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CAN/LIN board

Interfacing HIL and CAN FD systems

Dspace’s DS6301 CAN/LIN board is an I/O board for interfacing simulators with CAN and LIN. It connects Scalexio HIL systems and CAN, CAN FD, as well as LIN systems.

The CAN/LIN board measures 128 mm x 162 mm x 20 mm (Photo: Dspace)

The CAN/LIN board has eight channels, four of which are dedicated for CAN/CAN FD communication. It supports high-speed CAN (ISO 11898-2) as well as fault-tolerant CAN (ISO 11898-3). The data phase bit-rate of CAN ranges from 40 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s, and with the NXP TJA1145T/FD high-speed CAN transceiver, CAN FD can reach a bit-rate of 4 Mbit/s. The use of a custom-specific transceiver is also possible. With the NXP TJA1055, fault-tolerant CAN can reach a bit-rate of 125 kbit/s. Termination is software-configurable.

All features and settings of this board can be configured with the configuration software Configuration Desk. Configuration Desk is a graphical configuration and implementation tool, suitable for handling large HIL real-time applications based on Scalexio hardware, and for implementing behavior models and I/O function code on Scalexio hardware. The software provides an overview of the external devices (e.g. ECUs), configured Scalexio channels, and connected behavior models.

The HIL simulator separates I/O configuration, modeling and code generation (Photo: Dspace)

Scalexio is the main Dspace hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulator. It is available from small to large systems while providing high processing power. It is configured entirely by software, which enables it to adapt to changing requirements. The simulator can be coupled with other HIL systems, such as Simulator Full-Size and Simulator Mid-Size, offering a way to update existing HIL systems.

The simulator provides flexible channels and can be extended to required sizes. Its application range covers all test domains, including the test of electronic control units (ECU) of electric drives. Thanks to the multiprocessing feature, the simulator can be coupled with existing Scalexio-based or DS100x-processor-board-based systems, allowing users to expand their existing test setups to meet growing project needs.