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SCALEXIO Customized Rack System

Modular simulator system

The dSPACE SCALEXIO customized rack system is a highly versatile hardware-in-the-loop simulator that offers a comprehensive range of adaption and configuration options to meet customer-specific requirements. It is scalable from small to large systems and can be used flexibly from components testing to simulating complete virtual vehicles.

Application Areas

The SCALEXIO customized rack system is mounted in a 19” cabinet. Its height can be adjusted to your requirements. The system can be used for any application, including complex simulations of a complete virtual vehicle.

Typical fields of application include:

  • Autonomous driving
  • Electromobility
  • Engine, powertrain, chassis, and body
  • Truck applications
  • Racing applications (Formula One, Ralley)
  • Electric motor simulation for hybrid or electric powertrains and electric steering systems
  • Battery management systems
  • Mechanical test benches
  • Electric motor emulation at power level (power hardware-in-the-loop)
  • Comprehensive closed-loop testing on ECUs, release/acceptance tests
  • Networked ECUs
  • Special requirements, e.g., for high system flexibility and high-current or high-voltage applications

Key Benefits

The SCALEXIO customized rack system is a highly versatile hardware-in-the-loop simulator that offers a comprehensive range of adaption and configuration options to meet customer requirements. The multirack system is highly expandable as it lets you integrate several customized systems. The I/O hardware offers extensive I/O features and is software-configurable, which makes adapting the system to changing project requirements very easy.  

Coupling Options

To increase your computational power and available I/O interfaces, you can interconnect as many SCALEXIO customized systems as needed. If the project requirements change, you can easily adapt your testing system. Coupling SCALEXIO systems is done via IOCNET.

All software for configuring the system and controlling the simulation or test automation runs on a host PC. The PC is connected via Ethernet with the SCALEXIO system.

Fault Simulation

For fault simulation, the SCALEXIO rack system provides I/O boards with integrated fault simulation, namely the HighFlex boards (DS2601, DS2621, DS2642, and DS2671) and MultiCompact I/O Units (DS2680 and DS2690).  

SCALEXIO Processing Unit Product lines for high core performance and high parallel performance ConfigurationDesk Configuration and implementation software for dSPACE real-time hardware DS6101 Multi-I/O Board SCALEXIO I/O board with signal conditioning for automotive systems DS6201 Digital I/O Board SCALEXIO I/O board with 96 bidirectional digital I/O channels DS6221 A/D Board Fast SCALEXIO A/D Board for precise measurements DS6241 D/A Board Multi-channel D/A board DS2655 FPGA Base Board SCALEXIO I/O board with user-programmable FPGA DS6301 CAN/LIN Board SCALEXIO I/O board for connecting simulators to CAN/CAN FD and LIN bus systems DS6331-PE Ethernet Board The DS6331 provides additional Ethernet ports for the SCALEXIO Processing Unit DS2601 Signal Measurement Board HighFlex board for measuring ECU output signals DS2621 Signal Generation Board HighFlex board for simulating ECU input signals DS2642 FIU & Power Switch Board HighFlex board for power-switching with Failure Insertion Unit DS2671 Bus Board HighFlex board for connecting to different bus systems DS2680 I/O Unit SCALEXIO MultiCompact unit for powertrain and vehicle dynamics scenarios DS2690 Digital I/O Board MultiCompact I/O board for vehicle body scenarios DS2907 Battery Simulation Controller SCALEXIO power supply control for battery simulation Electrical Power Systems Simulation Package Easy real-time simulation of power electronics circuits developed with Simscape Electrical™ (Specialized Power Systems) EMH Solution for SCALEXIO Processor based simulation of electric drives SCALEXIO Serial Interface Solution Using Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) bus SCALEXIO TWINsync Solution Synchronous load motor control for test benches with dSPACE SCALEXIO SCALEXIO Fieldbus Solution Connecting a SCALEXIO system to various fieldbus types Bus Manager Configuration tool for LIN, CAN, and CAN FD bus simulation
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