Distributed Measurement Systems
Modular Measurement and Control
Distributed measurement and control systems are easily configured with Q.bloxx modules and a single test controller (many to choose from). The Q.bloxx modules are connected to the controller via high-speed RS-485 interfaces. Even with this distributed approach, it is easily possible to achieve synchronized measurements with a total system jitter of less than 1µs. The test controller manages all of this and provides the time-stamped data to a wide variety of host systems via a wide variety of communication methods – in parallel.
A key benefit to this approach is the ability to simultaneously provide deterministic closed loop control (via EtherCAT) and high-speed data acquisition (via Ethernet).