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Questions and answers on CSM products.

Which CSMconfig Version is used by CANape?

CANape automatically uses the installed CSMconfig with the highest version number.

How do I exchange a gateway in a CANape setup?

The CANape driver expects exactly defined settings with regard to the network configuration. If an XCP gateway is to be exchanged in an existing CANape project, the new gateway must use identical IP address settings like the replaced gateway. The different serial numbers of the two devices will cause no problem, since the communication between CANape and the modules is identified exclusively via the IP address.

To set the correct connection parameters (IP address), open the "XCP Gateway Configuration" dialog in CSMconfig and adapt it.

Note: If the IP address of the old gateway is not known, there are two ways to find it out.

  1. Read the IP address from the A2L file.
  2. In CANape under Device Information the IP address for the network is listed.

Which Modules support TEDS?

A complete list of CAN AD modules with TEDS functionality can be found here: Measurement modules with TEDS support

The STGMM 6 CAN and ECAT modules support TEDS (CSM-proprietary template).

Which CAN interfaces are supported by CSMview?

Currently not all CAN interfaces available in CSMconfig are supported by CSMview. CAN interfaces from the following manufacturers are currently available for CSMview:

  • CSM 
  • vector
  • Kvaser

Note
The following BOA driver-based interfaces in CSMview are supported since CSMconfig V8.15:

  • ETAS ES582.1
  • ETAS ES581.4
  • ETAS ES523.1
  • ETAS ES593.1

Where can I find the housing dimensions of the respective modules?

All module housing dimensions are listed on the CSM website.

  • On each site of the module (e.g. AD CAN-MM) there is a table with the available housing variants.
  • Click on the title line of the respective housing variant.
  • An overlay opens which shows the dimensions of the selected enclosure type.

These are in detail: Case eXtra Small (CXS), Case Small (CS), Slide Case Small (SCS), Case Large (CL), Slide Case Large (SCL),

How to recognize 1000 V voltage inputs on a HV measuring module?

1000 V voltage inputs and the associated signal cables can be identified by the color coding.

1. On the cable:

  • Red grommet
  • Grey body
  • Black nut

2. On the module:

  • Red nut on the input socket
Sensor cable
Sensor cable K910
Input socket
Input socket HV AD ECAT measurement module

What is the PIN assignment of the signal sockets of the different HV measuring modules?

Signal socket HV ADMM 4LI, HV AD4 OW1000 and HV AD8 OW20*
Pin Signal Description
Frontal view socket, Code B
Frontal view socket
Code B
1 V1IN+ Channel 1 Input voltage, plus (K1 +)
2 V1IN- Channel 1 Input voltage, minus (K1 -)
3 V2IN+ Channel 2 Input voltage, plus (K2 +)
4 V2IN- Channel 2 Input voltage, minus (K2 -)
5 V3IN+ Channel 3 Input voltage, plus (K3 +)
6 V3IN- Channel 3 Input voltage, minus (K3 -)
7 V4IN+ Channel 4 Input voltage, plus (K4 +)
8 V4IN- Channel 4 Input voltage, minus (K4 -)

*For the HV AD8 OW20 the second signal socket is assigned identically to the first socket.

Signal socket HV AD4 XW1000 and HV AD4 (evo) XW20
Pin Signal Description
Frontal view socket, Code D
Frontal view socket
Code D
1 V1IN+ Channel 1 Input voltage, plus (K1 +)
2 V1IN- Channel 1 Input voltage, minus (K1 -)
3 V2IN+ Channel 2 Input voltage, plus (K2 +)
4 V2IN- Channel 2 Input voltage, minus (K2 -)
5 V3IN+ Channel 3 Input voltage, plus (K3 +)
6 V3IN- Channel 3 Input voltage, minus (K3 -)
7 V4IN+ Channel 4 Input voltage, plus (K4 +)
8 V4IN- Channel 4 Input voltage, minus (K4 -)
Signal socket HV ADMM 2LI+, HV AD4 IF20* and HV AD4 IF1000*
Pin Signal Description
Frontal view socket, Code C
Frontal view socket
Code C
1 V1IN+ Channel 1 Input voltage, plus
2 V1IN- Channel 1 Input voltage, minus
3 V1OUT+ Channel 1 Sensor supply output, plus
4 V1OUT- Channel 1 Sensor supply output, minus
5 V2IN+ Channel 2 Input voltage, plus
6 V2IN- Channel 2 Input voltage, minus
7 V2OUT+ Channel 2 Sensor supply output, plus
8 V2OUT- Channel 2 Sensor supply output, minus

*For the HV AD8 OW20 the further signal socket is assigned identically to the first socket.

Signal socket HV TH4 und HV TH TBM4 // HV TH8* and HV TH TBM8*
Pin Signal Description
Frontal view socket, Code B
Frontal view socket
Code B
1 K1+ Channel 1 Input voltage, plus
2 K1- Channel 1 Input voltage, minus
3 K2+ Channel 2 Input voltage, plus
4 K2- Channel 2 Input voltage, minus
5 K3+ Channel 3 Input voltage, plus
6 K3- Channel 3 Input voltage, minus
7 K4+ Channel 4 Input voltage, plus
8 K4- Channel 4 Input voltage, minus

*For the HV TH8 and HV TH TBM8, the second signal socket is assigned identically to the first socket.

