Introducing the m+p VibMobile Front-End

m+p VibMobile was engineered for the requirements of mobile multi-channel noise and vibration measurements and dynamic signal analysis as well as demanding data acquisition and monitoring applications. This versatile front-end offers a wide choice of analog I/O boards for high-speed data acquisition, simultaneous sampling, signal conditioning for voltage inputs, IEPE sensor supply and bridge measurements. Up to four CompactPCI® Serial boards can be used additionally in the mainframe allowing for the free selection of industry standard I/O, interface and storage solutions.

You get reliable, accurate measuring data – anytime and anywhere.

m+p VibMobile measurement instrument front
m+p VibMobile: Portable 15-slot front-end for 64 input channels

Use in the Field, in Vehicles or in the Lab

The new m+p VibMobile with its compact form factor, robust design, embedded CPU and storage media, multi-range AC and DC power supply and optional battery power is made for portable or standalone operation. With a broad selection of analog input and output boards and appropriate signal conditioning modules it can be used in all kinds of dynamic and quasi-static measurement fields: noise and vibration, modal analysis, experimental strain and stress analysis, engine testing, functional testing, process monitoring, etc.

Reliable Acquisition in Harsh Environments

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Networking of three m+p VibMobile instruments housed in ¾ 19“ wide shock-proof boxes

The conditions under which you have to take measurements are sometimes tough. The robust steel housing qualifies the m+p VibMobile for operation under harsh ambient conditions and for high temperatures. Lightweight polyurethane side panels provide extra protection if you carry your device. For very high shock and vibration exposure, for example during test runs in vehicles, we offer a shock-isolated mount in a strong steel box which has vapour-tight front and rear covers.

Flexible Operation

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Standalone operation: application software installed on the powerful embedded CPU

The m+p VibMobile can be operated as a front-end via Ethernet and laptop or remote PC. Alternatively, all application programs run on the SSD of the embedded CPU: In this case, either monitor, keyboard and mouse or a high-resolution digital display can be directly connected to the CPU.

Networking of Multiple Systems

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Operation of two m+p VibMobile front-ends via clock in/clock out

For channel expansion and distributed measurements multiple m+p VibMobile front-ends can be combined to act as one system. The daisy-chained master-slave configuration makes it possible to place the frontends close to the measuring points, resulting in reduced transducer cabling and much higher measurement quality.

Embedded CPU

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Powerful CompactPCI<sup>®</sup> Serial CPU board equipped with 4th generation Intel<sup>®</sup> Core<sup>TM</sup> processor

m+p VibMobile is used with an embedded CompactPCI® Serial CPU board. The high-performance, rich-featured CompactPCI® Serial CPU board is equipped with a 4th generation Intel® CoreTM i7 2.4 GHz mobile processor (quad-core) and runs with Windows 7 embedded. The CPU supports 8 GB DDR3L RAM. One Ethernet controller supports IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol including PPS and PPM signals.

Analog and Digital I/O Boards and Signal Conditioning

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Control unit for source and tacho channels, calibration input/output, digital I/Os and clock in/clock out circuitry

For NVH test and measurement applications we offer two sigma-delta A/D converters, 102.4 or 204.8 kHz sampling rate, each with 8 channels, configurable input architecture and gain as well as multiple clocking and trigger options. The switchable input voltage ranges provide improved sensitivity for very low level vibration signals, microphone measurements and higher voltage sources such as tacho sensors.

A 102.4 kSa/s per channel bridge module is perfect for dynamic strain measurements, experimental stress analysis and fatigue testing of mechanical structures. It enables connection of eight strain gauges in full-, half-, or quarter-bridge configurations.

A 24-bit D/A converter provides four analog outputs for vibration testing or modal analysis applications requiring drive signals for the shakers. Control circuitry is implemented on all source channels for a controlled shutdown of the output voltage signal in case of emergency or power failure ensuring safe operation of the test system. Tacho inputs with 32-bit high-speed up/down counters allow for rotating machinery testing.

CompactPCI® Serial Boards

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Fast swap of the removable disc drive

m+p VibMobile covers many of your day-to-day data acquisition and dynamics testing tasks. For special requirements the m+p VibMobile has four slots of the industry-standard CompactPCI® Serial bus for freely selectable, 3rd party boards like mega-sampling high-speed transient recorders, GPS receivers, RS-232 or RS-485 serial interfaces, Fieldbus, CANbus, IRIG or ARINC time protocol interfaces and also fixed or removable disc modules with terabytes of storage space.

Please send us an email or give us a call for more information on the mobile multi-channel m+p VibMobile front-end.

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