Modular real-time system for in-vehicle use

The SCALEXIO AutoBox brings the power of SCALEXIO into vehicles like passenger cars, trucks, trains, and agricultural as well as construction machinery. Optimized for in-vehicle use, it is ideal for test drives in the development of components such as electric powertrains and chassis control as well as functions for assisted, highly automated, and autonomous driving (AD). 

Application Areas

The SCALEXIO AutoBox is a very powerful in-vehicle system that offers tremendous processing power, excellent real-time properties, and comprehensive support for automotive bus systems. With its increased resistance to shock and vibration, an integrated DC power supply, and its extended temperature range, it is the ideal choice for testing new functions at an early stage in real test drives. Based on its wide variety of I/O, bus, and network interfaces, SCALEXIO addresses a wide range of application areas from A as in 'autonomous driving' to Z as in 'zero emissions'.

Key Benefits

The SCALEXIO AutoBox is a robust chassis for in-vehicle use. It provides up to seven slots for SCALEXIO I/O boards and one system slot intended for the DS6001 Processor Board. The SCALEXIO AutoBox offers a wide-range power supply to operate with 12 V, 24 V, and 48 V electrical systems, and it also supports operation at cranking conditions, such as temporary voltage drops. The chassis is equipped with shock and vibration dampers and an optimized cooling system. Remote power-up and -down is provided via different interfaces, e.g., terminal 15 or wake-up on CAN. The modular concept of the SCALEXIO AutoBox and the many I/O, bus, and network connections allow for use-case-optimized system setups. Furthermore, programmable FPGA subsystems let you implement user-specific hardware accelerators or interfaces. To increase the computation performance or the number of interfaces, you can combine several SCALEXIO AutoBoxes to one real-time system. 

Parameter SCALEXIO AutoBox 8-Slot
  • Enclosure with 8 slots
  • 7 slots for SCALEXIO I/O boards (5 slots equipped with additional PCIe interfaces1))
  • 1 system slot reserved for a DS6001 Processor Board
  • Compact chassis, shock mounts with rubber shoes
  • Temperature-controlled active cooling
  • Overvoltage-protected remote on/off input
  • I/O boards software-configurable via ConfigurationDesk
  • Board exchange via front flap using an ejection lever
  • Status LED and Kensington® security slot
Shock and vibration resistance ISO 16750 – 3:2012/4.2.2
  • Mechanical test of shock resistance
  • Test conditions:
    • Shock direction: six spatial directions
    • Acceleration: 50 g/6 ms; half-sinusoidal
    • Number of shocks: 10 per direction
    • Operating
  ISO 16750 – 3:2012/ Test IV
  • Mechanical test of vibration resistance
  • Test conditions (-3 dB):
    • Broadband noise, 1 h per axis/3 spatial axes
    • RMS acceleration 19.2 m/s2
    • Operating
Ambient temperature
  • 0 °C ... 55 °C (32 °F ... 131 °F)
Operating humidity
  • 5% … 95% (non-condensing environment)
Size (width x height x depth)
  • 224 x 205 x 434 mm (8.8 x 8.1 x 17.1 in)
  • 10 kg (without boards)
Power supply Input voltage
  • 10 V ... 54 V (± 10%) DC normal operating range
  • 6 V ... 10 V DC undervoltage crank condition, time-limited (> 10 s at 6 V DC, measured at input connector)
  Start-up current
  • Max. 6 A
  • Soft start
  • 300 ms at 12 V DC start-up time
  Quiescent current
  • < 20 mA with remote off at 12 V
  Max. output power
  • 170 W
  Input/output isolation2)
  • 100 V

1) Only dSPACE products and dSPACE qualified products can be used with the PCI and PCIe slots. Please contact dSPACE for more information.

2) The maximum voltage between any input pins or any input pins and output ground must not exceed 100 V.

Overview of Hardware and Software for SCALEXIO AutoBox

You can use all SCALEXIO I/O boards in the SCALEXIO AutoBox along with a wide range of dSPACE software to configure settings and implement models, among other things.

  • SCALEXIO Product Information, PDF, English, 16194 KB
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