WiFiScope WS5

The WiFi oscilloscope packed with technology

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The 500 MSa/s 14 bit dual channel High Resolution WiFi Oscilloscope with function generator.

 

Key specifications

Acquisition system

  • 8, 12, 14, 16 bit resolution, 0.25 % DC vertical accuracy, 0.1 % typical

  • Up to 500 MSa/s sampling, up to 250 MHz bandwidth

  • Up to 32 MSamples memory per channel

  • 20 MSa/s, 14 bit continuous streaming

  • 1 ppm time base accuracy

Arbitrary Waveform Generator

  • 1 µHz up to 40 MHz sine, square, triangular, pulse and arbitrary waveforms

  • -12 to 12 V output (24 Vpp)

  • Up to 64 MSamples, 240 MSa/s, 14 bit arbitrary waveforms

  • Spurious (non harmonic) < -85 dB

  • 8 ns rise and fall time

Base model:

  • WiFiScope WS5-540

  •  WiFiScope WS5-530

  •  WiFiScope WS5-220

Options:

  • Extended memory (XM)

  •  SureConnect (S)

  •  Five year warranty (W5)

Network Connected

WiFi connected

Using a computer based oscilloscope was never easier than with the WiFiScope WS5: simply switch it on and start the software on the computer:

  • no power cables required as it is battery powered and can operate hours on a fully charged battery

  • no interface cables required as it uses WiFi to connect to the computer

 

This allows you to to measure fully floating, fully isolated from your computer. The WiFiScope WS5 can be placed near any test subject that may be hard to reach, or on moving objects, where wired connections are not possible.

 

Because the WiFiScope WS5 is not connected to the computer, there is no risk of damaging the computer.

 

LAN connected

When measuring in remote locations where a wired network is available, the WiFiScope WS5 can also be used through its LAN port. Measurements can then be performed from any location via the network, without having the computer to be close to the test subject.

Using its 1 Gbit LAN connection, the WiFiScope WS5 can achieve higher streaming performance than via WiFi.

 

USB 3.0 connected

When wireless measuring or LAN connected measuring is not required or not possible, the WiFiScope WS5 can also be connected via its USB3 port. This gives the benefit of even higher streaming performance. Additionally, when connected via USB, the WiFiScope WS5 can be combined with oscilloscopes via its CMI interface.

 

Hardware Features

This powerful high speed WiFi oscilloscope combines fast sampling up to 500 MSa/s with high resolutions of 12, 14 and 16 bit, a large memory of 64 MSamples and an extremely accurate built-in 40 MHz 14 bit Constant Data Size (CDS) arbitrary waveform generator with 24 V peak to peak output, generating true form signals. The oscilloscope supports continuous streaming measurements up to 20 MSa/s and can be synchronized with other oscilloscopes using the CMI interface to form a multi channel combined instrument with synchronized time base. The CMI interface is available by default on the WiFiScope WS5. Optionally, the WiFiScope WS5 can be delivered with SureConnect connection test and resistance measurement on each channel.

The flexibility and quality that the WiFiScope WS5 offers is unparalleled by any other oscilloscope and function generator in its class.

Rugged industrial design

The WiFiScope WS5 features a rugged design. Its enclosure is fitted with rubber protectors at the front and the rear. These protect the WiFiScope WS5 against damage by mechanical shocks. The rubber helps absorbing shocks and protects the connectors at the front and the rear of the WiFiScope WS5, these fall within the protected zone.

Additionally, the rubber prevents your WiFiScope WS5 from sliding. The rubber protectors have special notches that simplify stacking instruments. Holes are included that allow to connect a strap to hang the instrument near the test subject.

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SureConnect

The SureConnect connection test feature of the WiFiScope WS5 tells you immediately whether your test probe or clip actually makes electrical contact or not. No more doubt whether your probe doesn't make contact or there really is no signal.

Multi instrument synchronisation

The WiFiScope WS5 is equipped with a sophisticated CMI synchronization bus, allowing to connect multiple WiFiScope WS5s to each other by means of TP-C50H Coupling cable CMIs, to use them as a combined instrument. All instruments will measure at the same sample frequency (0 ppm deviation!). Apart from a synchronization bus, the CMI also contains a trigger bus and a detection bus. The maximum number of instruments is only limited by the number available USB ports.

High accuracy

The WiFiScope WS5 measures with high resolutions of 14 and 16 bit. A signal measured with the WiFiScope WS5 therefore has 256 times more resolution than most standalone oscilloscopes, which usually have a low resolution of 8 or 9 bit. The high resolution of the WiFiScope WS5 precision oscilloscope allows for measuring signals with more accuracy, because the quantization error is much lower.

Large memory

When measuring at high sample rates, a long record length/large memory is necessary to be able to record a complete signal in the acquisition buffer. Where most oscilloscopes have 2.5 kSamples or 100 kSamples memory, the WiFiScope WS5 has 32 MSamples memory per channel. This gives the user 300 to 10000 times more memory. An advantage of a large memory is that once-only fast phenomena can be captured completely. For example complete serial communications, like CAN bus signals, can be measured all in one record to be reviewed and analyzed afterwards.

