SCALEXIO®

Innovative Technology for HIL Simulation
  • Versatility for different test tasks
  • High channel and system flexibility
  • Completely software-configurable
  • Connectable to existing systems
  • Multicore support
  • NEW: Virtual ECUs
  • NEW: HIL tests for electric motors 

NEW: 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.
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.  

NEW: HIL Simulation with Virtual ECUs

If an ECU's hardware prototype is not yet available for HIL testing, a virtual ECU (V-ECU) can be used with the SCALEXIO system instead. A V-ECU usually has the same software components as those that will run on 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.

Higher Flexibility

SCALEXIO systems can be planned, configured, and modified quickly and easily. The system is very flexible, so you can test different variants and types of electronic control units with minimum effort on one and the same system –
for engine or transmission, singly or combined, and so on. If specifications are defined later or changed, it is easy to implement them. You can also test new components for vehicle platforms that are already running.
 
New Workflows
SCALEXIO fully supports the increasing subdivision of tasks that is taking place in HIL test teams. I/O configuration and modeling are performed separately, and code generation can also be done separately to save a lot of time. 

Versatility

SCALEXIO can be sized precisely to fit specific test tasks. Component test systems and network systems are both built with the same hardware components. So if errors are found during network testing, ECU code subsystems can be separated out from the network system and used to run component tests before the entire network test is repeated.

Less Time, Lower Costs

SCALEXIO has a standardized component design and standardized connections, so you can choose whatever slots you want, and the system can be set up easily. All the channels are configured in a graphical software tool that also automatically produces complete system documentation. So you can not only implement the initial system, but also make later modifications and redesigns, with enormous efficiency. A SCALEXIO system requires less internal wiring than others, and the work involved in configuring, setting up, modifying, testing and documenting a simulator is reduced.