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Compact In-Vehicle Systems

Extremely compact and robust real-time systems for rapid control prototyping, tests, and data acquisition in tough environments such as in vehicles or airplanes. dSPACE’s compact in-vehicle systems provide a set of commonly used I/O and bus interfaces for various automotive applications and other applications in the field.  

Application Areas

dSPACE’s compact in-vehicle system MicroAutoBox II is designed for the development, test, and data acquisition of control algorithms directly in the vehicle or in the field. MicroAutoBox II is available in several variants with different I/O interfaces, an optional programmable FPGA and an integrated Embedded PC and can be extended with RapidPro hardware for signal conditioning and power stages. dSPACE’s compact in-vehicle systems can be used for control prototyping tasks in numerous areas, such as:

  • Automotives (e.g., advanced driver assistance systems, engine control, powertrain, chassis control, body control, hybrid drives, battery management, test benches, etc.)
  • Aerospace
  • Bypassing to extend existing ECUs with new functionalities
  • Railway industry
  • Off-highway vehicles
  • and many more

Key Benefits

With dSPACE’s compact in-vehicle systems, you can perform fast function prototyping based on robust, autonomous hardware systems that can be connected directly to the vehicle’s battery.

  • MicroAutoBox II – an extremely compact, shock- and vibration-proof1) prototyping system with a powerful processor, programmable FPGA, and comprehensive I/O including all major automotive bus interfaces like CAN, CAN FD, LIN, K/L-Line, FlexRay, and Ethernet.
  • MicroAutoBox Embedded PC – a Windows® 7/Linux PC extension for MicroAutoBox II for additional applications such as telematics, digital road maps, and camera-based object detection.
  • RapidPro – an extremely compact, shock- and vibration-proof1),  modular system that extends dSPACE prototyping systems with automotive signal conditioning, power stages, and additional I/O applications such as engine control.

dSPACE hardware seamlessly integrates with dSPACE software and with MATLAB®/Simulink®/Stateflow® from MathWorks to form a highly efficient tool chain.


1) For shock- and vibration-proof specifications, please see the product information or contact dSPACE.

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