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