HiL simulator fits on designer’s desk

September 26, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
With the new Scalexio LabBox, embedded tool vendor dSpace offers a compact system for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests. The LabBox fits on a desk and can therefore be used for early function tests right at the developer's workplace.

The system consisting of the LabBox and the Scalexio processing unit can be adjusted to meet different project requirements. The LabBox provides slots for up to 18 I/O boards, which can be replaced at the front side of the box. If users need more I/O or computing power, the system can be expanded by adding more LabBoxes or processing units. The LabBox is connected to the Processing Unit via the dSpace-proprietary IOCNET network technology, which was developed and optimized specifically to meet the requirements of real-time applications.

The I/O boards of Scalexio LabBox cover the entire range of functions, from simple digital or analog I/O, to complex I/O functions for engine simulation and automotive bus systems. Users can configure the boards in dSpace ConfigurationDesk. This makes it possible to quickly modify the system according to changing project requirements and to decrease iteration times. The configurations created in ConfigurationDesk can be reused later with larger Scalexio HIL simulators.

More information: www.dspace.de