Low distortion Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The WiFiScope WS5 is the first High Resolution WiFi oscilloscope with built-in 30 MHz low distortion function generator. The built-in Arbitrary Waveform Generator uses CDS signal synthesis technology, developed by TiePie engineering, resulting in the best signal fidelity in its class, generating the true form of your signals. With spurious distortion as low as -85 dB at 100 kHz signal frequency, a very flat amplitude spectrum and a rise time of 8 ns, the low distortion function generator creates signals that approach perfection.

Oscilloscope and Generator synchronization

The High Resolution WiFi oscilloscope and the arbitrary waveform generator in the WiFiScope WS5 can be easily synchronized by setting the trigger source of the oscilloscope to one or more generator trigger events: start, stop and new period.

 

Software Solutions

Versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software

The WiFiScope WS6 is delivered with the versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software, which transforms the WiFiScope WS6 into an oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, data logger, multimeter and protocol analyzer.

Some of the powerful features of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software are indicated below, for a full description of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software, refer to the Multi Channel oscilloscope software pages.

Quick Setup

To simplify setting up the measurements, the Multi Channel oscilloscope software contains a large number of Quick Setups, for almost any application. A Quick Setup contains the basic settings for a specific measurement as well as additional information regarding the selected Quick Setup, like e.g. how your Handyscope and/or accessories need to be connected. Quick Setups can also contain reference signals. After loading the Quick Setup, that specific measurement can be performed and if needed, small adjustments to the setup can be made.

The Quick Setups are carefully organized in a tree structure, ordered by application. Just a few mouse clicks allow to perform a complex measurement.

Flexible signal displays

The Multi Channel oscilloscope software scope, spectrum analyzer and datalogger offer an ultimately flexible way to display all aspects of the measured signals. They can have one or more graphs, each displaying one or more signals, where each graph can display different parts of a signal. Graphs can display the signal(s) of your Handyscope in Yt mode, in XY mode or as frequency spectrum, with or without interpolation. Colors of all items in a graph can be set to any required value. Graph dimensions can be adjusted to any required size, graphs can be located in one single window or in separate windows, which can be located anywhere on the desktop.

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Comprehensive Arbitrary Waveform Generator

To generate your test signals, the Multi Channel oscilloscope software also includes a comprehensive Arbitrary Waveform Generator.

An arbitrary waveform generator is an instrument that can generate repetitive or single shot signals. The signals can have a predefined standard shape like a sine wave or a square wave as in a conventional function generator. However, the signals can also have an arbitrary shape, defined by the user. These signals can be created using the Multi Channel oscilloscope software or an external program or can be signals previously measured by the Handyscope and loaded in the generator.

The Multi Channel oscilloscope software generator can be fully synchronized with the Multi Channel oscilloscope software oscilloscope, using the dedicated generator trigger signals, allowing the scope to trigger on the start of the generated signal, on each new period or on the end of the generated signal.

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Unlimited zoom

When measuring at high sample rates, a long record length is a must, otherwise the acquisition buffer is full before the signal is measured. Therefore, our Handyscopes can have up to 256 MSamples record length per channel.

To view all that data conveniently and yet being able to see all details of the signals, the Multi Channel oscilloscope software scope, spectrum analyzer and data logger support sophisticated signal drawing routines with unlimited zooming capabilities. The full signal can be shown on any display size, without loss of information. Yet, you can zoom in to any required level, to see the finest details in the signals. Zooming factors of 1 million of even more are no problem, you can zoom in far beyond sample level.

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High detail spectrum analyzer

The high detail Multi Channel oscilloscope software spectrum analyzer takes full benefit of the deep memory of the high resolution USB Handyscopes. Not only gives the deep memory an incredible low resolution bandwidth of just 7.45 Hz at a frequency span of 500 MHz, it also gives a vertical dynamic range of 140 dB. The fast and powerful FFT routines with many user selectable window functions allow you to see the smallest frequency components in your signals.

The multi display option of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software spectrum analyzer allows viewing multiple parts of the spectrum at the same time, giving a better understanding of the signals that are analyzed.

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Models

The WiFiScope WS6 DIFF is available in 3 different base models:

Available options for the WiFiScope WS5 are:

  • XM: With the extended memory option, 32 MSamples memory per channel is available. Without this option, the models have 128 KSamples memory per channel.

  • S: With the SureConnect option, connection test is available on all channels.

  • W5: With the extended warranty option, warranty is five years on parts and labor (probes and/or measure leads and/or batteries excluded).
    Without this option, the models have two years warranty on parts and labor (probes and/or measure leads and/or batteries excluded).
    Warranty on batteries is 6 months.

 

Package Contents

The WiFiScope WS5 is delivered with:

 

Downloads

Several downloads for the WiFiScope WS5 are listed below, including Multi Channel oscilloscope software, drivers and manuals.

Driver & Software

Manuals & Documents

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Interfacing the WiFiScope WS6 with third party software and developing own software requires the LibTiePie Software Development Kit.