Communications specifications

A data logger is normally part of a two-way conversation started by a computer. In applications with some types of interfaces, the data logger can also initiate the call (callback) when needed. In satellite applications, the data logger may simply send bursts of data at programmed times without waiting for a response.

Ethernet Port: RJ45 jack, 10/100Base Mbps, full and half duplex, Auto-MDIX, magnetic isolation, and TVS surge protection. See also Ethernet communications option.

Internet Protocols: Ethernet, PPP, RNDIS, ICMP/Ping, Auto-IP(APIPA), IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, TLS (v1.2), DNS, DHCP, SLAAC, Telnet, HTTP(S), SFTP, FTP(S), POP3/TLS, NTP, SMTP/TLS, SNMPv3, CS I/O IP, MQTT

Additional Protocols: CPI, PakBus, PakBus Encryption, SDM, SDI-12, Modbus RTU / ASCII / TCP, DNP3, custom user definable over serial, NTCIP, NMEA 0183, I2C, SPI

USB Device: Micro-B device for computer connectivity

CS I/O: 9-pin D-sub connector to interface with Campbell Scientific CS I/O peripherals.

0 – 5 V Serial (U1 to U12, C1 to C4): Eight independent TX/RX pairs

SDI-12 (C1, C3, U1, U3, U5, U7, U9, U11): Eight independent SDI-12 compliant terminals are individually configured and meet SDI-12 Standard v 1.4.

RS-485 (C1 to C4): One full duplex or two half duplex

RS-422 (C1 to C4): One full duplex or two half duplex

RS-232/CPI: Single RJ45 module port that can operate in one of two modes: CPI or RS-232. CPI interfaces with Campbell Scientific CDM measurement peripherals and sensors. RS-232 connects, with an adapter cable, to computer, sensor, or communications devices serially.

CPI: One CPI bus. Up to 1 Mbps data rate. Synchronization of devices to 5 μS. Total cable length up to 610 m (2000 ft). Up to 20 devices. CPI is a proprietary interface for communications between Campbell Scientific data loggers and Campbell Scientific CDM peripheral devices. It consists of a physical layer definition and a data protocol.

Antenna Connection:

  • Wi-Fi
  • SS 900 MHz
  • 2.4 GHz

Wireless: Wi-Fi, VHF, UHF, spread spectrum, ELOS

Hardwired: Multi-drop, short haul, RS-232, fiber optic

Satellite: GOES, Argos, Inmarsat Hughes, Irridium