TiePie engineering 2 Channel Oscilloscope with signal generator
1000 Million samples measured per second for only plus GST!
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The HS 805 is at the extreme range of digital oscilloscopes. It's measurement and signal generator speed is un paralelled. Some will say 'too fast for automotive'. I could agree, as seldom such extreme speeds (1GS/sec) are neccesary. The ATS range of scopes (ATS 5000 & 5004d) are currently more than adequate at 50 MS/sec. However always an eye needs to be kept on the future. With the HS805 has TiePie with GMTO proven to be an absolute front runner and industry leader in the automotive oscilloscope market.
What does 1GS/sec mean?
1GS/sec means 1 giga samples per second. Which means in laymans terms that the scope's input checks what the voltage level is 1000 million times per second. These measurements will be plotted on a computer screen and joined with lines (interpolation). As with any measurements, the more samples you take the more precise the result. In dual channel mode the processor's speed drops to 500 million samples per second.
What is a recording buffer?
A recording buffer is the amount of measurements which can be held in the scope's own memory before it sends it via the USB cable to the computer or laptop in block mode. The HS805 can hold 32 million measurement points in its memory / processor, which is also extreme. Not one detail of a signal needs to be missed anymore! Even USB 2 signals can be measured and processed. This means that also the fastest (future) CAN data bus signals can be recorded and analysed.
What is the difference between oscilloscope and Transient recorder?
The HS 805 can be set up as an oscilloscope, which means it will measure at high speed, collect the data in its on board recording buffer, once the buffer is full it will send the data to the PC. This will allow the highest possible measurement speeds, but the measurement "blocks" will have small gaps in between. There for a large buffer is best, to span as wide as possible.
The HS 805 can also be set up as a transient recorder, the transient recorder will stream data to the PC continuously. The data transfer rate and therefor the measurement speed is limited by the communication speed between the scope and PC and the PC internal data processing speed. A slower measurement speed means missed samples and a less precise signal.
Multiple scopes, what is the point?
It is possible to connect the HS805 to a laptop/PC together with one of the following instruments:
Tiepie HS 3 series
Tiepie HS 4 series
GMTO ATS 5000
GMTO ATS 5004d
This combination allows the user to create in a case of an ATS 5000 and HS805 combination a 4 channel scope with 2 signal generators. Or in case of an ATS 5004d in combination with an HS 805 a 6 channel scope with 1 signal generator.
Or the ultimate a combination of the ATS 5000, ATS 5004d and HS805 to create an eight channel scope with 2 signal generators! (EXTREME)
Direct voltage input of the HS 805 is 80 Volts, so what?
What is the point of an 80 V direct input, some scopes have less and some seem to have more, what is the importance?
The ATS range and HS range of scopes have a direct input converter of 80 Volts, which means no attenuators need to be used up to 80 Volts. This makes it ideal for automotive use and fast signals combined as attenuators distort fast signals. On fast signals above 80V an attenuator needs to be used, but the severety of the distortion must now be taken into account.
Most scopes have a 20V max direct input or some even a 50V max direct input, which makes them inmediately unable to measure most automotive signals, as an attenuator has to be used for higher voltages.
Scope of supply
The Scope comes with
2 shielded automotive measurement leads with 2 hirschmann probes and 2 aligator clips.
2 attenuator leads (for high voltage slow signals),
A USB lead,
A 12/5 V power supply (must be used!).
It should be noted that the HS805 does not work in conjunction with the ATIS software, so it requires an experienced and trained scope user to set-up the tool and to recognise the patterns to be good or faulty.
The HS 805 in conjuction with a laptop
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