Measurement Technology
Master the Entire Measurement Chain from A to Z

Master the Entire Measurement Chain from A to Z

In the framework of vehicle development, along with the measured data it is always necessary to also log and evaluate physical parameters such as temperature, voltage, acceleration and many more. In their pursuit of development success, automotive OEMs and suppliers face significant challenges in terms of measurement data rates and the reliability and flexibility of the tools that are being used.

They can complete their development projects faster and overcome growing complexity by using a perfectly tuned tool chain consisting of measurement modules, data loggers and software tools for online acquisition of measurement data, data analysis and data management. This enables them to master the entire measurement chain from A to Z.

Measuring quickly, precisely and flexibly: The mobile and extremely rugged measurement modules of our partner CSM have been optimized for use in vehicles and test benches. In addition to traditional application areas, Vector and CSM offer a product line of special high-voltage products to give you the best possible support in the development of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Measurement Technology Broschure available

In this 40-page brochure you can find different e-mobility measurement technology use cases and fact sheets for hardware and software:


Read about:

  • Fast Measurement of Current, Voltage and Power of the Electric Power Train
  • Validation of High-Voltage Electrical Systems
  • Measuring Shield Current of High-Voltage Cables in Electric Vehicles
  • Performance Measurement of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles according to WLTP
  • Thermal Runaway - High-Voltage Temperature Measurement



For analog measurement technology, Vector offers a complete line-up of high-performance software products for acquiring, analyzing and managing measurement data. The vMeasure exp software tool can be used to perform complex measurement tasks conveniently and efficiently. You get the best possible support: from configuration of the test setup to the acquisition of measurement data and its graphical evaluation.
Users can very quickly lose sight of what is important due to the sheer quantity of measurement data. You can use vSignalyzer to quickly evaluate measurement data of all types in a very user-friendly way. vMDM assists you with simple yet powerful instruments for data analysis and data mining, automatic report generation and systematic data storage – including in the Vector cloud.

vMeasure exp is measurement software that can be used flexibly. It assists you efficiently in the laboratory, at the test bench, in driving trials and durability tests. It makes it easy for you to acquire physical parameters, internal ECU signals and signals sent over the vehicle bus.
vMeasure log together with an industrial computer platform from Vector is the data logging solution for measurement applications. Configure the measurement task with vMeasure exp and let vMeasure log execute it autonomously. Process the measurement data already during data acquisition and define complex trigger conditions to record only what you really need. Use the advantages of a Smart Logger.  vMeasure log
vSignalyzer is a convenient tool that lets you efficiently evaluate measurement data of all types. It gives measurement technicians extensive options for visualizing data as well as functions for manual and automated analysis and reporting.
vMDM is a simple yet powerful instrument for data analysis and data mining, automatic reporting and systematic data storage – including in the Vector cloud.
The MDF4 Lib is a powerful and easy-to-use function library. You can use the base version to validate MDF files, sort them and read them into your own applications.
MDF4 Lib

CSM Measurement Modules

Extremely rugged, compact, efficient and highly precise over the entire operating temperature range: These are the strengths of measurement modules from our partner CSM. CSM has been setting technological standards for years, especially in the area of decentralized measurement technology. The measurement modules have proven this with over 15 years continual use worldwide assuring easy measurement of temperatures, electrical voltages, mechanical stresses, rotational speeds, etc.

Reliable decentralized CAN measurement technology
Synchronous multi-channel and high-speed measurement technology based on EtherCAT
Measurement of high-voltage components with verified safety 
Small or large – connection-ready solutions for electrical current measurements


Data Loggers

For automated data acquisition, e.g. in road tests or also in stationary use, data loggers are the means of choice. Vector offers the right data logger for every application. With the microcontroller-based CAN bus data loggers of the UniCAN family from CSM, you can easily and reliably acquire measurement data from analog measurement techniques as well as ECU information. The data loggers of the GL family extend this range of functions with additional interfaces such as FlexRay, LIN and Ethernet. The computing power of the GL family data loggers allows data to be processed even during recording. The Vector data logger portfolio for measurement applications is rounded off with the Smart Loggers based on vMeasure log. This Smart Logger family allows you to use your measurement projects of the desktop software seamlessly in the logger. In addition, Smart Loggers are characterized by enormous performance and large memory capacity. Advanced functionalities such as the eMobilityAnalyzer also run directly on the Smart Logger. 

The UniCAN Data Loggers are microcontroller-based, stand-alone data loggers.
Bus system: CAN
UniCAN Data Loggers (hosted by CSM)
GL Logger 
Bus systems: CAN (FD), LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, ...
GL Logger
Smart Logger
Measurement tasks that you define directly in the desktop application vMeasure exp are executed autonomously by a data logger. 
Bus systems: CAN (FD), LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, ...
Smart Logger

Engineering Services & Training

Vector can assist you with its expertise and customized services so that you can concentrate fully on your measurement technology project.
Training courses related to measurement technology range from product training to technology fundamentals, e.g. for XCP