DATA PLATFORM
GL7000
Quick Start Guide
GL7000-UM-852
Thank you very much for buying the DATA PLATFORM GL7000. This quick
manual provides easy to understand instructions for the basic operations.
For detailed instructions, see the instruction manual on the CD-ROM (PDF
format) attached to every module.
Confirmation of the exterior
After unpacking, confirm that there are no problems (scratches and dirt) on the exterior before use.
In OTHER menu, set AC line frequency (50Hz or 60Hz).
This affects the noise removal.
Confirmation of the attached items
・ Quick start guide: 1
・ CD-ROM: 1
・ AC power cord : 1
Setting and confirming the AC line frequency
(When using Voltage/Temperature Module(GL7-M)
Table of Contents
1. GL7000 operating precautions............................................................................................................................................4
1-1. CE marked equipment precautions......................................................................................................................4
1-2. Point of use precautions.......................................................................................................................................4
1-3. Precautions for maximum input voltage...............................................................................................................4
1-4. Precautions for module installation/removal.........................................................................................................4
1-5. Installation space..................................................................................................................................................4
1-6. Warming up..........................................................................................................................................................4
2. Part Names.........................................................................................................................................................................5
2-1. Front view.............................................................................................................................................................5
2-2. Side view..............................................................................................................................................................5
2-3. Voltage Module (optional).....................................................................................................................................6
2-4. Display Module (optional).....................................................................................................................................6
2-5. SSD Module.........................................................................................................................................................6
3. Usage position....................................................................................................................................................................7
3-1. Standard main module only.................................................................................................................................7
3-2. Installing the Display Module (optional)................................................................................................................7
4. How to connect the various items to the GL7000...............................................................................................................8
4-1. Connecting the AC power cord........................................................................................................................................8
4-2. Connecting to the GND terminal......................................................................................................................................8
5. How to install the modules to GL7000................................................................................................................................9
6. GL-Connection software
6-1. Necessary requirements.....................................................................................................................................10
6-2. Installing the USB driver.....................................................................................................................................10
6-3. Installing the GL-Connection..............................................................................................................................10
6-4. Connecting between GL7000 and PC................................................................................................................11
6-5. GL7000 Interface Settings..................................................................................................................................11
6-5-1. When using USB connection....................................................................................................................11
6-5-2. When using LAN connection....................................................................................................................11
6-6. Starting the GL-Connection................................................................................................................................12
6-7. Connecting the GL-Connection..........................................................................................................................13
6-7-1. How to connect.........................................................................................................................................13
6-7-2. How to disconnect....................................................................................................................................13
6-8. Description of MAIN screen in GL-Connection...................................................................................................14
6-9. SETTING screen in GL-Connection...................................................................................................................15
6-9-1. Main menu................................................................................................................................................15
6-9-2. Setting the amplifier..................................................................................................................................15
6-9-3. Setting the data.........................................................................................................................................15
6-10. Recording of GL-Connection............................................................................................................................16
6-10-1. Recording start button..............................................................................................................................16
6-10-2. Compressed file.......................................................................................................................................16
6-10-3. Status display...........................................................................................................................................16
6-10-4. Playback of data file during recording......................................................................................................16
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6-11. Recording stop on GL-Connection.............................................................................................................16
6-12. Playback on GL-Connection......................................................................................................................17
7. Display Module ................................................................................................................................................................18
7-1. Screen operating instructions.............................................................................................................................18
7-2. Touch-screen operations....................................................................................................................................19
7-2-1. Pressing a button......................................................................................................................................19
7-2-2. Selecting an item......................................................................................................................................19
7-2-3. Moving the slide bar..................................................................................................................................19
7-3. Description of the operation keys.......................................................................................................................20
7-4. Description of the HOME screen........................................................................................................................21
8. Specifications....................................................................................................................................................................22
8-1. Standard specifications......................................................................................................................................22
8-2. External input/output function.............................................................................................................................22
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1.GL7000 operating precautions
1-1. CE marked equipment precautions
This instrument conforms to the EN61326-1 Class A based on the EMC Directive (2004/108/
EC). Further, it also conforms to the EN61010-1 based on the LV Directive (2006/95/EC).
