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ZIVELAB has provided electrochemical instruments design and developemt in hardware and software.,

    ZIVE BP2A  the dual channel potentiostat/galvanostat/ZRA/FRA, is for sample characterization simultaneously or independently with the complete DC and impedance test.

    System is designed under FPGA and DSP control with high speed capability with

      DAC control: Two set of high speed 16 bit DAC(50MHz) for offset & scanning & one set                             of 16 bit DAC(1MHz) for auxiliary analog output control

      ADC Reading: Two set of 16 bit 500kHz ADC for reading voltage/current and 4 channel                             16 bit 250kHz ADCs for auxiliary data input such as temperature,                             auxiliary voltage etc. It can provide high frequency EIS, fast pulse                             techniques with options and high speed sampling time.


    ZIVE BP2A's each channel is equipped with a frequency response analyzer(FRA) for system as standard and it provides high performance impedance measurements over the frequency range 10uHz to 1MHz.  ZRA(zero resistance ammeter) function can measure max 2 A in galvanic corrosion technique. ZIVE BP2A can be easily upgraded with  adding optional application software package without returning the system to the factory for upgrade


    ZIVE BP2As each channel comes with additional three analog inputs (auxiliary voltage input) and 1 analog output, whereas 3 digital outputs and 2 digital inputs and one temperature input for K type thermocouple. It will help user expand the usage of instrument.

    For example,

      1.  User can measure the voltage between working electrode and counter electrode and between counter electrode and reference electrode adding to measurement between working electrode and reference electrode using 2 additional analog inputs(auxiliary voltage inputs).

      2. Using analog output, it can control rotating speed of rotator, MFC flow rate etc. by +/-10V full scale.

      3.  User can control on/off of max 3 devices by DO etc.



      1.  When communication failure between PC and ZIVE BP2A occurs, running channel will continue the experiments and save the data into ZIVE memory up to 542,000 data point set. When the communication is recovered, ZIVE will transfer saved data to PC. User can transfer data set from ZIVE to PC anytime. This function will be highly efficient for long time experiment.

      2. User can define safety condition setting by inputting his/her own safety levels for voltage, current, temperature etc. If the measurement value exceeds this setting value, the system will automatically stop to protect the system and cell.

      3.  If control value of voltage or current is different from measured value, the experiment will be stop automatically to protect the cell.

      4.  Automatic calibration function is supplied for user calibration.

      • The system is controlled from a PC via USB or an Ethernet connection(Future function).



      1.  The system has its own hardware parameters and calibration data.

      2.  The channel is plug & play type and easy to install or to be removed (just plug-in or plug out).



    ZIVE BP2A   Dual channel electrochemical workstation is ideal for fundamental research in electrochemistry, development and quality assurance of new sensors, corrosion/coatings, electrode material, membrane, conducting polymer, evaluation power device research such as battery materials, fuel cells, super capacitors and solar cells.


    Software (SmartManager)  
    ZIVE BP2A dual channel electrochemical workstation use Smart Manager software. You can get more detailed information via above link.



Main system

PC communication

USB2.0 High Speed

Line voltage

100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 1Amp

Max channel No. per unit

2 independent channels per unit

Front Panel LCD

2ea :DC & EIS mode automatically

Size & weight

209 x 270 x 378 mm (WxHxD) /2 channel  9.25kg

Channel System

Cell cable

1meter shielded type (Standard)

Working, reference, counter,

Working sense





Data acquisition

2x16bit ADCs (500kHz)for voltage, current


4x 16bit ADCs(250kHz) for auxiliary voltage & temperature reading


2x16bit DAC(50MHz) for bias & scan

1X16bit DAC(1MHz) for analog output


4ea (5Hz,1kHz,500kHz, 5MHz)

Scan rate

0 – 200V/sec in normal mode | 0-5000V/sec in fast mode

Front Panel LED per channel


Internal Data Memory

542,000 points per channel

Max output power

24 Watt/Channel

Power amplifier(CE)


24Watt (12V@2A)

Compliance voltage


Maximum current


Control speed selection




Slew rate


Potentiostat mode(voltage control)

- voltage control

Control voltage range

±10V, ±1V, ±100mV

Voltage resolution

16 bit per each range

Voltage accuracy

±0.02% fs

Max. scan range

±10V vs. ref. E

- current measurement

Current ranges

11 ranges(auto/manual setting)

200pA ~ 2A

( 200pA with gain)

Current resolution

16 bit;


60pA,6pA, 600fA, 60fA,6fA

Current accuracy

±0.02% of range

Galvanostat mode(current control)

- Current control

Control current range

Max. ±2A

± full scale depending on selected range

Current resolution

16 bit;


60pA,6pA, 600fA, 60fA,6fA

Current accuracy

±0.02% of range

- Voltage measurement

Voltage ranges


Voltage resolution

16 bit; 0.3mV,30uV,3uV

Voltage accuracy

±0.02% fs


Max input voltage


Input impedance





>110db(1Hz) >60db(1MHz)

EIS(Internal FRA)  per channel

Frequency range

10uHz ~ 1MHz

Frequency accuracy


Frequency resolution



0.1mV ~ 5V rms (Potentiostatic)

0.1 ~ 70% f.s(Galvanostatic)


Static EIS:

Potentiostatic, galvanostatic, pseudo-galvanostatic, OCP

Dynamic EIS:

Potentiodynamic, Galvanodynamic

Fixed frequency Impedance:

Potentiostatic, Galvanostatic, potentiodynamic, galvanodynamic

Multisine EIS:

Potentiostatic, Galvanostatic

Interfaces  per channel

Auxiliary port

 Digital output

3 (open collector)

 Digital input

2 (photo coupler)

 Auxiliary voltage inputs

3 analog Inputs: ±10V

For measurement of WE vs. CE

CE vs. RE or other signal

 Analog output

1 analog output: ±10V

For stirrer, MFC, RDE etc.

Misc.  port

Sig generator output

1 analog output for FRA output or

 waveform generation output

Peripheral communication

I2C to control external devices

Temperature measurement

1 K-type thermocouple input

Zero Resistance Ammeter

2nA ~ 2A ranges


Max steps per experiment


Shutdown safety limits

Voltage, current, temperature etc

Max. sampling rate

20kHz(50usec)-burst mode| 500kHz(2 or 3usec)-fast scan mode

Max. sampling time


Sampling condition

Time, dv/dt, dI/dt, temp etc.

PC requirement

Operating system


PC specification(minimum)

Pentium4, RAM 1GB


1600x900 high color


High speed 2.0


Dummy cell

One external dummy cell included


1.5meter K-type (option)

Auxiliary cable


Misc. cable


Specifications & software subject to change without notice.      ZIVELAB

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