For a better experience on dSPACE.com, enable JavaScript in your browser. Thank you!

SCALEXIO®

  • Test for Electric Motors

    For testing ECUs for electric motors, which require short simulation cycles, fast calculations and quick I/O access, SCALEXIO offers the DS2655 FPGA Base Board with a freely programmable FPGA and a high level of I/O.

    Used in combination with the XSG Electric Components Library, the DS2655 provides the fast reaction times required for simulating electrical machines in closed-loop operation with a controller.

    The FPGA computes parts of the simulation model for the electrical machine, e.g., from the XSG Electric Components Library.

    You can also connect electronic load modules to the SCALEXIO system for different voltage ranges up to 800 V.

     

  • HIL Simulation with Virtual ECUs

    If an ECU's hardware prototype is not available for HIL testing yet, a virtual ECU (V-ECU) can be used with the SCALEXIO system instead. A V-ECU usually has the same software components as the final ECU and is generated using the SystemDesk V-ECU Generation Module. A V-ECU can be used either alone with the SCALEXIO or together with other V-ECUs or real ECUs. The combination of V-ECUs and ECUs in a network enables high-quality restbus simulation early in the development process.

    For using a V-ECU during HIL simulation, a SCALEXIO Real-Time license is needed.

    To configure V-ECUs, you can integrate them into a real-time application in ConfigurationDesk just like any other behavior model.

  • dSPACE SCALEXIO: Scalable, Faster, More Versatile

    SCALEXIO, dSPACE’s latest hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology, is now even more powerful with its new extension for a multiprocessor (MP) simulation platform.

    With the MP extension, users can connect several SCALEXIO multicore processing units to create powerful simulation platforms for real-time computation.

    Read More

  • Success in Action

    Launched two years ago, the SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test systems from dSPACE have already proven their value in numerous customer projects. They are now being used across the globe, in countries such as China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA.

    Read More

  • SCALEXIO Is Evolving

    SCALEXIO, dSPACE’s new hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system, has been expanding since its launch in 2011. The latest version helps users build especially large-scale test systems, including failure simulation, and makes it possible to use complex environment models.

    Read More

Innovative technology for HIL simulation

SCALEXIO, the newest dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulator, is available from small to large systems while providing very high processing power. It is configured entirely by software, which makes adapting to changing requirements flexible and easy. SCALEXIO can be coupled with other dSPACE HIL systems, such as Simulator Full-Size and Simulator Mid-Size, offering an easy way to update existing HIL systems.

Application Area
dSPACE SCALEXIO1) is a very versatile hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulator that provides highly flexible channels, can be extended to any required size and is completely software-configurable. Its application range covers all test domains and vehicles, including the test of electronic control units (ECU) of electric drives. Thanks to the SCALEXIO multiprocessing feature, the simulator can be coupled with existing SCALEXIO-based or DS100x-processor-board-based systems, allowing users to expand their existing test setups to meet growing project needs.

Key Benefits

  • Support of different workflows and user roles by separating I/O configuration, modeling and code generation
  • Test of different ECU variants and types on a single system with minimal configuration effort
  • Easily resized to fit specific test tasks because component test systems and network systems are both built with the same standardized hardware components and connections
  • Graphical configuration of channels
  • Use of virtual ECUs (V-ECUs) for HIL tests if the real ECU prototype is not available yet
  • Support of FMI

1) Devices connected to the dSPACE HIL system, for example, electronic control units, can feed in high currents and high voltages (voltages over 60 V DC or 30 V ACRMS), which can be dangerous for the user. This can happen, for example, in systems for piezoelectric or hybrid applications. Such currents and voltages can result in property damage, personal injury, or death. Under all circumstances, you must observe all the safety precautions described in the documentation. Please contact dSPACE for additional safety-related equipment, such as electrically safe interface cables.

The SCALEXIO system is standardized and can be reused in all SCALEXIO system variations.

  • The core of a SCALEXIO system, the SCALEXIO Processing Unit, is based on commercially available components so that the processing technology is always up-to-date.
  • IOCNET, the scalable serial I/O network, provides the internal communication between the real-time processor and the I/O boards.