This instrument follows the above standards, but when using it, follow the precautions in the
instructions manual (PDF) found on the attached CD-ROM and use it correctly. Furthermore,
because there is a possibility of breakdown and of the protection of safety measures having
no effect if the device has been used in the wrong way, confirm the operating precautions and
use it correctly.
1-2. Point of use precautions
Do not use this instrument in places like the ones mentioned below.
・ Places causing high temperatures or high humidity, like direct sunlight and heaters.
・ Places exposed to salty air and places with lots of corrosive gas, as well as places with an
organic solvent atmosphere.
・ Places where surge voltage and jamming, such as lightning and electrical furnaces etc., easily enter.
・ Places with lots of dust.
・ Places where there are lots of vibrations and shocks.
1-3. Precautions for maximum input voltage
Because every Amplifier Module has a specified maximum voltage input, do not hook up
the device even for an instant if the voltage exceeds the specification. For details, see the
instructions attached with every module.
1-4. Precautions for module installation/removal
For every module, perform installations/removals while the GL7000 is turned off (power
distribution OFF).
1-5. Installation space
This instrument has ventilators and cooling fan exhaust vents. So as not to block these
ventilators and exhaust vents, ensure an installation space as shown in the chart below.
200 mm or more
30 mm or more
200 mm or more
30 mm or more
200 mm or more
200 mm or more
1-6. Warming up
In order to satisfy this instrument’s performance specifications, a 30 minute warming-up is
recommended. This is especially necessary if temperature is to be measured.
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2.Part Names
2-1. Front view
Alarm Module
Main Module
Alarm output terminals
Monitor Out connector
SD card slot
Power switch
Synchronous connection terminal
REMOTE terminal
USB I/F terminal
LAN I/F terminal
Action status LED
・POWER
・START
・ACCESS
2-2. Side view
Cooling fan
Name plate
AC power connector
GND terminal
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This describes typical optional modules.
2-3. Voltage Module (optional)
Cooling fan
Connector for connecting to module
Power LED
Analog signal input terminal
2-4. Display Module (optional)
Operation key
Monitor
Module Connector
(For direct connection)
Monitor In connector (For connecting cable)
2-5. SSD Module (optional)
Cooling fan
Connector for connecting to module
Access lamp
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3.Usage position
When this GL7000 is to be used, use the position shown in the chart below.
3-1. Standard main module only
3-2. Installing the Display Module (optional)
For details on installing the optional Display Module, see the instruction manual supplied with
the Display Module.
<When installing to GL7000 >
< When using the tilting table >
<When using the extension cable >
* For the connection cable, use a commercially available LAN cable (straight, CAT5 or
above, cable length 10m or less)
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4.How to connect the various items to the GL7000
4-1. Connecting the AC power cord
Insert the power cable into the AC power connector and the other side into an electrical outlet.
*AC power cord changes with destination countries.
4-2. Connecting to the GND terminal
The GND terminal is used when the power cord cannot be grounded and when the GND level
is shared with other equipment.
For details on the GND terminal, see the “Safety Precautions” of the instruction manual (PDF
format) on the attached CD-ROM.
*In order to prevent an electric shock and a fire, please be sure to ground using a GND
terminal.For grounding, use a ground wire with a diameter of at least 0.75 mm2.
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5.How to install the modules to GL7000
Measuring requires a separately sold Amplifier Module. Here we provide explanations using a
Voltage Amplifier Module as an example.
For other Amplifier Modules, see the attached instructions.
1) Remove the fixation screws (4 places on the
upper part and lower part), place the Alarm
Module parallel to the GL7000 and slide it in
the direction of the arrow
2) Remove the fixation screws on the side of
the Amplifier Module. (2 places on the chart
below)
3) Slide the Amplifier Module parallel to the
GL7000 and connect the connector.
