New module with CAN FD for increased automotive industry bandwidth demands

29-04-2019 | HBM | Automotive Technologies

HBM has expanded its range of data acquisition modules by releasing the new MX471C module with CAN FD protocol. The module is part of the industry standard’s QuantumX family, offering engineers universal and flexible solutions for integrating data acquisition systems into CANbus networks.

The module enables the synchronous integration of up to four CAN networks and can be extended as needed. The module, combined with a data recorder and analog measurement modules, is excellent for mobile vehicle tests and as a measurement gateway in test benches.

With the channel in Recorder Mode, any number of signals - such as vehicle speed, steering wheel position or brake command can be acquired simultaneously, with the analog inputs of other QuantumX amplifiers and used, for example, to trigger data storage. This decreases the requirement for manually applied sensors in the prototype phase and simplifies testing due to a minimised setup duration.

For applications in harsh environments, a rugged version under the type name SomatXR MX471C-R CAN FD has been developed. This module is shock resistant with an IP65/IP67 degree of protection.

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