ScopeCorder Firmware adds direct MATLAB File SavingJuly 01, 2015 by EE Power Editorial
Yokogawa has released firmware Version 3.20 for the DL850 ScopeCorder series of instruments, which combine the features of a high-speed oscilloscope and
Yokogawa has released firmware Version 3.20 for the DL850 ScopeCorder series of instruments, which combine the features of a high-speed oscilloscope and those of a traditional data acquisition recorder in a single, portable instrument.
A key feature of the new firmware is direct file saving into the Math-works MATLAB® data analysis and visualisation environment, offering users quicker and easier import of measurement data. By supporting MATLAB’s .MAT file format on the ScopeCorder, the measurement results can be conveniently imported into MATLAB more speedily and with smaller file size. The .MAT file format on the ScopeCorder is compatible with Level 5 MAT-files, the latest file format from MATLAB. Other new features include support of an external USB printer for printing on long rolls of paper, and a “sure delete” function for erasing data from the ScopeCorder’s hard disk drive where this is required for security reasons.
In order to support customers that require direct printout of measurement data, such as users of Yokogawa’s earlier SL1400 and OR1400 recorders, the new firmware enables the DL850 ScopeCorder to reprint measurement results on A4 size roll paper using a Brother PJ623/PJ663 USB printer. Typical customers requiring this facility are found in nuclear power stations and marine applications.
The Version 3.20 firmware also enables the measurement data in the internal storage devices of the ScopeCorder to be deleted completely before leaving a test site. This scenario is sometimes required for security reasons in applications such as government research or in companies working on confidential projects.