Performance Breakthrough for HIL Simulation

dSPACE's Newly Enhanced DS1006 Board Performs HIL Simulation Up to 60% Faster - DS1006 Processor Board with quad-core processor for unprecedented performance in HIL simulation - Large, CPU-intensive models easily distributed across four processor cores - Processing power scalable by systems with several DS1006 boards

Wixom, MI, March 9, 2010: dSPACE has given its real-time systems a new heart with the capability to perform up to 60% faster. The new quad-core DS1006 Processor Board has an AMD Opteron™ 2.8 GHz processor to increase the power of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation. Large models can be easily distributed across the quad-core processor and executed synchronously. So numerous simulation models that formerly required a system of several processor boards can now run on a single DS1006.

On every core, the performance and processor-internal communication of the new DS1006 provides model execution that is up to 60% faster than its predecessor. This increase in speed is particularly useful for computing very detailed, CPU-intensive models, such as for gasoline engines with variable valve timing and for diesel engines with in-cylinder pressure measurement. The high speed computation is also indispensable for HIL simulation of electric drives that have multiple tasks with extremely short cycle times (typically in microseconds) requiring an independent processor core.

Cost-Effective, Made-to-Measure Performance

Applications requiring several single-core DS1006 boards in the past will frequently be handled by a single quad-core DS1006 Processor Board in the future. This not only makes the HIL simulator more cost-effective, but it also gives greater freedom for extensions.

To increase performance even further, it is also possible to connect several quad-core DS1006 Boards, just as any other dSPACE multiprocessor system. This way, users can tailor the real-time systems performance to their requirements – whether they want to process large, CPU-intensive models, or need the modularity of multiprocessor systems to build a virtual vehicle from the individual test systems for ECUs or vehicle domains.

Graphical Model Distribution in Real-Time Interface

Real-Time Interface for Multiprocessor Systems gives users the convenience to configure their systems with any combination of multiple cores and/or processor boards they like. The same user interface is used in all cases: to partition models for optimum utilization of the processor cores; and to define and specify the communication channels for data transmission between the cores of the quad-core DS1006 boards as well as between processor boards.

Company Profile – dSPACE

dSPACE develops and distributes tools for the development of electronic control units (ECUs) and mechatronic systems worldwide. Using dSPACE systems, manufacturers of controllers and ECUs are able to dramatically reduce their development times and costs, and systematically increase their productivity.