Interface Module can send up to 10 messages simultaneously.

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Model ML71 CANbus Interface Module searches for messages from selected devices on CAN bus and stores them as if they were measurement data. It correlates CAN messages simultaneously and unambiguously with measurement data. Each of ML71's two electrically isolated CAN interfaces can be assigned one separate database, making it possible to capture signals from two independent CAN buses with one ML71. Features include fault diagnosis capabilities.



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HBM Introduces ML71 CANbus Interface Module


Marlborough, MA - May 15, 2002 - HBM, Inc., a leading global supplier of test and measurement technology, data acquisition systems and software, introduces its new ML71 CANbus Interface Module for use with its MGCplus data acquisition system. The ML71 searches for messages from selected devices on the CAN bus and stores them as if they were measurement data from a conventional transducer. Thus, an MGCplus system with ML71 module(s) can correlate CAN messages simultaneously and unambiguously with measurement data - a very powerful capability.

The ML71 has two electrically isolated CAN interfaces, and a separate database can be assigned to each, making it possible to capture signals from two completely independent CAN buses with a single ML71. For example, in an automobile, engine and vehicle data from the standard CAN bus and information from the comfort bus can be acquired simultaneously.

In addition to its CAN signal capturing and fault diagnosis capabilities, the ML71 can also send messages over the CAN bus. This makes it possible to trigger events such as activating a sensor, or to simulate an event over the CAN bus. Up to 10 messages can be sent at the touch of a button, or at regular intervals.

The ML71 module also provides a very convenient way of assigning parameters on the CAN bus using a CAN database editor. Once you define which signals on the CAN bus you want to have available, you simply click on symbolic names to select them for a particular test without having to worry about the CAN protocol and scaling information. You only need to set up the database once, and from then on it can then be used on any ML71 by anyone in your organization.

About HBM

HBM, with U.S. headquarters located in Marlborough, Mass., is a leading global supplier of measurement technologies, products and solutions for industrial test and measurement applications. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - for industrial and laboratory applications. Its wide range of measurement parameters includes force, torque, weight, strain, displacement and pressure, displacement. Primary markets include aerospace, automotive and manufacturing.

HBM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectris plc.

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Robert N. Davis

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robert.davis@hbm.com

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