RapidPro SC Unit

Flexible signal conditioning unit

The RapidPro SC Unit, in conjunction with off-the-shelf SC modules or customer-specific modules, lets you adapt almost any type of sensor (temperature, pressure, crankshaft and camshaft sensors, etc.) to specific prototyping systems.

Key Benefits

The RapidPro SC Unit is highly modular, flexible, intelligent, and especially designed for rapid control prototyping in automotive applications. It comes with a robust, compact enclosure and an advanced mechanical concept. It is suited not only for in-vehicle use, but also for the laboratory and the test bench. All inputs and outputs are automotive-protected. A RapidPro SC Unit can be equipped with single- and/or multi-channel SC modules that are mounted on the carrier board. The whole RapidPro SC Unit can be switched on or off from a dSPACE prototyping system via a remote control input, or all outputs can be deactivated via an enable/disable input. A USB interface is available for communicating with the host PC. dSPACE‘s ConfigurationDesk provides easy configuration of the unit and diagnostics handling.

Parameter Specification
  • 8 slots for configurable, analog or digital signal conditioning modules (SC modules)
  • Support of modules with different form factors
  • Up to 64 channels per unit (for example, 40 analog plus 24 digital I/O or 40 digital plus 24 analog I/O)
  • Unit connection bus for use with RapidPro Control Unit
  • Onboard A/D converter to display I/O signals of the installed SC modules
  • Internal temperature and voltage monitoring
  • Remote control input to switch the unit on or off
  • Enable/disable input to switch all outputs of a unit on or off
Software support Configuration
  • Configuration of the SC modules from a host PC via ConfigurationDesk
  • Diagnostics handling via ConfigurationDesk
Electrical characteristics Power supply
  • +6 … +60 V DC
  • Load dump protection up to +100 V
  • Reverse voltage protection up to -100 V
Mechanical characteristics Enclosure
  • Aluminum enclosure with cooling fins (no fan)
  • Advanced mechanical concept with special coulter clips for easy installation and module locking
  • Enclosure designed for flexible assembly (stack or single unit)
  Physical size (with cover and base plate)
  • 200 x 225 x 35 mm (7.87 x 8.86 x 1. 38 in)
  Physical size (without cover and base plate)
  • 172 x 225 x 25 mm (6.77 x 8.86 x 0.98 in)
Environmental characteristics Ambient temperature
  • -40 … +85 ºC (-40 … +185 ºF)
Vibration resistance1)

EN 60068-2-6

  • Test conditions:

    • Swept sine, 1 octave per minute, 3-axis test

    • 5 ... 2000 Hz, 5 g (crossover 13 Hz), 2 sweeps

    • Operating

ISO 16750-3:2007 / Test IV

  • Test conditions:
    • Broadband noise, 2 h per axis / 3 spatial axes
    • RMS acceleration: 27.8 m/s2
    • Operating
Shock resistance1)

EN 60068-2-27

  • Test conditions:

    • Shock direction: six spatial directions

    • Acceleration: 15 g/11 ms; 100 g/5 ms

    • Operating

ISO 16750-3:2007 / 4.2.2

  • Test conditions:
    • Shock direction: six spatial directions
    • Acceleration: 50 g/6 ms; half-sinusoidal
    • Number of shocks: 10 per direction
    • Operating

 1) For more detailed information about test conditions and tested variants, please inquire.


  • RapidPro Hardware Product Information, PDF, English, 12028 KB
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