MSX-E3511 – Fieldbus DAQ System – Analog Outputs

The Ethernet analog output system MSX-E3511 has 8 analog outputs, 16-bit. It is available in 2 versionsMSX-E3511 with voltage outputs or MSX-E3511-C with outputs that can be set as voltage or current outputs. The system has a 24 V trigger input and a function generator, that allows the output of any signal type, e. g. sine curves, sawtooth curves etc., the signal type can be configurated separately for each channel. It has a robust normed metal housing with the degree of protection IP 65 and an extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. The ARM®9 32-bit processor allows the calculation of the acquired values. The Development Mode allows to customise applications individually. Through synchro connection, several MSX-E systems can be daisy-chained and synchronised with one another in the µs range.



  • 24 V digital trigger input
  • ARM®9 32-bit processor
  • 64 MB onboard SDRAM for storing data
  • Robust standardized metal housing
  • Power Save Mode: Reduced power consumption when no acquisition runs

Analog outputs

  • 8 analog outputs, 16-bit:
    MSX-E3511: voltage outputs 0-10 V, ± 10 V
    MSX-E3511-C: each output can be configured as voltage or current output 0-20 mA
  • Output voltage after reset 0 V
  • 5-pin M12 female connector*
  • Output mode/operation mode: Data output per software function, trigger input or synchro output

Function generator

  • Output of any signal type, e. g. sine curves, sawtooth curves etc
  • Maximal 8 channels (each channel independently)
  • Can be used without programming skills, e. g. via .csvfile or mathematic functions such as ƒ(x) = sin(x)

Safety features

  • Status LEDs for fast error diagnostics
  • Optical isolation
  • Diagnostics in case of short-circuits (voltage mode) or line break (current mode)
  • Internal temperature monitoring


  • Fast 24 V trigger input
  • Ethernet switch with 2 ports
  • Synchronisation/trigger In/Out
  • Line in for 24 V supply and cascading

Communication interfaces

  • Web server (configuration and monitoring)
  • Command server SOAP for transferring commands
  • Data server (TCP/IP or UDP socket) for sending acquisition data
  • Event server (TCP/IP socket) for sending system events (Diagnostics such as temperature, short-circuits …)
  • Command server Modbus TCP and Modbus (UDP) for sending commands

Synchronisation/time stamp

Time stamp

Several MSX-E systems can be synchronised with one another in the µs range through a synchro connection. This allows to start a synchronous data acquisition, to
generate trigger events and to synchronise the time on several MSX-E systems. Furthermore, the systems have a time stamp that logs the point in time at which the data was acquired by the system.

The combination of synchronisation and time stamp (TS) allows the clear allocation of signals that were captured by several systems.

Output modes

Direct access

In direct access, the values of the outputs are transmitted via SOAP or Modbus function. For each function call, 1 value (for one or several outputs) is sent. The value output is triggered per software, 24V hardware or synchro trigger.

Function generator

The MSX-E3511 system features a function generator for each analog output. The values are sent either automatically at a defined rate or using a trigger. The 24V trigger input or the synchro trigger can be used, included those issued by another MSX-E system.

Onboard programming / stand-alone operation

Development mode

With the Development mode of the MSX-E systems you can customise your measurement, control and regulation applications to fit your requirements. The programs run directly on the MSX-E systems, which has two advantages: external PCs are relieved and you can process data freely according to your requirements. This helps you to improve the efficiency of your processes and to secure your investments.



The MSX-E3511 Ethernet system has a 16-bit watchdog which can be programmed in 3 time units (µs, ms, s). The watchdog is used for automatically resetting the digital outputs to 0 V after a defined time in order e. g. to switch off actuators if an error has occurred.


The ConfigTools program allows an easy administration of the MSX-E systems. These are automatically detected in the network. ConfigTools
consists of common and specific functions. In addition, with ConfigTools, the complete configuration of a MSX-E system can be saved and transferred to another system of the same type (clone function). ConfigTools is included in the delivery

ConfigTools functions for MSX-E3011:

  • Change of IP address
  • Display of web interface
  • Firmware update
  • Save/load system configuration
  • Save/load channel configuration
  • Monitor for analog inputs


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