Over the last 100 years, Yokogawa has built a reputation on understanding the needs of researchers, scientists, and engineers across the globe. To ensure reliable and trustworthy results, these professionals require accuracy, stability, and reproducibility from their measurement system.
The IS8000 software platform is an integrated test and measurement software solution that accelerates the engineering workflow. The revolutionary software tightly integrates timing, control, and data collection from multiple instruments, creating a comprehensive measurement suite that delivers confidence, efficiency, and unity.
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Yokogawa Test&Measurement IS8000 Integrated Software Platform
The unification of test instruments ensures measurement coherency during the product development process and allows for effortless data sharing throughout an organization. IS8000 makes it easier to debug and analyze data by viewing all measurements under one unified display.
IS8000 allows you to streamline the product development process by spending less time developing testing systems and more time collecting valuable test data. With one software to set up and control all the instruments you need, you can start measuring data faster and more efficiently.
Storing data in one format and location has never been simpler. IS8000 gives you data you can trust by synchronizing measurements across multiple instruments utilizing an IEEE1588 time base.
With today’s fast-evolving technology, a software that has the ability to expand is crucial. As your needs evolve, so can IS8000. Analyze your data deeper with add-on software packages.
The IS8000 software platform is an integrated solution that accelerates engineering workflow. It is a revolutionary software solution that tightly integrates the timing, control, and data collection from multiple instruments, creating a comprehensive measurement suite that delivers high confidence, efficiency, and unity.
In combination with the 10 GbE option (C60 option) on the DL950 and the IS8000, up to 8 channels of data can be stored in real time on a PC at a sampling rate of up to 20 M samples per second.*
Longer recording times are now possible for high-speed, multi-channel inputs such as gate signals and switching waveforms of multi-phase inverters.* With 1 Gb Ethernet/USB connection, the maximum transfer rate is 6.4 MB/s (200 kS/s × 16 ch)
IS8000 and SY1 option enable accurate power and waveform data synchronization across multiple channels with minimal error. Data from the WT5000 power analyzer and DL950 ScopeCorder is time correlated with less than 10 us error using IEEE1588 technology.
YOKOGAWA’s high-precision power analyzer, ScopeCorder and oscilloscope can be remotely operated, monitored and configured from IS8000. Additional options and third-party high-speed cameras can also be controlled, greatly reducing the burden of operating and managing various instruments measuring power, physical phenomenon, video, and control signals.
Measure up to 16 FFT processes for a wealth of analysis functions to automatically calculate frequency and integrated value and filter processing.
Customized reports are easily created by dragging and dropping measurement data, waveforms, graphs, etc. onto the sheet.
The IS8000 supports binary, ASCII, and the MDF format, a very common format for the automotive industry. Power and waveform data on the IS8000 can be shared with your development system or third-party software.
*1 Import of MDF files generated by other software/devices will be supported in the future
IS8000 synchronizes high speed camera images with related current, voltage, and control signals. Simultaneous slow motion playback allows visualization between design and results.
The IS8011/IS8012 optional software package is designed to perform harmonic and flicker tests in accordance with IEC61000-3-2, 3-3, 3-11 and 3-12 standards using the WT5000 precision power analyzer. Users can easily set the conditions and output the test report without any specialized knowledge. Users can make a pass/fail judgment by class A, B, C, and D of the harmonic current measurement values.
IEEE 1588 is a standard for the Precision Time Protocol (PTP), a protocol for high-precision time synchronization of networked instruments and control systems. The PTP grandmaster server provides a reference clock for each client instrument to achieve high-precision clock synchronization. Since the ScopeCorder DL950 has the PTP master function, high precision clock synchronization of the corresponding instruments on the same network is possible even without a PTP grandmaster server. The IS8000 is also capable of combining the simultaneous measurement data of each of these PTP-synchronized instruments in the same window.
Motor efficiency is a critical measurements for electric vehicles as small improvements can result in increased range. Efficiency measurements require accurate synchronous measurments of power consumption with motor speed and torque.
High Precision synchronized power and high speed recorder measurements
Data from the WT5000 power analyzer and DL950 ScopeCorder is time correlated with less than 10 us error using IEEE1588 PTP technology. Precise power parameters and waveforms are displayed on the same time axis.
In order to analyze the motor and inverter system, voltage and current signals between 3 phases, motor I/O signals, and multiple IGBT gate signals are required to properly measure and diagnose system performance and efficiency.
