03/09/2015 by Kvaser

Memorator 5xHS CB unveiled

The Kvaser Memorator Pro 5xHS CB is a bare board version of the five channel high-speed controller area network (CAN) to USB interface and datalogger. ‘Bare board’ availability means that it is supplied without a housing and can thus be built into any system, whilst five CAN channels allows users to monitor and log data from multiple CAN channels using just one device. For industries such as mining, oil and gas, marine and other heavy industries, this small form factor board is an ideal complement to a data acquisition terminal or PC that requires custom housing.

The Kvaser Memorator Pro 5xHS CB not only time synchronises the data transmitted and received across all five buses but also automatically synchronises with other Kvaser interfaces connected to the same PC, resulting in simpler, more accurate multichannel data capture. Crucially, the datalogging capability means that results from up to five CAN channels are recorded on one SD card, thus avoiding the difficult situation of trying to combine logfiles from two or three different memory cards.

A special feature of the 5-channel Memorator Professional is its ability to run user-developed scripts. Like Kvaser’s Eagle interface and standard Memorator Pro 5xHS variant, the Memorator Pro 5xHS CB’s script functionality allows users to develop highly customised applications written in the Kvaser t programming language, such as CAN protocol converters, CAN gateways and advanced CAN logging functionality.

This printed circuit board (PCB) has a standard USB female connector. The CAN connection is made using a standard 12-way connector on the top side of the board, plus a 10-way connector on the bottom side. An SD card reader sits on the top side, and power is derived from the USB connection, CAN and an on-board power supply.

The Kvaser Memorator Pro 5xHS CB is compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000® and DeviceNet, and will also be CAN FD upgradeable via firmware. The device is supported in CANlib, Kvaser’s universal software development kit, plus Kvaser Memorator Config Tool software.

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