SIRIUS R4 
Compact High-Channel-Count DAQ System

7-YEAR WARRANTY

Compact data acquisition system with up to 64 analog inputs, 32 counter inputs and 32 analog outputs with built-in high-performance, highly reliable data processing computer and SSD data logger.

R4 data acquisition system from Dewesoft
IEPE
IEPE
Charge
Charge
Voltage
Voltage
High Voltage
High Voltage
Current
Current
Strain and Stress
Strain and Stress
Full Bridge
Full Bridge
Half Bridge
Half Bridge
Quarter Bridge
Quarter Bridge
LVDT
LVDT
Thermocouple
Thermocouple
RTD
RTD
Resistance
Resistance
Analog out
Analog out
Counter and Encoder
Counter and Encoder
Digital
Digital
DSI compatible
DSI compatible
TEDS compatible
TEDS compatible
CAN bus
CAN bus
OBDII
OBDII
J1939
J1939
Galvanic isolation ±1000 V
Galvanic isolation ±1000 V
GPS and GLONASS
GPS and GLONASS
RTK
RTK
SSD
SSD
Touch screen
Touch screen
Full HD
Full HD
Battery
Battery
LAN
LAN
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
EtherCAT
EtherCAT
-10°C to +50°C
-10°C to +50°C
IP20
IP20

Main Features

  • HIGH-END SIGNAL CONDITIONING: R4 data acquisition systems are built around SIRIUS DAQ technology and feature the same versatile and powerful amplifiers for world-leading signal conditioning. Visit SIRIUS product page for detailed SIRIUS DAQ technology overview.
  • POWERFUL AND RELIABLE COMPUTER: R4 DAQ system offers powerful built-in data processing computer and fast and reliable SSD data logging capabilities for a stand-alone operation. 
  • UP TO 64 ANALOG INPUTS: System can be configured with up to 4 SIRIUS DAQ slices for a total of 64 analog inputs for connecting virtually any sensor.
  • UP TO 32 COUNTER/ENCODER INPUTS: System can hold up to 32 counter/encoder inputs or 96 digital input channels, all equipped with our patented SUPERCOUNTER® technology. 
  • UP TO 4 ISOLATED CAN PORTS: Configure up to 4 high speed CAN 2.0b channels with 1 Mbit/sec data throughput with additional support for CCP, OBDII, J1939, and CAN output.
  • ETHERCAT MASTER PORT: R4 DAQ systems include EtherCAT master port with built-in synchronization for easy connection and extension of any of our EtherCAT based DAQ system like KRYPTON DAQ modules or SIRIUS DAQ system.
  • ALL INTERFACES: Interfaces for Wireless LAN, dual GLAN, 4x USB 3.0, GPS, HDMI, 2x synchronization are available.
  • 100 Hz GPS WITH RTK: Optional 10Hz or 100Hz GPS receiver with additional RTK support can be built straight into R4 DAQ system.
  • SOFTWARE INCLUDED WITH FREE LIFETIME UPGRADES: Easy to use, yet very robust in functionality, award-winning Dewesoft X data acquisition software is included. The software comes with lifetime free upgrades and no hidden costs, bringing you intuitive configuration, smart sensors, advanced storage, and analysis capabilities.

Based on SIRIUS Data Acquisition Technology

R4 is a compact data acquisition system build around SIRIUS DAQ technology. Systems feature DualCoreADC® analog inputs with 160 dB dynamic range and acquisition speeds of 200 kHz per channel or optional high-speed amplifiers with speeds up to 1 MHz per channel. 

R4 chassis can hold up to 4 SIRIUS DAQ slices with a total of 64 analog channels, 32 counter/encoder channel, 96 digital channels and up to 4 high speed CAN bus ports. An array of different amplifiers are available to acquire signals from virtually any senors. 

Learn more about SIRIUS DAQ system.

Based on SIRIUS Data Acquisition Technology

High Channel Count
Inside a Compact Chassis Design

R4 data acquisition system can be configured with up to 4 SIRIUS rack signal conditioning slices for a total of:

  • 64 analog channels
  • 32 counter/encoder channels
  • 92 digital channels
  • 18 CAN bus input channels
  • 32 analog output channels


All channels are fitted inside a compact and rugged chassis design. Multiple R4 data acquisition systems can furtherly be connected into a TCP/IP network and synchronized together to extend the channel count to thousands of channels.

High Channel Count Inside a Compact Chassis Design
High Channel Count Inside a Compact Chassis Design

Integrated Powerful SBOX Computer

SIRIUS R4 DAQ systems chassis can be configured with a built-in SBOX  computer. SBOX is a powerful data processing computer and highly reliable SSD datalogger. It is equipped with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8 GB of memory, and fast SSD storage. This provides a highly reliable data logging unit and enough processing power for storing and processing data from thousands of channels.

