By DE Editors
dSPACE is now offering standard configurations of RapidPro, its modular rapid control prototyping hardware. These ready-made configurations support typical development tasks such as developing transmission controllers, as well as current development trends such as powertrain electrification and continued optimization of fuel consumption and emissions in combustion engines. dSPACE RapidPro provides signal conditioning and power stages for connecting automotive sensors and actuators to dSPACE prototyping systems.
The ready-made configurations give users solutions for connecting sensors and actuators, enabling them to concentrate on controller development.
For example, developing new combustion processes can be done with the engine control configurations for combustion engines with up to six cylinders. These configurations also help with current development trends such as downsizing and direct injection, by connecting the latest sensors and actuators. The configuration for e-motor control acts as a flexible rectifier output stage in the prototyping phase for a variety of electric motors.
Each configuration is a combination of RapidPro hardware. If a user’s requirements differ from the ready-made configurations, the RapidPro system is flexible for adaptations and extensions.
Simulink I/O models that are designed specifically for the RapidPro standard configurations are also available. Tasks within the Simulink models contain the preconfigured I/O signals of the connected sensors and actuators: For example, angle-synchronous tasks provide the signals for combustion engine control.
The modular, compact RapidPro hardware from dSPACE provides signal conditioning and power stages for connecting automotive sensors and actuators to dSPACE prototyping systems. A number of modules are already available for different sensors and actuators, and dSPACE continues to extend the RapidPro range. The RapidPro modules are easy to configure and can be combined in numerous ways, providing the high flexibility needed to handle changing project requirements. The result is that users can neatly sidestep the expense of developing prototyping systems themselves.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.