Real-Time Measurement

Real-time Measurement

What We Do

For more than 15 years, Applied Systems has been engaged in international projects devoted to the development of high-end measurement and test systems. The world automotive industry leaders, such as BMW, Daimler, General Motors, MAN apply our know-how to measure and analyze different engine parameters. Thus, test stands that measure vehicle exhaust concentration and toxicity, engine turnover rate, and a number of other speciifc parameters are controlled by the software developed in Applied Systems.

How We Can Help Your Business

Dedicated software with limited capacity and functionality and severe time constraints are the main challenges that software companies usually face when working on projects featuring real-time embedded systems.

Embedded programming is a sophisticated area of software development that requires perfect technical skills and strong expertise. Our team of engineers uses proven methodologies and an effective automation platform to improve the performance and reliability of your real-time system while reducing its cost and complexity. In particular, we provide the following services:

designing embedded systems: feasibility study, requirements analysis, architecture modeling
developing embedded software: programming from scratch, new features, extended functionality
conifguring embedded systems: improved performance, seamless integration, compatibility
testing and debugging embedded systems: test case design, all types of testing, calibration, test automation
supporting embedded systems through their life cycle: patches, improvements, troubleshooting, bug fixing

Experience at a Glance

The embedded system experience of Applied Systems includes the following:

• Simultaneous measurement of data received from multiple channels: up to 1,000 channels, 100 Hz each
• Real-time recording and processing of large data flows: 100–500 kHz, 16-bit ADC
• Connection to devices via different protocols:
- Measuring Equipment: Beckhoff Profibus, ADwin, E-Gate
- Real-time OS: TenAsys INtime, TwinCAT
- Protocols and Standards: CAN protocol, CAN bus, AK protocol, ASAM protocol
• Emergency data saving
• Convenient visualization of measurement data
• Various analysis options:
- Quick data flow analysis
- Mathematical filters and result analysis
- Detection of out-of-range values
- Post-mortem data analysis
• Automatic generation of reports in DOC, XLS or PDF
• Wireless technologies for sensors of new generation

Why Real-time Measurement

Embedded systems are a combination of hardware and software components designed to perform a speciifc function either independently or within a larger system. They are so widespread that you can find them almost anywhere in everyday life: household appliances, mobile phones and tablets, computer components and peripherals — all these devices are based on a microcontroller with rather primitive dependent software dedicated to handle particular tasks.

It’s no surprise that embedded systems are applied in many industries, especially where precision and reliability are mission-critical. Industrial embedded systems are usually real-time, i. e. they operate within certain time constraints, where responses are required within milli- or even microseconds, and violating these constraints means system failure.

Areas

Real-time measurement is demanded in various industries, especially in those involved in research and development or depending on R&D activities as part of their production process. In particular, industries that will most likely beneift from real-time embedded systems include:

• vehicle manufacturing and environment protection
• instrument engineering and electronics
• transportation and logistics
• energy management
• construction engineering
• chemistry and medical technology