Are you developing electric motors, battery systems, fuel cells, power electronics components, or charging infrastructures and looking for powerful solutions which perfectly match your individual development and test requirements?
Our experience brings e-mobility to the road.
Our powerful solutions, which include interfaces for signal-level and power-level testing, can be used for every conceivable e-mobility application. Customers all over the world appreciate the consistency of our tool landscape and order cutting-edge tool chains from us – scalable to their specific use cases. This way, we jointly develop e-mobility into a real alternative even faster.
Our Solutions for E-Mobility
We offer a comprehensive solution portfolio for all development steps, including software-in-the-loop (SIL) testing, rapid prototyping, production software development, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing, and power HIL testing. Our solutions interoperate seamlessly to provide an appropriate development and test environment for the complete range of e-mobility applications. This enables us to support our customers from the first controller idea to the final acceptance tests.
During the charging process, electric vehicles, charging stations, and charging operators share data in real-time. For developing and testing smart charging systems, including the necessary communication and power electronics, dSPACE supports you with a comprehensive portfolio, for example, by providing ready-to-use charging station emulators for integration tests.
Battery Management Systems
Reliable and efficient batteries are the key success factor for the final breakthrough of e-mobility. Modern batteries require a battery management system (BMS) to ensure their safe operation and long-term vitality over thousands of charging cycles in different environmental conditions. dSPACE offers a comprehensive solution that takes your BMS testing activities to the next level.
Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Fuel cells are becoming increasingly important for vehicle propulsion and energy storage in electric vehicles – especially in trains and commercial vehicles but also in an ever-increasing number of passenger cars. With our solutions, we offer manufacturers all over the world comprehensive support for developing and testing state-of-the-art fuel cell technologies.
The various electric systems of an electric vehicle operate at different voltages. To guarantee an efficient power transfer, intelligently-controlled power electronics components are key. Our solutions accelerate the development and the validation of all relevant power electronics components. These include highly-efficient converters for the charging process (AC/DC) and in-vehicle power management converters (DC/DC).
When it comes to electric vehicles, various drive concepts such as front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or even wheel hub motors are used, with the motor type varying from application to application. The dSPACE development environment provides flexible support for developing and testing all different types of power electronics, motors, and position sensors, from the signal level to the full power level.
The open dSPACE model libraries were of great importance for the project. The use of the ASM and XSG libraries allowed us to carry out measurements under laboratory conditions, which would have posed an enormous challenge on a real test bench.
Because of our very positive experience during the development of the 48 V belt-driven starter generator, the first follow-up projects at Continental also use FPGA- and machine-model-based HIL simulation.
We are very happy with the test solution from dSPACE. It satisfies our requirements for the comprehensive functional testing of fuel cells.
Because of our good experiences with the HIL simulator and the ASM tool suite, we are going to integrate more dSPACE tools into our tool chain.