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DS6001 Processor Board

High-performance processor board

The DS6001 Processor Board is a highly performant and compact two-slot processing unit for SCALEXIO LabBox. It is the perfect choice for real-time applications that require fast closed-loop rates or high I/O bandwidth.

The DS6001 Processor Board equipped with an Intel® Core™ i7-6820EQ quad-core processor is the most compact processing unit in the dSPACE SCALEXIO portfolio. It is an excellent fit for application areas where system size matters, such as desktop-based real-time systems for function development and testing. The DS6001 features high computation power and excellent real-time performance, with minimum jitter and latency. It is the perfect choice for real-time applications that require fast closed-loop rates or high I/O bandwidth (e.g., electric drives, vibration cancelation, and data acquisition).

Key Benefits

All of the four cores of the DS6001 are available for parallel computing of real-time applications, which makes the board ideal for demanding tasks. The SCALEXIO real-time system can easily be scaled by connecting additional I/O boards or coupling several DS6001 Processor Boards or SCALEXIO Processing Units to form a multiprocessor system. The DS6001 provides an onboard Ethernet I/O interface for direct real-time model access from external devices via TCP/IP or UDP/IP protocol or to provide an ECU Interface (e.g., for bypassing).  

Parameter Specification
Real-time processor
  • Intel i7-6820EQ, quad-core, 2.8 GHz
  • Number of Cores: 4
  • L1 cache: 32 kB + 32 kB (data + instruction) per core
  • L2 cache: 256 kB per core
  • L3 cache: 8 MB total
Host communication coprocessor ARM® Cortex®-A9, 1.2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM memory (DDR4)
  • 8 GB flash memory
Angular processing unit (APU)
  • 6 APUs
  • Angular resolution : 0.011°
  • Speed range: ± 28.610 rpm
  • Speed resolution: 0.109 rpm
IOCNET interface
  • 2 IOCNET interfaces usable as multiprocessor and I/O extension1)
  • IOCNET link speed: up to 2.5 Gb/s
PCI Express interface
  • 2 PCIe x4 interfaces2)
  • 3 PCIe x1 interfaces2)
Ethernet interface Integrated low-latency Gigabit Ethernet I/O interface
Host interface Gigabit Ethernet
Multiprocessor system Building multiprocessor systems with more SCALEXIO Processing Units and/or processor boards
Cooling Temperature-controlled active cooling
  • 238 x 100 x 39 mm (9.4 x 4 x 1.6 in)
  • Requires 2 slots
Voltage supply +24 V, max. 2.7 A3)
Typical power consumption 70 W

1) SFP transceiver modules have to be ordered separately.

2) Provides PCI Express interfaces to dedicated I/O slots of the SCALEXIO LabBox.

3) Preliminary data. For technical specifications, please contact dSPACE.


IOCNET is the primary communication network for SCALEXIO systems. It is used for connecting a SCALEXIO system using the DS6001 with an additional I/O or processing hardware.

The integrated multiprocessor support for SCALEXIO allows for connecting additional processing hardware via IOCNET to increase computational power and I/O bandwidth to provide a solution that can handle even the most demanding applications.

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