SCALEXIO Processing Unit

Product lines for high core performance and high parallel performance

SCALEXIO Processing Units are ideal for high-performance applications with complex models with a large amount of I/O. The unit can be installed in a SCALEXIO rack or used on a desk.

The SCALEXIO Processing Units are based on an industrial PC with an Intel® XEON® processor, a real-time operating system, and an IOCNET plug-on card for communication with the I/O and with other real-time processors. A Processing Unit can be equipped with four or eight IOCNET ports. You can use IOCNET ports to connect multiple SCALEXIO Processing Units to set up multiprocessor systems or to couple a DS100x-based system to a SCALEXIO Processing Unit via Gigalink. One of the available processor cores is reserved for system services, the others can be used for computing real-time models.

High Core Performance

The SCALEXIO Processing Unit with a XEON® E3-1275v6 processor is ideally suited for all applications that require a strong computation performance on each individual core. Therefore, it is the main Processing Unit for hardware-in-the-loop testing systems that covers all applications, such as vehicle dynamics or electric drive simulations. 

Key Benefits

The Processing Unit with a XEON® E3 processor is tailored for processing sophisticated and complex models with a large amount of I/O. The highest core performance enables the handling of the large data volumes in modern bus communication, such as Ethernet or FlexRay. Using a dedicated core for system services minimizes negative effects on the real-time performance. The high-performance host interface allows for the observation of a large number of signals.

High Parallel Performance

The SCALEXIO Processing Unit with an Intel® XEON® Gold 6208U processor provides 16 cores and is geared specifically toward customers who often have to compute very large simulation models in parallel, for example, AD HIL scenarios or vehicle dynamics simulation with detailed plant models. This enables engineers to use high-fidelity, physically realistic models, increases model accuracy, and makes HIL simulations more realistic.

Key Benefits

The Processing Unit with an Intel® XEON® Gold 6208U processor is ideal for the parallel execution of complex and computationally intensive simulation models. Using a dedicated core for system services minimizes negative effects on the real-time performance. A high-performance host interface allows for a large number of signals to be observed.

Parameter

Specification

(High Core Performance)

Specification

(High Parallel Performance)

Processor
  • Intel XEON® E3-1275v6
  • Frequency: 3.8 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
    • 3 cores for model computation
    • 1 core for services, e.g., host communication
  • Intel® XEON® Gold 6208U
  • Frequency: 2.9 GHz
  • Number of cores: 16
    • 15 cores for model computation
    • 1 core for services, e.g., host communication
Memory
  • L1 cache: 32 + 32 kB (data + instructions)
  • L2 cache: 256 kB
  • L3 cache: 8 MB
  • 16 GB RAM
  • L1 cache: 32 + 32 kB (data + instructions)
  • L2 cache: 256 kB
  • L3 cache: 22 MB
  • 64 GB RAM
Solid State Disk (SSD), optional
  • Data recording and replay
  • Capacity: 480 GB
  • Optional
  • Data recording and replay
  • Capacity: 480 GB
  • Included
Angular processing unit (APU)
  • 6 APUs on the DS2502 IOCNET Link Board
  • Angular resolution: 0.011°
  • Speed range: ± 28,610 rpm
  • Speed resolution: 0.109 rpm
  • 6 APUs on the DS2502 IOCNET Link Board
  • Angular resolution: 0.011°
  • Speed range: ± 28,610 rpm
  • Speed resolution: 0.109 rpm
IOCNET Interface 4 or 8 IOCNET connectors on the DS2502 IOCNET Link Board (can be optionally used as Gigalink connectors) 4 or 8 IOCNET connectors on the DS2502 IOCNET Link Board (can be optionally used as Gigalink connectors)
PCI Express/PCI1) Interface
  • 2x PCI
  • 5x PCIe (2x x16, 1x x8, 2x x4)
  • 4x PCIe x16 interfaces
  • 2x PCIe x4 interfaces
Ethernet interface
  • Integrated low-latency Gigabit Ethernet I/O interface
  • Additional ports via SCALEXIO Ethernet Boards
  • 2 x Integrated low-latency Gigabit Ethernet I/O interface
  • 1 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet I/O interface
  • Additional ports via SCALEXIO Ethernet Boards
Serial interface RS232 interface with standard UART allowing transfer rates up to 480.6 kBaud RS232 interface with standard UART allowing transfer rates up to 480.6 kBaud
Host interface Gigabit Ethernet 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Multiprocessor system Building multiprocessor systems with more SCALEXIO Processing Units and/or processor boards Building multiprocessor systems with more SCALEXIO Processing Units and/or processor boards
Cooling Active cooling Active cooling
Ambient temperature Operating temperature 0 °C ... 40 °C (32 °F ... 104 °F) Operating temperature 0 °C ... 40 °C (32 °F ... 104 °F)
Operating humidity 5% … 95% (non-condensing environment) 5% … 95% (non-condensing environment)
Size (width x height x depth)
  • Rack-mount version: 483 x 132 x 400 mm (19.0 x 5.2 x 15.7 in)
  • Desktop version: 428 x 132 x 400 mm (16.9 x 5.2 x 15.7 in)
  • 19-inch subrack
  • 3 height unit (H)
  • Rack-mount version: 483 x 132 x 400 mm (19.0 x 5.2 x 15.7 in)
  • Desktop version: 428 x 132 x 400 mm (16.9 x 5.2 x 15.7 in)
  • 19-inch subrack
  • 3 height unit (H)
Mass approx. 12 kg approx. 12 kg
Power supply 100 ... 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 500 W 100 ... 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 1200 W
1) Only dSPACE products and dSPACE qualified products can be used with the PCI and PCIe slots. Please contact dSPACE for more information.

