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SPEKTRA releases Firmware version 1.6 for CV-10 mobile calibration system

SPEKTRA releases Firmware version 1.6 for CV-10 mobile calibration system

03 November 2021
New features and improved performance for the mobile calibration system CV-10 following firmware update.

The CV-10 mobile calibration system provides all the benefits of mobile calibration with the proven user-friendly interface of SPEKTRA. After a first large firmware update in 2020 whereby the frequency range was extended down to 5 Hz and other features came to compliment the portable system, version 1.6 just got released!

Check the firmware update version 1.6

New features for improved user-friendliness

First added feature is the new SWEEP operation mode. This mode allows to measure the frequency response of a vibration sensor by means of a continuous sine sweep excitation. With the SWEEP mode, sensors can be checked for defects that show up as spikes or discontinuities in the frequency response. This mode can also help detect sensor mounting issues or problems with sensor cables.

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Besides the originally established CSV file format, a new XML file format for calibration protocol is now available. The new format is compatible with the protocol setup of our CS Q-LEAP™ laboratory calibration systems and can thus also be imported in our new eCal™ software (available soon).

On the one hand eCal™ serves as a protocol viewer that allows to merge calibration data from different protocols – for instance data from the three axes of a tri-axial accelerometer. On the other hand, eCal™ helps transform the calibration data into different output formats like printable calibration certificates as PDF-files or MS Excel™. Additional export adapters for data exchange with the SPEKTRA software systems can be added easily.

More information on eCal™

Improved firmware performance

Further enhancements on the CV-10 firmware include upgraded performance features:

  • Data of new devices under test can now be generated directly on the CV-10 and uploaded via a USB-stick.
  • The all-automatic sensor calibration mode allows to define an individual settling time for a DUT that has to pass before a measurement result will be recorded. This individual concept helps manage issues with sensors requiring an unusually long settling time.
  • Critical setup options can be protected with a pin to avoid accidental changes.
  • The user interface has a new look and feel for easier navigation and a clearer data representation.

Learn more about the CV-10

SPEKTRA stands for steady high quality, user-friendly solutions and an all-round support. To ensure consistency, traceability and accurate results we can re-calibrate your CV-10 system.

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Do you have any question regarding our calibration solutions, your CV-10 or the new firmware update?

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SPEKTRA Schwingungstechnik und Akustik GmbH Dresden, Germany was founded in 1994 and has established itself as a renowned manufacturer of components and systems for the testing and calibration of sensors. The products of the family business are used worldwide for the reliable measurement of dynamic physical quantities such as vibration, acceleration, sound pressure or alternating charge.

As from 2008, SPEKTRA also includes the APS trademark under which the company manufactures and sells long-stroke vibration exciters (shakers) and runs a marketing office in California, USA under the name of APS Dynamics, Inc. Through this merger, forces based on decades of experience could be bundled to develop a new generation of even more powerful vibration control systems.

Furthermore the company‘s calibration laboratory is accredited by DAkkS and offers a wide range of calibration services. And all this at a level of measurement uncertainty that can normally only be guaranteed by topmost national metrology laboratories.

SPEKTRA is often pioneer when it comes to the development, manufacturing or distribution of measuring and testing systems as well as calibration equipment. The use of such technology to provide special services and equipment for metrological and industrial applications enabled the company to reach an international top position in a growing market.

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