The powerful processors of our dSPACE real-time systems can be easily programmed with control applications for DC/DC converters using Simulink®. The I/O features you need to access your application are provided based on the selected real-time system. They can be configured and added to the Simulink model using our dSPACE configuration and implementation software ConfigurationDesk.
For in-vehicle prototyping, we provide the MicroAutoBox, which can be used together with different I/O modules. You can use the DS1511 and DS1513 variants for processor-based development, while adding the DS1514 and DS1553 modules also allows for FPGA-based development.
Our modular SCALEXIO system provides two different housings: the SCALEXIO AutoBox for in-vehicle applications and the SCALEXIO LabBox for laboratory testing. For rapid-control prototyping, these housings are equipped with a DS6001 Processor Board. Furthermore, they can be enhanced as required using one or more of the numerous SCALEXIO I/O boards available. The DS6121 Multi-I/O Board with its dedicated PWM and analog/digital converter (ADC) functions is particularly suitable for this use case.
FPGA library components (e.g., PWM) can be combined freely on various FPGA platforms with different I/O modules and can also be connected to build custom design components. The XSG Utils Library supports you in creating custom control algorithms, or parts of them, on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). This mainly involves project-specific I/O reading and filtering and the flexible generation of PWM patterns. The XSG Utils Library is used for high-performance DC/DC controls with sampling rates above 50 kHz by computing custom control algorithms or parts of them on an FPGA.
For controlling various DC/DC converter topologies, dSPACE offers the DS1553 AC Motor Control Module, which can easily be integrated into all MicroAutoBox III variants with the DS1514 FPGA Base Board. Alternatively, you can use the SCALEXIO AutoBox equipped with a SCALEXIO FPGA Base Board (DS2655, DS6601, or DS6602) and the related I/O modules (DS2655M1 or DS6651). For laboratory use, the SCALEXIO boards can also be installed in a SCALEXIO LabBox.
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