With the acquisition of the DTI Technology ("Digital Transducer Interface") from Hentschel System GmbH, Hannover, the Kistler Group is strengthening its position as technology leader in the field of Vehicle Safety. Systems with this new technology will primarily be applied in the new Tech Office in Heidelberg (Germany).
The Kistler Group, Winterthur, has acquired the DTI Technology from Hentschel System GmbH, Hannover. With this technology, analog data can be digitized directly in the sensor housing and be transmitted via standard bus system to the data recorder.
In many testing applications, the use of analog instrumentation has reached its limits based on an increasing demand of measurement channels. Consequently, a new approach of measurement technology has been established primarily in the area of crash test applications.
The DTI Technology is very compact and easy to be built-in. The small form factors facilitate the realization of innovative solutions. For the Kistler Group, this opens the door to new solutions not only for crash applications but also in other business fields.
Key features of the DTI Technology:
• Digitization of the sensor data directly in the sensor housing with DiMods (Digitization Mod-ules); DiMods with bus connection
• The data of up to 12 sensors is transmitted online via one bus cable
• Crash recorder with central memory for the crash data
• Optimization of the total concept for a standard sampling rate of 20 kHz; 100 kHz and 1 MHz solutions are also available
• Small form factors for integration of DiMods into sensors; 3-Channel DiMods for triaxial sensors approximately 10x10x10 mm.