Customizable CAN bus data logger addresses road trials

October 17, 2013 // By Julien Happich
IPEmeasure’s FLEETlog2 is an advanced fleet data logger that meets all road trial requirements in the automotive and commercial vehicle sector covering individual test requirements as well as those of fleet testing.

The basic data logger model can be customized and extended by numerous additional hardware and software options, some of which are multiple storage groups, up to four CAN measurement inputs, protocol and traffic measurement, classification, fleet management, as well as some wireless options like integrated WiFi client, modem and GPS component.

FLEETlog2 collects vehicle data, processes them online and saves them to an exchangeable CompactFlash card of up to 32 GByte. In addition, it is possible to define different storage groups and trigger conditions. Optional CAN protocols are CCP, XCPonCAN, KWPonCAN, UDS, J19393 or OBD II. Data are exchanged using USB or LAN. Data exchange using GPRS/UMTS/3G and/or WLAN 802.11 b/g are available depending on integrated hardware options. FLEETlog2 provides the option of an integrated GPS receiver for position determination via satellite.

The data logger runs the RTOS-32 real-time operating system fitted with the proven acquisition software TESTdrive. Further features are two digital inputs and two digital outputs as well as intelligent power management via WakeonCAN function. The transfer of online acquisition data to IPEmotion, ETAS INCA, Vector CANape and many more software applications occurs by means of CAN or XCPonETH. The Windows software IPEmotion allows a comfortable definition of all the settings related to the acquisition configuration. Using the LOG2PC function, users can exchange and visualize acquisition and configuration data via LAN. In the same way, data acquisition can be configured online and remote measurement start/stop can be performed using a PC. The unit comes in a 141x37x180mm enclosure with IP54 protection class. Operating temperature range is -40 to +85°C. A supply voltage in the range of 9 VDC to 36 VDC is required with a typical power input of 7.5 Watt. The enclosure has no rotating mechanical parts, such as fans or hard disks. All CAN, LAN and digital inputs and outputs are galvanically isolated from each other.

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