ES820 – Drive Recorder Module

The drive recorder module of the ES8xx measurement, calibration, and prototyping system can be used for a variety of measurement tasks in the development, calibration, and validation of electronic vehicle systems.

ES820 Drive Recorder Module

The ES820 module is easy to integrate into existing vehicle instrumentation. Replacing the INCA PC or laptop, the module captures and records signals from ECUs, buses, networks, sensors, and measuring instruments in the vehicle. Once configured, the module records all data from connected devices without user or driver interaction. The  ES820 recorder includes an INCA version.


Using the ES89x and ES5xx interface modules, the ECUs can be connected to the drive recorder via ETK, XETK or FETK interfaces and multiple LIN, CAN/CAN FD and FlexRay buses. Additionally, the measurement modules of the ES400 and ES600 product families allow to record various signals of the vehicle environment. The ES820 module and the corresponding cables are designed for use in the passenger compartment or vehicle trunk, at the test bench, and in the laboratory.

A Gigabit Ethernet (host) interface allows users to connect a PC for configuration and copying recorded data. An additional GE interface facilitates networking with compatible Gigabit Ethernet modules. To extend the system, for example with an external ES581.4 CAN bus interface module, four USB-A ports are available.

The ES820 drive recorder is compatible with ETAS INCA, the standard tool for measurement, ECU calibration, and diagnostics. The selection of measurement signals, the setting of data acquisition rates, and the configuration of triggers and communication as well as diagnostic protocols are applied directly from INCA.



  • Automated Measurement Data recording, no Engineer required in the vehicle (Driver only)
  • Automatic Measurement-Data upload to the data-server (additional hardware required), Windows File Share, USB memory modules and the internal SDD memory module
  • Easy data-transfer/-storage, no manual data retrieval necessary
  • Remote access, such as remote measurement, remote calibration, remote flashing (additional hardware required)
  • Security of measurement data by E2E encryption during data transfer, and hard disk encryption of the ES820