Combining multiple waveforms
More than 8 waveforms are required to measure invertor performance in a loaded system. IS8000 can connect with multiple 8 channel DLM5000 oscilloscopes for analog and digital signals to scale up to any channel requirement, all in one control and viewing interface.
Renewable energy systems, like wind, solar and hydro must maintain efficiencies through their power conversion stages to decrease their impact on the environment. Multiple measurement points require precsion and synchronization.
View and compare waveforms from multiple instruments
IS8000 can easily shnchronize waveforms from multiple instruments, creating an easy view for comparion. Manipulating waveforms is easily done with zoom and pan controls to analyze long records of energy waveforms.
It is necessary to optimize robotic welding conditions for a cost effective manufacturing system. Multiple signals and inputs are required to be monitored in order to determine the best combination between the robot’s position and performance, including high speed camera inputs, source voltage and current, and multiple position and control I/O signals.
Simultaneous recording of multiple signal types
IS8000 displays multiple inputs. The camera image is aligned in time with the other waveform, including the control signals and the voltage and current waveforms. Simultaneous slow motion playback allows visualization between design and results.
This licenses type is based on annual subscription renewal for the platform and optional features. Users can purchase the software for as long as they need it, keeping their initial investment to a minimum. Users will always have the latest version of the software available for the duration of the subscription, so they will always be able to use the latest features, standards and security.
This is a one-time purchase and can be used indefintely. Additional optional features can be purchased at a later date. The platform can be upgraded free of charge for up to five years major software version revisions after purchase. After that, users can continue to use the software in the same environment. This license is suitable for users who do not plan to change their equipment environment at the time of installation.
All IS8000 models and licenses, except the free trial period, require software activation over the internet before use. If the PC with the IS8000 installed cannot be connected to the network, it is possible to activate the IS8000 via another network-accessible PC. For more information, please refer to the electronic manual.
The DL950 combines a mixed signal oscilloscope and portable data acquisition recorder into a single platform which can capture both high speed transient events and long term trends and capable of high-speed, multi-channel measurements up to 200 MS/s and up to 16-bit A/D. With a combination of more than 20 different modules for your application, a single unit can measure isolated analog signals from low voltage to 1000 V, as well as logic signals, vibration and strain, temperature and more. It can also display automotive communication data such as CAN/CAN FD/LIN/ SENT as trend waveforms. The 12.1-inch large touch screen enables an intuitive operation. The newly designed application menu makes it easy to set up frequently-used applications. By combining the DL950 with the IS8000, data can be transmitted directly to a PC while measuring, allowing analysis on a PC. Up to five DL950 units can be synchronized with optical fiber cords to measure up to 160 channels simultaneously. Click here to learn more about the DL950 ScopeCorder.
WT5000 precision power analyzer is a high-precision power meter with a basic power accuracy of ±0.03%, one of the best in the world. With a DC power accuracy of ±0.07%, a 10 MHz voltage measurement bandwidth, a 5 MHz current measurement bandwidth, and a low power factor characteristic of ±0.02% (of apparent power), the WT5000 provides highly accurate measurements of power consumption, loss, and conversion efficiency of devices. Up to seven power inputs and four motor torque inputs enables simultaneous evaluation of multiple motor drive systems. The WT5000 helps to improve the efficiency of development of EVs, EHVs, renewable energy related devices, and energy saving home appliances. Click here to learn more about the WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer.
The DLM5000 is a mixed-signal oscilloscope with 8 analog channels and 32 bits of logic input on each unit. It is available in two frequency bands, 500 MHz and 350 MHz. The DLM5000 combines fast sampling rates of up to 2.5 GS/s and a long memory of up to 500 Mpts, making it ideal for a wide range of waveform measurements. A wide variety of triggers, serial bus analysis functions, arithmetic functions and our original “History” functions provide powerful support for waveform measurement operations. Click here to learn more about the DLM5000 Oscilloscope.
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Part 17 - Part 20 of the Yokogawa Test&Measurement IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform training module series. These videos provide information on some additional features including PTP synchronization, report generation, screen capture, and high-speed camera synchronization.
Part 8 - Part 16 of the Yokogawa Test&Measurement IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform 20-video training module series. These trainings detail waveform display settings and analysis options.
