Automotive data acquisition software upgrades functions, speed and efficiency

August 20, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Ipetronik, supplier of mobile measurement technology in the automotive industry, has announced a new release of the IPEmotion configuration and data acquisition software.

IPEmotion Release 2013.1 contains a range of enhancements and numerous new functions to do a more efficient job collecting data. At a general level, “Borrow” and “Floating” server-based licensing options are now available. OEM customers expressed the desire to be able to manage licenses via a special server. This provides a way to ensure efficient and cost-optimised license management. “Floating” licensing is best suited for working in corporate networks. In this case, the license is only used when the software is started. With “Borrow” licensing, users can transfer the license to their computer for a certain period.

New functions include;

Fast program start: A set of enhancements within the software installation routine considerably reduces starting time.

Online Yt-chart analysis: In the Yt-chart, it is possible to analyse signal characteristics directly during live plotting. For this, there are tools available for zooming and for moving, stretching or compressing the axes. The chart features a storage buffer that can be configured in the options, where the user can set the zoom depth and the length of the period that can be called back (history). In addition, the Yt-chart now offers the new “Wiper” view, which can be configured within the context menu for the time axis area. In this mode, it is possible to compare the current measurement curves with the historical measurement values along the time axis, all in the same chart.

A2L / DBC / Autosar Import with a CSV filter: For users who create complex lists of measurement points by importing description files (A2L, DBC, AUTOSAR), these capabilities save time when comparing the lists.

Pull-down menu for channel names: This menu item now also offers the possibility of establishing a static list of channel names to ensure that the names of important “key channel names” are always written the same way.

New data imports: CSV settings with preview function and Graphtec binary files .gpd: Useful enhancements were also added