SL1000 "PC-BASED" Data Acquisition Unit

High performance, industrial-grade PC-Controlled acquisition unit


  • Fast Acquisition
    • Up to 100 MS/s on all channels (10 ns sampling interval)
    • New 100 MS/s 12-Bit 1 kV¹ isolation module with 20 MHz bandwidth
    • Supports parallel testing: Perform measurements with up to four simultaneously independent sample rates
  • Fast Transfer and Storage
    • Stream data to PC via high speed USB 2.0 or 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
    • Real time display on a PC (GIGAZoom engine)
    • Stream data to a PC hard disk or the SL1000’s internal hard disk² in real time
      (at speeds of 1.6 MS/s = 100 kS/s x 16ch)³
||||| [+] More Features
  • Easy to use
    • Easy to use Standard Acquisition Software
    • Quick and Intuitive operation means that you can start measuring immediately
    • Setup Wizard guides you through detailed settings
  • Can operate "Standalone"
    • Store data directly on the SL1000
  • Wide Library of Plug-In Modules
    • Eight module slots are available in each unit
    • Select from twelve different plug-in modules
||||| [+] Option and Applications


  • Internal 40 GB hard drive (/HD1) option
  • Ethernet Interface (/C10) option
  • Probe power (4-output) (/P4) option


  • Oil rigs, Control rooms, switchgear panel applications, boats or when visibility and readability is of prime importance
  • Ideal for adverse (dusty) environments
  • Rugged Movement ideal for rough environments


The Yokogawa SL1000 is a high powered PC-based data logger, providing high speed acquisition of up to 100 MS/s on all channels. The SL1000 is well suited for electronic and mechatronic applications as it does not sacrifice noise immunity, signal conditioning, hardware integrity and accuracy as other PC based platforms do. This high speed system is not burdened by independent, isolated channel hardware and does not compromise in bit resolution, memory depth or streaming performance.

The SL1000 is a modular system that has 8 slots that can accept up to 12 different modules, providing 16 channels of captured data and the flexibility to customize the SL1000 to specific applications. The SL1000 can be used as a "standalone" unit or be connected and synchronized with up to 8 other SL1000 units providing up to 128 channels of data acquisition.

  • Literature
  • Specifications
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Accessories
Model: Yokogawa SL1000 Data Acquisition Units
Main Unit 720120
Input format Plug-in module (A/D converters built in to each unit)
Number of slots: 8 slots available
Max number of channels: 16
Maximum sample rate 100 MS/s on all channels
Max. recording length: 50 MW/ch (trigger mode: Single, measuring on 1 module, 2 channels)
Build-in hard disk 40 GB (with /HD1 option)
Maximum speed for saving in real time
Build-in hard disk: 1.6 MS/s (=100 kS/s × 16ch, with /HD1 option)
Signal I/O: External clock input: BNC x 1
External trigger input: BNC x 1
Trigger output: BNC x
Alarm output: Screw-less terminal x 1
GO/NO-GO output: Screw-less terminal x 1
REMOTE input: Screw-less terminal x 1
Probe power terminal: Supplies up to 4 probes (with /P4 option)
Main Specifications (Acquisition Software Standard with unit)
Plug and Play: Auto-recognition of units and modules
Measurement modes: Freerun and triggered
ACQ mode: Normal, envelope, and box average
Clock sources: Internal and external
Measurement groups: Up to 4 groups definable with independent sample rates
Trigger sources: CH1-CH16, LINE, Time, and External
Save conditions: Manual operation, or based on time, or alarms
Other save functions: Manual save (file division), specify no. of saves, and save all data in memory
Save simultaneously to PC’s hard disk and SL1000’s internal hard disk
(with /HD1 option)
Save format: Binary data files (original, *.wdf)
Waveform monitor: Trend display
(displays measured waveforms of different sample rates simultaneously)
and instantaneous value displays (digital, bar graph, meter, and thermometer)
Display groups: Up to 4 display groups
Other display functions: History waveform, arbitrary axis divisions, and horizontal axis scaling + specifiable units (ext. clock)
Waveform Analysis Cursor and parameter measurement
Offline waveform computation (with /XV1 option)
Maximum no. of Waveforms displayed: 10 waveforms (Math1 to Math 10) Offline waveform computation (with /XV1 option)
MATH Functions: +, -, ×, /, trigonometry, differentiation/integration, FFT, and others Alarms Channel (alarm display and alarm history analysis) system, and alarm output
Alarms: Channel (alarm display and alarm history analysis) system, and alarm output
GO/NO-GO determination: Waveform parameter judgment and judgment output
Motor evaluation Torque, A / B / Z phase signal inputs (/MTR), 6 inputs, & motor evaluation (opt.)
System Requirements:
OS: Windows 2000 (SP4 or later)/Windows XP (SP2 or later)
CPU: Pentium 4, 2 GHz or faster (3.2 GHz or faster recommended)
Memory: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk: 500 MB or more of free space (40 GB or more recommended)
Power supply: 100-120 VAC/220-240 VAC 50/60 Hz (switches automatically)
Power consumption: 300 VA max (including modules)
Operating Temperature: 5 to 40°C, 20 to 85% RH
Dimensions: 319 mm (W) × 154 mm (H) × 350 mm (D), excluding protrusions
Weight: Approx. 6 kg (SL1000 main unit only)

