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SCALEXIO Processing Unit

Product lines for high core performance and high parallel performance

SCALEXIO Processing Units are ideal for high-performance applications with complex models with a large amount of I/O. The unit can be installed in a SCALEXIO rack or used on a desk.

The SCALEXIO Processing Units are based on an industrial PC with an Intel® XEON® processor, a real-time operating system, and a PCIe plug-on card developed by dSPACE for communication with the I/O and with other real-time processors. A Processing Unit can be equipped with four or eight IOCNET ports to interface I/O or other processing hardware. You can use IOCNET connectors to connect a DS100x-based system with other SCALEXIO Processing Units via Gigalink. One of the available processor cores is reserved for service jobs, the others are used for computing real-time models.

High Core Performance

Application Area
The SCALEXIO Processing Unit with a XEON E3-1275v6 processor is ideally suited for all applications that require a strong computation performance of each individual core. Therefore, it is the main Processing Unit for hardware-in-the-loop testing systems that covers all applications, such as vehicle dynamics or electric drive simulations. 

Key Benefits

The Processing Unit with a XEON E3 processor is tailored for processing sophisticated and complex models with a large amount of I/O. The highest core performance enables the handling of the large data volumes in modern bus communications, such as Ethernet or FlexRay. Using a core for services, such as host communication, the observing variables minimize the effect on the real-time performance. Thus, high data transfer rates between the real-time system and the host PC can be achieved. 

High Parallel Performance

Application Area
The SCALEXIO Processing Unit with a XEON E5-2640v3 processor provides eight cores and is especially geared towards customers who often have to compute very large simulation models in parallel, for example, for vehicle dynamics simulation with detailed chassis and tire models. This enables engineers to use high-fidelity, physically realistic models, increases model accuracy, and makes HIL simulations more realistic. 

Key Benefits

The Processing Unit with a XEON E5 processor is ideal for the parallel execution of complex and computationally intensive simulation models. The use of a core for services, such as host communication, minimizes the effect on the real-time performance while observing variables, i.e., high data transfer rates between the real-time system and the host PC can be achieved. It provides a high-performance host interface to enable observation of a large number of signals.

Parameter Specification
  • Intel XEON E3-1275v6 • Frequency: 3.8 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Intel XEON E5-2640v3
  • Frequency: 2.6 GHz
  • Number of cores: 8
  • L1 cache: 32 + 32 kB (data + instructions)
  • L2 cache: 256 kB
  • L3 cache: 8 MB
  • 16 GB RAM
  • L1 cache: 32 + 32 kB (data + instructions)
  • L2 cache: 256 kB
  • L3 cache: 20 MB
  • 8 GB RAM
Solid State Disk (SSD), optional
  • Data recording and replay
  • Capacity: 480 GB
  • Supported read transfer rates: up to 520 Mbit/s
  • Supported write transfer rates: up to 500 Mbit/s
Angular processing unit (APU)
  • 6 APUs on the DS2502 IOCNET Link Board
  • Angular resolution: 0.011°
  • Speed range: ± 28,610 rpm
  • Speed resolution: 0.109 rpm
  IOCNET Interface
  • 4 or 8 IOCNET connectors on the DS2502 IOCNET Link Board (can be optionally used as Gigalink connectors)
  PCI Express/PCI Interface1)
  • 2x PCI
  • 5x PCe
  • 4 PCIe x16 interfaces
  • 2 PCIe x4 interfaces
  Ethernet interface
  • Integrated low-latency Gigabit Ethernet I/O interface
  • One port available
  • Additional ports via DS6331-PE
Host interface
  • Gigabit Ethernet
Multiprocessor system
  • Building multiprocessor systems with more SCALEXIO Processing Units and/or processor boards
  Physical size
  • 19-inch subrack
  • 3 height unit (H)
  • Rack-mount version: 483 x 132 x 400 mm (19.0 x 5.2 x 15.7 in)
  • Desktop version: 428 x 132 x 400 mm (16.9 x 5.2 x 15.7 in)
  • Active cooling
  • Operating temperature 0 °C ... 40 °C (32 °F ... 104 °F)
  Power supply
  • 100 ... 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 500 W
1) Only dSPACE products and dSPACE qualified products can be used with the PCI and PCIe slots. Please contact dSPACE for more information.

The Processing Unit can be connected to SCALEXIO LabBox via IOCNET. Together, they provide a convenient system for function developers and function testers. The SCALEXIO Processing Unit is available as a desktop and a rack-mount version of. Both versions provide the same technical features. The only difference is that the desktop version features rubber pads and the rack-mount version offers rack brackets.

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