The signal converter SICO3 is a universal converter for voltage signals, digital (frequency) signals, logical signals (requires optional extension), signals from a serial port and signals from up to two Controller Area Network (CAN). The acquired signals can be assigned to any output of the SICO3. These are voltage signal outputs, digital signal outputs (e.g. frequency), logical signal outputs (requires optional extension), signals for up to two CAN and signals which are passed on to a host PC via a further virtual/physical serial port. Furthermore, up to eight signals can be displayed on the integrated LCD.
Before using the signal converter, it must first be set up. This is done by defining a parameter set with the PC program TEMES (for Windows XP or better), and then by transferring this parameter set via a serial connection. TEMES also provides means to calibrate a voltage signal either at one known point (offset adjustment) or at two known points (two-point calibration). After everything is set up, the signal converter can do its job without necessarily being connected to the PC.
Device Variant SICO3I
Figure 1: Signal Converter SICO3I.
Figure 2: Connector side of the SICO3I.
The .NET4 application CALIB-V1.0.1.EXE can be used to newly calibrate the SICO3. The command line program BAUDRATE.EXE can be used to change the SICO3 baud rate to a fixed value after a reset. This is especially useful if you want to communicate with the SICO3 via a Bluetooth RS232 converter.