Battery simulation becomes more and more an issue in today´s automotive testing. Waveforms are getting more and more complex. Standardized single phenomena like cranking are still tested but real-life signals are of even higher interest for testing full vehicles or parts of it under real conditions. Common arbitrary generators often fail in testing these requirements especially if an iteration of various test parameters within one test is required. The AutoWave unifies a 4-channel arbitrary generator and a 2-channel transient wave recorder in a small and handy unit. The AutoWave is best for generating and recording any kind of waveform in the automotive area.
Based on a Dual-Processor Technology, with an integrated high-performance PC, a digital signal processor (DSP), and equipped with a hard disk the AutoWave is capable to record and generate waveforms in realtime. Even most complex waveforms with waveform parameters being iterated within a full test cycle or pseudo-randomly selected waveform parameters can be programmed. No matter whether waveforms are programmed from segments or from single points (normally resulting in MBs of data) the AutoWave will do. Recording data of up to 1GByte is easily possible. The input channels are designed for up to +/-100V with a 16bit resolution. Long-term measurements for several hours or even days can be performed. Interfaces like GPIB, Ethernet, and USB (to connect a memory stick) are standard features. The AutoWave can be used in combination with AMETEK CTS VDS 200Nx models and RDS 200N models or any programmable DC source having a DC signal input 5/10VDC.