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KRYPTON®Rugged EtherCAT Data Acquisition (DAQ) System

Rugged and distributed EtherCAT data acquisition system for field measurement in extreme and harsh environments. KRYPTON DAQ systems offer IP67 degree of protection and can operate in the extreme temperature range from -40 to +85°C and offer high 100G shock protection.





Strain and Stress

Strain and Stress

Full Bridge

Full Bridge

Half Bridge

Half Bridge

Quarter Bridge

Quarter Bridge









DSI compatible

DSI compatible







TEDS compatible

TEDS compatible



Shock rating 100g

Shock rating 100g

-40°C to +85°C

-40°C to +85°C

KRYPTON® highlights

Distributed DAQ

KRYPTON DAQ modules were designed for distributed measurements to bring data acquisition closer to sensors. This introduces many advantages as opposed to traditional DAQ systems. KRYPTON allows distributing DAQ modules down to a single input channel.


EtherCAT protocol with 100Mb bus speed is used for data transmission, data synchronization, and power supply. KRYPTON units are connected with a single cable for data, power, and synchronization.   

IP67 Protection

All KRYPTON modules are rugged with the IP67 degree of protection and ready for testing in extreme weather and harsh environments. 

-40°C to +85°C

All KRYPTON modules offer a very wide temperature range. This is ideal for winter (-40°C) or summer climate testing (+85°C).

Shock Protection

KRYPTON modules provide high shock protection according to SIST EN 60068-2-27:2009 - 100 g, 6 ms, half-sine, 100x pos./neg in each axis, 600x total.

Up to 100m Between Nodes

KRYPTON units can be distributed over a large area with distances up to 100 meters between DAQ nodes.  

Single and Multi-Channel Units

KRYPTON DAQ modules are available in various configurations spanning from tiny single-channel modules up to bigger 3, 4, 6, 8, and 16-channel units. This allows you to distribute devices down to a single channel.

Up to 40 kS/s

Multi-channel KRYPTON data acquisition modules can sample the date up to 20 kS/s and KRYPTON ONE single channel units up to 40 kS/s per channel.

Universal Analog Inputs

Truly universal analog inputs are available that can accept voltage, IEPE, full/half/quarter bridge, RTD, and resistance signals natively. Additional input modes such as charge, thermocouple, RTD, current, and LVDT signals are supported via our DSI adapters.

Software included

Every Dewesoft data acquisition system is bundled with award-winning DewesoftX data acquisition software. The software is easy to use but very rich and deep in functionality. All software updates are free forever with no hidden licensing or yearly maintenance fees.

Dewesoft quality and 7-year warranty

Enjoy our industry-leading 7-year warranty. Our data acquisition systems are made in Europe, utilizing only the highest build quality standards. We offer free and customer-focused technical support. Your investment into the Dewesoft solutions is protected for years ahead.

Robust and Rugged Data Acquisition

KRYPTON DAQ modules are extremely robust. We machine each one out of aluminum bricks and install industrial-grade electronics. Units are then sealed with thermally conductive and electrically isolative rubber. As a final touch, we add a rubber band around the KRYPTON chassis to further protect the unit from the shocks. The result is an IP67 degree of protection. Units are waterproof, shockproof, and can withstand shocks up to 100G

KRYPTON can operate in extremely harsh environments and is rated to work in temperature span from -40°C to +85°C.

Extensive testing in our laboratories ensures bulletproof quality and worry-free testing under extreme conditions.

Distributed EtherCAT Data Acquisition

KRYPTON data acquisition systems are using 100 Mbit datalink based on EtherCAT protocol technology. Fast data bus allows many of the KRYPTON units to be daisy-chained together in the single measurement chain. At the end of the chain, RJ45 cable is used to plug into the Ethernet port of your PC computer or special, more rugged 8-pin LEMO connector to connect to our robust, powerful computers like KRYPTON CPU, SBOX, R2DB, R4 or R8.