Signal socket HV PT2 and HV PT TBM8*
Pin Signal Description
Frontal view socket, Code C
Frontal view socket
Code C
1 V1IN+ Channel 1 Input voltage, plus
2 V1IN- Channel 1 Input voltage, minus
3 I1OUT+ Channel 1 Sensor supply output (current), plus
4 I1OUT- Channel 1 Sensor supply output (current), minus
5 V2IN+ Channel 2 Input voltage, plus
6 V2IN- Channel 2 Input voltage, minus
7 I2OUT+ Channel 2 Sensor supply output (current), plus
8 I2OUT- Channel 2 Sensor supply output (current), minus

*For the HV PT TBM8, the other signal sockets are assigned identically to the first socket.

Signal socket HV STG4 pro BS20*
Pin Signal Description
Frontal view socket, Code E
Frontal view socket
Code E
1 VIN+ Input voltage plus
2 VIN- Input voltage minus
3 VOUT+ Bridge excitation voltage plus
4 VOUT- Bridge excitation voltage minus
Channel shield Shield for measurement signal
5 VSENSE+ Sense plus
6 VSENSE- Sense minus
7 TEDS GND TEDS Ground
8 TEDS Data TEDS Data line

*For the HV STG4 pro BS20, the other signal sockets are assigned identically to the first socket.

Which adapter cables can be used to connect IEPE (ICP) sensors to ECAT-ADMM?

To connect IEPE (ICP sensors) to ECAT ADMM, the following variants are available depending on the type of sensor supply of the measuring module.

K645 L1B 8p, BNC for unipolar sensor supply (Vout >20V required)
K667 L1B 8p, BNC for bipolar sensor supply (only for galvanically isolated sensor supply in the module)
K664 Fischer variant of K667

Where can I find information about cables and CAN/ECAT accessories?

Information on cables and general CAN or ECAT accessories can be found here.

For more detailed technical questions contact support@csm.de. If you have further questions about CSM products in general, please contact your personal account manager or sales@csm.de.

With which software products can a CSMcan be used?

The CSMcan can be used with the following software products:

  • CSMconfig
  • CSMview
  • vMeasure CSM
  • vMeasure Expert

The CSMcan is not supported in CANape and cannot therefore be used as an interface.

Reading a TEDS module (e.g. on the K642) fails on STGMM CAN. What can be the reason for this?

The TEDS module can only be read out if the measuring bridge has been connected correctly. This can be recognized by the green channel LED. As long as this does not light up green, the TEDS cannot be read out either.

The MiniModules for strain gauge measurements (STGMM) require the 6-wire technology.
If a sensor with 4-wire technology is used, the sense wires must be connected to the supply voltage of the measuring bridge (Vsense+ to Vout+ / Vsense- to Vout-).

In addition, the module should be updated to the latest firmware version. The latest firmware is supplied with the latest CSMconfig or can be found on the homepage.

How must an incremental encoder be connected to the CNT4 MiniModule?

Incremental encoders with direction detection via A/B channels are connected to the CNT4 MiniModule via two consecutive channels.

The two pulse signals of the incremental encoder are detected by the signal inputs of the respective channel on the CNT. Interm in the module, the counting direction is detected and the counting result is sent on the bus.

Incremental encoder
Pinning Incremental encoder

What is the pinning of a measurement bridge?

Assignment of a full bridge with the K642
Connector Measuring input/measurement bridge Pin (Cable K642) Signal Cable Colour Description
Pinning full bridge
1 V IN - violet Input voltage, minus
2 V IN + blue Input voltage, plus
3 V OUT - pink Bridge excitation voltage, ground
4 V OUT + red Bridge excitation voltage, plus
5 V SENSE - grey Sense Minus
6 V SENSE + green Sense Plus
7 TEDS GND
Channel Shield
Standard drain TEDS Ground
Shield for measurement signal
8 TEDS DATA yellow Data line (TEDS)
Housing Cable Shield Shield Outer Shield (Housing)
Assignment of a half bridge with the K642
Connector Measuring input/measurement bridge Pin (Cable K642) Signal Cable Colour Description
Pinning half bridge
1 V IN - violet Input voltage, minus
2 V IN + blue Input voltage, plus
3 V OUT - pink Bridge excitation voltage, ground
4 V OUT + red Bridge excitation voltage, plus
5 V SENSE - grey Sense Minus
6 V SENSE + green Sense Plus
7 TEDS GND
Channel Shield
Standard drain TEDS Ground
Shield for measurement signal
8 TEDS DATA yellow Data line (TEDS)
Housing Cable Shield Shield Outer Shield (Housing)
Assignment of a quater bridge with the K356
Connector Measuring input/measurement bridge Pin (Cable K356) Signal Cable Colour Description
Pinning quater bridge
1 V IN - violet Input voltage, minus
2 V IN + blue Input voltage, plus
3 V OUT - pink Bridge excitation voltage, ground
4 V OUT + red Bridge excitation voltage, plus
5 V SENSE - grey Sense Minus
6 V SENSE + green Sense Plus
7 TEDS GND
Channel Shield
Standard drain TEDS Ground
Shield for measurement signal
8 TEDS DATA yellow Data line (TEDS)
Housing Cable Shield Shield Outer Shield (Housing)

What is the input impedance of the HV AD4 XW20 or XW1000?

The input impedance of the HV AD4 XW20 is similar to HV AD4 XW1000 (there it is already written in the datasheet): approx. 9 MΩ / approx. 20 pF.