The BNC to 4 mm adapter connects two 4 mm (“banana”) plugs to a BNC socket.
If you have a sensor such as a current clamp with 4 mm plug outputs,
for example, this adapter allows you to plug it into a PicoScope
Automotive Oscilloscope with a BNC input. The 4 mm sockets and BNC
plug are fully shrouded for safety.
The TA487 IEPE Signal Conditioner is a solution for BNC-interfaced oscilloscopes.
It 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.
FlexRay and CAN FD.
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 4mA current power source to the sensor, allowing
it to work over long cable lengths while still providing a good signal
to noise ratio.
(–3dB) 0.1Hz to 30kHz
Input connection (from transducer)
±1% (additional to transducer and measuring instrument accuracy)
Less than 60μV RMS
Supply voltage to transducer
Supply current to transducer
Discharge time constant
Required measuring instrument impedance
1MΩ (Greater than 1MΩ can be used, but will affect discharge time constant and low-frequency response)
USB mini B
USB (5VDC, less than 100mA)
76mm x 30mm x 15mm
Operating temperature range
0 to 40°C
Storage temperature range
–20 to +60°C
Operating humidity range
5 to 80%RH non-condensing
Storage humidity range
5 to 95%RH non-condensing
Designed to EN 61010-1:2010+A1:2019
Tested to EN 61326-1:2013 and FCC Part 15 Subpart B