High-Speed Capture

In the pursuit of isolated high-speed waveform measurement, Yokogawa has achieved a maximum sample rate of 100 MS/s (10 ns sampling interval). The SL1000 can accurately
capture high-speed and high-voltage phenomena by using the newly developed 100 MS/s 12- Bit 20 MHz frequency range 1-kV* Isolation Module (model 720210).
Furthermore, you can combine modules that support measurements of a variety of signals, giving you solutions for an extensive range of applications.

  • Saving Data over Long Periods of Time
    Data can be saved to the SL1000’s internal acquisition memory over long durations, or it can also be streamed in real-time to a PC hard disk or
    the SL1000’s internal hard disk
  • Supports parallel testing
    Perform measurements with up to four simultaneously independent sample rates. The amount of data saved on hard disk can be reduced by optimizing the sample rate for the
    DUT on a module by module basis
  • High-Speed Data Transfer & GIGAZoom Function for Instantaneous Full-Length Display of Large Quantities of Data
    You can transfer data to PCs at high speed via USB 2.0 or Ethernet 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet. The SL1000’s high-speed data compression engine (GIGAZoom engine) displays
    waveforms on the PC in real time. It offers the same display updating and zooming performance as standalone measuring instruments, even with massive amounts of data at high
    sample rates
  • Real Time Saving to Hard Disk
    Continuously measured data can be saved in real time to a PC hard disk and/or the SL1000’s internal hard disk*1. File names are assigned
    automatically, freeing you from time consuming file operations. Data can be saved simultaneously– and in real time–to both the PC’s and
    SL1000’s hard disks*1. This bolsters the reliability of your data storage system, protecting your vital data. You can access the SL1000’s
    internal hard disk*1 with Xviewer waveform viewer software (comes standard), or through an FTP client over Ethernet
  • Settings for the Hard Disk Recording Function
    By specifying recording criteria, you can efficiently and automatically record only the data you need to the hard disk. Just specify the
    recording destination, recording start and stop conditions, conditions for repeating recording, and other criteria. With free run measurement,
    the specifiable parameters for the recording start condition are immediate, time, and alarm; for the recording stop condition, the
    parameters are continuous, time, recording time, and alarm; and for the repeating condition, recording interval and number of recordings*.
    With triggered measurement, measured data is recorded upon each trigger. You can also manually save data from the SL1000’s internal acquisition memory to PC hard disk.

Intuitive, User-Friendly Acquisition Software

Xviewer Waveform Viewer Software (1 License of the Standard Version of Xviewer is bundled with each SL1000Data Acquisition Unit)

  • Setup Wizard Makes It Easy to Setup
    The Wizard automatically recognizes any connected SL1000 and its’ plug-in modules. Just click the Start button to start measuring right away–no complicated settings to
    enter. The four screens of the Setup Wizard guide you easily through detailed settings for configuring the system, measuring, saving and displaying. Of course, you can
    save and recall your settings at any time
  • Individual Sample Rates for Each Measurement Channel Group
    Up to four groups of measurement channels can be defined with
    individual measurement conditions and display settings. Even
    waveforms from groups with different sample rates can be displayed
    in the same window.
  • Easy Tabular Setup Screens
    Measurement conditions and channel display settings can be viewed and set easily using a tabular format. Use drag and drop shortcuts to quickly setup multiple channels
  • Real Time Waveform Display and Analysis
    You can display a zoomed portion of the waveform simultaneously with the overall waveform during triggered measurement. Even during
    live recording, you can use the display hold* to review past data. You can also perform cursor measurements or automated measurement
    of waveform parameters (up to 26 during triggered measurement) in real time.
  • Offline Waveform Display & Data Conversion
    Waveform data saved to hard disk can be manipulated on the PC in the same manner as in real time for waveform display, cursor
    measurement, automated measurement of waveform parameters, and X-Y display. Additionally, you can input comments anywhere in
    the displayed waveform window for printing. Waveform data can also be converted to CSV or Excel formats for use in spreadsheet programs
  • Offline Waveform Computation (with the /XV1 Option)
    You can define and display up to ten computed waveforms. In addition to basic arithmetic operations, you can use a variety of other functions in your definitions such as trigonometric functions, derivatives and integrals, pulse width computations, and FFTs


