The modular dSPACE SCALEXIO system can be used for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and rapid control prototyping (RCP) applications. It is highly scalable, provides high-performance processor technology for demanding real-time requirements as well as comprehensive, precise, and fast I/O capabilities. SCALEXIO systems are configured in dSPACE ConfigurationDesk.
dSPACE has added a CompactPCI serial interface to its interface boards, giving users a wider choice of SCALEXIO systems.
With the introduction of the new Ethernet board variant DS6336-CS, all SCALEXIO systems can now be equipped with Ethernet boards for fast data transmission to high-performance ECUs, e.g., for sensor simulation. Both interfaces of the DS6336 support the standard data rates of 100, 1,000, and 10,000 Mbit/s as well as 2.5 and 5 Gbit/s.
New SCALEXIO FPGA I/O expansion for developing and testing highly dynamic control applications
Modern electric drives combine high power with perfect control, down to the microsecond. In the development of today’s drives, manufacturers depend on efficient platforms that release these high powers while ensuring operational reliability. To achieve this, JEE uses hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing with powerful software modeling and SCALEXIO hardware from dSPACE.
To quickly and safely create model integration versions, for example, for testing new powertrains, HIL simulator farms can be equipped with workflow automation that is based on the dSPACE data management software SYNECT.
The exciting new challenge developers faced was how to validate a vehicle whose control system makes independent decisions. ZF has met this challenge by combining traditional HIL technology with a sensor-realistic environment simulation. The test system designed for this purpose is based on the dSPACE tool chain.
In this video, Intland and dSPACE demonstrate the direct integration of codebeamer in SYNECT. codebeamer and SYNECT users benefit from end-to-end traceability and a convenient way to plan and automate SIL and HIL validation tasks.
Published: dSPACE Magazine 2/2017, Dec 2017
Function developers of mechatronic systems from a wide range of industries are now entering the SCALEXIO era. Frank Mertens, lead product manager for rapid prototyping systems at dSPACE, explains what this is all about.
The SCALEXIO portfolio includes includes standard hardware that covers development and testing, an extensive FPGA-based portfolio for highly dynamic applications, and specialized boards for ECU HIL tests with onboard signal conditioning and fault simulation, among other things.
The SCALEXIO AutoBox brings the power of SCALEXIO into the vehicle.
The desktop versions of the SCALEXIO LabBox are ideal for use on the developer’s desk.
The SCALEXIO off-the-shelf rack system is ideal for testing single ECUs.
The SCALEXIO off-the-shelf rack system is available with up to 12 height units.
The SCALEXIO customized rack systems are built and configured individually for each project.
A SCALEXIO system is complemented by a wide range of software, e.g., for configuration, FPGA projects, test automation, and simulation models.
The dSPACE SCALEXIO product line comprises highly flexible and modular systems in several form factors for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and rapid control prototyping (RCP) applications for various industries such as automotive, automation, aerospace, medical, transportation, or research. Its powerful real-time technology and comprehensive bus support are ideally suited for the most demanding applications of today and tomorrow, which include highly automated and autonomous driving, electromobility, and increasing network communication driven by modern E/E architectures.
Two product types are available for the SCALEXIO processing hardware – the computing core: the SCALEXIO Processing Unit and the DS6001 Processor Board. Both hardware components are regularly updated to enable real-world testing.
SCALEXIO Processing Unit
DS6001 Processor Board
The SCALEXIO I/O hardware provides a wide range of external interfaces. The hardware can be divided into four groups.
All the SCALEXIO I/O hardware shares the following characteristics:
The SCALEXIO AutoBox brings the power of SCALEXIO into vehicles such as passenger cars, trucks, trains, and agricultural as well as construction machinery. Optimized for in-vehicle use, it is ideal for test drives when developing components such as electric powertrains and chassis control as well as functions for assisted, highly automated, and autonomous driving.SCALEXIO LabBox
As a laboratory system, the SCALEXIO LabBox is ideally suited for a wide range of applications, such as RCP, function testing, test bench control, and as a base system for customized HIL setups. The compact chassis fits on an office desk and offers space for up to 18 SCALEXIO I/O boards, which you can easily exchange in order to adapt the real-time system to various applications.SCALEXIO Rack System
For ECU tests, the SCALEXIO off-the shelf rack systems pro-vide sufficient space for MultiCompact I/O units, HighFlex boards, and SCALEXIO I/O boards. In contrast to a SCALEXIO laboratory system, the SCALEXIO off-the-shelf system for HIL testing comprises onboard fault insertion and current measurement with comprehensive software support.SCALEXIO Customized System
The customized SCALEXIO simulator is tailored to customer-specific requirements. It provides maximum flexibility and can be expanded easily. Its typical fields of application include complex tests of networked ECUs as well as tests that include electronic loads and complete virtual vehicles.Mechanical Test Benches
dSPACE offers highly dynamic test benches for testing complex mechatronic systems. To achieve a realistic behavior of the components to be tested, the test bench uses real parts, such as an electric motor or mechanical loads. For motor controllers and power electronics control units for non-rotating applications, dSPACE also offers turn-key projects using electronic load modules that provide high voltages and hundreds of kVA.Power HIL Testing
Our power HIL systems close the gap between HIL and dynamometer testing. We offer ready-to-use solutions for testing any kind of inverter, including the controller and power electronics, at full power.
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