Latest CAN bus module synchronizes measurement of analog and digital signals

The latest MX471 CAN bus module from HBM features four independent CAN bus interfaces and integrates seamlessly into the QuantumX universal measurement system. This enables CAN messages to be synchronously acquired and stored for all analog or digitally measured quantities such as torque, force, strain, displacement, pressure, rotational speed and temperature.

CAN bus usually forms the core network in vehicle electronics with control units in the drive train, the driving dynamics and in the body electronics all connected to provide best-possible vehicle behavior.

The MX471 is designed to complement the QuantumX to provide the user with a flexible and simple to operate system that is backed by comprehensive software support.

The MX471 module supports both the writing and acquisition of CAN messages. This allows quantities directly acquired by a QuantumX amplifier to be sent as individual CAN messages adding a powerful gateway functionality to the measurement system.

The CAN bus module supports high-speed CAN and is connected to a PC or a data logger via Ethernet TCP/IP or FireWire. Configuration is easy and, for example, uses description files in DBC format. CAN messages can be used as a trigger for measurement recordings while the status of any network nodes can be logged and are shown directly at the device.

Any application involving extensive use of the CAN bus, such as vehicle testing or on automotive industry test benches, or in automation will benefit from the use of the MX471 CAN bus module.

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About HBM:
Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM's product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.

HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

For further information please contact:

1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

November 2010

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