neoVI PLASMAPC to Vehicle Interface and Remote Data Logging System
Remote, Stand-Alone Data Logging of Diagnostics, CCP/XCP and Normal-Mode Messages
The neoVI PLASMA marries the best of vehicle network tools with the Android embedded operating system. The result is a solution unparalleled in capability.
- Standalone data logger
- Remote data logger with auto-download via Wi-Fi, 3G or Ethernet
- Heads-up display for test vehicles
- In-vehicle data acquisition system
- Captive test fleet data collection
- Fleet management
Networks (Dependent Upon VNET Modules Installed):
- 6-18 Dual Wire CAN
- 1-3 Single Wire CAN
- 1-3 LSFT CAN
- 5-15 LIN
- 4-12 ISO9141/KWP, K-LINE
- ISO14229 (UDS)
Mobile Technology Meets Automotive Testing
Leveraging the Android operating system gives you all the features of today’s smartphones combined with the power of neoVI. For instance, the neoVI PLASMA can simultaneously capture and synchronize multiple data streams, including normal mode messages (CAN, LIN, K-Line, MOST, FlexRay and more), diagnostic messages (GMLAN, UDS/ISO 14229, J1939, OBD, and more), and calibration sessions (CCP/XCP). The neoVI PLASMA can also handle diagnostic requests, address claiming, network management, etc.
The Power of Scripting – CoreMini
There are few, if any, data loggers that can capture as many types of data as the neoVI PLASMA, and even fewer that can log them all simultaneously. The neoVI PLASMA does this by using CoreMini – a proprietary executable that runs within the PLASMA’s VNET network adapter card. The script runs independently of the Android OS, and it’s highly flexible, allowing you to make requests, initiate network management and calibration sessions, and more.
VehicleScape DAQ Writes the Scripts for You!
The best thing about CoreMini scripts is you don’t have to learn how to write them! They are automatically generated within our Vehicle Spy software using the VehicleScape DAQ feature. VehicleScape DAQ provides an easy interface to load in your proprietary message databases, diagnostic databases, and CCP/XCP A2L files. Once loaded, it’s as simple as searching for your signal names, PIDs/DIDs/LIDs, and measurements. Then simply click on the Standalone Logging tab and configure your logging script. Set up pre-and post-triggers, sleep modes, multiple triggers and other parameters, then generate your script for download. VehicleScape is very versatile, and works in almost every situation. However, for those few times you may need something special, you can also access the generated scripts and add custom modifications.
Send Scripts and Manage Data via Wireless neoVI
Once you have created a script, you can send it to your neoVI PLASMA through Wireless neoVI, a website that provides fleet management and data management for vehicles. You can get the latest GPS location, automatic data downloads, and automatic export/analysis of data in the format you require.
Remote Connectivity and GPS Location
The neoVI PLASMA provides several ways of connecting remotely:
- Internal 3G Data Modem
- Ethernet (for connection to external 3G modem or wired network)
All of these allow for data download and remote fleet management. In addition, the neoVI PLASMA has a 5 Hz GPS accurate to within 3 meters, which can be used both as a fleet management tool and within the data logging session for correlating locations to your test data.
VNET Modules – Multiple Network Adaptors Within One neoVI PLASMA
The neoVI PLASMA comes standard with one neoVIFIRE VNET Module – a miniaturized version of our neoVI FIRE vehicle network interface. You can have up to three VNET Modules, supporting large numbers of CAN channels, as well as MOST, FlexRay, analog and digital I/O, and more.
Examples of configurations are:
- 12x dual-wire CAN channels
- CAN + FlexRay + MOST
- CAN + Analog I/O
The ability to add and swap VNETs also allows for future expansion and reconfiguration as your needs change.
HD Video Recording
- Support for up to 8 HD cameras at 720p and up to 30 FPS
- Capture HD video in high and low light situations
- Dash and instrument cluster monitoring
- Active safety testing, lane departure, adaptive cruise control, back up camera testing, etc.
- Can be used to visualize real-world environment
- All data time-aligned and uploaded to Wireless neoVI
Logging While Downloading from Massive On-Board Memory
With the aid of a proprietary Android application, data can be downloaded without interrupting or slowing down acquisition. The neoVI PLASMA has two SD card slots, each supporting a high-speed card with a capacity of up to 128 GB, allowing you to capture on the order of hundreds of billions of messages! This means that you won’t have to worry about losing data when you are in an area with no wireless coverage, or if you have a network outage.
Sleep Mode Options
The proprietary Android application also provides sleep management, which works with the neoVI PLASMA to sleep when needed, upload data before sleep, and wake whenever network traffic begins. Many options are available:
- Upload all data since last power-on before sleep
- Upload all pending data before sleep
- Upload pending data when network signal returns
- Instant wake-up: capture even the very first message on dual-wire CAN networks
- Several sleep modes with current draw < 1 mA
- Zero current draw mode with external backup battery
The neoVI PLASMA is part of Intrepid’s advanced wireless in-vehicle data acquisition system. This system consists of neoVI PLASMA (or neoVI ION) data loggers installed in each vehicle of a fleet, an Internet server with Wireless neoVI software, and PC client terminals outfitted with post-analysis software such as Vehicle Spy.
The neoVI PLASMA connects to the vehicle bus or analog sensors and collects data in real time. It transmits data to the server wirelessly via 3G, Wi-Fi, or GPRS. The PLASMA can send data to the server automatically, at scheduled times, based on data analysis results, or based on user command sent with Wireless neoVI software.
Vehicle data collected by the neoVI PLASMA is encrypted and compressed to ensure security and minimize storage requirements. Data can be transmitted wirelessly to the server or stored locally on SD cards. Data sent to the server is then decrypted and uncompressed. Users can monitor data, track and control loggers, download data, and perform many other functions with Wireless neoVI. Vehicle Spy software is available for post analysis, enabling users to turn their collected data into useful information.