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In-vehicle prototyping with Classical CAN and CAN FD

Dspace launches a new variant of its Micro Auto Box embedded PC. It provides a quad-core, sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GiB RAM, and 128 GiB flash memory.

The added features enable the PC power for demanding and computation-intensive in-vehicle prototyping applications, such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and functions for automated driving (Photo: Dspace)

This variant of the embedded PC can still be used in combination with Micro Auto Box in a compact and robust housing. Additionally, it is now also possible to use the embedded PC as a stand-alone system without Micro Auto Box. As such, it can be used as a dedicated platform for Windows- or Linux-based applications like RTMaps, a software development environment for multi-sensor applications. This combination of hardware and software results in a platform for the prototyping of complex algorithms for ADAS and automated driving, as well as for the time-synchronous recording and playback of large volumes of sensor and vehicle network data.

The device features the option to add up to three mPCIe plug-in cards. The system can thus be equipped with Dspace-qualified extensions for WLAN, Classical CAN, ISO CAN FD, and BroadR-Reach Ethernet, for example. A media converter is not required.

To record large volumes of data, e.g., from cameras as well as radar and Lidar sensors, the product includes an external Sata interface (4 x SATA 3.0). The interface lets users capture data with a high bandwidth. For this use case, the company will offer a Micro Auto Box Embedded DSU (Data Storage Unit) with up to four SSDs and several terabytes of storage capacity that can be used with the embedded PC.


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