The SCALEXIO Ethernet boards provide additional Ethernet interfaces to the SCALEXIO Processing Unit, the SCALEXIO LabBox or the SCALEXIO AutoBox. Boards that offer native BroadR-Reach support and an integrated Ethernet switch are available for both platforms, and they can be configured via modules.
dSPACE offers numerous SCALEXIO Ethernet boards for different SCALEXIO systems.
The Ethernet boards that can be extended by adding one or more modules providing additional features.
The DS6333-PE/-CS Automotive Ethernet Board and the DS6335-CS Ethernet Board provide five additional Ethernet ports for a SCALEXIO system. Four of these ports can be configured for automotive or standard Ethernet communication, depending on the modules used. The fifth port always provides a standard Ethernet connection and is ideal for monitoring or for cascading two switches. The boards support applications such as ECU interfacing and simulator coupling, and enable you to configure a system as a simulation node in an Ethernet SOME/IP (scalable service-oriented middleware over IP) network. The cost-effective DS6335-CS is dedicated for use cases such as simulator coupling and ECU interfacing and does not include SOME/IP support.
The DS6331-PE Ethernet Board and the DS6334-PE Ethernet Board provide four additional Ethernet ports for the SCALEXIO Processing Unit. They support applications which do not require automotive Ethernet connections or an Ethernet switch. The DS6335-CS is a cost-effective board for projects without a requirement for SOME/IP communication, such as bypassing and simulator coupling. If service-oriented communication (SOME/IP) has to be configured with the dSPACE Ethernet Configuration Package, the DS6331-PE is the right choice.
For use cases that require a higher bandwith, dSPACE provides the DS6336-PE and DS6336-CS Ethernet boards. These boards offer two ports with separate controllers. Each port can be used with the following data rates: 100 MBit/s, 1 GBit/s, 2.5 GBit/s, 5 GBit/s, and 10 GBit/s. These data rates enable you to use ECUs with multi-gigabit interfaces by means of a media converter.
100Base-T1 is a 100 Mbit/s Ethernet interface developed for automotive use cases. It operates with one unshielded or shielded twisted pair of wires. 100Base-T1 is based on BroadR-Reach and has been standardized by the IEEE 802.3bw working group. The 1000Base-T1 standard is similar to 100Base-T1 but supports a data transfer of 1 Gbit/s over one twisted pair of wires.
The SCALEXIO Ethernet boards cover a wide range of use cases regarding communication tasks.
|ECU Interfacing||Simulator Coupling||Support of Custom Protocols||ECU communication with SOME/IP||Ethernet analysis and monitoring|
|DS6331-PE Ethernet Board||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DS6333-CS/PE Automotive Ethernet Board||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DS6334-PE Ethernet Board||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
Which boards can be used with which platform?
|DS6331-PE Ethernet Board||DS6333-PE Automotive Ethernet Board||DS6333-CS Automotive Ethernet Board||DS6334-PE Ethernet Board||DS6335-CS Ethernet Board||DS6336-PE Ethernet||DS6336-CS Ethernet|
|Automotive Ethernet Ports
|–||5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet)||5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet)||–||5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet)||–||–|
|Standard Ethernet Ports
|4||5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet)||5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet)||4||5 in total (4 configurable ports, 1 standard Ethernet)||–||–|
|Standard Ethernet Ports
(100 Mbit/s - 10 GBit/s)
|ECU communication with SOME/IP||✔||✔||✔||–||–||✔||✔|
|Ethernet analysis and monitoring||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|SCALEXIO Processing Unit||✔||✔||–||✔||–||✔|
The dSPACE SCALEXIO Ethernet boards can be divided into two groups: fixed Ethernet boards with a defined set of features and modular Ethernet boards that can be extended by adding one or more modules.
A range of modules is available for the modular Ethernet boards. Each module provides two channels:
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