October 30, 2019
The new range WiFi oscilloscopes can be used via an ethernet connection (LAN, WiFi or WAN) but also still with a USB 2.0 / 3.0 connection. The built-in battery gives the WiFi oscilloscope the possibility to perform fully wireless measurements. Measurements can then be performed completely galvanically isolated, and over long distances. This wireless PC based high speed data acquisition offers the user more possibilities for measurement applications.
With a WAN connection, world wide measurements can be performed. Specific knowledge on networks is not required. The Multi Channel software gives an overview of the available USB instruments and network instruments. Simply tick the instrument and measuring can start.
The WiFi oscilloscope has the following advantages:
- fully wireless measurements via WiFi are performed (galvanically isolated) because of the built-in battery
- mobile measurements are possible, e.g. on transport systems and moving installations
- LAN and WAN data acquisition is available for long distance measurements
- continuous real time high speed data acquisition over both Wifi and LAN/WAN are available
- USB measurements for stand-alone applications and high speed data acquisition up to 200 MSa/s
The WiFiScope is so transparent that it appears that the ethernet connected instrument is connected directly to the computer. All hardware and software functions of the oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, data logger and voltmeter remain available via the network. Specific network knowledge is not required.
Again the TiePie engineering motto applies: Plug in and measure!
To reduce PC-based data acquisition installation costs and increase flexibility, WiFi and LAN / WAN measuring instruments are the solution. Measurement applications that were previously not possible, for example long-distance measurements, measurements at unsafe or noisy places, measurements at a moving installation or reading instruments at different places are now available. With the WiFi oscilloscope series from TiePie engineering, reliable WiFi and LAN / WAN measurement solutions can now be obtained without compromising measurement quality.
The WiFi oscilloscope can now be used where previously it was difficult to place a complete measurement setup. Thanks to the WiFi connections, electrical, physical, mechanical and acoustic signals can now be measured remotely. With the WiFi oscilloscope, high speed real time continuous data acquisition rates of 5 MSamples / second can be achieved with a resolution of 8 to 16 bits and, via LAN / WAN connections, high speed real time continuous data acquisition rates of 20 MSamples / second can be achieved with a resolution of 8-16 bits.
Galvanically isolated measurements
A big advantage of the WiFiScopes is that no ground loops can occur. In traditional measurement systems, ground loops give many problems, resulting in unreliable measurement results. With the WiFiScope, because of the absence of ground loops, long distance remote measurements are possible without the results being influenced by ground loops. Also on short distances the absence of ground loops is important for performing reliable measurements. The WiFiScope prevents ground loops from forming so that the measurement speed and resolution are not affected and the measurements remain reliable.
Combined with the Multi Channel oscilloscope software, the WiFiScope WS6 and WiFiScope WS5 turn your PC into an High Resolution Oscilloscope, Precision Spectrum analyzer, High Performance Multimeter, Very Fast Data logger and Comprehensive Protocol Analyzer.
A full Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for writing your own PC-based data acquisition software and examples in C, C++, C#, Python, Matlab, Node.js and Visual Basic.NET. Own written data acquisition software for the Handyscope HS5 and Handyscope HS6 DIFF can be used directly for the WiFiScope WS5 and WiFiScope WS6. Developing the software for a USB data acquisition system or a wireless high speed WiFi data acquisition system makes no difference and the developed software can be used transparently.
TiePie engineering now offers two WiFi network oscilloscopes.