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SIRIUS® XNew generation high-channel distributable data acquisition system

The SIRIUS® X is at the forefront of our latest generation of advanced data acquisition systems. Systems come equipped with a range of signal conditioning amplifiers and offer seamless connectivity. Each SIRIUS® X features up to 32 input channels within the familiar SIRIUS® modular chassis and supports sampling rates up to 200 kS/s @ 24-bit resolution. Robust Gigabit LAN network connectivity and PTPv2 synchronization provide easy connection and expansion.

SIRIUS® X devices are fully compliant with openDAQ SDK and is open for integration into any environment through the open-source SDK.

Voltage

Voltage

IEPE

IEPE

Strain and Stress

Strain and Stress

Quarter Bridge

Quarter Bridge

Half Bridge

Half Bridge

Full Bridge

Full Bridge

Stress and Strain analysis

Stress and Strain analysis

Potentiometer

Potentiometer

Dynamic signal analysis

Dynamic signal analysis

Vibrations

Vibrations

Frequency

Frequency

Force

Force

Pressure

Pressure

Acceleration

Acceleration

Displacement

Displacement

Order tracking

Order tracking

Sound

Sound

Sound pressure

Sound pressure

200 kS/s/ch

200 kS/s/ch

TEDS compatible

TEDS compatible

Ethernet

Ethernet

openDAQ compliant

openDAQ compliant

OPC UA

OPC UA

PTP synchronization

PTP synchronization

SD card

SD card

Fanless

Fanless

-40°C to +70°C

-40°C to +70°C

IP20

IP20

SIRIUS® X highlights

Up to 32 channels

SIRIUS® X devices can hold up to 32 analog input channels in the same familiar SIRUS® modular chassis. This doubles the available channel count and substantially lowers the price per channel.

Versatile inputs

A wide variety of amplifiers are available, suitable for measuring voltage, strain (all types of bridge connections), and IEPE signals. These amplifiers also support TEDS for easy sensor identification and come with programmable sensor excitation, enhancing versatility and ease of use.

High sampling rate

SIRIUS® X signal amplifiers provide fast data collection, with speeds reaching up to 200 kS/s for each channel. The sampling rate can also be software-selectable for each input channel through software settings.

160 dB dynamic range

The amplifiers are equipped with a 24-bit Delta-sigma ADC and an anti-aliasing filter for every analog input channel. This setup allows for a dynamic range of up to 160 dB, ensuring high-quality signal processing.

CAN and CAN FD

SIRIUS® X devices feature a high-speed CAN 2.0b and CAN FD interface. The port supports 1 Mbit/sec (CAN) and 8 Mbit/sec (CAN FD) data throughput and is compatible with XCP, CCP, OBDII, and J1939 protocols. CAN output is also supported.

Simple connection

Connecting SIRIUS® X devices is easy and straightforward, thanks to the gigabit ethernet interface, which supports PTPv2 synchronization and active Power Over Ethernet (PoE). A single, affordable ethernet cable is all that's needed for data transfer, power supply, and synchronization.

PTPv2 synchronization

Devices are synchronized using the Precision Time Protocol (PTPv2) over Ethernet, ensuring highly accurate data synchronization in your measurements.

Active PoE

You can easily link and power multiple devices in a chain. Each device supports active Power over Ethernet (PoE++ power delivery), includes an extra power out connector, and has a built-in power injector to prevent voltage drops, ensuring a reliable power supply throughout the chain.

Sensor excitation

You can power all your sensors directly from the signal amplifiers, which offer a programmable power supply for each channel. This allows for independent control of the power needed to activate each sensor.

Flexible and scalable

The SIRIUS® X data acquisition systems can grow with your application. Multiple devices can be easily daisy-chained with a single, inexpensive Ethernet cable that supports active PoE and PTP v2 synchronization.

Fanless design

SIRIUS® X devices feature rugged, fanless chassis enclosures and are designed without cooling fans. This design makes them ideal for use in heavy industrial and dusty environments.

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.

Introducing the X-line: The Next Generation of Data Acquisition Systems

The X-line data acquisition system represents the latest in data acquisition technology, specifically designed to revolutionize how you collect and analyze data. With a keen focus on simplifying setup processes, reducing cabling costs, and enhancing both speed and technical capabilities, the X-line of products sets a new standard for efficiency and performance in data acquisition systems, all while making strides to lower overall costs.

Key features of the X-line:

  • Simplified Setup: The X-line systems are engineered for ease of use, ensuring you can get your data acquisition up and running quickly and without hassle. This streamlined setup saves valuable time, allowing you to focus on what truly matters: your data.

