QuantumX MX471 - CANbus module with 4 CAN interfaces

QuantumX MX471 - CANbus module with 4 CAN interfaces

Universal. Powerful. Flexible. There are many reasons for choosing HBM's QuantumX amplifier system for data acquisition. The MX471 module enables your QuantumX system to be perfectly linked to your CAN network — and to benefit from high-speed CAN and its especially high data transmission rates.

QuantumX MX471 Product Description

MX471 reads CAN messages and, in addition, operates as a CAN gateway. Measurement results are directly transmitted as CAN messages.

MX471 features four independent CAN interfaces and supports reading and writing of CAN messages. This actually means: Using MX471 allows CAN messages to be synchronously acquired.

Benefit from the MX471's impressive performance features:

  • 4 channels that can be individually configured: Input / Output (Receive/Transmit)
  • High-speed CAN / ISO 11898: CAN 2.0A/B, Standard / Extended Identifier
  • Individually configurable baud rates
  • Connectable internal termination resistor
  • CiA standard-compliant connector: 9-pin D-Sub (male)

The following applies for signal inputs (Receive):

  • Up to max. 128 signals and a total of 9,600 signals per second can be received
  • Supported signal types include: Standard, Mode dependent, Mode signal

The following applies for signal outputs (Transmit):

  • Up to max. 200 signals and a total of 4,800 signals per second can be transmitted
  • Signal type: 4 byte signal per PDO

Ethernet TCP/IP or FireWire are used as communications interfaces to the module, for example connected to a data logger or PC. Configuration is as easy as usual, for example, using description files in DBC format. The software enables a database in DBC format to be generated for each channel.

CAN is a trend: Benefit from the advantages of modern measurement technology

CANbus interfaces are becoming increasingly popular in the automotive industry and in many other industries - for example in industrial automation and in testing applications. Thanks to its outstanding specifications the MX471 CAN module ensures easy integration of the extremely powerful QuantumX data acquisition system into your CAN network.

Using HBM's QuantumX you benefit from maximum universality and flexibility and, at the same time, highest accuracy and reliability. QuantumX virtually automatically identifies and processes the data of all customary transducer types. Moreover, powerful software packages featuring many options for professional visualization, processing and analysis of your measurement data are available.

Test results you really understand, perfectly integrated into your CANbus network via high-speed CAN: Benefit from the high-speed CAN options provided by MX471 from the QuantumX family.

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NEW: QuantumX MX471 rugged version

MX471-P, an ultra-rugged version of QuantumX MX471 is available especially for use in harsh environments.

The major operating parameters:

  • IP67 degree of protection (dust, water)
  • Extended temperature range from -35 to 80 °C (-30 to 175 °F)
  • Vibration/fatigue strength up to min. 5 g
  • Shock-proof up to 35 g

The system's ultra-rugged design provides optimal conditions for extremely reliable measurement data acquisition even in harsh field conditions - backed by intensive environmental testing.

Typical fields of application include:

  • Mobile measurements and tests in vehicles
  • Stationary measurements and tests on buildings
  • Test bench applications

Your benefits

  • Reliable measurement results even in harsh environments
  • Investment protection



catman is the professional tool for measurement engineers and supports parameterization within few seconds using an extensible sensor database. The integrated TEDS editor enables reading and writing of TEDS data on a channel - for real Advanced Plug & Measure. catman facilitates building up of user and visualization levels and features comprehensive analysis options. Graphical parameterization of the start and end conditions for test and measurement tasks is easy. The integrated formula editor allows on-line calculation of virtually any channel - without programming. The measured data can be saved in different formats, for example BIN, RPCIII, MAT, ASCII or XLS for analysis at any time.

QuantumX Assistant

The free QuantumX Assistant provides full access to your QuantumX system. The software ensures easy parameterization of all inputs and outputs. TEDS data can be read or written.

QuantumX LabVIEWTM driver

The free QuantumX driver package allows integration into LabVIEWTM.

Click here for more information about the integration of QuantumX in LabVIEWTM

QuantumX .NET API

The .NET / COM API enables users to develop their own applications, including functions to integrate HBM QuantumX modules.

Click here for more information about the QuantumX .NET API

QuantumX CANape driver

The QuantumX CANape driver enables the flexible QuantumX data acquisition system to be easily integrated into the CANape software tool from Vector Informatik. CANape handles communication with the electronic control unit as well as the key tasks such as data acquisition, calibration and diagnosis. QuantumX facilitates integration of additional transducers and sensors - in parallel and synchronously. The QuantumX amplifiers' universal functionality combined with the CANape driver make the system the ideal solution for functional optimization in test benches and road tests.

Click here for more information about the QuantumX CANape driver

DIAdemTM driver

The DIAdemTM driver permits direct integration into this analysis tool.

Integrated web server

The web server integrated in every module visualizes the measured data in any web browser on any computer or tablet PC - without software installation.

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