Rapid Control Prototyping

dSPACEs flexible prototyping system is a tool for developing control algorithms with ease. A Simulink®-model is compiled and downloaded with the press of a button and is then executed on the real-time platform. The real-time platforms from dSPACE are equipped with a variety of in- and outputs, along with an array of communication busses, allowing all kinds of hardware to be connected to the platform. dSPACE provides a library of Simulink® blocks and functions for easy configuration of the physical interfaces. This grants full control of all parameters, which can be modified and measured in real-time, easing the developing and evaluation of control algorithms.

A real-time system can be anything from the compact MicroAutoBox (MABX) to large, modular systems such as Scalexio. These can be further supplemented with a modular concept for signal conditioning and power supply called RapidPro.

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Experiment Software

Once the real-time application is downloaded and running on the platform, being able to interact with the application is very important. Changing the values of parameters and visualizing data are important, but the ability to do more advanced things such as run scripts can be even more valuable. This is done through dSPACEs experiment software ControlDesk, which allows you to control and read from the application in real-time. It also enables the processing of measurement data for advanced analysis, and of course, save the measurements to storage devices such as hard drives. With ControlDesk, you design your own interface.

Bypassing

In addition to only using a real-time platform from dSPACE, you can also have concept where you recycle parts of existing control systems for interfacing with sensors and actuators. The actual functions development is still done on a dSPACE platform that reads and writes data through, for example, a bus to the existing control system.

 

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Related products: Rapid Control Prototyping

  • MicroAutoBox

    MicroAutoBox (MABX) is a complete high performance real-time system which include both processor (Power PC) and I/O (AD, DA, CAN, Digital I/O, etc.). It is excellent for quick prototyping of functionality and can be used as an ECU under development… Read more

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  • Modular Systems

    Modular systems are solutions that can be tailored and adapted to customer needs. When tailoring a system for an application, a processor board (Power PC or x86) is typically used and combined with suitable I/O-boards to create the desired I/O-interface. There… Read more

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  • RapidPro

    RapidPro is a compact, robust and modular hardware for signal conditioning, signal amplification and implementation of advanced I/O. It is suitable for use in all types of vehicles with a battery source between +6 and +60V DC. Signal conditioning can… Read more

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  • MicroLabBox

    MicroLabBox (MLBX) is a compact, high-performance development system used for function development in lab environments. It can be used to quickly and easily create control-, test-, or measurement applications for development and evaluation. MicroLabBox has over 100 I/O-ports which makes… Read more

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  • ControlDesk

    ControlDesk is the software which connects the user to the real-time simulation. Through ControlDesk, the user can easily control, read and change parameters in Simulink® models which are simulated on the real-time platform. This gives full control and insight of the… Read more

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  • Single-Board Hardware

    A Single-Board Hardware is a complete real-time system, including a processor (Power PC) and I/O (ASD, DA, CAN, Digital I/O), on a single board which is mounted on a stationary PC with PCI- and ISA-interface. These boards are well suited… Read more

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  • Real-Time Interface (RTI)

    Real-Time Interface (RTI) is a blockset for Simulink®/Stateflow that provides access to the I/O on dSPACE hardware. Each I/O-signal that goes to or from the hardware is connected to a block from the RTI library. RTI acts as an add-on… Read more

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