Whether you are performing routine maintenance and calibration, or
troubleshooting te hardest to solve problems like intermittent failures
or sources of unwanted noise, the Fluke 196C Color Scopemeter has all
the tools needed to get the job done.
With 100 MHz bandwidth, up
to 1.0 GS/s real-time sampling rate, 27500 points memory for high
resolution waveform per input they’re ideal for engineers who need the
full capabilities of a high-performance oscilloscope in a handheld,
battery powered instrument. This model has a high resolution color display that has a fast update
rate, waveform pass/fail testing and a digital persistence mode -
making the analysis of complex and dynamic signals that much easier.
- Dual-input - 100 MHz bandwidth
- Up to 1.0 GS/s real-time sampling per input
- High waveform resolution of 3,000 datapoints per channel
and advanced triggering functions - Connect-and-View™, pulse width,
dual slope and n-cycle for synchronizing on specific wafeform details
- Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) for frequency domain, spectrum display of signal harmonics or fidelity.
- Digital Persistence for analyzing complex dynamic waveforms like on an analog scope
- Fast display update rate for seeing dynamic behavior instantaneously
- Automatic capture and replay of 100 screens
- 27,500 points per input record length using ScopeRecord™ mode
- TrendPlot™ paperless chart recorder for trend analysis up to 22 days
- Up to 1000 V independently floating isolated inputs
- Waveform reference for visual comparisons and automatic pass/fail testing of waveforms
- Vpwm function for motor drive and frequency inverter applications.
- 1000 V CAT II and 600 V CAT III safety certified
- Four hours rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack
Software comes with the Fluke 196C/S Color ScopeMeter
For advanced capabilities see the Fluke 199C Color ScopeMeter
Other models are the Fluke 199B; Fluke 196B; Fluke 192B
- Fluke BC190 Battery Charger/Line Voltage adapter
- Fluke BP190 NiMH Battery Pack
- Getting started booklet
- User manual (CD-ROM)
- Fluke TL75 Hard Point Test Lead Set
- Fluke VPS200-G Voltage Probe (200 MHz, 10:1), Grey
- Fluke VPS200-R Voltage Probe (200 MHz, 10:1), Red
See what’s really happening
With a maximum real-time sampling rate
of 1.0 GS/s per input, you can see what really happens, with 400 ps
resolution. Both inputs have their own digitizer, so you can
simultaneously acquire two waveforms and analyze them with the highest
resolution and detail. If an anomaly flashes by on the screen, just
press the Replay button to see it again. And thanks to the wider
screen, you will always see a 12 divisions time-window – giving a far
better overview of what’s happening both before and after the trigger
Deeper waveform acquisition memory (NEW)
High sampling rate gives you the required resolution for detailed signal analysis
The waveform memory of all oscilloscopes
in the Fluke 196C Series has been enlarged to allow as many as
3000 samples per channel to be acquired. This is 1800 samples more than
before, giving much greater waveform resolution. You can use the ZOOM
function to find tiny details in a long waveform, for example, the
color burst in a video signal or a single impulse in a complex
data-stream. All models also allow the high-resolution waveforms to be
transferred to a PC for later detailed analysis using FlukeView
Easier identification of traces, everywhere
Thanks to the deeper memory, very small parts of the waveform can be studied in full detail using ‘zoom’.
The full-color display makes
identification of individual waveforms easier, particularly when
displaying large amplitude or multiple overlapping waveforms on screen.
On-screen color labels, measurements and warnings are clearly linked to
specific waveforms. The bright, high contrast display allows for clear
reading under varying light conditions. And still a 4 hour battery
operation time is assured!
See dynamic signal behavior instantaneously
Color traces and the high contrast display make signal identification easy
The Digital Persistence uses multiple
intensity levels and user selectable decay time -it’s as if you’re
looking at the display of an analog, real time oscilloscope! The fast
display update rate that’s a standard on all models reveals signal
changes instantaneously, useful for instance when making adjustments to
a system under test.
Advanced trigger modes
Digital persistence mode gives analog scope like display of complex and modulated signals
A wide choice of automatic and manual
trigger modes gives you the flexibility to capture just about any
signal you’ll encounter. Connect-and-View™ triggering is ideal for fast
and easy checking of multiple test-points. The manual modes include
time delay, video and pulse-width triggering. A fully isolated external
trigger input is included for troubleshooting time relationships
between two input signals synchronized to a third signal.
Pulse width triggering allows you to find anomalies like missing pulses
Two new modes – ‘n-cycle triggering’ and
‘dual-slope triggering’ – have been added to the Fluke 196C to
help you isolate the phenomena of interest. N-cycle triggering ensures
you get a stable ‘live’ image of a signal, for example, in frequency
dividers and clocked (synchronous) digital systems, or to synchronize
on bursts of pulses. Dual-slope triggering enables the oscilloscopes to
trigger on both rising and falling edges alike.
This means that any edge in the signal
will act as trigger event and initiate a new waveform acquisition, a
most useful capability when making eye-patterns from digital
data-streams, or in conjunction with single-shot phenomena.
Automatic capture and replay of 100 screens
Dual-slope triggering used to capture the eyepattern on a digital datastream.
