Measurement Modules CSMFast, Precise and Flexible Measurements
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Flexible, Precise and Reliable Measurement Technology
The measurement modules of our partner CSM are extremely rugged, compact, efficient and highly precise over the entire operating temperature range. CSM has been setting technological standards for years now, especially in the field of decentralized measurement technology. Its CAN measurement modules have proven themselves for over 15 years. They are in continual use worldwide and assure easy measurement of temperature, electrical voltages, mechanical stresses, rotational speeds, etc.
Measurement applications that require higher bandwidths need a fast communication stream with data throughputs which are higher than the CAN bus can provide. Here CSM utilizes Ethernet in conjunction with the EtherCAT and XCP-on-Ethernet protocols. EtherCAT is an established protocol for fast and synchronous measurement from test bench measuring instruments. XCP-on-Ethernet is a standard protocol for on-board ECU technology in the automotive field. The EtherCAT MiniModules from CSM make use of this protocol to enable synchronized high-speed measurements with measurement data rates of up to 1 MHz per channel.
The Webinar Series
Our partner CSM Measurement Technology is hosting a webinar series through February, March, and April 2022 about measurement technology in eMobility
- Thermal characterization of HV batteries
- Data logging in worldwide fleet testing
- Current and voltage measurement in confined spaces
- Power and efficiency measurement
- Acceleration measurement in e-mobility
- Durability measurement in e-mobility
Decentralized measurements in vehicle trials or at the test bench place high demands on measuring instruments. Modules are required to be compact, rugged, reliable and easy to use. Thanks to their minimal package size and IP65/67 level of protection, CSM CAN MiniModules can be mounted directly in a vehicle's engine compartment close to the measuring points with no fear of the harsh environment having an impact on the data measured.
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For temperature measurements with thermocouple types K, J and T
For temperature measurements with PT100 and PT1000 resistance temperature devices (RTD)
For measuring voltage, pressure, electrical current and acceleration
For measuring mechanical stresses with strain gauges
For measuring displacement, frequency, period, PWM, rotation, pulse time, event count and time offset
High-Voltage Measurement Systems
Measuring high-voltage components with proven safety in vehicle trials and on the test bench. CSM high-voltage measurement systems were specially developed for safe, precise acquisition of temperatures and analog signals in HV environments, especially in electric and hybrid vehicles. Measurement systems from CSM enable safe HV measurement from the sensor to data acquisition. They can be installed quickly and assure precise and reliable measurement results over the entire operating temperature range.
Safe HV measurement systems
For safe measurement using standard sensors and sensor electrical supplies in HV environments.
For safe measurement of HV voltages up to ±90 V.
For safe temperature measurements with thermocouples on high-voltage components.
For highly precise temperature measurements with PT100 and PT1000 resistance temperature devices (RTD) in the HV environment.
Safe measurement of HV voltages up to ±1000 V:
For acquiring very fast analog signals up to 90 V
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EtherCAT-based MiniModules from CSM are the optimal solution for measurement applications whose requirements exceed the capabilities of the CAN bus. EtherCAT is an established protocol for fast and synchronous measurement from test bench instruments. It sets standards for bandwidth, maximum number of channels and synchronism of measurement signals. As an Ethernet-based data bus, EtherCAT, offers short cycle times and low jitter. In addition, its distributed clock functionality ensures precise synchronization (≤ 1 μs) of all connected modules, regardless of the size of the measurement setup.
EtherCAT-based measurement for very high measuring requirements
For fast, time-synchronous and mobile measurement of mechanical stresses with strain gauges at data rates up to 20 kHz
For fast, time-synchronous and mobile measurement of analog voltages at measurement data rates which can be scaled to the measuring task up to 10 kHz, 100 kHz or 1 MHz per channel
For fast, time-synchronous and mobile measurement of analog voltages, especially when IEPE sensors are used (e.g. accelerometers or microphones) at data rates up to 100 kHz per channel
The XCP-Gateway is the interface between the data acquisition software, e.g. vMeasure exp, CANape or other 3rd party tools – and the EtherCAT measurement modules from CSM. It contains an EtherCAT master and an XCP-on-Ethernet slave.
Converter from EtherCAT to the standard XCP-on-Ethernet protocol
Converter from EtherCAT to the standard XCP-on-Ethernet protocol which includes two CAN interfaces for connecting CSM's CAN measurement modules and CAN-capable sensors
Exhaust Gas Measurement Modules
LambdaCANc is a compact CAN measurement module for connecting numerous Bosch and NTK wideband lambda probes for acquiring lambda and O2 values. This enables them to determine the ideal fuel mixing ratio and optimize air flow and engine efficiency.
Measurement module for wideband lambda probes
|Accessories for emissions measurement technology, e.g. cables, sensors and probes|
Shunt-based current measurement under harsh environmental conditions: CSMshunt current sensors extend the application range of CAN-based and EtherCAT-based AD MiniModules from CSM. When connected to AD MiniModules, CSMshunts enable precise and reliable acquisition of current values in the electrical system. The CSMshunts are looped directly into the current path to be measured. When supplemented by voltage taps they enable combined measurement of current and voltage with the AD MiniModules.
Hall effect based measurement of highly dynamic currents under challenging environmental conditions: The LEM sensor package has been optimized for use with ECAT AD4 OG modules.
Swift configuration of measurement chains: CSMconfig is the reliable configuration software for all CAN and EtherCAT® based measurement modules from CSM.
The clearly arranged and easy-to-use user interface allows an easy setting of all measurement parameters. This helps speeding up the measurement setup considerably.
CSMconfig provides the following features:
- All parameters and metadata of the measurement modules can be configured online
- Creation of description files (*.dbc / *.a2l) for import into MC and DAQ software
- Integrated in vMeasure exp and CANape
- Support of multiple CAN interfaces
- CSMconfig Download (ZIP, Multilanguage, Hosted by CSM)
A broad assortment of accessories is available to you for CSM measurement modules and data loggers, e.g. system cables, signal cables, connectors, sockets, fasteners, antennas and memory cards.
Fast, precise and flexible measurements in the vehicle development sector: CSM Computer-Systeme-Messtechnik GmbH is a leading producer of mobile measurement equipment and data acquisition systems. For over 30 years the company has been setting technological standards in the field of measurement technology.
CAN-based and EtherCAT based measurement modules and data loggers from CSM have proven themselves over many years in the development and testing of new vehicles and components. They are particularly suitable for use under extremely harsh operating conditions. The HV measurement systems enable safe measurement of HV components in electric and hybrid vehicles.
This product line-up is complemented by a wide selection of memory card drives and memory media for industrial applications as well as programming tools for the development and production of control units.