100Mbit/s Ethernet Interface (UDP/IP, TCP/IP)1)

Interface to an Ethernet network

With the 100 Mbit/s Ethernet Interface, you can connect a PHS dSPACE system to an Ethernet network. Typical application areas are hardware-in-the-loop simulation and rapid control prototyping, where simultaneous communication runs via one or more network nodes.

The end of life for this product has been set. Please see the footnote for more detailed information.

Application Areas

The 100 Mbit/s Ethernet Interface connects a PHS dSPACE real-time system to an Ethernet network. It lets you transmit data between dSPACE processor boards (DS1006, DS1007 or multiprocessor system) and a remote computer system. Its application areas are hardware-in-the-loop simulation and rapid control prototyping, where simultaneous communication runs via one or more network nodes. Data transmission between the processor board and a customer-specific bus system can also be implemented by using an appropriate gateway computer connected to the Ethernet network.

Key Benefits

The dSPACE Ethernet Solution can send and receive variable length frames via datagrams with a payload of up to 65507 bytes. It also supports TCP (transmission control protocol) point-to-point communication. The UDP/IP and TCP/IP protocols are executed on the Embedded Technology eXtended (ETX) module. Dynamic or static IP address assignment is supported as well as auto negotiation. Your Ethernet configuration is downloaded to the DS4504 PMC Carrier Board and initialized at startup.

Hardware and Software

The dSPACE Ethernet Solution is based on a DS4504 PMC Carrier Board with an ETX module. The ETX module provides a 100 Mbit/s Ethernet interface. The solution requires a DS381 Ethernet Connector Board for connection to the DS4504 via a standard RJ45 network connection. The solution and the connection to the Simulink model are configured graphically by means of the DS4504 Ethernet Basic Blockset, which is based on S-functions.

Parameter Specification
  • DS4504 PMC Carrier Board with ETX module
  • Simultaneous communication with one or more networks
  • Communication with processor board via PHS++ (peripheral high-speed) bus
  • Multiprocessor-capable
Send/receive features
  • Dynamic or static IP address with auto-negotiation features
  • TCP point-to-point (client/server) communication n Variable length frames for sending and receiving
  • Support of datagrams with a payload size of up to 65507 bytes
  • Sending and receiving (multiple) TCP and UDP frames to/from user-defined IP addresses and ports
Physical characteristics Physical size
  • 95 x 114 mm (3.7 x 4.7 in)
Ambient temperature
  • 0 ... +60 °C (32 ... 140 °F)
Power supply
  • +5 V ±5%, 6-9 A



1) The end of life of the dSPACE Solutions for PHS (peripheral high-speed) systems is planned for December 31, 2024. You can still buy the related products up to and including December 31, 2021. New Releases of dSPACE software will still support the dSPACE PHS hardware for modular systems until at least the end of 2023. After the end of life, no services of any kind will be available for these products. We advise against using the PHS hardware products in new projects. For new projects we recommend that you use SCALEXIO, the latest dSPACE technology for modular real-time systems.

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