4) Similarly, install the Alarm Module on the
last part and fix with screws (Recommended
tightening torque: 4kgf/cm). Tighten the lower
part after first tightening the upper part.
* When installing multiple modules, install only one at a time. Make sure to fasten with
screws before installing the next module.
By expanding/joining amplifier Modules to this instrument, various measuring objects as well
as the expandability of the channels will be extended.
A maximum of 10 Amplifier Modules can be expanded, with a maximum of 112ch possible.
The Logic/Pulse can be switched for each module (16ch/module).
The maximum use of the Logic function is 7 modules (112ch).
The maximum use of the Pulse function is 2 modules (32ch).
The maximum connection of every type of Amplifier Module is 10 modules (112ch maximum).
For external memory installation, an SD card slot (SDHC equivalent, maximum approx. 32GB)
is included as standard equipment (* SD cards should be prepared by the customer). An SSD
64GB is optionally available. (However, 1 file cannot exceed 2GB)
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6.GL-Connection software
The GL-Connection is PC software for managing the GL7000. The GL-Connection (supplied
as standard) can do the following:
・ Managing the GL7000 (settings reference, recording start, recording stop etc.)
・ Recording of real time data (Real time data recording is possible at 1 ms at the fastest). *
Depends on the settings
・ Playback of recorded data
This chapter describes the basic parts of the GL-Connection.
For details, see the GL-Connection instructions on the CD-ROM.
6-1. Necessary requirements
To install the software, use a PC that satisfies the conditions mentioned below.
OS: Windows XP (SP2 or above), Windows Vista (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64- bit)
(* Starter Edition is not supported)
CPU
: Pentium 4 1.7 GHz or above
Memory
: 512MB or above (1GB or above is recommended)
HDD : 200MB (1GB recommended) of empty hard drive space is needed to install the software.
Display
: 800x600 resolution or above, 65,535 colors or more (16-bit or above)
Other : CD-ROM drive (when installing from CD), USB port and LAN port are required
6-2. Installing the USB driver
When connecting this instrument to a PC
via USB, a USB driver must be installed on
the PC.
By selecting the automatic program “USB
Driver Install” on the attached CD-ROM, the
USB driver installation will start. For details,
see the “Read the USB driver installation
instructions” in the instructions.
Installing the USB driver
Read the instruction manual for installing the driver.
6-3. Installing the GL-Connection
This describes how to install the GL-Connection application software.
By selecting the automatic program
“GLConnection Install” on the attached CDROM, the GLConnection will launch and the
installation will start. From this point, follow the
instructions and continue the operation.
Installing GL-Connection
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6-4. Connecting between GL7000 and PC
Using either A-B cable for USB or LAN cable, connect between GL7000 and PC.
After connecting, turn on the power of the GL7000.
< USB connection>
< LAN connection>
6-5. GL7000 Interface Settings
Carries out USB and LAN settings for the GL7000. The settings can be found in the Config
program that came with the installation. From the Windows Start button select “Start” →
”Programs (All Programs)” → ”Graphtec” → ”GL-Connection” → ”GLConfig” and the software
will launch.
GLConfig can only be managed when the USB is connected. After it's started, press the “Read”
button and the information will be read from the GL7000 and displayed on the screen.
USB setting
LAN setting
Reading
OK
6-5-1. When using USB connection
Set the equipment ID between 0 and 9, and press the “Set” button. If multiple pieces of
equipment are connected via USB, use different numbers.
6-5-2. When using LAN connection
Adhere to the network environment in use, set the IP address and port number and press
the “Set” button. For details, see the instruction manual on the CD-ROM.
For details on GLConfig, see the instruction manual in the CD-ROM.
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6-6. Starting the GL-Connection
Using “Start” on the Windows OS, select “All Programs” → Graphtec → GL-Connection → GLConnection to start the GL-Connection software.
When you start the software first, LANGUAGE SELECTION screen is displayed. Select the
desired language.
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6-7. Connecting the GL-Connection
When staring up the GL-Connection, CONNECTION screen is displayed.
