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    Multichannel  Impedance        Monitor


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

    ZIVE SP1, the compact type potentiostat/galvanostat/FRA, is the best choice for the complete DC and impedance characterization of various electrochemical application.  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 1 channel                             16 bit 250kHz ADCs for auxiliary data. It can provide high frequency EIS,

                                   fast pulse techniques with options and high speed sampling time.


    ZIVE SP1 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 1 A in galvanic corrosion technique. ZIVE SP1 can be easily upgraded with  adding optional application software package without returning the system to the factory for upgrade.


    ZIVE SP1s system comes with auxiliary voltage input.




      1.  When communication failure between PC and ZIVE SP1 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, power,AuxV 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).



    ZIVE SP1 compact type 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 SP1 electrochemical workstation use SmartManager 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

Power adapter

24V @2A 60Watt


160X330X81mm(W*D*H) / 2.05kg

Max output power



Cell cable

1meter shielded type (Standard)

Working, reference, counter,

Working sense,AuxV





Data acquisition

2x16bit ADCs (500kHz)for voltage, current


1x 16bit ADCs(250kHz) for auxiliary voltage & temperature reading


2x16bit DAC(50MHz) for bias & scan

1X16bit DAC(1MHz) for analog output


4ea (5Hz,1kHz,200kHz, 5MHz)

Scan rate

0 – 200V/sec
0-5000V/sec(fast scan)

Max. channel No.

8 Channels via USB connection

Internal Data Memory

542,000 points

LCD Display

DC & EIS mode automatically

Power amplifier(CE)


12Watt (12V@1A)

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

±1mV±0.05% of setting

Max. scan range

±10V vs. ref. E

- current measurement

Current ranges

10 ranges(auto/manual setting)

1nA ~ 1A

(1nA & 10nA with gain)

Current resolution

16 bit;


30pA,3pA, 300fA, 30fA

Current accuracy

±10pA±0.1% of range(gain x1) >100nA fs.

Galvanostat mode(current control)

- Current control

Control current range

Max. ±1A

± full scale depending on selected range

Current resolution

16 bit;


30pA,3pA, 300fA, 30fA

Current accuracy

±10pA±0.1% of range(gain x1) >100nA fs

- Voltage measurement

Voltage ranges


Voltage resolution

16 bit; 0.3mV,30uV,3uV

Voltage accuracy

±1mV±0.05% of reading


Max input voltage


Input impedance






EIS(Internal FRA) for system

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

Intermittent PEIS/GEIS

Interfaces  for system

Auxiliary port

 Auxiliary voltage inputs

1analog Inputs: ±10V

For measurement of WE vs. CE

CE vs. RE or other signal

Misc.  port

I/Ffor external booster

Zero Resistance Ammeter

100nA ~ 1A ranges


Max steps per experiment


Shutdown safety limits

Voltage, current, Auxiliary V etc

Max. sampling rate

20kHz(50usec)-burst mode/500jHz(2usec) in fast sweep mode

Max. sampling time


Sampling condition

Time, dv/dt, dI/dt etc.

PC requirement

Operating system

WindowsXP SP3/7/8/10

PC specification(minimum)

Pentium4, RAM 1GB


1600x900 high color


High speed 2.0


Dummy cell

One external dummy cell included

Specifications & software subject to change without notice.      ZIVELAB

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