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Expansion Boxes

Space for large dSPACE systems

By using Expansion Boxes, you can expand your host PC to create a large dSPACE system. There are three versions of Expansion Boxes: PX4, PX10, and PX20 (for 4, 10 or 20 boards, respectively).

Expansion Boxes offer space for inserting up to 20 boards from the dSPACE modular hardware. For connecting the boxes to the host PC, you can choose from several options (ISA, PCI, PCI Express, PCMCIA, ExpressCard, Ethernet). A Link Board for the connection to the host PC is included.

Parameter Specification
Chassis
  • Desktop box
  • 4 full-size 16-bit ISA slots
  • 1 slot reserved for Link Board
  • 1 additional slot required if AutoBoot Option is used
  • Low-noise fan cooling
  • Can be used only for rapid control prototyping
Power supply
  • 100 ... 240 V AC, 50 ... 60 Hz
  • 80 W
Maximum output current1)
  • 10 A at 5 V
  • 3 A at 12 V
  • 0.8 A at -12 V
Grounding
  • Circuit ground is connected to the chassis and through that to the power system‘s protective ground.
Physical characteristics Physical size
  • 99 x 165 x 428 mm (3.9 x 6.5 x 16.8 in)
  Weight (without boards)
  • 3.5 kg (7.7 lb)
  Ambient temperature2)
  • 0 ... 50 °C (32 ... 122 °F)
  Humidity
  • 0 ... 95%, noncondensing

 

1) The sum of the output currents of the rails must not exceed the maximum output power.
2) The dSPACE processor and I/O boards have different maximum ambient temperatures. When they are installed together, the lowest maximum ambient temperature applies.

 

Parameter Specification
Chassis
  • Desktop box
  • 19‘‘ rack-mount version available (height: 4 U, 4 HE)
  • 10 full-size 16-bit ISA slots
Power supply
  • 100 … 240 V AC, 50 ... 60 Hz
Maximum output current1)
  • 40 A at 5 V
  • 10 A at 12 V
  • 1 A at -12 V
Grounding
  • Circuit ground is connected to the chassis and through that to the power system‘s protective ground.
Physical characteristics Physical size
  • 183 (includes 6 mm rubber feet) x 343 x 430 mm
    (7.2 x 13.5 x 16.9 in)
  Weight (without boards)
  • 10.8 kg (23.8 lb)
  Ambient temperature2)
  • 0 … 50 °C (32 ... 122 °F)
  Humidity
  • 0 … 95%, noncondensing

 

1) The sum of the output currents of the rails must not exceed the maximum output power.
2) The dSPACE processor and I/O boards have different maximum ambient temperatures.
When they are installed together, the lowest maximum ambient temperature applies.

 

Parameter Specification
Chassis
  • Desktop box
  • 19‘‘ rack-mount version available (height: 4 U, 4 HE)
  • 20 full-size 16-bit ISA slots
  • 1 slot reserved for Link Board or slot CPU board for Ethernet connection
  • 1 additional slot required if AutoBoot Option is used
  • Low noise emission and efficient vibration handling
Power supply
  • 100 ... 240 V AC, 50 ... 60 Hz
  • 400 W at 100 ... 170 V AC
  • 450 W at 170 ... 240 V AC
Maximum output current1)
  • 75 A at 5 V
  • 12 A at 12 V
  • 4 A at -12 V
Grounding
  • Circuit ground is connected to the chassis and through that to the power system‘s protective ground.
Physical characteristics Physical size
  • 183 (includes 6 mm rubber feet) x 443 x 535 mm
    (7.2 x 17.4 x 21.1 in)
  Weight (without boards)
  • 15.6 kg (34.4 lb)
  Ambient temperature2)
  • 0 ... 50 °C (32 ...122 °F)
  Humidity
  • 0 ... 95%, noncondensing

 

1) The sum of the output currents of the rails must not exceed the maximum output power.
2) The dSPACE processor and I/O boards have different maximum ambient temperatures.
When they are installed together, the lowest maximum ambient temperature applies.