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

There is a single cable required for data, power, and synchronization which can run up to 100 meters (300 feet) from module to module connecting amplifiers together.

Small and Flexible Data Acquisition

KRYPTON data acquisition modules are designed to be small, rugged, and modular especially made perfect for field measurements in any environment. The small size of KRYPTON modules allows them to fit perfectly in tight places and can be placed very near the sensors.

Traditional data acquisition systems are big boxes with many input channels, which means long and expensive sensor cabling is needed in order to perform data acquisition. 

KRYPTON takes the opposite approach. We kept the same advantages of other Dewesoft DAQ devices like plug and play and sensor auto-detection), but with KRYPTON we are bringing the data acquisition system closer to the origin of data - near the sensors. This greatly reduces the cost of the sensor cabling, chances of wiring errors and greatly improves the signal quality.

High-End Signal Conditioning

KRYPTON offers high-quality analog amplifiers for very accurate signal measurement. KRYPTON modules are available practically for every signal and sensor type:

  • Voltage

  • Current

  • Resistance

  • IEPE/ICP® accelerometers, microphones, and other sensors

  • Charge

  • Strain: all bridge types are supported

  • Thermocouple

  • RTD - PTx

  • Digital input / Digital output

  • Analog output

KRYPTON I/O modules come with different input channel counts. See the section below for all available modules.

KRYPTON® Amplifier Modules

KRYPTON input and output amplifiers come in a variety of configurations. There are two basic families of KRYPTON devices.


KRYPTON ONE are single-channel I/O modules. They are the smallest IP67 DAQ module in the world. The pocket-size devices allow the modules to be mounted in tight places, right next to the sensors. KRYPTON ONE modules offer high-end signal conditioning with 24-bit Sigma-delta ADC and offer up to 40 kS/s per channel sampling rate. All analog KRYPTON ONE modules are fully galvanically isolated.


KRYPTON MULTI are multi-channel I/O modules and come in two different sizes - single width or double width - depending on the type and number of input amplifiers. KRYPTON multi-channel devices use 24-bit Sigma-delta ADC and offer up to 20 kS/s per channel sampling rate.

ModuleVoltageCurrentResistanceStrainIEPEChargePTxThermocouplePotentiometerLVDTDigital inputDigital outputTEDSExcitation
KRYPTON single-channel modules
ACCExt. shunt
HVExt. shunt
LVExt. shunt
KRYPTON multi-channel modules
ACCExt. shunt
LVExt. shunt

*DSI = Dewesoft Sensor Interface. Learn more about DSI adapters.

See full KRYPTON technical specifications for detailed specs about the KRYPTON data acquisition systems and their amplifiers.

Distributed Data Acquisition

Our data acquisition systems can easily be distributed via the EtherCAT data interface. This allows for a simple distribution of channels over larger vehicles or structures and can significantly shorten sensor cables. This is perfect to reduce problems like noise and signal quality in the data acquisition process, especially in very harsh environments. Only one cable is needed for power, data, and synchronization between the instruments. 

Dewesoft instruments have high performance and maximum reliability due to high vibration resistance (> 100 G), extreme shockproof, and IP67 rating (dust, water, and humidity resistance).

Precise Synchronization

KRYPTON data acquisition hardware is capable to acquire different signals like the voltage, bridge, IEPE, thermocouple, digital, and more. With included DewesoftX software, you can easily acquire data from additional interfaces like GPS, Flexray, Ethernet, Serial, PCM telemetry, and many more. 

Even though each data source can have different sampling rates (software selectable for each channel), all data is always perfectly synchronized down to microsecond accuracy. The synchronization between KRYPTON modules runs through the same cable as power and data.

KRYPTON DAQ modules can also be combined and synchronized with our fast USB DAQ devices like SIRIUS, MINITAURs, or DEWE-43A. For this, we have a small accessory called EtherCAT Sync Junction. This box will provide a clock source for synchronization. External timing sources like GPS or IRIG can be connected and used.