When the GL7000 and the PC are connected correctly, and when the power to the GL7000 is
turned on, the GL7000 should be automatically recognized and the GL7000 equipment icon should
be displayed. If the equipment icon isn't displayed correctly, see “6.5 GL7000 Interface Settings.”
PC icon
By clicking the icon that displays a PC,
you can perform an equipment search.
GL device icon
This icon is displayed if there exists
a connected GL. Click it to connect.
6-7-1. How to connect
File icon
An icon for performing file
playback and display. Click this
icon to start playback of the file.
Click the displayed equipment icon to initiate the connection. During connection,
configuration information is read from the GL7000. When done, the equipment icon and the
PC icon will be in a connected state.
Connection in progress icon status
6-7-2. How to disconnect
Connection completed status
Remove the connection plug of the device icon to disconnect.
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6-8. Description of MAIN screen in GL-Connection
Press the screen change button on the control panel to change to the main screen. It's
possible to change between the connection screen and the main screen at any time.
1.Help window
2. Tab
3.Waveform window
Waveform switching
4.Monitor window
5.Control panel
8.Status
6.Recording start/Recording stop button
7.Timeline window
No.
Items
Description
1
Help window
The help about the buttons on the mouse is displayed
2
Tab
Creates 1 tab for 1 connection device, file and group. A maximum of 20
tabs can be created.
Also, by dragging a tab it can be placed on a multi-screen.
3
Waveform window
Displays the waveform. From the waveform change button on the upper
part of the waveform window it is possible to change the waveform
mode to Y-T, X-Y etc.
4
Monitor window
Displays the digital value. Click this to display a white border around
the active channel. The active channel is displayed together with the
waveform.
5
Control panel
A group of buttons for performing various operations.
6
Recording start/Recording stop button Button for starting and stopping recording.
7
Timeline window
Sets the waveform window and different Time/DIV and is used for
grasping the whole. Only the channel that is the active channel on the
monitor window will be displayed in waveform.
8
Status
Displays current action status.
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6-9. SETTING screen in GL-Connection
WPress the setting button on the control panel to open the SETTING screen. GL7000 setting items are displayed.
6-9-1. Main menu
On this screen, various main module settings are performed. By pressing the displayed Amplifier Module
button, each module’s settings screen is opened. Settings screens for data settings and trigger settings can
be opened by pressing their respective buttons. For detailed settings methods, see the applications manual.
Amplifier
Data
6-9-2. Setting the amplifier
Set the input signal.
Input and range can be changed by clicking with
the mouse to select an item. When selecting an
item, the settings are sent to the main module.
Changing the input
Changing the range
6-9-3. Setting the data
Carries out recording-related settings.
Sampling and recording devices can be
changed by clicking with the mouse to
select an item. When selecting an item,
the settings are sent to the main module.
Changing the sampling
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Changing the recording device
6-10. Recording of GL-Connection
6-10-1. Recording start button
Press the recording start/recording stop button on the control panel to start recording.
The recording method will differ depending on whether it is recorded on the built-in RAM of the GL7000 or on a disk.
Built-in RAM
Record to the built-in RAM of the main module. The built-in RAM is erased if the
power to the main module is turned off. It can be used with high speed recording
of 1ms sampling or above. In the case of performing playback of data on a PC,
transfer the data to the main module playback or the PC after the recording has
finished.
Disk
Record data to the built-in flash memory, the expanded SD card, and to the
extended SSD Module. When setting built-in flash memory and the external SD
card, PC recording can be performed at the same time.
6-10-2. Compressed file
To speed up the reading of data during playback, this software automatically creates
3 compressed files of the recorded data during PC recording. (The 3 files created are,
filename_T1.GMD, filename_T2.GMD, filename_T3.GMD)
* There will be no loss of the signal peak for the compressed file, because the sub-sampling
process is based on the signal peak value.
Furthermore, if the compressed files are deleted, the data playback response will worsen,
but data playback is possible. There is no effect on the actual data.
