Phoenix C3




Phoenix C3 Combustion Analysis System

The Phoenix C3 is a compact, configurable, combustion analysis system ideally suited for in-vehicle testing, or any application with a low channel count. Representing the next generation in comubstion analysis, the Phoenix C3 is configurable through any device with a web browser, eliminating the need for a laptop. Once it is configured, it runs automatically, requiring no babysitting. The Phoenix C3 also provides seamless integration with INCA calibration tools, supports infinite streaming, and the large data storage capacity provides the ability to perform extended test procedures, such as FTP75, without interruption.

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High-Speed Analog Inputs
Number of channels 4, 8 or 12 high-speed channels; 4 per input module
Resolution 16 bit
Acquisition rate 8000 RPM at 0.1°
2 Mhz
Low-pass filters None, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz, 50 kHz
Input ranges ±1 V,±5 V, ±10 V


Low-Speed Analog Inputs
Number of channels 2 on main processor
Resolution 12 bit
Acquisition rate 8000 RPM at 0.1°
500 Khz
Input ranges ±10 V


Digital Inputs
Number of channels (up to 4 used by an encoder) 4 inputs or outputs on mainboard
4 per input module
Input ranges ±5 V
Maximum encoder resolution 0.1°


Digital Outputs
Number of channels 4 inputs or outputs on mainboard
Update rate 100 Hz (based on engine RPM)


Data & Analysis
Analysis Method Real-time, cycle-by-cycle data is streamed to the DSP core on-board Phoenix C3 for analysis
Analysis rate without missing an engine cycle 8000 RPM at 0.1°)
System memory 1 GB (plus SD card for strorage)
Non-volatile logging SD
Test bench interfaces XCP and CANbus
Host PC connection 1 Gigabit Ethernet
Headless operation Yes


Power & Mechanical
Input power 9-30 volts DC (20 watts @ 12VDC)
120/240 V 50/60 HZ VAC external power supply
Dimensions (single module) 165mm (W) x 197mm (D) x 45mm (H)
6.5" (W) x 7.75" (D) x 1.75" (H)
Weight (single module)

CPU board 1.0 kg (2.2 lb)
Add-on board 0.6 kg (1.4 lb)


Operating temperature -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Operating humidity 0% to 95% humidity non-condensing


* Specifications subject to change without notice

Phoenix C3 Datasheet

Benefits, features and description of the Phoenix C3

Phoenix Combustion Analysis Course Syllabus

An overview of the Phoenix Combustion Analysis training course, including class objectives and pricing

New and Improved Ways to Measure Combustion

A white paper discussing several recent advancements in combustion analysis capabilities

Top 4 Challenges of Integrating Combustion Data with INCA Calibration Data

A white paper discussing the importance of including combustion data in engine calibration, and A&D's capabilities


  • Available in 4, 8 and 12 high-speed channel configurations
  • Headless operation - configurable through any device with a web browser
  • Small footprint
  • Stackable design
  • Seamless integration with ETAS INCA calibration tools


  • Ideal for in-vehicle applications
  • Lightweight, portable design frees up valuable real estate
  • Headless operation eliminates the need for a laptop
  • INCA integration eliminates the need for post processing
  • Runs automatically; no babysitting required
  • Stackable, screwless design eliminates need for tools

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