  • Reduced Cabling Costs: The X-line minimizes the need for extensive cabling through innovative design and the integration of advanced technologies. This reduces setup times and significantly cuts down on the costs associated with purchasing and managing cables.

  • Enhanced Speed: The X-line is equipped with high-speed data processing capabilities, ensuring you can capture and analyze data with up to 200 kS/s per channel. This means the X-line devices can easily tackle even the most complex dynamic signal analysis tasks.

  • Improved Technical Capabilities: With the DEWESOFT X-line, you benefit from the latest advancements in data acquisition technology. From higher precision measurements to greater channel density and improved signal quality, these systems are designed to meet the demands of even the most challenging data collection tasks.

  • Cost Reduction: One of the core principles behind the development of the X-line is to provide superior data acquisition capabilities at a reduced cost. By streamlining the design and leveraging efficient manufacturing processes, we've been able to lower the price point, making high-quality data acquisition accessible to a wider range of users.

The Dewesoft X-line is more than just a data acquisition system; it's a comprehensive solution designed to enhance your data collection and analysis capabilities. Whether you're conducting complex research, monitoring critical processes, or anything in between, the Dewesoft X-line of products deliver the performance, flexibility, and reliability you need to succeed.

SIRIUS® X device overview

In the image you can see a general overview of the SIRIUS® X device:

  • Rugged aluminum chassis with fanless design.

  • On the front panel, we find up to 32 analog input ports.

  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports with RJ45 connectors for power, data, and synchronization. Both ports support PTPv2 synchronization protocol and active PoE (Power Over Ethernet).

  • Two EtherCAT ports can be used for parallel communication to third-party EtherCAT masters. This allows you to send data to test bench controllers and other existing systems.

  • High-speed CAN FD port that supports reading standard CAN and CAN FD data and other CAN-based protocols such as XCP, CCP, OBDII, and J1939. CAN output is also possible via the same port.

  • SD-card memory slot for onboard storing data in data logger mode.
    * Please note that this mode will be available later this year with SW/Firmware upgrade

Lots of channels for a reasonable price!

The SIRIUS® X DAQ devices have been designed to increase channel count without compromising the size and user-friendliness of the SIRIUS modular chassis. Users can benefit from either 16 or 32 analog input channels per device, depending on the chosen model. This enhancement provides more extensive data acquisition capabilities and significantly reduces the cost per channel, making these devices an economically advantageous choice for many applications.

Furtherly expanding the channel count is straightforward with the SIRIUS® X series. Multiple devices can be seamlessly daisy-chained together, allowing for a scalable increase in channel capacity. This connection is facilitated by a single, simple, and cost-effective Ethernet cable that carries power, data, and synchronization signals. This feature simplifies setup and reduces the clutter and complexity typically associated with managing multiple data acquisition devices, making the SIRIUS® X an ideal solution for projects requiring high channel density and minimal setup time.

High-end signal conditioning

SIRIUS® X devices offer exceptional signal conditioning capabilities, accommodating various input and output modules. These modules are capable of measuring a diverse range of signals, including:

  • Voltage

  • Strain, stress, and force

  • Sound and vibration (IEPE and charge)

  • And others coming soon

SIRIUS® X devices accommodate up to 32 input channels in the familiar SIRIUS modular-type chassis. Amplifiers offer data in 24-bit resolution, are alias-free, and have a high dynamic range and low SNR. Sampling rates are software selectable per input channel and offer acquisition speeds up to 200 kS/s. 

The combination of Dewesoft's high-quality data acquisition hardware and software ensures seamless and precise data collection without missing a single sample. The included DewesoftX software offers robust data visualization and signal processing features.

SIRIUS® X amplifier modules

See the selection of SIRIUS® X devices. Currently, the available models include amplifiers for voltage signals with the possibility of sensor excitation support, resistance, strain gauge signals in different bridge configurations, and IEPE for sound and vibration measurement. Multiple devices can be easily daisy-chained in the same measurement chain, interconnected with an Ethernet CAT6 cable.

ModuleVoltageCurrentResistanceStrainIEPEChargePTxThermocouplePotentiometerLVDTDigital inputDigital outputTEDSExcitation
16xACC
16xSTGS
16xLVe
32xLV

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

See full SIRIUS® X technical specifications for detailed specs about the IOLITE data acquisition systems and its amplifiers.