For details, see the application manual on the CD-ROM.
6-10-3. Status display
Depending on the status display, the current action status can be understood.
Contents of the status display
Free running
Connected to the GL instrument, not recording.
Armed
In recording state, waiting for trigger detection.
Recording...
In recording state, data recording is being performed.
Review
Playing file, playing main module data.
6-10-4. Playback of data file during recording
It is possible to play a data file during recording. Data files that can be played are files in
their final state, of which the recording has already finished. play the recorded file in the
same manner as in “6.12 GL-Connection playback.”
6-11. Stop GL-Connection
By pressing the Awaiting Trigger or the recording start/stop button during recording, the
recording can be stopped.
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6-12. Playback on GL-Connection
Data files recorded on the PC, and main module data saved on the GL7000 can be played
and confirmed. For data playback, any signal level value can be displayed by using the
cursor, and data can be searched by moving to a specified time.
Press [Control Panel] > [File] > [File Replay] button. Select any file in
FILE SELECT dialog.
Data playback in progress window
To terminate playback, drag the tab and place it in the recycle bin.
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7.Display Module
Use the Display Module (optional), to enable stand-alone measurement. This chapter describes
operation examples for using the Display Module.
7-1. Screen operating instructions
1. Simple message
2. TIME/DIV
3. Status lamp
4. Alarm display
5. Status. mark
フリーランニング
6. Sample interval
14. Highest scale
13. Waveform display
7. Digital display
12. Lowest scale
11. Function button
No
10. Level bar
8. Home button
9. Clock display
Name
Description
1
Simple message
Displays the action status.
2
TIME/DIV
Displays the currently set time scale.
3
Status lamp
Displays all access status.
4
Alarm display
Displays the alarm output terminal status (red = alarm)
5
Status. mark
Displays the recording or playing status.
6
Sample interval
Displays the currently set sample interval.
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Digital display
Displays the input value of every CH. Annotations and waveform colors
are also displayed.
8
HOME button
Displays the HOME menu.
9
Clock display
Displays the current time.
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Level bar
Displays a bar at the position of the signal.
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Function buttons
Displays the button for every status.
12
Lowest scale
Displays the lowest scale of the currently active CH.
13
Waveform display
Displays the input signal waveform.
14
Highest scale
Displays the highest scale of the currently active CH.
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7-2. Touch-screen operations
This device is equipped with a touch-screen. Here you can learn the basic operation methods
for the Touch-screen. As an example, a change in the sample interval is performed.
7-2-1. Pressing a button
Since this is a capacitive touch-screen, touching it
with a pen or the like will yield no response. Remove
gloves etc. and operate it with your fingers.
* Note that operating the touch-screen with a
pointed object may damage it.
* Do not use it with wet hands.
Touch an icon button with your finger to execute it.
7-2-2. Selecting an item
Once touched, it will be selected and the color will change.
Touch again to confirm.
7-2-3. Moving the slide bar
Touch a spot where there is no slide bar.
Touch again to confirm.
Drag the slide bar (keeping the finger pressed
down and move by tracing your finger)
For details on the settings, see the instruction manual on the CD-ROM.
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7-3. Description of the operation keys
1. HOME
6. QUIT
2. Direction key
5. ENTER
4. LOCK
3. START/STOP (USB DRIVE)
No
Name
Description
1
HOME
Press the main key to display the home menu.
2
Direction key
Used for item selection during setup and cursor movement during
playback.
3
START/STOP (USB DRIVE)
Performs a recording start action during free-running, and performs a
recording stop action during recording. If this instrument is connected
to a PC via a USB cable and the key is pressed during boot-up when
the power is turned on, it goes into USB Drive Mode, allowing the builtin driver to be used as mass storage.
4
LOCK
Hold down this button for at least 3 seconds to set/release the key lock.
5
ENTER
Carries out decisions during setup and confirmed process.
6
QUIT(LOCAL)
Press this key to cancel the settings, and press it when the device is
set to remote (key lock), its external operation state, to return to the
normal state (local).
