At Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, Pico Technology launched its new TA487 IEPE signal conditioner for BNC-interfaced oscilloscopes. The TA487 IEPE signal conditioner is a simple adaptor that allows any PicoScope with the ability to measure and capture signals from a large selection of piezo-electric IEPE sensors.
Integrated Electronics Piezo-Electric (IEPE) is the technical standard for piezo-electric sensors that include built-in active conversion to boost the high-impedance signal through long lengths of cable with minimal noise. IEPE sensors, such as acceleration, force and pressure transducers, are widely used across a variety of industries, including automotive.
Using the TA487 is as simple as connecting an IEPE sensor and the included USB cable into the TA487, and then attaching the TA487 to a PicoScope or any BNC oscilloscope to capture data from the piezo-electric sensor. The TA487 provides a safe constant current power source to the sensor, allowing it to work over long cable lengths while still providing a good signal to noise ratio.
For more information or for details on how to order, check out the press release and product page for the IEPE Signal Conditioner on our website.