Modular data loggers have 12 CAN channels for automotive testing

April 08, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
With the M-LOG V3 the IPEmeasure division of Ipetronik offers the third generation of its proven data loggers for demanding measurement requirements in mobile data acquisition. The new version is characterised by maximum power resources for online-offsetting and data storage during stationary and mobile tests.

It is based on the newest generation of the Intel Atom E620T processor and with 1024 MB main memory (RAM) it provides a significant increase in performance, notably in complex applications when detailed configurations are used. With Cfast, the M-LOG V3 has a removable storage medium with up to 64 GB data volume and a SATA port for fast access to the saved data. An integrated speed option reduces the CPU load on the CAN card by preprocessing the measurement signals.

The M-LOG V3 uses the RTOS-32 real-time operating system with TESTdrive software. Further characteristics are the twelve ISO-11898-2 compliant CAN channels, two Fast Ethernet (100 Base-TX) measurement inputs, two USB 2.0 ports, four digital in- and four digital outputs as well as an intelligent power management that supports WakeOnCAN and NoMeassageLost function on all CAN-inputs. Transfer of online measurement data to IPEmotion, ETAS INCA, Vector CANape and many other tools is carried out over CAN or XCPonETH. All adjustments in the measurement configuration can be made via the IPEmotion Windows software. XCPonEthernet, KWPonCAN, CCP 2.0, XCPonCAN, UDS, J1939 and OBD2 protoocols are available as options. For wireless data transmission IPETRONIK offers the COMgate as an extension module.

The data logger measures158 x 69 x 102 mm (W x H x D). It is manufactured to meet protection standard IP54 and weighs 850 gram. The M-Log V3 operates in the temperature range of -40 °C up 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 9.0 W as well as no rotating parts such as cooling fans or hard discs suit the logger for automotive use. All measuring inputs, power supply and the housing are completely galvanically isolated from each other.