The R4 SBOX computer is equipped with all the modern interfaces for connectivity and expansion:

  • Network interfaces: 2x GLAN, 1x WLAN.
  • USB 3.0: 4x USB 3.0 ports for data acquisition devices like SIRIUSDEWE-43A, and peripherals like mouse, keyboard, printers, and external hard drives.
  • EtherCAT slave port: for connecting any of our EtherCAT data acquisition devices like KRYPTON or SIRIUS.
  • HDMI video: for connecting an external display.
  • GPS receiver: optional built-in 10 Hz or 100 Hz GPS receiver with an option to connect external GPS display.


Integrated Powerful SBOX Computer

Analog Output and Real-time Data Output via EtherCAT

R4 data acquisition system can optionally be configured with up to 32 analog output channels. These output channels can function in any of the following modes:

  • Standalone digital signal amplifier
  • Multi-channel function generator for modal/shaker control - software upgrade option required
  • Control channels
  • A replay of the analog data


To learn more about SIRIUS analog output functionality please visit the SIRIUS DAQ system page for the detailed description of individual modes. 

Real-time EtherCAT Data Output?

R4rt and R4rt-HUB DAQ systems are equipped with a real-time EtherCAT® data bus that can feed reduced data to any 3rd party EtherCAT master or real-time controller (MTS FlexTest, Clemessy Syclone,  Labview, Beckoff) with low latency. This makes R4rt DAQ systems a unique solution on the market. To learn more about this functionality please visit R8rt DAQ system page.

Analog Output and Real-time Data Output via EtherCAT

EtherCAT Expansion

R4 DAQ system is equipped with an EtherCAT slave port which can be used to expand and distribute additional DAQ channels with any of our EtherCAT-based DAQ units like SIRIUSKRYPTON, or IOLITE.

EtherCAT port includes built-in hardware synchronization hub for synchronization of all the connected EtherCAT DAQ channels with internal R4 DAQ channels. Only one cable is needed to daisy chain the units via EtherCAT slave port. The single cable runs data, synchronization, and power to all connected EtherCAT devices.

EtherCAT Expansion

DualCore Amplifiers
High Dynamic Range - 160dB

Dual 24-bit Delta-sigma ADC with 200 kS/sec inputs. Up to 160 dB dynamic range. SIRIUS DualCore ADC modules can be individually equipped with any of the following amplifiers:

  • UNI: All-around universal amplifier for all strain types, IEPE sensors, and high input range. Available with DSUB9 and LEMO L2B10f connector. Compatible with DSI adapters.
  • STG: Most versatile amplifier for strain and other sensors. Available with DSUB9, LEMO L1B7f, L2B7f, and L2B10f connectors. Compatible with DSI adapters.
  • STGM: Universal voltage, strain gauge, resistance amplifier at a good price and great quality. Available with or DSUB9. Compatible with DSI adapters.
  • ACC: High dynamic IEPE and voltage amplifier for IEPE accelerometers and microphones. BNC connector.
  • CHG: High dynamic load, IEPE, and voltage amplifier for a charge or IEPE accelerometers and microphones. BNC connector.
  • HV: CATII, CATIII ± 1200V high voltage amplifier for power applications. Banana connectors.
  • LV: ±200V universal voltage amplifier for connecting current transducers and other sensors. Available in DSUB9 and banana plugs. Compatible with DSI adapters.
  • MIC200: Isolated voltage amplifier for 200V polarized microphones. Available with L2B7f LEMO connectors.
DualCore Amplifiers
High Dynamic Range - 160dB

HD Amplifiers
Same Size.
More Channels. Optimized Price. 

High-density (HD) amplifiers offer 24-bit Delta-sigma ADC with an anti-aliasing filter and 200 kS/s sampling rate. SIRIUS high-density slices offer 16-channel analog inputs in the same chassis with the best price-performance ratio. The following HD amplifiers are available:

  • 16xSTGS: universal strain gauge amplifier. Compatible with DSI adapters. DSUB9 or LEMO L1B10f connectors.

  • 16xACC: IEPE and voltage amplifier for connecting accelerometers and microphones.

  • 16xLV DSUB: all-around universal voltage amplifier for connecting various sensors. Compatible with DSI adapters. DSUB9 or BNC connectors. 

Visit SIRIUS tech specs for complete amplifier specification.

HD Amplifiers
Same Size.
More Channels. Optimized Price. 

High-Speed Amplifiers
16-bit SAR ADC.
High-Speed Sampling.

