Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation makes it possible to test new ECUs and software in a largely virtual environment throughout the entire devel­opment cycle, without real vehicles or prototypes. The idea is to connect real ECU prototypes to real-time models of the vehicle and its mechanical, elec­trical, hydraulic and electronic components. This allows systematic and fully automated testing of the ECU and the entire electronic vehicle system.

This course uses the dSPACE SCALEXIO technology to demonstrate which hardware components you need to integrate in order to customize and extend a simulator so that it matches your requirements. Step by step, you will learn the idea behind HIL simulations and the po­tential they offer. Practical examples are used to illus­trate the basics and a selection of advanced handling features in ConfigurationDesk, the configuration and implementation tool for dSPACE SCALEXIO hardware.

Please note: ControlDesk, AutomationDesk, and Bus Manager are not covered by this course. If you want to learn about the extensive and powerful method of automated testing in combination with ECU diagnostics, fault simulation, and report generation, we recommend you to book this course in conjunction with the Automa­tionDesk courses. For engineers whose tasks include configuring LIN, CAN, and CAN FD communication for the SCALEXIO real-time systems using the Bus Manager, we recommend the Bus Manager training. 

  • Engineers who want to use a SCALEXIO system.
  • Engineers who want to customize an off-the-shelf SCALEXIO system to their own requirements.
  • Required: Experience in using ControlDesk and MATLAB®/Simulink®

  • Become familiar with the SCALEXIO philosophy
  • Learn about the requirements and the capabilities of HIL
  • Plan, set up and expand a SCALEXIO system
  • Use ConfigurationDesk to describe the connected devices (ECUs, loads), assign I/O functions and hardware, and connect the I/O to the model
  • Integrate ECUs and simulate failures for diagnostic purposes

  • SCALEXIO hardware
  • ConfigurationDesk
  • MATLAB/Simulink
  • ControlDesk

  • Introduction to SCALEXIO
  • SCALEXIO system design and hardware components
  • ConfigurationDesk – Introduction and basic concepts
  • Configuring and customizing a dSPACE SCALEXIO HIL system
  • Using ConfigurationDesk – Workflow: From ECU to model
  • ConfigurationDesk – Advanced functionalities
  • Examples of signal generation and capturing
  • A selection from:
    • Multicore and multi-processing-unit simulation with SCALEXIO
    • Model containers
    • SCALEXIO failure simulation concept
    • Engine simulation
    • Workflow: Starting with Simulink

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