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UniCAN Data Logger

Optimized for mobile applications

Mobile recording of measurement data is subject to changing requirements:

  • no data loss
  • encrypted data transmission
  • data transmission during recording
  • permanent access to data
  • transmission paths adapted to the country and situation
  • recording of CAN signals and messages
  • fast start of recording

The UniCAN data loggers from CSM offer a solution for all these requirements. Despite their compact size, the microcontroller-based devices are very powerful. The CSM proprietary file system used for data recording to CF card is optimized for storage rate and data security.

System Features

Fail-safe data acquisition

The firmware detects power supply cuts and the removal of the CF card during data recording. No data recorded up to this time will be lost. Data recording is resumed automatically as soon as the card is re-inserted and the power supply restored.

Simultaneous acquisition

CAN messages and signals, each up to a maximum of eight separate groups, can be recorded in parallel. Each group has individual trigger and filter criteria and can be used as linear or ring buffers.

Trigger and filter criteria

Wide trigger criteria and pre- and post-trigger ranges can be defined per channel/message group. As the capacity of the CF card is the only limit to the size of a pre-trigger, the occurrence of a trigger event can practically contain any amount of trigger data.

Optimized memory access to CF cards

In contrast to data loggers with standard file systems, the write access of a UniCAN logger to a memory card is not affected by the increased segmentation of the memory device. The data is compressed during recording.

Data integrity and data security

If the internet is used for data transmission, data integrity can be ensured by using the ftp command XCRC. SSH2 provides protection against data theft and data corruption.

Remote data transmission

Data can be transmitted via mobile communications modem while data recording continues without interruption. Measurement data can be read remotely via modem/(S)FTP server (data formats are, for example, MDF or ASCII). For maximum data security, the data transmission is binary.

Data transmission modes

The data transmission mode can be used to determine when the data logger should transmit data. Data can be transmitted when the ignition is switched on and off or periodically.

Quick start-up

Data recording starts approximately 600 ms after “power on”. The logger stands out for its very low power consumption in stand-by mode.

Start delay

A delay between ignition and the start of data recording can be specified.

Easy verification of configuration and data recording

Important status information can be displayd live via "Live Monitoring" to check configuration and data recording. This makes commissioning much easier. The following information is displayed: Status of the logger (e. g. measurement status, error status, firmware, temperature, position data), status of the measurement (e. g. measurement duration, data quantity), status of the triggers and conditions, system signals, status of the channel groups and message groups as well as current measured values of the configured channels.

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