Data logger offers 12 CAN Bus inputs for automobile test

March 12, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
With IPElog, Ipetronik offers a data logger for particularly high measuring requirements in the mobile data acquisition area. IPElog adds to the M-/S-LOG- and Fleetlog stand-alone data logger product family. The new data logger stands out by higher performance and enhanced features. These include twelve ISO 11898-2-compliant CAN Bus inputs, quick start with No Message Lost-Function, as well as a removable 1.8-inch-solid-state disk. GPRS/UMTS/3G/WiFi hardware and a GPS receiver are integrated for wireless data communication and global positioning. For CAN protocols there are optional CCP, XCPonCAN, XCPonETH, KWPonCAN and UDS available.

IPElog is based on a 1.33 GHz Atom microprocessor, has 1 GByte of RAM and runs under the real-time operating system RTOS-32 with the field-proven data acquisition software TESTdrive. Other features are two optional 100Base-TX-Ethernet-measuring inputs, a USB-2.0 port, four digital inputs and four digital outputs as well as intelligent power management features including Wake-On-CAN for all CAN inputs and multiple trigger functions. The transfer of online measurement data to IPEmotion, ETAS INCA, and Vector CANape is done by CAN or XCPonETH. All settings of the measuring configuration can be done through the IPEmotion Windows software.

The data logger comes in a 206.5 mm x 72 mm x 151mm (B x H x T) aluminium housing according to protection standard IP54. It operates in the temperature range of –40 °C to +85 °C at a relative humidity of 5 to 95 %. Voltage of 9 VDC to 36 VDC is required for the power supply. A low power consumption of typically 12 Watt, as well as the absence of rotating devices like fans or hard-disks make the logger suitable for automotive use. All measuring inputs, power supply and the case are completely galvanically isolated from each other.

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