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UPC Studio Software

Pacific Power Source’s new UPC Studio software allows exceptional Control of your UPC equipped Pacific AC Power Source. Operated from your PC’s GPIB or RS-232 interface, all areas of control and measurement are presented in a greatly enhanced, easy to use, graphical interface.

Waveform Editor for Real World Simulation

Our unique Waveform Editor allows you to simulate virtually any type of waveform with a Pacific AC Power Source. Improved program control through the use of Output Sequences allows you to attach waveforms to each Output Sequence ensuring the correct Waveform is used. The Waveform import feature allows you to use selected Oscilloscope waveforms to simulate real world applications.

UPC Studio provides quick and easy control over the basic functions of a Pacific Power Source AC Power Source. Presets for 50, 60, and 400Hz are provided for most common applications. Form, Coupling, Current Limit, Voltage, and Waveforms are all easily accessed from this single easy to use soft panel.

UPC Studio requires Firmware versions 5.0 and higher for the UPC32/12 and UPC3/1 controllers only.

Key Features

  • Monitor power source status and preview power source
  • Output Sequences Create arbitrary waveforms via Import, Harmonic entry, or Freehand draw
  • Connect to a virtual UPC using simulation files and update settings offline
  • Capture and record commands and queries sent to your UPC
  • Create and execute output sequences based on time or cycle variations of voltage or frequency
  • View, print, save and/or export .csv files of UPC metered values and settings

UPC Studio Control Panel

The UPC Control Panel provides quick and easy operation of your AC Power Source. UPC Studio will automatically determine your AC Power Source’s configuration and offer the appropriate options installed on your AC Power Source.

You can quickly set up the output of the AC Power Source depending upon your needs and enable the output for testing with the following controls:

Metering Screen

Selecting the Metering Screen will display measured output values or the Voltage/Current output waveforms. If your AC Power Source is equipped with the Harmonics Analysis and Synthesis (HAS) option, then the measured harmonics may be displayed in graphical or numerical form.

Harmonic limit values can be applied to the graph to compare the measured values against pre-determined requirements. The limit values are maintained in a CSV type file. Measured values which exceed limit values are shown in red.

Enhanced Waveform Editor

UPC Studio’s Waveform Editor allows you to view all waveforms stored in your UPC. With the Waveform Editor almost any waveform may be produced using tools like Freehand draw, Harmonic and Phase angle values, Ring Waveform wizard, and a wide range of import features.

The title bar of the waveform editor window shows the location of the waveforms contained in the window. In the example below, these waveforms are currently loaded into your UPC.

The waveform editor allows you to import, export, edit, print, or create arbitrary waveforms. Note that waveform 1 (Sine) is reserved meaning the contents cannot be changed, however you can edit the Title and Comments for waveform 1.

Output Sequencer

The Output Sequencer allows you to link waveforms to your UPC Programs. When an Output Sequence is executed UPC Studio quickly compares the waveforms used by the Sequence with those stored on the UPC. If needed UPC Studio will load any waveforms used by the Output Sequence into UPC Memory prior to executing.

Transient creation has been simplified by allowing you to program Transient Segments as a percentage of the Steady State voltage or with a duration defined in cycles or seconds. The Transient Graph shows a graphical representation of the transient segments. Clicking in the graph highlights that segment. The graph shows the values as they transition from one segment to the next starting with the steady state values.

Utilities

UPC Studio’s “UPC Control” soft panel provides a simple and effective means by which to test UPC remote communications as well as save and restore all set-up, calibration, programs and waveforms. Backwards compatible to pre version 5.x firmware, UPC Control is provided at no charge with every Pacific Power Source unit.

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