SCALEXIO Rack System

Off-the-shelf HIL simulator with up to 12 height units

The SCALEXIO rack system is very flexible due to extensive I/O features. All hardware is software-configurable, making it easy to adapt the system to changing project requirements.  

Application Areas

The SCALEXIO rack system is a 19'' off-the-shelf HIL simulator available in up to 12 height units. It supports the SCALEXIO I/O boards Multi­Compact and HighFlex, thus covering a broad range of test scenarios and domains.

Typical fields of application include:

  • Autonomous driving
  • Electric motor simulation for hybrid and electric powertrains
  • Engine, powertrain, chassis
  • Truck applications
  • Racing applications   

Key Benefits

The SCALEXIO rack system can be equipped with boards providing onboard signal conditioning and integrated fault simulation, thus making it ideal for ECU testing. You can use the whole range of SCALEXIO boards, such as SCALEXIO I/O boards, FPGA subsystems, MultiCompact units, and HighFlex boards. All hardware is software-confi gurable, which makes it easy for you to adapt the system to changing project requirements. The SCALEXIO Processing Unit acts as the computation node and is also integrated in the system.

Parameters Specification
  • HIL simulator system for up to 20 SCALEXIO boards of any type
  • Integrated SCALEXIO Processing Unit • Failure Insertion Unit
  • Integrated signal conditioning
  • Software-configurable via ConfigurationDesk
  • Connection to host PC via Ethernet
  • Board exchange via front access
Connecting with other systems
  • I/O extension via additional I/O subracks using an IOCNET connection
Ambient temperature
  • 0 °C ... +40 °C (32 … 104 °F)
Operating humidity
  • 80% max. if < 31 °C (87.8 °F) (non-condensing environment)
  • 19'' rack system
  • 9 or 12 U
  • Up to 80 kg
Internal power supply1)
  • 100 … 240 V AC, 50 … 60 Hz
  • 300 W for 9 U rack
  • 600 W for 12 U rack
Power supply for external devices1)
  • Lambda Genesys power supply unit

1) Without a SCALEXIO Processing Unit


Overview of Hardware and Software for SCALEXIO Rack System

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

Programmable Power Supplies

The programmable power supply unit feeds the components to be tested and allows for simulating real voltages, such as the vehicle battery voltage during start-up. The power supply unit is remotely controlled from the real-time model.
Various power supplies are available for different applications, for example:

  • 0 ... 20 V
  • 0 ... 60 V

Fault Simulation

For fault simulation, the SCALEXIO rack system provides I/O boards with integrated fault simulation, namely the HighFlex boards (DS2601, DS2621, DS2642, and DS2671) and MultiCompact I/O Units (DS2680 and DS2690).

SCALEXIO Processing Unit Product lines for high core performance and high parallel performance ConfigurationDesk Configuration and implementation software for dSPACE real-time hardware DS6301 CAN/LIN Board SCALEXIO I/O board for connecting simulators to CAN/CAN FD and LIN bus systems 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 DS2655 FPGA Base Board SCALEXIO I/O board with user-programmable FPGA DS2601 Signal Measurement Board HighFlex board for measuring ECU output signals DS2621 Signal Generation Board HighFlex board for simulating ECU input signals DS2642 FIU & Power Switch Board HighFlex board for power-switching with Failure Insertion Unit DS2671 Bus Board HighFlex board for connecting to different bus systems DS6221 A/D Board Fast SCALEXIO A/D Board for precise measurements DS6241 D/A Board Multi-channel D/A board 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 DS2907 Battery Simulation Controller SCALEXIO power supply control for battery simulation SCALEXIO Fieldbus Solution Connecting a SCALEXIO system to various fieldbus types SCALEXIO TWINsync Solution Synchronous load motor control for test benches with dSPACE SCALEXIO SCALEXIO EMH Solution Processor based simulation of electric drives Electrical Power Systems Simulation Package Easy real-time simulation of power electronics circuits developed with Simscape Electrical™ (Specialized Power Systems) SCALEXIO Serial Interface Solution Using Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) bus ControlDesk ControlDesk is the experiment software for seamless ECU development. It handles all tasks and provides a single working environment. MotionDesk 3-D online animation of simulated mechanical systems in real time, e.g., for visualizing ADAS or vehicle dynamics scenarios Automotive Simulation Models Tool suite for simulating the engine, vehicle dynamics, electrical system, and traffic environment AutomationDesk Powerful test authoring and automation tool for HIL testing of ECUs
  • SCALEXIO Product Information, PDF, English, 16194 KB
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