High-speed (HS) amplifiers offer 16-bit inputs with SAR ADC and 1 MS/s sampling rate. SIRIUS high-speed slices can be individually equipped with any of the following HS  amplifiers:

  • STG: Universal amplifier for strain gauges, voltage, and other sensors. DSUB9 connector. Compatible with DSI adapters.

  • ACC: IEPE and Voltage amplifier for accelerometers and microphones. BNC connector.

  • CHG: Charge, IEPE, and Voltage amplifier mainly for pressure transducers for shock wave measurements and combustion analysis. BNC connector.

  • HV: High voltage CATII, CATIII ±1200V amplifier for high-speed E-Mobility and inverter power applications. Banana connector.

  • LV: Voltage amplifier for connecting various sensors, especially high-speed current transducers for power analysis, E-Mobility, and inverter applications. DSUB9 or banana connector. Compatible with DSI adapters.

Visit SIRIUS tech specs for complete amplifier specification.

High-Speed Amplifiers
16-bit SAR ADC.
High-Speed Sampling.

R4-HUB DAQ System with USB Data Output

If you would prefer to connect the R4 data acquisition system to your existing PC setup, we offer an R4-HUB data acquisition system which instead of built-in SBOX computer includes a USB hub. The R4-HUB DAQ system can be connected with included USB 2.0 cable to any PC with USB port for storing, visualizing and analyzing the data from R4 analog channels. 

The R4-HUB DAQ system also includes some additional extension ports like USB and two synchronization ports, which allow the R4-HUB DAQ system to be easily extended by additional data acquisition devices like SIRIUS modular DAQ slices.

R4-HUB DAQ System with USB Data Output

Built-in GPS/GNSS and RTK Positioning

R4 instruments can be configured with optional 10 Hz or 100 Hz GPS receiver with optional Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) support for the most demanding and precise (down to 1cm) position-based test and measurement applications.

GPS and RTK option will transform the R4 system into a powerful automotive data logger for the advanced position based test and measurement applications like pass-by-noise, vehicle dynamics, brake testing, road load data, ADAS, etc.

For more information about position measurement also see GPS and IMU devices and GPS PRO training course.

Built-in GPS/GNSS and RTK Positioning

Data Acquisition Software Included for Free

All Dewesoft data acquisition systems are bundled with award-winning DewesoftX data acquisition software. DewesoftX is the world's most advanced and easy-to-use data acquisition and signal processing software. Its flexibility and endless functionality for signal processing will help you solve all your test and measurement needs. Our DAQ software gives you many advantages over other DAQ systems. Functionalities like plug-and-play, hardware auto-detection, smart TEDS sensors, advanced storing, real-time displays, and a never-ending math library will elevate your measurement and analysis capabilities to a whole new level.

And the best part? DewesoftX DAQ software offers lifetime FREE software updates and technical support to all users. Software is evolving all the time. New major releases are released every 3 months constantly adding new features, optimization, and other improvements. No hidden upgrade costs.


Data Acquisition Software Included for Free

Plug and Play

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 and will configure the entire channel configuration for you. Features like:

  • hardware auto-detection,
  • smart sensors,
  • sensor database,
  • advanced TEDS sensor support,
  • automatic unit conversion,
  • real-time signal preview,
  • store setup files,

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

Supported input and output interfaces

Measure and Store

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 software features:

  • 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 load and analyze your data as fast as in a blink of an eye.

DewesoftX storing engine

Analyse and Publish

Analyse and Publish

NVH, structural testign, power analysis, and more. Forget about using several and complex software solutions just to record, store, analyze, and visualize your data. DewesoftX offers all-in-one advanced data visualization, analysis, and reporting tools:

  • online and offline mathematics,
  • flexible real-time visual displays,
  • synchronized video support,
  • PDF reporting tools,
  • data export to many standard file formats,
  • unlimited FREE licenses to view and analyze stored data files.

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

DewesoftX data visualisation
DewesoftX math and signal analsys capabilities
DewesoftX export and reporting

FAQ

Do Dewesoft DAQ systems really come with 7-year warranty?

The Dewesoft 7-Year warranty applies to all our data acquisition systems. You buy it, own it, use it, and our warranty keeps you covered. We build our equipment to last. We guarantee you that your hardware will be free from defects and functional. Our warranty covers that the instruments function as promised for a period of 7 years from the day of the delivery.

 

Do Dewesoft DAQ systems really include free software?

Yes! All Dewesoft data acquisition systems include DewesoftX Professional software for free with no extra charge.
DewesoftX Professional includes advanced features for data storing, visualization, export, and also includes an extensive math library for signal processing.

 

Do Dewesoft DAQ systems really include lifetime free software updates?

Yes. All the updates to our software are free forever. We release a new major version every two months. All the performance updates, new features, and bug fixes are available for free to all existing Dewesoft users by simply download our installer from the website.

 

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