Link Boards 1)

Connecting a host PC with dSPACE systems

Link Boards let you connect a host PC with dSPACE systems. You can also spatially partition the PHS bus by arranging the I/O boards in several expansion boxes.

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

Several Connection Options

There are several options for connecting an expansion box or AutoBox to your host PC/notebook: The physical connection is established via a high-speed serial or optical link. There are link boards for connecting host PCs via ISA, PCI, PCI Express, PCMCIA, ExpressCard or Ethernet.

Partitioning the PHS Bus

With the DS802 PHS Link Board, you can spatially partition the PHS bus by arranging the I/O boards in several expansion boxes. The box which contains the processor board is the master box. Boxes which contain only I/O boards are slave boxes. One DS802 must be installed in the master box and one in every slave box. The DS802 boards provide the necessary link between the boxes via fiberoptic cable (up to 100 m). A typical use scenario for the DS802 PHS Link Board is for adding and removing a simulator’s slave systems in response to changing tasks. Slave systems can be replaced within one simulator or exchanged between simulators. This setup is ideal for all applications that do not need processing power in every expansion box and ensures optimal utilization of your simulator resources. Master-slave systems can of course be combined with multiprocessor systems. 

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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