Newsletter ABtronix – 2016/2

Dear ,


This is our Issue 2, 2016 newsletter. Several new products are introduced and some old ones are highlighted. I would like to ask your special attention for the seminar ’Everything you wanted to know about CAN’ we are about to organize on April 20.

Enjoy reading.


Jos Luijten,

Office Manager










April 6, 2016

User Interface Design

Evoluon, Eindhoven (NL)

April 20, 2016

Everything you want to know about CAN
presented by:
SI Kwadraat
Warwick Control

Hotel Campanile, Breda (NL)

May 10-12, 2016

Sensor & Test
Our following suppliers will be present:
- CSM (booth 1-254)
PCB (booth 1-336)
Stiegele (booth 1-250)

Messe, Nürnberg (DE)

May 31- June 2, 2016

Automotive Testing Expo
Our following suppliers will be present:
CSM (booth 1728)
Data Physics (booth 1754)
PCB (booth 1131)
Stiegele (booth 1744)

Messe, Stuttgart (DE)

July 4, 2016

Messtechnik im Bewegung
Our following suppliers will be present:

Flugplatz, Rothenburg o/d Tauber (DE)

Sep 19-21, 2016

ISMA Noise and Vibration Engineering Conference 2016
in conjunction with
'Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics 2016

University, Leuven (BE)

Oct 4-7, 2016

World of Technology and Science

Jaarbeurs, Utrecht (NL)

Nov 8-11, 2016

Electronica 2016

Messe, München (DE)

Data Translation: Measure Temperature with 0.1 °C Accuracy

Multi-channel, high-precision temperature measurement instruments for direct connection of up to 48 thermocouples, RTDs (Pt100, Pt500, Pt1000), or NTC thermistors. MEASURpoint instruments feature galvanic channel-to-channel isolation up to ±500V, for reliable measurements under harsh environmental conditions.
Raise the precision of temperature measurement even in hash environments with our USB- and Ethernet-based measurement modules. Achieve measurement accuracies up to 0.09 °C with thermocouples, 0.003 °C with RTDs, and 0.005 °C with thermistors.


·         4, 8, or up to 240 measurement channels

·         Mobile and stationary use

·         Optional galvanic isolation, channel-to-channel up to ±3500 V

·         QuickDAQ, free data logger for Windows

·         Easy to integrate into any custom application

·         Free interfaces to LabVIEW, MATLAB, DASYLab, DIAdem, etc.


Aim-TTi: Introducing the MX180T(P)


The MX180T and MX180TP represents a new generation of multiple output laboratory power supplies from Aim-TTi. Offering high power within a compact format they use ranged switched mixed-mode regulation with display and control via a large backlit graphic LCD with soft keys. All outputs of an MX Series power supply have fully variable voltage and current setting and are able to operate in both constant voltage and constant current modes. High resolution metering is incorporated and variable OVP and OCP trips are provided.  Each output has its own DC On/Off switch. To provide its impressive power density the MX series combines high frequency switch-mode pre-regulation with linear post-regulation to offer performance that comes close to that of an all-linear design.

Excellent line and load regulation is matched by low noise and good transient response.



  • 375 watts of total power
  • Two high power outputs plus one low power output
  • High power outputs each capable of 30 volts at 6 amps
  • Range switching provides up to 120 volts or up to 20 amps
  • Low power output provides up to 12 volts or up to 3 amps
  • Three high performance outputs each with full functionality
  • Range switching gives variable voltage/current combinations
  • Shared power mode provides double power from a single output
  • Low output noise and ripple via linear final regulation
  • High setting resolution of up to 1mV and 0.1mA
  • Variable OVP and OCP trips on all outputs
  • 50 setting memories per output plus 50 linked memories
  • Selectable voltage tracking (isolated tracking)
  • Selectable current meter averaging
  • Et cetera, et cetera ….




Kvaser: What can you do with a wireless CAN interface?


Ideal for replacing cumbersome cables, accessing hard-to-reach CAN networks, or for monitoring a CANbus while in motion, Kvaser's BlackBird has gained a large and loyal following. The launch of the Blackbird v2 with a new radio chip that provides up to 75% better range over earlier Blackbirds, cemented that following. The REST-based application programming interface (API) has proved particularly popular, allowing the Blackbird v2 to be accessed from any tablet PC or smartphone. Hence, we thought we would bring together a range of user resources to help you get the best out of your Blackbird, if you are using one, and show you how easy it is to get up and running, if you aren't yet. With 75% better range, a REST API and 802.11n, the Blackbird v2 relays CAN messages further and faster than previously possible with a Blackbird.