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7-4. Description of the HOME screen
Press “Home” on the screen or the HOME key, to display the home menu. (Chart below) Press the
icons to perform the following settings. Here we explain the icons displayed on the home menu.
1. Main Module setting
2. Cursor setting
Free Running
3. Amplifier Module setting
9. Screenshot
10. Close
4. Waveform
6. Replay
5. Display setting
No
7. File
8. SD card replacement
Name
Description
1
Main Module setting
Performs data settings (sampling speed and recording point etc.),
network settings, date/time settings, factory settings, trigger alarm
settings, I/F USB settings and other settings.
2
Cursor setting
Performs settings for cursor movement, data retrieval, executing
operations, and statistical calculations.
3
Amplifier Module setting
Performs settings for channel settings (range and filter etc.), trigger
level settings and alarm settings.
4
Waveform
Performs settings for waveform span, zone settings and Time/DIV.
5
Display setting
Performs display mode and operation settings.
6
Replay
Sets the playback origin and executes the playback.
7
File
Performs file operations (formatting etc.), data save, settings save/
read.
8
SD card replacement
Replaces the SD card during recording.
(Can be used when the sampling speed is slower than 100ms)
9
Screenshot
Saves the waveform screen as a bitmap.
10
Close
Closes the HOME menu.
For details on the settings, see the instruction manual on the CD-ROM.
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8.
8-1. Standard specifications
Items
Modules installed
External input/output
Maximum 10 modules
Description
Start/Stop input, external trigger input, external sample input, trigger output,
auto balance input, busy output per 1ch.
* When using the external input/output function, you will need the input/output cable
B-513 (optional) for the GL.
Alarm output
10ch
PC I/F
Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX), USB2.0 (High-Speed) Standard equipment
* The Alarm Output Module is a different module included with the main module.
Built-in memory device
External memory device
Backup function
* Comes standard equipped with built-in RAM memory of 2,000,000 data for every
SD card (SDHC equivalent, maximum approx. 32GB) slot standard-included
SSD Module (optional) 64GB
Setup conditions: EEPROM/Clock: Lithium battery
Clock accuracy (23°C environment) ± 0.002% (lunar equation approx. 50 seconds)
Measuring synchronization
between modules
Start and trigger synchronizing function
Time base accuracy
± 100 ppm (23°C ± 2°C)
Dielectric strength voltage
Between AC power and housing: 1500V AC for 1 minute
Usage environment
Insulation resistance
Power supply
Power consumption
External dimensions (approx.)
Weight (approx.)
Others
* When using the synchronizing function, you will need the sync cable B-559 (optional).
* The synchronizing function can only be used with the GL-Connection.
* A maximum of 5 modules can be connected at the same time.
0 to 45°C, 5 to 85% R.H.
Between AC power and housing: 20MΩ or more at 500 V DC
AC input: 100 to 240 V AC/50 to 60 Hz
85VA
225 x 141 x 160 mm (GL7000 + Alarm Module, not including protruding parts)
2.55 kg (GL7000 + Alarm Module)
Vibration proof: Automobile parts Type 1 Class A equivalent
8-2. External input/output function
Items
(External input/output)
(External input/output , Alarm output)
External sampling input
Description
Maximum input voltage: 0 to +24 V (one line ground input)
Input signal: No-voltage contact (a contact, b contact, NO, NC),
Open collector, voltage input
Input threshold voltage: approx. +2.5 V
Hysteresis: approx. 0.5 V (approx. +2.5 V to approx, +3 V)
Output form: Open collector output (pull-up resistor 10kΩ)
* For the output circuit, see the instruction manual on the CD-ROM.
Maximum input frequency for built-in RAM recording: 1MHz
SSD recording (optional): 1 kHz
SD card recording: 1 kHz
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● Specifications are subject to change without notice.
GL7000 Quick Start Guide July 1, 2012
(GL7000-UM-852) 1st edition-01
GRAPHTEC CORPORATION