Compact In-Vehicle Systems

Extremely compact and robust real-time systems for rapid prototyping, tests, and data acquisition in tough environments such as in vehicles or airplanes. dSPACE’s compact in-vehicle systems provide a set of commonly used I/O and bus interfaces for various automotive applications and other applications in the field.  

Application Areas

dSPACE’s MicroAutoBox product family consists of compact in-vehicle systems designed for the development, test, and data acquisition of control algorithms directly in the vehicle or in the field. The new MicroAutoBox III and the MicroAutoBox II are available in several variants and can be extended with further hardware, such as an integrated Embedded PC or signal conditioning and power stages. dSPACE’s compact in-vehicle systems can be used for control prototyping tasks in numerous areas, such as:

  • Electromobility
  • Automated and autonomous driving
  • Connectivity and networking
  • ECU interfacing to extend existing ECUs with new functionalities
  • etc.

Key Benefits

With dSPACE’s compact in-vehicle systems, you can perform fast function prototyping based on robust, temperature-resistant, autonomous hardware systems that can be connected directly to the vehicle’s battery.

  • MicroAutoBox III – the most recent, powerful generation of the industry-proven MicroAutoBox product family. MicroAutoBox III offers high computing power (up to 16 times faster per core than MicroAutoBox II) with a quad-core ARM® processor, comprehensive bus and network support, including CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and (automotive) Ethernet, and functional safety monitoring features (coming soon). Optionally available: MicroAutoBox III Embedded PC that offers high computing power for demanding Linux- and Windows®-based tasks.
  • MicroAutoBox II – a compact, robust prototyping system with a PowerPC processor, programmable FPGA, and comprehensive I/O including major automotive bus interfaces. Optionally available: MicroAutoBox II Embedded PC – a Windows® /Linux PC extension for MicroAutoBox II for additional applications such as telematics, digital road maps, and camera-based object detection.
  • RapidPro – an extremely compact, robust modular system that extends dSPACE prototyping systems with automotive signal conditioning, power stages, and additional I/O applications such as engine control.

dSPACE hardware seamlessly integrates with dSPACE software and with MATLAB®/Simulink®/Stateflow® from MathWorks to form a highly efficient tool chain.

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