ABtronix organizes the FREE seminar ‘Everything you want to know about CAN’

ABtronix organizing and hosting this unique FREE seminar, which will be presented by;


            Mr. Kees Zagers of SI Kwadraat (NL)

            Mr. Richard McLaughlin of Warwick Control (UK)

            Mr. Jürgen Braunstein of CSM (DE)

            Mr. Torsten Gedenk of Emtas (DE)


The above persons have many years of experience in CAN and everything, what has to do with CAN.

If you (or one of your colleagues) are interested to attend this unique seminar please send an e-mail to with the contact data of the participants before April 9th, 2016. If you are not able to come, but interested in a demonstration at your site, feel free to ask.




Reception with coffee/tea


Introduction CAN Protocol - Standard 1.0 – Std/Ext 2.0 –  CAN-FD – CAN FD/TT


Coffee break


Physical layer: quality of signals – cable lengths – characteristic impedance - cable termination




Protocols:J1939 – ISO11783/ISOBUS– ISO15765/OBDII– NMEA2000




Continue Protocols


Interfacing CAN to others:
1 - XCP: Measurement and Calibration Protocol for Various Automotive Networks
2 - Gateways to other Networks Ethernet TCP/IP, Industrial Ethernet - Internet of Things


Coffee break


Realizing safe measurements in the CAN environment


Data logging  and analyzing




End of the seminar


Highlighted: UniCAN 2 Professional data loggers of CSM

UniCAN 2 Professional logger of CSM is a μ-Controller based stand-alone data logger. It has unique features and capabilities which are otherwise found only in high end devices. This is accomplished because:

  • Essential functional features are optimized by direct implementation in hardware (FPGA).
  • The unique REC09 data file management system (developed by CSM) that deals with the special data storage issues of modern large capacity memory cards.


UniCAN 2 Professional enables simultaneously time-based recording of signals in up to 8 separate channel groups and the event-driven recording of CAN messages (Trace) in up to 8 separate message groups. The signal definition is taken from DBC or A2L description files and from CANini signal database (Including GPS, system signals). Inside a channel group a unique sampling rate for each channel is available. The signal can be used in different channel groups, and can be recorded with independent sampling rates. Each channel group has its own unique trigger conditions and can be managed as linear or ring memory.


Fields of application:

Acquisition of measurement data and ECU information in road test, endurance test, driver dynamics, benchmarks, etc. in the field of:

  • Passenger Cars, Trucks, Busses, Off-road vehicles, Recreational vehicles
  • Agricultural, Construction and special purpose vehicles
  • Aircraft, Trains and Military vehicles

In particular, also suitable for test and validation of

new technologies such as:

  • Electro-
  • Hybrid- and
  • Fuel Cell-Drives




AXON: Telemetry systems for measuring on rotating objects

AXON's J Series, Close Proximity telemetry systems are designed to measure and transmit data reliably from rotating objects such as drive shafts, gearwheels, pulleys etc. contactless. Torque and temperature measurements are just some of the applications.
All systems are equipped with an inductive power supply between the Stator and Rotor Units, which eliminates the need for any battery on the shaft.
However, in special cases, each rotor unit can be powered with battery, if required.

AXON's Intelligent Power Transmission (IPT) offers unique flexibility compared to other telemetry systems. The inductive power supply is monitored dynamically and constantly adjusted to maintain optimum operating range – this eliminates age and temperature related variations in performance. In addition, due to the design of control loop, the stator transmission coil can be formed to any shape or dimension from a few centimeters to 30 cm or even more with no loss of signal quality.
The telemetry systems offer flexible design options even when space is very limited. We offer a design service for individual measurement requirements.


For automotive drive shaft applications, which can have very large displacements due to suspension travel, specialized installations can be required Thanks to the wide capacity of the inductive power supply, the transmission coil can easily be designed as an oval shape. Previous complex adjustments to the transmission coil is no longer necessary, both, inductive and data transmission work effectively over a wide range.
AXON are constantly working to implement new system designs to meet customers' individual requirements. A lot of thought has gone into the design and all components within one product type use the same carrier frequency. This means that any existing Control Unit, Stator or Rotor Unit(s) can be swapped and operated without the need to any change settings or calibration.



ABtronix BV

Hazeldonk 6033

4836 LA   Breda

the Netherlands

T: +31 76 5968800

F: +31 76 5968888

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