DS1006 Processor Board1)

Computing power for complex real-time models

The DS1006 Processor Board is dSPACE's flagship for high-end real-time applications. The DS1006 is designed for calculating complex, precisely detailed simulation models that require enormous computing power. The processing power and I/O capacity can be boosted even further by linking up to 20 DS1006 Processor Boards in a multiprocessor system.  

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

Application Areas

The DS1006 Processor Board is one of the processor boards that form the heart of dSPACE’s PHS hardware. It is our flagship for very complex, large, computation-intensive models – like the ones found in powertrain and virtual vehicle simulations. In such simulations, the DS1006 provides the computing power for the real-time system and also functions as an interface to the I/O boards and the host PC. It can be directly connected to all dSPACE I/O boards via PHS bus.

Key Benefits

The DS1006 Processor Board is based on a quad-core AMD Opteron™ x86 processor with 2.8 GHz clock frequency. Thus, it always delivers a high level of processing power, even for large-scale real-time applications. If required, you can add an Ethernet I/O interface for Gigabit data streaming or a flash memory for automatic, host-independent booting of the real-time applications.

Multicore Processor for More Computing Power

You can set up a multiprocessor system by using the individual cores of the multicore processor, and assign the I/O boards easily by graphical programming via RTI-MP. With the possibility for parallel computing and a high performance data exchange between the cores, the DS1006 multicore board speeds up all your applications.

Multiprocessor Setup

If you need even more performance, you can build a multiprocessor system by connecting several DS1006 boards via an additional optical interface. Synchronization between the boards is guaranteed, since interrupts can be sent to other processor boards via hardware, with minimal latencies.

1) The end of life of the DS1006 Processor Board is planned for December 31, 2024. You can still buy the product up to and including December 31, 2021. New releases of dSPACE software will still support the DS1006 Processor Board until at least the end of 2023. After the end of life, no services of any kind will be available for this product. We advise against using the DS1006 Processor Board in new projects. For new projects we recommend you to use SCALEXIO, the latest dSPACE technology for modular real-time systems.

Parameter Specification
  • Quad-core AMD Opteron™ processor, 2.8 GHz
  • 4 x 64 kB L1 data cache, 4 x 64 kB L1 instruction cache, 4 x 512 kB L2 cache, 6 MB L3 cache
  • 1 GB DDR2-800 SDRAM local memory for the application and dynamic application data
  • 4 x 128 MB DDR2-267 SDRAM global memory for host data exchange
  • 2 MB onboard boot flash memory for boot firmware
  • Application flash memory on compact flash card (accessible via ControlDesk). The capacity depends on the card.
  • For each core: 3 general-purpose timers
  • Synchronous time base unit (STBU) for multiprocessor systems
Interrupt controller
  • For each core: one interrupt controller with 18 different interrupt sources
  • The interrupt sources of the connected I/O boards can be handled from each core via internal Gigalinks.
Interfaces Serial interface
  • RS232 interface with standard UART allowing transfer rates of up to 115.2 Kbaud
  Connection to I/O boards
  • PHS++-bus interface
  • 32-bit I/O bus for modular I/O configuration
  • Peak transfer rate 20 MB/s, up to 30 MB/s for new I/O boards
  • Up to 64 PHS-bus interrupts
Host interface
  • One full-size 16-bit ISA slot required
  • Interface via eight 16-bit I/O ports (ISA bus)
Multiprocessor system
  • Building multiprocessor systems with further DS1006 Processor Boards
  • Up to 20 DS1006 Processor Boards
  • Up to 4 high-speed links via one DS911 Gigalink Module on each DS1006
  • Possible cable length of up to 100 m
Physical characteristics Physical size
  • 340 x 125 x 15 mm (13.4 x 4.9 x 0.6 in)
  Ambient temperature
  • 0 ... 40 °C (32 ... 104 °F)
  • Active cooling (fan)
  Power supply
  • ISA bus:
    • +5 V ±5%, 2.0 A (without DS911)
    • +5 V ±5%, 3.0 A (with DS911 as of module revision 2.0)
    • +12 V ±5%, 1.5 A
  • CPU power connector: +5 V ±5%, 20 A

  • DS1006 Processor Board Product Information, PDF, English, 567 KB
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