SB5000 Bus monitor for Automotive development and design

Comprehensive waveform measurement & protocol analysis of serial buses
(Vehicle Serial Bus Analyzer )

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  • FlexRay, CAN, LIN, UART, I2C, and SPI bus triggers and analysis
  • FlexRay eye-diagram analysis
  • FlexRay SI Voting Procedures Analysis ** New
  • CAN/FlexRay* bus symbolic triggering, analysis, decoding, and trend display
    (Supports DBC database for CAN, FIBEX database for FlexRay)
  • Characterizes electrical characteristics parameters of the FlexRay bus driver
  • 4 ch analog + 8-bit logic (SB5310)
  • 4 ch analog + 32-bit logic (SB5710)
  • Up to 5 GS/s, 1 GHz bandwidth, 6.25 MW (Mpts) memory
  • Auto Setup Dedicated to Serial Busses
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  • Power Supply Analysis Functions
  • User-defined Math Functions
  • Built-in HDD + Ethernet interface
  • 4 Probe power terminals on rear panel


  • Bus Analysis and R&D
  • Education


Yokogawa SB5000 is an oscilloscope-based serial bus analyzer, an invaluable tool for engineers involved in the development and use of in-vehicle serial bus protocols including FlexRay, CAN and LIN, as well, as providing UART, I2C and SPI trigger and analysis capabilities. User’s can perform protocol analysis and physical layer waveform measurements simultaneously, offering the ability to debug and troubleshoot bus issues due to noise, signal quality, timing and data errors. Evaluate the performance and verify the operation of ECUs (engine control units) and onboard semiconductor devices, as well as measuring test parameters and their conformity.

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A single SB5000 can measure logic signals of up to 32 bits simultaneously, providing fast and accurate measurement and analysis of parallel bus signals from microprocessors and other sources. Comprehensive display and analysis of waveforms along with dedicated advanced triggers make it easy to compare waveforms and analysis results, to check for glitches and other phenomena in the bus signal. Results can be displayed simultaneously, and with an efficient search function, specific events can easily be located and highlighted.

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Model: Yokogawa SB5000 DSO Based Serial Bus Analyzer
Models 701351 701361
Maximum sample rate Max. 5GS/s(2.5GS/s/ch), Max. 5GS/s(2.5GS/s/ch),
Frequency bandwidth 1.0GHz + Logic 8-bit 1.0GHz + Logic 32-bit
Maximum Record length 6.25 MW (Mpts)/ch 6.25 MW (Mpts)/ch
Channel 4 ch 4 ch
Display: 8.4-inch (21.3 cm) TFT color liquid crystal display
Screen size: 170.5 mm (W) x 127.9 mm (H)
Total pixels: 1024×768 (XGA) (waveform display pixels 800 x 640)
Analog input
Input coupling setting: AC, DC, GND, DC50 Ω
Input impedance: 1 MΩ±1.0%, approximately 20 pF | 50 Ω±1.5%
Voltage axis sensitivity setting range: 1 MΩ: 2 mV/div to 5 V/div (steps of 1-2-5)
50 Ω: 2 mV/div to 500 mV/div (steps of 1-2-5)
Max. input voltage: 1 MΩ: 150 Vrms CATl (when frequency is 1 kHz or less)
50 Ω: 5 Vrms or less, or 10 Vpeak or less
DC accuracy: 1 MΩ: ±(1.5% of 8 div + offset voltage accuracy)
50 Ω: ±(1.5% of 8 div + offset voltage accuracy)
Offset voltage accuracy: 2 mV/div to 50 mV/div: ±(1% of setting + 0.2 mV)
100 mV/div to 500 mV/div: ±(1% of setting + 2 mV)
1 V/div to 5 V/div: ±(1% of setting + 20 mV)
A/D conversion resolution: 8 bits (25 LSB/div)
Max. 12 bits (in high resolution mode)
Bandwidth limit: For each channel, selectable from: FULL, 200 MHz, 20 MHz, 8 MHz, 4 MHz, 2 MHz, 1 MHz, 500kHz, 250 kHz, 125 kHz, 62.5 kHz, 32 kHz, 16 kHz, and 8 kHz
Achieved by combining the analog filter (200 MHz, 20 MHz) and digital filter
Frequency characteristics (Attenuation point of–3 dB when inputting a sine wave of amplitude ±2 div or equivalent):
For 50 Ω input: For 1 MΩ input:
0.5 V/div to 10 mV/div: DC to 1 GHz
5 mV/div: DC to 750 MHz
2 mV/div: DC to 600 MHz
5 V/div to 10 mV/div: DC to 500 MHz
5 mV/div to 2 mV/div: DC to 400 MHz
Max. Sampling Rate  
Interleave mode ON 5 GS/s
Interleave mode OFF 2.5 GS/s
Repetitive sampling mode: 2.5TS/s
Max. acquisition rate: When using 1.25 MW, 60 waveforms/sec/ch
When using 12.5 kW, 9000 waveforms/sec/ch
When using 2.5 kW, 25000 waveforms/sec/ch
Dead time in N Single mode Min. 400 ns or less (equivalent to 2.5 million waveforms/sec)
Built-in Printer (/B5 Option)
Print type Thermal line/dot matrix
Paper width 112 mm
Effective print width 104 mm (832 dots)
Built-in storage media HDD (optional)
PC Card Slot PCMCIA-GPIB card is required to be able to use the GPIB interface.
Power supply: 100 to 120 VAC/200 to 240 VAC (auto switching) /50/60Hz
Power consumption: Max 300 VA
Operating Temperature: 5C° to 40C°
Dimensions: 350(W) x 200(H) x 285(D) mm
Weight: Approx. 7.7 kg