The SCALEXIO Hypervisor Extension is based on a kernel-based virtual machine (KVM). It runs the SCALEXIO real-time operating system and virtual machines with standard Linux distributions simultaneously. This lets you integrate Linux real-time and non-real-time applications into the SCALEXIO Processing Unit environment supporting low-latency, high-bandwidth data exchange between the two. The SCALEXIO Hypervisor Extension as an optional extension is the ideal choice to integrate Linux-based modeling and simulation tools and allows for a reuse of existing models, such as Functional Mock-up Units that were developed in an earlier development phase. Virtualization saves hardware installation space and reduces hardware maintenance costs, because no additional external PC hardware is required.

ConfigurationDesk Configuration and implementation software for dSPACE real-time hardware ControlDesk Universal experiment software for ECU development AutomationDesk Powerful test authoring and automation tool for HIL testing of ECUs Automotive Simulation Models Tool suite for simulating the engine, vehicle dynamics, electrical system, and traffic environment DS2601 Signal Measurement Board HighFlex board for measuring ECU output signals DS2621 Signal Generation Board HighFlex board for simulating ECU input signals DS2671 Bus Board HighFlex board for connecting to different bus systems DS2642 FIU & Power Switch Board HighFlex board for power-switching with Failure Insertion Unit DS2680 I/O Unit SCALEXIO MultiCompact unit for powertrain and vehicle dynamics scenarios DS2690 Digital I/O Board MultiCompact I/O board for vehicle body scenarios DS6101 Multi-I/O Board SCALEXIO I/O board with signal conditioning for automotive systems DS6201 Digital I/O Board SCALEXIO I/O board with 96 bidirectional digital I/O channels DS2907 Battery Simulation Controller SCALEXIO power supply control for battery simulation DS2655 FPGA Base Board SCALEXIO I/O board with user-programmable FPGA DS6331-PE Ethernet Board The DS6331 provides additional Ethernet ports for the SCALEXIO Processing Unit SCALEXIO Fieldbus Solution Connecting a SCALEXIO system to various fieldbus types SCALEXIO LabBox A compact modular real-time system SCALEXIO Rack System The SCALEXIO off-the-shelf HIL simulators are available with up to 12 height units. SCALEXIO Customized System Application-ready HIL system
  • SCALEXIO Product Information, PDF, English, 18321 KB

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