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DS830 MultiLink Panel

Connecting several dSPACE systems to one host PC

With the DS830 MultiLink Panel, you can link up to 16 dSPACE systems (Expansion boxes, AutoBoxes or MicroAutoBoxes) to only one host PC. For the connection of the DS830 MultiLink Panel to your host PC, you need only one ISA, PCMCIA or PCI slot.

Application Areas

Flexibility is crucial when it comes to extending the topology of your dSPACE system. With the DS830 MultiLink Panel, you have the advanced option of linking up to 16 dSPACE systems to only one host PC. The linked systems can be expansion boxes, AutoBoxes or MicroAutoBoxes. Your benefit: All parts of the dSPACE system are under the supervision of only one host PC.

 

Only One Slot Needed

To connect the DS830 MultiLink Panel to your host PC, you need only one PCI express, ExpressCard, PCMCIA or PCI slot. This link features a transfer rate of 100 Mbit/s. Depending on your cable length requirements for the system to be linked, you can establish a connection via a crossed patch cable or fiber-optic cable. To connect the DS830 to the host PC as well as to the dSPACE boxes, you can use any combination of crossed patch cables and fiber-optic cables. For example, you can connect the DS830 to the host PC and an expansion box via a fiber-optic cable, and to a MicroAutoBox via a patch cable.

Parameter Specification
  DS830/4 DS830/8 DS830/16
Physical connection
  • Host PC connection: High-speed uplink interface (100 Mbit/s)
  • Host PC connection requires only one dSPACE link board
  • Expansion hardware connection: High-speed downlink interface (100 Mbit/s)
  • Link medium: Fiber-optic cable (multimode 50/125 μm) or crossed patch cable (twisted pair CAT5 STP)
Connectable boxes
  • Up to 4 expansion boxes and/or MicroAutoBoxes 1)
  • Up to 8 expansion boxes and/or MicroAutoBoxes 1)
  • Up to 16 expansion boxes and/or MicroAutoBoxes 1)
Protocol
  • High-speed serial link (proprietary)
Max. transfer rate
  • 100 Mbit/s 2)
Status LEDs
  • Various LEDs displaying the current status of each connection and the power supply
Physical characteristics Enclosure
  • 201.6 x 56.0 x 108.6 mm(7.9 x 2.2 x 4.3 in)
  Physical size
  • 201.6 x 56.0 x 108.6 mm (7.9 x 2.2 x 4.3 in)
  • 288.0 x 56.0 x 108.6 mm (11.3 x 2.2 x 4.3 in)
  • 460.8 x 56.0 x 108.6 mm(18.1 x 2.2 x 4.3 in)
  Approx. weight
  • 0.75 kg (1.65 lb.)
  • 1.10 kg (2.43 lb.)
  • 1.70 kg (3.75 lb.)
  Ambient temperature
  • 0 ... 50 ºC (32 ... 122 ºF)
  • Active cooling (fan)
  Power consumption
  • 16 W
  • 24 W
  • 40 W
  Power supply
  • +6 V ... +58 V DC
  • Power supply via mains socket or a car battery (power supply cables are part of the DS830 hardware package)
  • Mains socket cable includes a power supply unit (15.0 V, 4.0 A)

1) Does not apply to MicroAutoBox II. MicroAutoBox II offers an Ethernet host interface.

2) The transfer rate describes the capabilities of the hardware components and circuits of dSPACE products. Depending on the software complexity, the attainable overall performance can deviate significantly from the hardware specification. 

Basic Information