Scope users know how frustrating it is
to see a one-time anomaly flash by, never to be seen again. Not with
the ScopeMeter 196. Now you can look back in time with a touch
of the replay button. In normal use, the instrument continuously
memorizes the last 100 screens. Each time a new screen is acquired, the
oldest is discarded. At any moment you can “freeze” the last 100
screens and scroll through picture-by-picture or replay as a ‘live’
animation. Cursors can be used for further analysis. Or you can use the
advanced trigger capabilities to capture up to 100 specific events. Two
sets of 100 captured screens with individual time stamps can be stored
for later recall or download to a PC.
Deep memory for high-resolution ScopeRecord™
The ScopeRecord memory stores 27,500
points per input or more, for high resolution recording of events up to
48 hours, and captures fast intermit-tents and glitches as short as 50
ns. This continuous roll mode stores, for example, events like motion
profiles, UPS-, power supply- and motor start-ups. All models also have
a ‘Stop-on-Trigger’ in the ScopeRecord mode. This allows the ScopeMeter
to store waveform data until the instrument is triggered or until a
repetitive trigger signal is interrupted. This way, the instrument
will, for example, automatically recognize a power failure and store
the waveform data preceding it. And with 100 x zoom, you can look at
the smallest details, like individual power cycles. Two of these 27,500
point recordings can be stored for later analysis.
Measure from mV to kV – fully isolated and safely!
Use the 27,500 points memory of the ScopeRecord mode and zoom in for maximum detail
The ScopeMeter 196C have three
independently floating isolated inputs. While conventional
oscilloscopes can only make measurements referenced to the line power
ground, measurements on each of the Fluke ScopeMeter 196C inputs
can be referenced to a different "low" level. This enables measurements
in mixed circuits having different ground references, and also
eliminates the risk of accidental ground short circuits. All inputs are
safety certified for measurements in 1000 V CAT II and 600 V CAT III
environments. And the standard probes cover a wide application range
from mV to kV, making the ScopeMeter 196C ideal for
micro-electronics to electrical power applications.
Use Vpwm and measure effective voltage on motor drive and frequency inverter outputs
For analysis of waveforms, ScopeRecord
and TrendPlot recordings, the ScopeMeter 190 Series feature 30
automatic measurements, plus cursors, zoom and a real-time clock. The
analysis can be made directly or later when back in the office. Up to 2
recordings and 10 scope screens can be stored for analysis, print-out
or download to a PC.
Frequency Spectrum Analysis (NEW)
A wide variety of measurements can be made on either Channel A or B
All 196C Color ScopeMeters now include
Frequency Spectrum Analysis functionality based on Fast Fourier
Transformation (FFT) analysis as a standard feature. This makes it
possible for you to identify the individual frequency components
contained in a signal. The spectrum analysis function is also handy to
reveal the effects of vibration, signal interference or crosstalk. An
automatic window function assures optimal windowing, although you may
manually select your preferred time window.
Waveform Pass / Fail Testing
Frequency Spectrum shows an overview of frequencies contained in a signal.
‘Waveform reference’ allows an acquired
trace to be stored and designated ‘reference trace’ for visual
comparisons, or it can be used as the reference for automatic ‘Pass /
Fail’ testing. Up to 100 individually matching (‘Pass’) or
non-matching (‘Fail’) waveforms can be stored in the replay memory,
allowing you to monitor your system’s behavior over a long period of
time, without the need for you to attend!
Cursor-limited automatic measurement (NEW)
Pass/Fail testing of actual signal against a reference template
Automatic power and Vrms-measurements
can now be performed on a specific, user identified portion of the
waveform using the cursors of the Fluke 196C to define the time-window
of interest. In this way, the Color ScopeMeter can measure the power
within a specified time span, or the rms-value of a voltage during a
dedicated period of time.
and there is more
The rms-value of the noise is measured on the part of the waveform enclosed by the cursors.
gain on channel A helps you compare signals on the two inputs. All
inputs are safety certified for measurements in 1000 V CAT II and 600 V
- The Vpwm measurement is for measuring the effective RMS output voltage of variable speed motor drives and frequency inverters.
high-sensitivity setting of 2 mV/div allows for measurements on
low-level signals, that are hard to make with the average oscilloscope.
applications: For use on Medical Imaging Equipment and on
High-Resolution Video systems, an optional instrument configuration is
available for the Fluke 196C that supports measurement.
Use TrendPlot™ to help find intermittents, fast
The toughest faults to find are those
that happen only once in a while: intermittents. They can be caused by
bad connections, dust, dirt, corrosion or simply broken wiring or
connectors. You may not be around to see it - your Fluke ScopeMeter
will. In this "paperless recorder" mode, you can plot the minimum and
maximum peak values and average over time - up to 22 days. The two
inputs can plot any combination of voltage, current, temperature,
frequency and phase - with time and date stamp -to help lead you to the
cause of those faults quickly.
Cursors and zoom help you analyze the captured TrendPlot
|Software comes with the Fluke 196CS Color ScopeMeter with SCC190
kit helps you get more out of your ScopeMeter by:
- Documenting: Transfer screens, waveforms, and measurement data
from the ScopeMeter to your PC for printing, or to import data to other
- Archiving: Store and retrieve waveforms with text annotations and create your own library for easy reference and comparison.
Gather valuable measurement data and enable cursor measurements to
reveal relationships and conditions. Extended recording of up to four
user-selected measurements help you monitor and analyze slow moving
signals and related events. Upload waveforms to the PC and use cursors
for detailed measurements. Perform waveform analysis, including
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