Works With 3rd-Party Real-Time EtherCAT Masters

The KRYPTON DAQ modules are also compatible with any 3rd-party real-time EtherCAT master such as Beckoff Twincat, MTS TestSuite, NI Labview, Matlab, Clemessy, and others.

Because KRYPTON offers perfect signal conditioning and offers very rugged distributed data acquisition it is a perfect device that can be used in the most demanding real-time test and control applications.

For more details on how to integrate KRYPTON with a real-time controller see the article Merging data acquisition with the real-time control system.


Award-Winning Data Acquisition Software Included for Free

Dewesoft data acquisition systems are bundled with award-winning DewesoftX data acquisition software. It is the world's most advanced and easy-to-use data recording and signal processing software. Software and hardware work together like magic. It offers simplicity as well as deep functionality to tackle any test and measurement task.

And the best part? You get lifetime FREE software updates and technical support. Software is evolving all the time. New major releases are released every 3 months constantly adding new features, optimizations, and other improvements. There are no hidden costs and will remain free forever.

Plug and Play

Connecting the DAQ system and sensors could not be faster or easier. DewesoftX software will automatically detect the connected DAQ systems and TEDS-equipped sensors will configure the channel configuration automatically. Features like:

  • Hardware auto-detection.

  • Smart sensors.

  • Sensor database.

  • Advanced TEDS sensor support.

  • Built-in unit conversion.

  • Real-time signal preview.

  • Wiring schematics.

will make you ready for measurement in seconds. Spend less time configuring your DAQ hardware and be more productive. Time is money!

Measure and Store

Powerful storing capabilities with more than 500 MB/s sustained stream rates mean you can always store data at full speed and never again worry about losing data that could compromise your tests. DewesoftX storing features offer:

  • Real-time data acquisition.

  • Synchronized acquisition of analog, counter, video, GPS, CAN bus, and many other sources.

  • Advanced triggering and alarms.

  • Single or multi-file storage.

  • Remote and distributed network storing.

  • Automated test sequences.

Even if you store gigabytes of data, our innovative data file format​​​​​​​ will ensure you can reload and analyze your data as fast as in a blink of an eye.

Analyse and Publish

NVH, structural testing, power analysis, and more. Forget about using several complex software solutions to record and analyze your data. DewesoftX offers one-stop shop for all test and measurement tasks. Our software offers:

  • Online and offline mathematics.

  • Flexible real-time visual displays.

  • Synchronized video support.

  • PDF and Word reporting tools.

  • Data export to many standard file formats.

  • Unlimited FREE license seats to view and analyze stored data.

DewesoftX is designed with the mindset of a test engineer and offers a complete testing solution in a single software package that is easy and joy to use.

Lifetime Free Updates

We are offering no-bluff or hidden cost licensing model for our data acquisition software. A new major version is released every three months bringing new features, performance boosts, bugfixes, with no additional cost to you. All updates for our existing users are free forever.

Unlimited License Seats

Our licensing model offers unlimited seats for analysing the recorded data. The recorded data file will bundle the license. Simply share data file with your colleagues and they can download software for free and ready to fully analyze the data. No additional licenses are needed.

Free Technical Support

We are putting our customers first. Free worldwide technical support is available for our DAQ software and hardware. Our technical support team is responsive and will attend to every support request and solve it in the fastest possible manner. Local technical support in our local offices is also available for you at no extra cost.

Lovedby Many Engineers

Again, thanks for all of the new features that are being included in DewesoftX. It is already a fantastic product and deserves to become the Microsoft Word of data acquisition software.

We absolutely enjoy using the Dewesoft data acquisition equipment and its software. I think of it as the Porsche 911 of data acquisition (my dream car/our dream test equipment).

We recommend SIRIUS data acquisition system as a great unit to anyone that asks how we like it.

I wanted to personally write to you and tell you how impressed I am with Dewesoft products. The whole Dewesoft team impressed me as extremely happy, smart, and dedicated.

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