Solution for integrators
M2M has been providing phased-array systems to integrators since 2004. Today, over 200 special machines integrating M2M systems have been delivered and commissioned all over the world.
Because integrating phased-array system is never easy the first time,
M2M industrial department is here to help and has people with more than 20 years of experience with integration.
M2M has developed a comprehensive suite of toolkits for integrators. Two levels of integrations are available:
Software Development Kit (SDK)
The first solution is the easiest but still powerful enough to carry out all NDT operations. Using M2M
Software Development Kit (SDK), allows the development of custom applications and to control M2M on software through a TCP/IP protocol. This way the difficulty of dealing with the hardware is managed by M2M software. This procedure allows basic operations (reset encoder, start, stop acquisition, save file) and more complex ones; the number of functions is huge (200+) and almost every parameter can be changed remotely (gates, gain, alarms, triggers, TCG…). Data can be retrieved in real-time by the developed application through a dedicated DATA server. The SDK is the option for integrators who are looking to quickly develop solutions.
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
The second level of integration is the OEM concept. Phased-array boards for 8x32 (developed with Airbus Group) and 16x64 multiplexed configurations are available as well as 32x32 and 64x64 parallel architectures.
The OEM 8x32 v.2 comes in different options :
Option 1: board without probe connector (below picture)
Option 2: board with I-PEX connector
Option 3: board with Hypertronix connector
When purchasing these M2M hardware (boards or packaged boxes), the dynamic-link libraries (dlls) are provided. They allow accessing and modifying any parameters but require a deep knowledge of M2M hardware architecture. This concept is perfect for integrators targeting large markets (15+ systems).
These M2M boards have already been successfully incorporated into products that range from portable handheld systems to robot-controlled in-line applications.
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