IPETRONIK Presents the IPElog2 high-performance data logger with audio/video

The IPETRONIK IPElog2 is a
high-performance data logger for test applications in the automotive and
commercial vehicle sector, and is especially efficient for fleet management.

The new data logger
is designed around the basic concept and enclosure of the successful IPElog
data logger, but has been further advanced with many details. For example, the
audio input, which allows the test driver to record verbal comments and noises
event driven, e.g. via the iMic
microphone and trigger button.

For subsequent
measurement data analysis, the extension from 14 to 18 bus and measurement
inputs as well as the USB 3.0 port enable faster configuration updates and data

Two versions of the
IPElog2 are available: The standard version features 10 CAN inputs, 4 of which
can be switched between CAN High-Speed (HS) and CAN Low-Speed (LS Fault
Tolerant). In addition, the logger system features 6 LIN inputs in accordance with
LIN 1.3 and 2.0 standards. The second version has 16 CAN inputs, also with HS
and LS switchover capability, but no LIN inputs. All 10 and/or 16 CAN inputs
support the WakeOnCAN and NoMessageLost (NML) functions. WakeOnCAN wakes the
logger (via CAN bus activity), and automatically boots up from standby switching
to measuring mode. The associated NML function ensures that all the CAN
messages from waking up the vehicle are saved signal-based as a CAN trace.


The data logger is
based on a high-speed 1.33 GHz Atom E3805 dual-core processor, incorporates 2
GB RAM and uses the RTOS-32 real-time operating system with the TESTdrive
operating software. The measurement data is recorded using the latest CFast
technology with up to 64 GB data volume..

To cater to the
increasing requirements on Ethernet-based protocols and buses, the data logger
supports two Gigabit Ethernet measurement inputs. These inputs allow
XCPonEthernet protocols and automotive Ethernet networks to be integrated via
BroadR-Reach media gateways. FlexRay signals and future FlexRay traffic are
measured via the FlexRay-Extender. One of the two Gigabit Ethernet inputs takes
the form of an X-LINK connector for measuring the high-speed measurement inputs
of the X-device family with a sampling rate of up to 100 kHz and saving these
in the logger. IP-based camera systems can also be integrated into the device
in future via the Gigabit Ethernet inputs.

As such, IPElog2 also caters to future
requirements, such as the synchronous recording of control unit and
environmental image data of multiple cameras (e.g. for validating driver
assistance systems).

In addition, the
logger also features an M-CAN-LEMO system socket for connecting IPETRONIK M-CAN
measurement modules. The special feature of the M-CAN connection is that the
bus termination can be set via a software switch. Users thus benefit from the
fact that no additional M‑CAN termination connector or special M-CAN
system cable is necessary for the bus termination. The modules are also
supplied with power via this socket.

High-speed, secure
remote data transmission

The IPElog2
supports the wireless transfer of measurement data both via an integrated Wi-Fi
interface as per standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n and also via an LTE (4G) modem.
The WLAN module is capable of setting up an access point itself for connecting
terminal devices such as tablets. The modem is modular in design, allowing it
to be adapted to the place of installation.

To allow the position data of the vehicle to
be acquired synchronously with the measurement data, a GPS receiver plus gyro
is built-in. This records the vehicle’s rotations along all three axes. Thanks
to its functions and properties, the logger is ideally suited for conducting endurance
and fleet tests efficiently in conjunction with the IPEcloud web portal.

Robust aluminium

The data logger
features a high-grade aluminium casing measuring 206.5 mm x 73 mm x 166.5 mm (W
x H x D) in accordance with IP54 type of protection and weighs 1750 g. It has a
working temperature range from –40 ¡C to +85 ¡C for a relative
humidity of 5 to 95 %. A voltage of 9 VDC to 36 VDC is required for the power

The IPElog2 is a
technology carrier designed to cater to customer requirements over the longer
term. Due to the large number of interfaces and measurement inputs, the logger
is predestined for extensive measurement tasks with numerous CAN and LIN buses

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