DS4330 LIN Interface Board1)

Interface to LIN bus

With the DS4330 LIN Interface Board, you can connect a dSPACE system to LIN (Local Interconnect Network) communication systems. The dSPACE system simulates the LIN nodes, which are connected to the LIN bus. The simulated LIN nodes behave in exactly the same way as real bus members (restbus simulation).

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

Application Areas in Rapid Control Prototyping

The DS4330 and the corresponding software can be used for developing and testing electronic control units (ECUs) that communicate with LIN actors and sensors. For rapid control prototyping purposes, both laboratory-based and vehicle-based, real LIN slaves can be connected to the prototyping system that simulates the ECU under development as the master node.

Application Areas in Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

By using dSPACE Simulator and a DS4330, you can test the LIN network features of an electronic control unit. The dSPACE system simulates the LIN nodes, which are connected to the LIN bus. The simulated LIN nodes behave in exactly the same way as real bus members (restbus simulation). 

Test Scenarios

The DS4330 can be used in many different ways. Several test scenarios are possible: 

  • Testing the transmission of message frames
  • Testing communication timing constraints
  • Testing against specification limits
  • Testing diagnostic and failure conditions
  • Testing energy-saving modes 

Comprehensive Software Support

The DS4330 provides a LIN interface for connecting dSPACE systems to LIN buses. You can set up and control these simulated LIN buses with the RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset.

The RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset (supporting the LIN standards 1.3, 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2) is an extension for Real-Time Interface and can be used for combining dSPACE systems with LIN communication networks and for configuring these LIN networks. With the RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset, you can handle complex LIN setups, which lets you control and configure all unconditional and event-triggered LIN frames from one single Simulink® block (configuration via database file). 

Parameter Specification
  • 16 independent LIN channels
  • One onboard LIN transceiver per channel
  • Simulation of up to 16 LIN slaves per LIN channel
  • Software-selectable individual baud rates from 1000 baud up to 20 kBd for each channel
  • Piggyback module socket for up to 16 custom LIN transceivers
  • Transmitting and receiving LIN data from within a Simulink model
Processor Slave DSP
  • IBM© PowerPC 405CR, 200 MHz
  • PowerPC can boot from DPMEM or flash memory (selectable by software)
Memory Onboard memory
  • 64 MB SD-RAM, 100 MHz
  • 8 MB flash memory
Dual port memory (DPMEM)
  • 32 k x 32 bit dual-port memory for communication between PHS bus and slave processor
Interrupt controller
  • UART interrupt for each LIN channel
  • LIN transceiver wake-up interrupt for each LIN channel
  • All interrupts can be enabled and disabled separately by software
Onboard LIN transceiver Transceiver chip
  • Infineon TLE6259
  • Integrated pull-up resistors for TXD and RXD lines
  • On-chip termination resistor for LIN slave applications
  • 2 additional bidirectional I/O lines per channel at customization module connectors for general purposes
  • Thermally protected
  Further details
  • External 1 kΩ termination resistor for using the LIN channel as a master (selectable via software)
Host interface
  • One 8- or 16-bit ISA slot (power supply only)
Physical characteristics Physical size
  • 340 x 125 x 15 mm (13.4 x 4.9 x 0.6 in)
Ambient temperature
  • 0 … 70 ºC (32 … 158 ºF)
Power supply
  • +5 V ±5%, 1.5 A
  • +12 V ±5%, 750 mA (supplies the VCC12 pin on the interface connector only)

1)The end of life of the dSPACE PHS (peripheral high-speed) hardware for modular 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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