Part 1 - Part 7 of the Yokogawa Test&Measurement IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform training module series. These videos provide a big picture look at the software.
Yokogawa Test&Measurement WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer training module series. These videos detail available software and integration platforms for communicating with the WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer.
It’s not an exaggeration to say I owe a good bit of my career success to Yokogawa Test&Measurement. By using their ScopeCorders that combine the best parts of an oscilloscope and DAQ, projects that once took weeks across multiple instruments suddenly only took a few hours with just one instrument. The impact on what I could accomplish really was quite remarkable, and my ability to accurately complete projects in record time made me look incredible. No matter how complex or convoluted the task, the ScopeCorders never fail to easily handle anything I throw at them. They’re amazing instruments and I tell others about them every chance I get. —Kenneth Shoemaker, Automotive Industry Consultant/Owner at Panama Prototypes
For standby power measurement and energy certification maintenance, we rely on Yokogawa Test&Measurement instruments. Their precision, accuracy, and ease-of-use are unrivaled. When given a choice between other test and measurement equipment and Yokogawa, our technicians always go for Yokogawa first. The support team provides thoughtful insights based not just on our industry but also our company’s specific needs. My team has used Yokogawa Test&Measurement instruments for decades and will continue to do so well into the future.
—Director of Technology Laboratories, International Multi-Brand Manufacturer of Major Home Appliances
The IS8000 Integrated Software Platform software platform is an integrated solution that accelerates engineering workflow. It is a revolutionary software that tightly integrates the timing, control, and data collection from multiple instruments, creating a comprehensive measurement suite that delivers confidence, efficiency, and unity.
Test and measurement engineering work groups can have differing priorities and requirements, which often results in multiple instrumentation systems and data file formats, as well as incompatible reporting. This lack of effective communication between groups and instruments causes decreased efficiency and quality and increased spending and time to market. Unify test and measurement instrumentation, software, and data across engineering teams with a suite of solutions that caters to the different needs of engineering work groups, including accurate power data, fast sampling rates, long recordings of multiple different input types, and insights into waveform data.
Looking for a turnkey high-speed data transfer solution with better bandwidth and minimal manual overhead?
The 10Gb Ethernet option on the Yokogawa Test&Measurement DL950 ScopeCorder fits that very role and makes capturing and recording high-speed data seamless and convenient.
Record data at 50 times the speeds of traditional Ethernet and USB connections and automatically transfer data to your PC in a single step using the IS8000 Integrated Software Platform.
We are going live on YouTube to answer your questions about the Yokogawa Test&Measurement DL950 ScopeCorder. Join us as we discuss how to make the most of this versatile instrument based on your application needs. Whether you’ve worked with a ScopeCorder for years or curious if it is a good fit for your engineering work group, this live stream can help.
The multi-unit synchronization option for the Yokogawa Test&Measurement DL950 ScopeCorder lets you time synchronize up to five DL950 ScopeCorders, for up to 160 channels of voltage, current, temperature, strain measurements, and more. This video walks you through how to set up and connect the multiple DL950 ScopeCorders, take measurements, and pull the data from all of the instruments for analysis with the IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform.
Having multiple memory options allows engineering groups to optimize how data is stored, no matter if you need to record for a long time at slower sampling rates, do a fast capture at high sampling rates, or anything in between.
The Yokogawa Test&Measurement DL950 ScopeCorder operates as an oscilloscope and incorporates the ability to record data for long periods of time like a data acquisition recorder. There are four memory types on the DL950 ScopeCorder: internal memory, solid state drive, flash memory, and PC storage through the IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform. This videos talks about the advantages of each of these and how to pick the best data recording method for you.
You know the basics of electrical power measurements, have set up your dyno, and made key measurements – which is great. But as your motor and drive projects progress, the complexities of system drive requirements can change frequently. Control algorithms, networked communications, and mechanical systems form a complex web of interactions that need sorting. This 60-minute webinar explains how to get past ground-level measurements and delve into comprehensive solutions that leverage test and measurement instruments including power analyzers, high-speed data acquisition, and real-time software.
The technical presentation includes an audience Q&A.
Continual improvements and innovations in motor and inverter technologies are key to furthering the goal of global decarbonization in the transportation industry.
During this webinar, engineering professionals who develop motor and inverter systems will learn how to more effectively benchmark data for and troubleshoot issues with energy efficiency in EV powertrains.
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