FlexRay Bus Analysis

Easy and efficient observation of the physical layer and simultaneous protocol analysis enable you to evaluate the performance of your FlexRay communication system. Evaluation and test through long-duration (multiple-cycle) bus observation answer questions such as whether specific frames are being transferred as designed, whether there are any "glitches" in signals, or whether any data corruption is occurring. The FlexRay FIBEX symbolic triggers, analysis and trend display functions allow you to activate trigger and display the analysis results by physical values (Message and Signal) in conformity to FIBEX database.

  • FlexRay Eye-Diagram Analysis perform mask and eye parameter tests conforming to the eye-diagram evaluation methods defined by the Flex- Ray Physical Layer Conformance Test Specification. From the accumulated test pulses, you can perform the mask test to calculate the number of abnormal pulses, number of waveform samples in the abnormal portion, and their ratio, and display the results.
  • Testing the Electrical Characteristics of the Bus Driver The SB5710 / SB5310 comes with functions for calculating parameters required for electrical characteristics tests of the bus driver (timing measurements of the transmitter and receiver operation)
  • Evaluating Fluctuations in Communication Delay and Cycle Time Measure BSS bit time intervals from captured FlexRay communication data, and can also calculate relevant statistics (Figure 6). It supports time interval measurements and statistical calculation of every BSS, every BSS in frames of a specific ID, and the first BSS in specified frames or cycles

CAN Bus Analysis

In-vehicle networks are standardized by specific use, and the optimal protocol is used for each application. The SB5710/SB5310 supports analysis of CAN, today’s standard backbone network and control protocol. Like the Flex-Ray analysis functions, the instrument comes standard with abundant CAN bus triggers and robust analysis functions.

  • Analysis and Waveform Display of Two Busses Simultaneously You can simultaneously analyze 2 CAN bus signals with different conditions (ie., Hi-Speed and Low-Speed CAN) , and display the analytic results and waveforms. This allows verification of the correlation between the data on the upstream (backbone) network CAN bus and the downstream (sub) network. Observe and compare waveforms with different bit rates using the dual zoom feature
  • Symbolic Triggering, Analysis, and Trend Display
  • Load physical value definition files (FIBEX/DBC database files with extension .xml/.dbc )
  • Enter trigger settings based on physical values (Message and Signal)
  • Display analysis results as physical values (decoding)
  • Read physical values directly from waveforms, allowing increased efficiency of troubleshooting and analysis of faults in the FlexRay/CAN network
  • Specify particular Message/Signal from the captured FlexRay/CAN data and display its physical values in a trend graph

LIN Bus Analysis

Comprehensive triggering, powerful analysis tools, and captured data searching functions are also provided for the LIN bus (body subnetwork). The SB5710/SB5310 is equipped with not only Break + Synch and ID/Data (combinable) trigger conditions, and a wealth of error triggers. This is one of the major features of the SB5710 / SB5310. Capture bus waveforms when the various errors defined by the LIN protocol specifications (Parity, CheckSum, TimeOut, etc.) occur, and check waveforms and the protocol analysis results (list) with the error information. You can analyze LIN revision 1.3 and 2.0 data existing on the same bus line simultaneously.

  • Trigger on Combinations with Non-in-vehicle bus Signals Triggers can be activated in combinations of in-vehicle bus and analog signal trigger conditions. You can debug a system by setting up a condition in which the trigger activates due to a time difference between a LIN signal trigger condition and a signal input to another channel such as a sensor or actuator operation signal.
  • Trigger on Combination of Two in-vehicle bus Signals You can set a condition where a trigger activates on the time difference (delay time, etc.) between trigger conditions, set on two separate in-vehicle bus networks. This is useful for verifying the complementary operation of two corresponding sub-networks.

UART Bus Analysis

From CPU communication data in the ECU (electric control unit) to communication signals in manufacturing facilities, communication via a general purpose UART is carried out in a broad range of fields—among them, automobile development. The SB5710 / SB5310 supports general-purpose UART trigger and analysis functions.

