THE PRODUCT FAMILY MCM INTELLIPROBE - Basis for individual systems

Like all test systems and solutions from SMART TESTSOLUTIONS, our systems for monitoring fuel cells and electrolyzers are modular in design. This allows the design of customized systems for cell voltage detection and processing.

Outstanding electrical properties of the modules are a matter of course for us. More than 20 years of CVM experience have gone into the development.

Depending on the data volume requirements and the speed of data processing, the modules can be operated directly via the CAN bus or in combination with a process module via LDVS, EtherCAT or Ethernet.

In addition, the module family MCM-IntelliProbe has the following features:

  • high sampling rates
  • time-synchronous detection of a plurality of channels
  • trouble-free operation in harsh environmental conditions
  • extended temperature range and moisture resistance
  • very compact design

The modules of the product family MCM-IntelliProbe are ...

MCM-IntelliProbe 10-Channel

The MCM-IntelliProbe-U10 enables precise cell voltage monitoring for application at bipolar electro-chemical systems, such as fuel cell, battery or electrolysis stacks. In addition, it can be operated as reference measuring technology for the review of battery management systems. Ultra-compact design, temperature resistance and leak tightness of the system predestine an operation not only in testing facilities but also in the field of mobile applications under extreme environmental conditions, such as automotive or naval implementations.
The wide application range of the modules enables the operation in research and development as well as the series trials with continuous measurement technology.
The MCM-IntelliProbe-U10 is compatible with all modules of the MCM-family to allow a PC independent signal processing as well as the option to create user-defined applications via free programmability by use of integrated scripting interfaces.

  • 10 serial linked measurement channels
  • DC measuring range -1 ... 5 V
  • 16 bit resolution
  • 1 sp ... 1000 sp / sec
  • Galvanic isolation of the measurement channels 1.400 VDC permanent
  • Ultra compact: 20 measuring channels are smaller than 4 " smartphone
  • 1 out of 10 measurement channels either as AC measurement, measuring range + - 50 mV, 10ksp
  • Configurable channel blanking
  • Integrated cable break detection
  • Extended temperature range for test bed and Automotive Applications
  • Communication via CAN and Ethernet (*)

(*) in combination with MCM-MainControl V2

Item Wert
Number of channels: ≤ 10
Size Single plug-in-module 100x10,5x30mm
Isolation voltage: ≤ 1400 V
In-/output value: Voltage
In-/output area: -1 V ... +5 V
Data rate: < 1 ksps
Precision: ±0,1 %
Resolution: 16 Bit
Bedingung Wert
Operating temperature: -25 ... +85 °C
Storage temperature: 0 ... +60 °C
Relative humidity: 20 ... 65 %
Protection type: IP65 according to EN 60529
  • CVM Web-GUI
  • Grafische Benutzeroberfläche
  • MCM-IP Break-Out-Box

MCM-IntelliProbe Mastermodule

The MCM-IntelliProbe master module extends the operative range of the system. With the integrated LVDS bus with optimized protocol, the IntelliProbes can be applied in high-speed applications.
By the use of the master module, diverse functions are available. The equipment of the master module with a dual ARM Cortex A9 @ 666MHz as well as user-defined field programmable gate array (FPGA) as sytem on chip (SoC) enables sufficient reserves even for computationally intensive applications and data processing. The use of a realtime Linux kernel ensures high performance and stability. The providing of the SMART MCM process library with integrated LUA script interpreter allows a user-defined data processing, such as alarm events, numerical operations, protocol definitions, triggers, digital I/O.
Expansion slots on mezzanine base offer the opportunity to add an integrated high-performance power supply with wide range input for the connected IntelliProbe modules or for prospective add-ons, such as communication busses e.g. EtherCAT (ethernet for control automation technology).
The MCM-IntelliProbe master module is housed into an aluminum tube housing due to installation space optimization reasons. The connection of communication and supply wires is realized via sealed IP65 (ingress protection) high-quality circular connectors.

  • Built-in Real Time IO controller for real-time processing of the measured data
  • Connections for 1 x Ethernet 1000 Mbps, 1x CAN 2.0B, 2x 10 Mbps differential bus connections for data transfer, GPIO, supply. All connections via ODU MINI-SNAP
  • Master module with dual ARM Cortex A9 @ 666 MHz and freely programmable FPGA (SoC - System on Chip), Linux runtime system
  • Integrated power supply with wide range input typ. 10 V ... 30 VDC, max. 7 V ... 36 VDC
  • MCM-Process lbrary with integrated LUA scriptinterpreter
  • Free definition of the output logs to master control system for CAN and Ethernet channels
  • Expansion slots for Mezzanine Boards
  • GPIO: 4x digital IN, 4x digital OUT, 1x trigger IN, 1x trigger OUT
  • Dimensions (WxHxD mm) 160 x 40 x 120 without connectors
  • Protection class IP65 in mated and screwed connectors