Hassle-free setup and interconnectivity with other devices

The new X-line of data acquisition devices from Dewesoft, including the IOLITE® X, SIRIUS® X, SIRIUS® XHS, and OBSIDIAN®, embody our consistent design philosophy: simplicity and interconnectivity.

These devices are not only designed to connect and synchronize with each other easily, but also to seamlessly integrate into your existing data acquisition setup, providing reassurance about their compatibility.

This feature allows you to expand and tailor your data acquisition system seamlessly. Furthermore, utilizing our DS-LAN network switches with PTP-sync-enabled will enable you to distribute your devices effortlessly, ensuring a hassle-free setup.

IEPE sensor check

SIRIUS® X 16xACC signal amplifiers for IEPE sensors are equipped with an LED ring around the input connector for visual feedback that tells if the sensors are connected correctly. When an IEPE sensor is connected, the amplifier constantly checks the current flow to the sensor and turns the LED bright green or bright red, depending on whether the sensor's impedance is okay.

With this LED indicator, you have immediate visual feedback if all your IEPE sensors, such as accelerometers or microphones, are working and wired correctly. This is just another tiny but handy detail that makes your life as a test engineer a little bit easier.

On-board SD card storage

SIRIUS® X devices are equipped with an ARM processor running Linux OS. They are powered by our newly embedded DewesoftRT software, which can enable real-time operation and data logging on the device directly.

That is why SIRIUS® X devices come with an SD card slot allowing onboard data storage, supporting SD cards up to 2TB. This feature enables the devices to store raw data directly on the device for future analysis, effectively turning the SIRIUS® X into a standalone data logger that operates independently of any external PC connection.

Later this year, an update to the embedded DewesoftRT software and firmware will further enhance this functionality. This update will introduce new capabilities such as an online math module, triggering, storing, and real-time outputs, expanding the functionality and versatility of the SIRIUS® X devices.

Note: This feature has yet to be made available. It will be coming to your device with the firmware upgrade later this year.

CAN and CAN FD interface

SIRIUS® X devices have one CAN/CAN FD port for analyzing CAN bus data. The CAN interface supports transmitting and receiving CAN 2.0b data at a full speed of 1 Mbit/s, while the CAN FD interface supports a high-speed CAN interface with data rates up to 8 Mbps. Both are compatible and allow the decoding of J1939, J1587, and OBD II on CAN data as well.

All CAN channels are isolated for worry-free CAN acquisition in noisy environments and for maximum signal quality.

SIRIUS® CAN interface adds the possibility to:

  • Capture and synchronize CAN bus data with your analog inputs.

  • Advanced CAN recording, storing, and analysis.

  • Online monitoring and decoding of CAN messages.

  • Offline CAN message decoding.

  • Visual display for displaying CAN data.

  • Online and offline math analysis of CAN channels.

  • CAN DBC file import and export.

  • OBDII on CAN, J1939, and XCP/CCP support.

  • CAN transmit.

CAN channels feature isolation, ensuring reliable CAN and CAN FD data acquisition in noisy environments while maintaining optimal signal quality.

The SIRIUS® X CAN interface supports data reading and writing and provides a 5V and 12V power supply for sensors.

Fully openDAQ™ compliant device

The new X-line data acquisition systems from Dewesoft fully support openDAQ, an open-source data acquisition SDK (Software Development Kit) that adheres to industry standards. This means you can effortlessly discover, set up, and gather data from any sensors, data acquisition devices, and instruments that are openDAQ-compliant.

The openDAQ SDK stands out for its ease of use, optimized performance, and compatibility across different operating systems, including Linux, MacOS, and Windows. It also supports various popular programming languages, such as Python and C++, among others, allowing developers to work in their preferred coding environment.

Discover more about what openDAQ can offer.

Fanless design

SIRIUS® X devices are built with rugged, fanless chassis enclosures and are specifically designed without cooling fans. This fanless design makes them exceptionally suitable for use in harsh industrial environments, including those with heavy dust and debris.

Their durable construction ensures reliable performance and longevity, even under the demanding conditions typically found in heavy industrial settings. This design choice not only enhances their durability but also reduces maintenance needs and increases the overall reliability of the measurement systems.

Fit for various applications

SIRIUS® X devices are versatile and especially suited for high-demanding test and measurement applications. They are ideal for a wide range of measurement tasks, including:

  • Vibration testing

  • Structural dynamics testing

  • Fatigue testing

  • Road-load data and durability testing

Among many other applications, these devices are designed to easily handle various demanding environments and tasks.

SOFTWARE

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.

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