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KRYPTON® Receives Product of the Month Award in NASA Tech Briefs

KRYPTON ONE is the world's smallest single-channel data acquisition module for field testing in harsh environments. This award-winning DAQ system will survive extreme temperatures, water spray or submersion, high shock, and extreme vibrations. We are proud that KRYPTON ONE was selected for PRODUCT OF THE MONTH award by NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

KRYPTON rugged data acquisition (DAQ) systems

Making precise scientific measurements in hostile environments has always been one of the biggest challenges for test engineers. Most data acquisition instruments on the market are designed for a laboratory or factory floor environment and do not fare well when exposed to extreme temperatures, water spray or submersion, or high shock and vibration.

To address this need, Dewesoft invented multi-channel KRYPTON data acquisition modules, which offer up to 16 channels each. They are designed with IP67 degree of protection, a very robust standard. Modules communicate with each other using EtherCAT protocol over a single thin cable that provides data, synchronization, and power, which can be daisy-chained and spread out over 100m (328 ft) from node to node. 

Engineers quickly adopted the KRYPTON series, mounting them right up against running car and aircraft engines, or anywhere where extreme temperatures are found - anywhere from -40° to 85°C (185°F). A 100% humidity is obviously no issue for a product that can be completely submerged underwater. Despite the small size of these multi-channel modules, engineers asked for even more modularity without losing the incredible environmental specifications. The prerogative is to allow the engineers to place the conditioner as close to the sensor as possible, even in very hostile environments like an engine compartment. This results in the shortest possible sensor cables which not only saves cost inexpensive sensor cables but improves the signal quality.

After intensive development and testing, Dewesoft was pleased to announce a whole new series of KRYPTON modules with all of the same environmental robustness as the multi-channel series called the KRYPTON ONE. These tiny single-channel modules measure just 62 x 56 x 29 mm (2.44 x 2.2 x 1.14 inches). 

Each KRYPTON module is machined from an aluminum brick. After the industrial-grade electronics are installed, the units are then sealed with thermally conductive and electrically isolating rubber. Units are waterproof, shockproof, and can withstand shocks up to 100G. KRYPTON modules provide IP67 degree of protection against water, dust, and other elements are assured.  

The Main Characteristics of KRYPTON ONE

  • The fastest KRYPTON: single-channel architecture allows a maximum sample rate of 40 kS/s.

  • Isolation: all analog KRYPTON ONE modules are fully isolated.

  • Shock and Vibe: 100G shock rating and high vibration rankings, too.

  • Perfectly sealed: completely submersible and IP67 protected against spray, salt and more.

  • Wide Operating Temperature range, from -40° to 85°C (185°F)

  • Distributable: right down to the single-channel level: you can’t get more modular than that.

  • Easy stacking: modules can be stacked and tightened together with M4 hex key screws.

The fast EtherCAT interface runs at 100Mbps Full-Duplex bus speed, providing for 6MB/s to 10MB/s data throughput per chain. Modules intended for dynamic measurements can sample up to 40 kS/s. All modules on the chain, which can be spread out as far as 100m (328 ft) between nodes, are precisely synchronized. 

Because we use EtherCAT to interconnect and control the KRYPTON series, the entire KRYPTON product line can be used with any third-party EtherCAT master for real-time applications. KRYPTON offers perfect signal conditioning and offers very rugged distributed units that can be used in most demanding real-time applications. EtherCAT brings another big advantage - zero configuration. KRYPTON devices do not require any complex IP setup. Simply connect them together into PC and the included DewesoftX software will recognize and setup devices automatically. 

EtherCAT brings another big advantage - zero configuration. KRYPTON devices do not require any complex IP setup. Simply connect them together into PC and the included Dewesoft X software will recognize and setup devices automatically.

Contact Dewesoft today to learn more about the KRYPTON and KRYPTON ONE series, and to arrange a no-cost/no-obligation demonstration at your convenience.