyzing waveforms with Xviewer. It can also analyze multiple channels across several units at the same time.
* SL1000 File Utility is bundled with the SL1000 standard install CD.

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File interface operation screen (example)

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Xviewer / XviewerLITE

Xviewer is a PC software application designed to work with Yokogawa’s digital oscilloscopes and ScopeCorders.

MATLAB WDF Access Toolbox

MATLAB WDF Access Toolbox enables the access to waveform data files saved in WDF format on MATLAB.
To control the instruments on MATLAB, please use Instrument Control Toolbox provided by MathWorks.

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  • Aliasing effect to create a "beat waveform." 
  • Time base setting formula
  • Xviewer can open multiple files from different DL, SL, and WE series instruments into a single window display 
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Yes, you can use the 700929 isolated probe with non-isolated input modules.


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High Resolution mode can be used to remove high frequency noise and increase vertical resolution. It achieves this by increasing the number of effective bits per data to 12-bits through digital and bandwidth filters.

Unfortunately we do not have any experience using the SL1000 Acquisition Software on a PC that has Symantec Endpoint Encryption Software (SEES) installed.   SEES is a storage encryption software that provides data ...
  • Correct AC coupling test for the 720210 Analog Voltage input module must be performed at 20 Hz
  • Service manual SMDL850-01EN_010 1st Ed suggests performing AC COUPLING test at 15 Hz 
  • This is a typo 

The sanitation procedure for various Yokogawa oscilloscopes have been documented below. Please download the document or pdf that refers to your Yokogawa oscilloscope.


No, the SL1000 and 720210 Modules service manual does not include any adjustment procedures however, it does contain the inspection procedure (QIS). 


To perform a shunt calibration using the 701271 strain gage module and the ScopeCorder, please complete the following procedures: Connect the strain module 701271, bridge head 701957/701958 and the strain ...


The SL1000 High-Speed Data Acquisition Unit has the following types of memory: Internal Hard Drive: 40 GB Non-Volatile SRAM Waveform Acquisition Memory: 128 MW or 256 MB Volatile RAM Setup File Data Storage: 1 MB Volatile SRAM(Battery-Backup)


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The SL1000 is capable of transferring previous data sets/files while streaming is still in progress through the File Divide feature. When the SL1000 starts recording, it opens a new file and starts logging data. If the ...


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Depending on the mode, the dead time may range from 0 to 10ms approximately. The dead time for the different modes are listed below. Free Run Mode: 0ms Normal Mode without HDD recording: 10ms Normal Mode with HDD ...


This training module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction & Installation 
  • Basics of Xviewer
  • Advanced features
  • Video Demonstrations 
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