DS4004 HIL Digital I/O Board1)

96 bidirectional digital I/O channels with signal conditioning

The DS4004 HIL Digital I/O Board enables a flexible HIL simulation for widely varying configurations of body electronics. The DS4004 provides 96 digital I/O channels with signal conditioning. Each channel is software-configurable as digital I/O or timing I/O. The DS4004 can be connected to up to six independent external supply voltages.

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

Key Benefits

The DS4004 comprises 96 digital I/O channels with signal conditioning for customary TTL levels and typical automotive systems with electrical system voltages of 12 V, 24 V, 36 V, and 48 V. The 96 digital I/O channels of the DS4004 are arranged in three identical groups, each with two different voltage systems, ranging from 5 V to 60 V. Each of the 96 I/O channels of the DS4004 can be configured via software as digital I/O for PWM measurement or PWM generation, for frequency measurement, or for square wave generation. The digital I/O channels can be used individually, or synchronized in 32-bit words. You can set the values of the I/O channels for the initialization phase and for terminating the model.

Application Areas

The automotive signal conditioning on the DS4004 HIL Digital I/O Board is a cost-efficient way to start using HIL simulation for body electronics ECUs. The DS4004 can be used hassle-free and at low cost in an expansion box, dSPACE Simulator Mid-Size, and dSPACE Simulator Full-Size. These simulators are frequently used to test body electronics ECUs with the DS4004.

Parameter Specification
I/O channels
  • 96 bidirectional digital I/O channels with automotive signal conditioning, arranged in three ports (P1, P2, P3) of 32 I/O lines each
  • Software-configurable as digital I/O or timing I/O (PWM I/O)
  • PWM functionality with up to 50 ns resolution
Digital inputs Input voltage
  • 0 ... +60 V
Threshold voltage level
  • 1 V ... 23.8 V (software-configurable)
Input impedance
  • 390 kΩ
Overvoltage protection
  • 0 ... +60 V continuous
Digital outputs Output voltage
  • +5 V ... +60 V (supplied from external power source)
  • 6 independent rails VBAT_Px_y (two rails for each port P1 ... P3)
  Output current range
  • Max. ±50 mA; short circuit proof to GND and VBAT by self-resetting fuse
  Vout high, min.
  • VBAT -1.2 V; at +50 mA
  Vout low, max.
  • 0.4 V; at -50 mA
Interrupt controller Interrupt channels
  • 3 x 2 pins (shared with I/O channels)
Trigger source
  • Interrupt generation on falling edges, rising edges, or both edges (software-configurable)
Threshold voltage level
  • 1 V ... 23.8 V (software-configurable)
Host interface
  • One 8- or 16-bit ISA slot (power supply only)
Physical characteristics Physical size
  • 340 x 125 x 19 mm (13.4 x 4.9 x 0.7 in)
  • The board requires three brackets
  Ambient temperature 0 ... 55 ºC (32 ... 131 ºF)
  Power supply (from host PC)
  • +5 V ±5%, 1.5 A max. (from host PC or expansion box)
  • +12 V ±5%, 0.4 A max. (without load on power supply outputs)
  • -12 V ±5%; 0.01 A max.
  Power supply
(from external power source)
  • 6 VBAT_Px_y rails (+5 V ... +60 V DC)
  • Each supply rail (VBAT_Px_y): 0.2 A max. (0.05 A typ.) + load on digital outputs

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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