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HERO™ is the heart of the CS Q-LEAP™ calibration systems. It offers a variety of output options, interfaces for data import and export, and enables powerful digital as well as analog signal processing. The HERO™ can be flexibly configured with many different modules.


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  • Signal generator 1 mHz...100 kHz, second signal generator optional
  • Up to eight analog inputs (max. 24-bit resolution; up to 2.5 MS/s)
  • Up to four inputs for digital sensors
  • Max. power consumption: 350 VA


  • Real-time vibration controller for use in testing systems and calibration systems
  • Measurement system for precise measurement of AC signals in the frequency range 1 mHz to 100 kHz


  • Flexible configuration with ANA 15 analog inputs and UTB 15 digital inputs
  • Integrated analog signal conditioner
  • Universal UTB 15 interface card (I2C, SPI, CAN-FD, etc.) for connecting digital sensors
  • Traceable to PTB (for measuring analog signals in the range 0.1 Hz to 100 kHz)
  • Powerful real-time signal processing
  • Digital connection of laser vibrometers via S/P-DIF or LVDS interface


CCB 15 V module The CCB 15 is required for the HERO™ to communicate with a control PC. It features an Ethernet interface, through which a TCP/IP connection is established with the control computer. Data exchange and the parametrization of the HERO™ are achieved using a protocol based on (but not compatible with) IEEE 488.2.
GEN 15 module

The GEN 15 is responsible for signal generation and consists of a DSP 15 base board with up to two expansion modules. The optional second expansion module allows a second independent signal generator to be implemented.

The DSP 15 base board acts as an FPGA-based, flexibly configurable signal processor for real-time signal filtering and control.

The GEN 15 also includes a module for conditioning the output signals for electrical measurement purposes (voltage/charge conversion, precise AC voltage divider and IEPE sensor simulation).
ANA 15 Q module

The ANA 15 Q is used for measuring analog AC signals. It transfers the digital measurement data via a backplane to the GEN 15 or CCB 15 module for processing. All ANA 15 modules of a HERO™ work synchronously. Each ANA 15 Q represents one analog input channel.

The module has integrated signal conditioners for IEPE sensors and piezoelectric sensors with charge output. It can receive analog signals from other signal conditioners, which are available as optional modules, via the backplane. The inputs are galvanically isolated.

PR 15 module

The PR 15 module is a signal conditioner for sensors that are based on a measurement bridge, e.g. piezoresistive acceleration sensors.

The amplified analog signals are passed to an ANA 15 module, where they are converted to digital measurement data. The allocation of the PR 15 to a corresponding ANA 15 channel is carried out automatically by the HERO™ firmware or by qualified PC software. The sensors are connected by an interface box linked to the PR 15. Resistors can be added in the interface box for adding half-bridges or for adding shunt resistors.

UTB 15 module The UTB 15 is a universal input board for sensors with a digital output. The UTB 15 should be used for direct communication with these sensors to calibrate them or to use them as sensors for measurement tasks. The module is based on a FPGA that can be used for programming various digital hardware interfaces and by means of which it can also be adapted in future to new interface types. The module also contains a NIOS processor that can be freely programmed for logical communication with the sensors. A power management unit is integrated for power supply to the connected sensors.
The calibration system CS Q-LEAP Sine from SPEKTRA with APS 129 shaker

CS Q-LEAP™ SINE with APS 129

CS Q-LEAP™ SINE with APS 129

The CS Q-LEAP™ system is based on the HERO™ vibration controller and the APS 129 air bearing vibration exciter. It allows calibration of heavy seismic sensors (seismometers) as well as geophones.

CS Q-LEAP™ vibration calibration system with APS 129 air bearing vibration exciter


The calibration system CS Q-LEAP Shock from SPEKTRA with SE-201 shock exciter

CS Q-LEAP™ SHOCK with SE-201

CS Q-LEAP™ SHOCK with SE-201

The CS Q-LEAP™ system is based on the HERO™ vibration controller and the SE-201 shock exciter. It enables secondary calibration of shock-sensors as well as complete measuring instruments with very high precision and efficiency, according to ISO 16063-22 and ISO 17025.

CS Q-LEAP™ calibration system for shock sensors and measuring instruments with SE-201 shock exciter


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