High precision, wide-range, fast-sampling and simultaneous harmonic measurement

  • Observation of Inverter Switching Waveforms
    Inverter switching waveforms can be observed using the newly developed High-Speed 100 MS/s 12-Bit Isolation Module, offering more accurate waveform capture
  • Surge Waveform Recording & Power Monitoring
    You can observe and record waveforms of noise (surge) that is imposed upon power supply and signal lines when the power switch is turned ON and OFF, or
    due to lightning and other external events. Taking advantage of the SL1000’s high speed, high resolution, isolation, and standalone characteristics,
    you can check and automatically record voltage waveforms during monitoring and surge immunity testing
  • Acquisition of Explosion and Combustion Data
    The SL1000 has the high speed and high resolution required for use in the performance evaluation of rockets, air bags, and other combustion-related
    applications. Measured data can also be saved to both the PC’s hard disk and the SL1000’s internal hard disk. This bolsters the reliability of your data
    storage system. Standalone measurement or remote data acquisition via Ethernet is also possible
  • *****Standalone Operation
    Once settings are entered, the SL1000 can be used "standalone".
    You can start and stop measurement and recording by using the START/STOP key on the SL1000 or by using the REMOTE input. The
    instrument includes a convenient LCD for display during standalone use. The LCD shows you the system status, module status, communication parameters, and other information
  1. 720210- High-speed 100 MS/s 12-Bit Isolation Module
  2. 701250 – High-Speed 10 MS/s, 12-Bit Isolation Module
  3. 701251 – High-Speed 1 MS/s, 16-Bit Isolation Module
  4. 701255 – High-Speed 10 MS/s, 12-Bit Non-Isolation Module
  5. 701260 – High-Voltage 100 kS/s, 16-Bit Isolation Module
Temp. Volts
  1. 701261 – Universal (Voltage/ Temp.) Module
  2. 701262 – Universal (Voltage/ Temp.) Module with AAF
  3. 701265 – Temperature, High Precision Voltage Isolation Module
  1. 701270 – Strain Module (NDIS)
  2. 701271 – Strain Module (DSUB, Shunt-Cal)
  1. 701275 – Acceleration/Voltage Module (with AAF)
  1. 701280 – Frequency Module
  Model Sample Rate Res.   Ch Max. V Acc
Volts High speed · High voltage · Isolated
•720210 100 MS/s 12-Bit 20 MHz 2 1000 V*2
200 V*3
High noise immunity
• 701250 10 MS/s 12-Bit 3 MHz 2 600 V*2
250 V*3
High sensitivity range (1mV/div), low noise(±100 μV typ.), and high noise immunity
• 701251 1 MS/s 16-Bit 300 kHz 2 600 V*2
140 V*3
Non-isolation version of model 701250
• 701255 10 MS/s 12-Bit 3 MHz 2 600 V*4
250 V*3
with RMS, and high noise immunity
• 701260 100 kS/s 16-Bit 40 kHz 2 1000 V*2
850 V*3
Thermocouple (K, E, J, T, L, U, N, R, S, B, W, iron-doped gold/chromel)
• 701261 100 kS/s (V),
500 S/s (Temp)
16-Bit (V),
0.1: (Temp)
40 kHz (V),
100 Hz (Temp)
2 42 V ±0.25% (V)
Thermocouple (K, E, J, T, L, U, N, R, S, B, W, iron-doped gold/chromel), with AAF
• 701262 100 kS/s (V),
500 S/s (Temp)
16-Bit (V),
0.1: (Temp)
40 kHz (V),
100 Hz (Temp)
2 42 V ±0.25% (V)
Thermocouple (K, E, J, T, L, U, N, R, S, B, W, iron-doped gold/chromel), high sensitivity range
(0.1mV/div), and low noise (±4 μV typ.)
• 701265 500 S/s (V),
