ECE Product Resource Guide                                           

Contact information: 

Paula Mayrand 
dSPACE Inc. Academic Sales Representative
Direct: (248) 295-5409
PMayrand@dspaceinc.com


dSPACE ACE Kit DS1104


Product Overview

With the dSPACE Advanced Control Education (ACE) Kit for the DS1104 R&D Controller Board, you can upgrade your standard desktop PC into a powerful development system for rapid control prototyping. The board can be installed in virtually any PC with a free PCI or PCIe slot.  

This ACE Kit includes Real-Time Interface (RTI), which provides comprehensive Simulink® function blocks for graphical I/O configuration. With the help of RTI you can configure the entire I/O graphically, and easily connect your function models to the I/O interfaces on the DS1104 R&D Controller Board. Then the function model is loaded onto the DS1104 at the click of a button and executed automatically in real time. New control algorithms can be tested in a real environment very quickly, reducing implementation time to a minimum.


Benefits to the University

The DS1104 R&D Controller Board is a cost-effective, entry-level system with I/O interfaces and a real-time processor on a single board that can be plugged directly into a PC. It upgrades your PC to a development tool for rapid control prototyping and is ideal for developing smaller control applications (i.e. robotics, drives, etc.) or for educational purposes.



dSPACE MicroAutoBox II (with discount)


Product Overview

The dSPACE MicroAutoBox II is a ruggedized, high performance real-time system for fast in-vehicle function development and prototyping in fullpass and bypass scenarios. The special strength of the MicroAutoBox II hardware is its unique combination of high performance, comprehensive I/O, and an extremely compact and robust design for use in vehicles.  

In addition to the standard I/O, MicroAutoBox II offers variants with interfaces for all major automotive bus systems: CAN, CAN FD, LIN, K/L-Line, FlexRay and (automotive) Ethernet. You can use MicroAutoBox II for many different rapid control prototyping (RCP) applications in vehicles, laboratories, or at test benches. MicroAutoBox II application fields include automotive engineering, electrical drive control, aerospace engineering, and many other areas. 

Additionally, MicroAutoBox II offers variants that have a high-performance, freely programmable FPGA. You can offload very fast control loops and computation-intensive data processing algorithms onto the FPGA and process them in parallel, which takes the computational burden off the real-time processor.


Benefits to the University

The special strength of the MicroAutoBox II is its unique combination of high performance, comprehensive automotive I/O and an extremely compact and robust design (extreme shock and vibration tests according to ISO 16750-3: 2007). This lets you equip several vehicles to check the reliability of your control functions. In addition, MicroAutoBox II offers variants with FPGA functionality for application-specific I/O extensions and for user-programmable FPGA applications.

Additional details:

The MicroAutoBox II can be used for many different rapid control prototyping (RCP) applications such as powertrain, chassis control, body control, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electric drives control, x-by-wire applications, and aerospace applications.



dSPACE MicroAutoBox III


Product Overview

The new MicroAutoBox III is the next generation of the established dSPACE MicroAutoBox, a real-time system for performing fast, in-vehicle function prototyping. The powerful system can be added to or replace an electronic control unit (ECU), and lets you experience and test control functionalities in a real environment. MicroAutoBox III is ideal for many different rapid control prototyping (RCP) applications either as a single demonstrator or for equipping entire test fleets.  

The MicroAutoBox III uniquely combines high performance, comprehensive automotive I/O including bus and network support, and an extremely compact and robust design – all for a favorable price. The comprehensive software environment lets you configure, program and operate the system easily and with minimum effort. 

                       


Benefits to the University

The MicroAutoBox III uniquely combines high-performance, automotive I/O, including bus and network support, and an extremely compact and robust design – all for a favorable price. The comprehensive software environment lets you configure, program and operate the system easily with minimum effort.

Additional Details

The powerful system can be added to or replace an electronic control unit (ECU), and lets you experience and test control functionalities in a real environment. MicroAutoBox III is ideal for many different rapid control prototyping (RCP) applications either as a single demonstrator or for equipping entire test fleets. Examples of application fields are:  

• E-mobility, electrification, and powertrain control
• Assisted, highly automated, and autonomous driving
• Chassis, body, and vehicle dynamics control
• Supervisory and domain control
• Bus/network gateway and monitoring
• Noise, vibration, position, and motion control



dSPACE MicroLabBox


Product Overview

MicroLabBox is a compact development system for laboratory use that is very powerful and versatile, despite its cost-effectiveness and small size. MicroLabBox enables you to set up your control, test or measurement applications quickly and easily. Over 100 channels of different I/O interface types make MicroLabBox a versatile system that can be used in research and development tasks for many mechatronics applications, such as robotics, medical engineering, electric drive control, renewable energy, automotive engineering, and aerospace. 

High computing power combined with very low I/O latencies provide great real-time performance. A programmable FPGA provides a high degree of flexibility and enables the execution of extremely fast control loops, as required in applications such as electric motor control or active noise and vibration cancellation. MicroLabBox is supported by a comprehensive dSPACE software package. This software package includes Real-Time Interface (RTI) for modelbased I/O integration in Simulink, and the experiment software ControlDesk whose graphical instruments provide access to the real-time application during run time.

                       


Benefits to the University

High computation power combined with very low I/O latencies provide great real-time performance. A programmable FPGA gives you a high degree of flexibility and lets you run even extremely fast control loops, as required for applications such as electric motor control or active noise and vibration cancellation.

Additional Details

MicroLabBox offers the following features: 

• NXP (Freescale) QorlQ P5020 dual-core processor with 2 GHz
• Xilinx® Kintex®-7 FPGA that is programmable via Simulink (100 MHz hardware clock rate)
• Gigabit Ethernet host and I/O interface 2x high-speed CAN interfaces
• 2x UART (RS232/422/485)
• More than 100 I/O channels, including dedicated functionalities for controlling electric motors
 • USB connection for data logging on a flash drive and automatic booting
• Programmable buzzer and status LEDs
• Temperature range: 0 ... 50 °C ambient temperature



dSPACE SCALEXIO LabBox


Product Overview

The SCALEXIO LabBox is a compact real-time system for function development and testing. Its compact footprint and low noise emission makes it ideal for use in the laboratory. With the SCALEXIO LabBox you can use all SCALEXIO I/O boards that cover the essential I/O functions for function development and testing. The SCALEXIO LabBox comes with a front flap to allow for the easy exchange of I/O boards. Users can simply adapt their SCALEXIO system to their requirements by using the ejection lever to remove boards and add new ones. All boards are configured graphically with dSPACE ConfigurationDesk. The compact, dual-slot DS6001 Processing Board can be installed as processing hardware in the SCALEXIO LabBox, resulting in a very compact system.

Benefits to the University

Its compact footprint and low noise emission make the SCALEXIO LabBox a powerful real-time system for your desktop. The system is easy to setup and modifications can be made quickly to meet changing project requirements. Due to different options for processing hardware, the computation power of the LabBox-based system can be scaled to match a wide range of applications.

Additional Details

• Compact size for desktop use • Available with internal (DS6001) and external (SCALEXIO Processing Unit) processing hardware 
• Up to 18 SCALEXIO I/O boards with SCALEXIO LabBox
• Ideally suited for developing and testing electro-mobility applications