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 of ECU-dependent applications. Typical applications where MicroAutoBox is used are in development of powertrains, chassis, ADAS, electric motor control and aircrafts. MicroAutoBox connects to a PC or laptop from which an application can be downloaded. The application is then monitored, parameterized and regulated with full insight of the system. The application can also be stored on the MABX disc to load at start-up.
MicroAutoBox is suitable for portable applications since it has a similar start up time as an ECU and is fed with direct current. It is also compact, robust and can handle shocks and vibrations according to ISO 16750-3:2007.
MicroAutoBox comes in several different variants, each with different interface and functionalities on the I/O. There are variants which supports all the common communication busses such as CAN, CAN FD, LIN, K/L-Line, FlexRay and Ethernet. If extra signal conditioning is required, RapidPro, which is an off-the-shelf system for signal conditioning, works together with MicroAutoBox. All variants can be integrated with an embedded PC, and can be expanded with an FPGA-unit which can be programmed through Simulink®.Ask a question Read more at dSPACE