  • Check signal conditions with flexible UART Triggers and Error Triggers
  • Specify conditions of 8-bit data (with/without parity bit) or 7-bit data + parity bit
  • UART trigger function supported by the SB5710/SB5310 can search for and trigger on parity and framing errors.
  • Display analysis number, time from trigger position, binary and hexadecimal notation of data, errors, and other information linked to the waveform

I²C, SPI Buses

I2C and SPI general-purpose serial buses are widely used as internal buses in car navigation and car audio systems. The various kinds of serial bus analysis functions required in the automobile development process come standard on the SB5710/SB5310; a single instrument supports development and evaluation in a variety of scenarios

  • Simultaneous display captured waveforms and analysis results and list display

Logic Signal (Parallel Bus) Measurement and Analysis

The SB5710/SB5310 can simultaneously measure and analyze logic signals of up to 32-bits, used for ECU debugging. it simultaneous measures and analysis in-vehicle serial buses (measured on analog channels), but also to parallel bus signals. The SB5710 / SB5310 also support the state display and bus display functions, standard on logic analyzers. The fast screen update rate is maintained even when measuring analog and logic signals at the same time.


  • History Memory & Search The SB5000 automatically saves waveform data with the in-vehicle serial bus triggers into segments. Load only the needed portion of data captured by triggers into memory while monitoring the bus. Abnormal bus waveforms with unexpected glitches or noise can be extracted (searched for) from the History Memory and zoomed for visual analysis.
  • History Replay Divided and captured waveforms in History Memory can be checked retroactively with protocol analysis results one at a time, as if flipping through a Rolodex. Also, the History Replay function can play back, stop, fast-forward, and rewind captured waveforms continuously as an animated image

Dedicated Menus and Auto Setup Dedicated for Serial Busses

All in-vehicle serial bus analysis functions can be intuitively accessed and operated by following a menu displayed with the "SERIAL BUS SETUP" key. Furthermore, using the Auto setup function dedicated for serial buses, you can have the instrument automatically enter settings for record length, time axis (T/div), triggers, and analysis by simply specifying bus type and source (input) channel. After that, it will automatically display bus waveforms and analysis results (list and decoding). This frees you from tedious analysis setup.

  • Power Cable
  • 3 prong-to-2 prong adapter
  • PB500 passive probe
  • Printer roll paper (when option /B5 is specified)
  • User’s manual (1 set)
  • Front panel cover
  • Rubber leg cap (2 per order)
  • Soft case
FET Probes
arrow 700939 — DC to 900 MHz bandwidth/2.5M/1.8pF — FET Probe The 700939 FET is an active probe with a frequency bandwidth of 900 MHz and attenuation
ratio of 10 : 1
Passive Probes
  701943 — 10 MΩ(10:1), 500 MHz, 1.5 m(one per order) — Passive probe PB500(10:1 passive probe)
arrow 701974— 5 GHz — low capacitance probe This 10:1 and 20:1 selectable passive probe is used with the 50 ohm input setting on the SB5000. The change in attenuation is realized by changing resistance on the tip of the probe.
Active Probes
arrow 701912 — DC to 1 GHz bandwidth/100kΩ/0.9pF — Active probe (PBA1000) Active Probe
arrow 701913 — DC to 2.5 GHz bandwidth/100kΩ/0.9pF — Active probe (PB2500) Active Probe
arrow 701914 —DC to 1.5 GHz bandwidth/100kΩ/0.9pF — Active probe (PBA1500) Active Probe
Differential Probes
arrow 701920 — DC to 500 MHz bandwidth/max. ±12 V —Differential Probe Accurately observe high-speed differential signals
arrow 701921 — DC to 100 MHz bandwidth/max. ±700 V — Differential Probe Bandwidth: DC to 100 MHz (-3 dB)
arrow 701922 — DC to 200 MHz bandwidth/max. ±20 V — Differential Probe Bandwidth: DC to 200 MHz (-3 dB)
arrow 701924 — DC to 1 GHz bandwidth/1MΩ/max. ±25 V — Differential Probe This probe can be used in combination with the SB5000 or SB5000 series.
Current Probes
arrow 701928 — DC to 100 MHz bandwidth, 30 Arms— Current probe This probe doesn’t need an extra power connection (LEMO connector), can be recognized automatically and adjust zero position from the operation of the SB5000 DSO series.
arrow 701929 — DC to 50 MHz bandwidth, 30 Arms — Current probe This probe doesn’t need an extra power connection (LEMO connector), can be recognized automatically and adjust zero position from the operation of the SB5000 series.
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 701932 — DC to 100 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
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
100:1 Probes
arrow 701944 — DC to 400 MHz, 1.2 m, 1000 Vrms —100:1 probe For the DC power supply model (/DC). Alligator clip type.
arrow 701945 — DC to 250 MHz, 3 m, 1000 Vrms —100:1 probe Bandwidth: DC to 2 MHz (-3dB)
arrow 701934 PROBE POWER SUPPLY A power supply for current probes, FET probes, and differential probes. Supplies power for up to four probes, including large current probes.
arrow 701919 — Probe Stand — Round base, 1 arm Using a probe stand with a flexible arm and heavy base to hold and stabilize probes can simplify circuit board testing.
  B9988AE — Printer roll paper — Lot size is 10 rolls,10 meters each ForSB5000 DSO Series
arrow 701992 —Xviewer— For DL/WE series Software
arrow 701983-01 — Rack mount kit — EIA standard-compliant Mounting Kit
arrow 701983-02 — Rack mount kit — JIS standard-compliant Mounting Kit