    Special Features:
  • Connection to AMS jBEAM for data visualization / logging / post processing
  • Software Suite MCM-Process ControlDesk for configuration / visualization / logging available
Item Wert
Number of channels: ≤ 10
Size: Standalone
In-/output value: Digital
Bedingung Wert
Operating temperature: -25 ... +65 °C
Storage temperature: 0 ... +60 °C
Relative humidity: 20 ... 65 %
Protection type: IP65 according to EN 60529

MCM-IntelliProbe-LINK

Ultra-compact connection module for supply, communication and GPO of the MCM IntelliProbe-U10 for CAN-only operation or for optional connection to an MCM-IntelliProbe-MasterModule. In a CVMpro-G4 measuring system the MCM-IntelliProbe-Link module is always the first in the stack. The measurement modules are plugged directly on it.

  • Conversion of the internal MCM-IntelliProbe-U10 bus on wired signals
  • Supply and communication signal lines polarity protected via multi-pole miniature circular connector with pin insert for protection class IP68
  • Status LEDs for visualization of the operating status
  • Modules can be mounted on IntelliProbe-busbar. Fasteners for DIN rail mounting, etc. available as an option
  • Nominal operating temperature range
    -25 ° C ... + 85 ° C.
Item Wert
Size: Single plug-in-module 100x10,5x30mm
Isolation voltage: ≤ 1400 V
Temperature range: -25 ... +85 °C
Bedingung Wert
Operating temperature: -25 ... +85 °C
Storage temperature: 0 ... +60 °C
Relative humidity: 20 ... 65 %
Protection type: IP65 according to EN 60529

MCM-IP mit Busterminierung

Ultra-compact 10-channel voltage measurement module with integrated bus termination and direct-mount attachment for a galvanically isolated voltage logging in groups of battery, fuel cell or electrolysis stacks. In a CVMpro-G4 monitoring system, the MCM-IntelliProbe-U10T module is always the last element in the stack. It is the terminating module for a correct electrical bus termination of the MCM-IntelliProbe-U10 signal buses.

  • Measuring line connection via ERNI Minibridge 1.27mm connector 12-pole, series connection of the cells is required.
  • Input voltage range for each individual channel -1 V ... +5 V, optional -3 V ... +3 V.
  • 10 measuring channels available with plugged sequence module (-U10 or -U10T).
  • Resolution 16 bits.
  • Accuracy 0.1% FSR.
  • Integrated PGA for switching DC measurement / AC measurement +/- 50 mV.
  • Optional digital signal filtering in microcontroller.
  • Fully synchronous data acquisition of all channels with 10 kHz Master Clock.
  • Bus communication with master module via galvanically isolated differential bus (LVDS) full duplex to max. 10 Mbit / s for the overall system or via CAN.
  • Output data rate per channel max. 1 ksps.
  • Isolation voltage max. 1,400 VRMS continuous.
  • Optional Trigger / Clock / Sync input.
  • Power supply primary 5 VDC.
  • Modules can be mounted on IntelliProbe-busbar. Fasteners for DIN rail mounting, etc. available as an option.
  • Internal signal transfer plus terminal channel 10 to channel 1 of the subsequent module minus terminal.
  • Nominal operating temperature range -25 ° C ... + 85 ° C.
  • Protection class IP65 plugged including a suitable additional sealing at MiniBridge cable connector.
Item Wert
Number of channels: ≤ 10
Size: Single plug-in-module 100x10,5x30mm
Isolation voltage: ≤ 1400 V
In-/output value: Voltage
In-/output area: -1 V ... +5 V
Data rate: < 1 ksps
Precision: ±0,1 %
Resolution: 16 Bit
Bedingung Wert
Operating temperature: -25 ... +85 °C
Storage temperature: 0 ... +60 °C
Relative humidity: 20 ... 65 %
Protection type: IP65 according to EN 60529
  • CVM Web-GUI
  • Grafische Benutzeroberfläche
  • MCM-IP Break-Out-Box

MCM IntelliProbe-INTERLINK

Ultra-compact bridge module for individual length adjustment of a MCM-IntelliProbe measurement system by creating at least 2 substacks that are arranged on top of each other. The Interlink module ensures the electrical connections of supply and data bus lines. Within a CVMpro-G4 system, the MCM-IntelliProbe-Interlink module can be inserted anywhere within the stack.

  • Module/ system can be mounted on IntelliProbe-busbar. Fasteners for DIN rail mounting, etc. available as an option.
  • Nominal operating temperature range
    -25 ° C ... + 85 ° C.
  • Protection class IP65 plugged including a suitable additional sealing at MiniBridge cable connector.
Item Wert
Size: Single plug-in-module 100x10,5x30mm
Isolation voltage: ≤ 1400 V
Temperature range: -25 ... +85 °C
Bedingung Wert
Operating temperature: -25 ... +85 °C
Storage temperature: 0 ... +60 °C
Relative humidity: 20 ... 65 %
Protection type: IP65 according to EN 60529