October 22, 2012
By DE Editors
Kistler announced its recent acquisition of the Digital Transducer Interface (DTI) technology assets of Hannover, Germany-based Hentschel System, which the company says will add digitization technology capabilities to its vehicle safety testing portfolio.
According to the company, the Kistler DTI technology will expand the reach of the company’s crash test instrumentation portfolio to allow for the full digitization of analogue data directly in the sensor housing via built-in modules, or DiMods. DiMod signal output transmission is achieved via the standard bus connection to the crash data recorder. The recorder provides centralized memory storage for collected crash data, with data from up to 12 transducers able to be transmitted online via a single bus cable.
The small form factor of Kistler DiMods allow for their integration into finished sensor designs without the addition of significant mass. A compact, three-channel DiMod version, measuring just 10 mm cubed, is also available for triaxial sensor integration requirements. The optimization of DiMods for systems with standard sampling rates of 20 kHz,100 kHz and 1 MHz is also possible.
For more information, visit Kistler.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.