500 S/s (Temp)
16-Bit (V),
0.1: (Temp)
100 Hz 2 42 V ±0.08 (V)
Strain Supports strain NDIS, 2, 5, 10 V built-in bridge power supply
• 701270 100 kS/s 16-Bit 20 kHz 2 10 V ±0.5% (Strain)
Supports strain DSUB, 2, 5, 10 V built-in bridge power supply, and shunt CAL
• 701271 100 kS/s 16-Bit 20 kHz 2 10 V ±0.5% (Strain)
Supports built-in amp type acceleration sensors (4 mA/22 V) Acceleration/Voltage Module (with AAF)
• 701275 100 kS/s 16-Bit 40 kHz 2 42 V ±0.25% (V)
±0.5% (Acc.)
Hz Measurement frequency of 0.01 Hz to 200 kHz, Measured parameters (frequency, rpm, period,
duty, power supply frequency, distance, speed)
• 701280 25 kS/s 16-Bit res. 50 ns 2 420 V*2
42 V*3
±0.1% (Hz)
*1: Probes are not included with any modules.
*2: In combination with 10:1 probe model 700929
*3: Direct input
*4: In combination with 10:1 probe model 701940
  • Power cable
  • Acquisition Software, Xviewer (701992)(CD-ROM)
  • User’s manuals (one set)
  • Cover panels (for blank module slots)
  • Rubber feet (two per set)
  • Soft case (for storing accessories)
10:1 Probe
arrow 700929 — 10:1 Probe (for Isolated BNC Input) —1000 Vrms-CAT II 10:1 Probe
Current Probes
arrow 701930 — DC to 10 MHz bandwidth, 150 Arms — Current probe Bandwidth: DC to 10 MHz (-3dB)
arrow 701931 —DC to 2 MHz bandwidth, 500 Arms — Current probe Bandwidth: DC to 2 MHz (-3dB)
arrow 701933 — DC to 50 MHz BW, 30 Arms — Current probe Bandwidth: DC to 2/10/50/100 MHz; current measurement: Max 30/150/500 A
1 MΩ BNC inputs without the need for an external amplifier
1:1 BNC Adapter and Accessories
arrow 701901 — 1:1 Safety BNC Adapter Lead — Adapter 1000 Vrms-CAT II
701959 — Safety Mini-clip (Hook Type) — 1 set each of red and black 1000 Vrms-CAT II
701954 — Large Alligator-Clip (Dolphin type) — 1 set each of red and black 1000 Vrms-CAT II
758929 —Alligator Clip Adaptor Set — 1 set each of red and black 1000 Vrms-CAT I (Rated Voltage 1000V)I
758922 — Alligator Clip Adaptor Set — 1 set each of red and black 300 Vrms-CAT II, (Rated Voltage 300V)
758921 — Fork Terminal Adaptor Set — 1 set each of red and black 1000 Vrms-CAT II
366926 — 1:1 BNC-Alligator Cable — 1 meter length Non-isolated 42 V or less
366961 — 1:1 BNC-Alligator Cable — 1.2 meter length Non-isolated 42 V or less>
758924 — BNC Conversion Adaptor 500 Vrms-CAT II
Safety BNC-BNC Cable
701902 — Safety BNC-BNC Cable — 1 meter length 1000 Vrms-CAT II (BNC-BNC)
701903 — Safety BNC-BNC Cable — 1.2 meter length 1000 Vrms-CAT II (BNC-BNC)
Safety BNC-BNC Cable
438920 — Shunt Resistor for Clamped Input Terminal 250 Ω ±0.1%
438921 — Shunt Resistor for Clamped Input Terminal 100 Ω ±0.1%
438922 — Shunt Resistor for Clamped Input Terminal 10 Ω ±0.1%
Probe Power Supply
arrow 701934 —Non-isolated 600 Vpk — External probe power supply Large current output – 4 outputs
Passive Probes
arrow 701940 —Non-isolated 600 Vpk — (701255)(10:1)
600 Vpk
Bridge Head Probes
arrow 701955 —(NDIS, 120 Ω)—Bridge Head Probe Bridge resistance: 120Ω
arrow 701956 —(NDIS, 350Ω)—Bridge Head Probe Bridge resistance: 350Ω
arrow 701957 —(Dsub, 120 Ω)—Bridge Head Pro bee D-sub cable (5 m) included. Supports Shunt-Cal.
arrow 701958 —(Dsub, 120 Ω)—Bridge Head Probe D-sub cable (5 m) included. Supports Shunt-Cal.
arrow 701992 —Xviewer— For SL1000 series Software