The SCALEXIO I/O units are specifically designed for typical ECU signals and offer:

  • Local signal preprocessing on I/O boards to relieve the load on the real-time processor
  • Integrated signal conditioning, as well as converters and parts of the electrical failure simulation
  • Similar installation and configuration processes, so very little time is spent on learning

The SCALEXIO I/O hardware comprises three hardware types, each specially designed for typical application needs. MultiCompact, HighFlex and SCALEXIO I/O hardware can be combined and extended to produce whatever system configuration you want. They have the following in common:

  • Local signal preprocessing on I/O boards to relieve the load on the real-time processor
  • Connection to the processing unit via an IOCNET interface
  • Completely software-configurable
  • Similar installation and configuration processes, so very little time is spent on learning

 

MultiCompact
  • Large number of I/O channels for specific applications
  • Each channel has a fixed channel type, so the costs per channel are low.
  • Integrated signal conditioning and converters
  • Onboard Failure Insertion Unit (FIU)
  • Connection of real and substitute loads is possible.
  • DS2680 I/O Unit
    • Compact design for installation in a unit carrier
    • Basic functions for a fully adequate simulation system, such as power switch
    • Various channels with dedicated I/O functions
  • DS2690 Digital I/O Board
    • Standardized connector for slot independence and easy assembly
    • Digital channels with dedicated I/O functions

 

HighFlex
  • Universal input/output/bus channels with freely assignable channel types
  • Very versatile and finely scalable with 10 channels per I/O board, 4 channels per bus board
  • Each channel is individually galvanically isolated.
  • Integrated signal conditioning and converters
  • Onboard Failure Insertion Unit (FIU)
  • Connection of real and substitute loads is possible.
  • Standardized connector concept for all boards
  • Boards are slot-independent and easy to assemble.
  • DS2601 Signal Measurement Board
  • DS2621 Signal Generation Board
  • DS2642 FIU & Power Switch Board
  • DS2671 Bus Board
SCALEXIO I/O Boards
  • Large number of I/O channels with dedicated channel types
  • Focus on I/O functions without current-related functionality
  • No onboard Failure Insertion Unit (FIU)
  • No connection of real or substitute loads
  • Connection to I/O via Sub-D connector
  • Boards are slot-independent and easy to assemble
  • DS6101 Multi-I/O Board
  • DS6201 Digital I/O Board
  • DS2655 FPGA Base Board

 

SCALEXIO Solutions for Aerospace SCALEXIO offers modules for aerospace applications with ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553 or AFDX SCALEXIO Processing Unit dSPACE SCALEXIO Processing Unit offers the newest processor technology DS2601 Signal Measurement Board HighFlex I/O board for measuring ECU output signals DS2621 Signal Generation Board HighFlex I/O board for simulating ECU inputs DS2642 FIU & Power Switch Board HighFlex board for power-switching with Failure Insertion Unit DS2655 FPGA Base Board HighFlex board with user-programmable FPGA DS2671 Bus Board HighFlex board for interfacing to different bus systems DS2680 I/O Unit MultiCompact unit for powertrain and vehicle dynamics scenarios DS2690 Digital I/O Board MultiCompact board for vehicle body scenarios DS2907 Battery Simulation Controller Power supply control for battery simulation DS6101 Multi-I/O Board I/O hardware with signal conditioning for automotive systems DS6201 Digital I/O Board SCALEXIO I/O board with 96 bidirectional digital I/O channels SCALEXIO Field Bus Solution SCALEXIO offers interface solution for Profibus and EtherCAT for connecting a SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop system to these field bus types ControlDesk Next Generation Universal experiment software for electronic control unit (ECU) development MotionDesk 3-D animation of mechanical systems in a virtual world, for example, for visualizing hardware-in-the-loop experiments. Automotive Simulation Models Real-Time Simulation Models for Powertrain, Electric System, Vehicle Dynamics and Traffic AutomationDesk AutomationDesk is a powerful test authoring and automation tool for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing of electronic control units (ECUs).
Further Information