Simulations with HiL and Rapid Prototyping Systems
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SIMULATION: Tailor-made models as hardware-in-the-loop / software-in-the-loop solution
The software and hardware integration into your existing infrastructures takes place without massive system interventions - i.e. without database access or restructuring of complex data models. We are extremely flexible in selecting the respective platform (National Instruments, Bachmann M1, Beckhoff, Siemens, ScaleRT and others). Flexible signal generation and adaptation using FPGA cards enables the HIL connection of complex signals (e.g. resolver/LVDT modulation and demodulation, I2C/SPI connection).
Our realistic hardware-in-the-loop simulations (HiL simulations) and prototypes help you to detect any weaknesses in your products at an early stage and thus avoid high costs.
HiL reference projects
WORKFLOW in the Hardware-in-the-Loop Project
Motor simulator to improve the simulation processes during the development phaseRead Case Study - click here
automatic test automation by HiL
RAPID PROTOTYPING per HiL / SiL / PiL
Research and Development
The increasing complexity of the systems to be simulated leads to the problem that the computing power of a single simulation computer is no longer sufficient to realistically simulate the behavior of the target system.
As a result, the specified time of a calculation cycle is exceeded and the result of the simulated output data is no longer generated in time. The temporal behavior of the output variables of the simulation thus no longer corresponds to that of the real target system: The result of the calculation can therefore no longer be used.
This problem is solved by the RT cluster of COSATEQ. It makes it possible to obtain additional computing power and hardware interfaces and to distribute the simulation task among several simulation systems. Each of these systems now simulates a subrange and provides realistic and reliable calculations.
Highspeed Data Transfer (HDT)
Complex simulation models, which a single system cannot simulate, process a large number of input and output signals. Nevertheless, COSATEQ's HDT enables parallel and real-time signal processing and at the same time ensures delay-free transmission at high bandwidth. This ensures timely processing of the signals.
Furthermore, the use of remote direct memory access technology does not influence the simulation behavior, since data transmission takes place without the involvement of the CPU. Therefore, the HDT is also ideally suited for a real-time monitoring system that logs and monitors all signal data generated, captured or evaluated in a simulation.
Synchronous Cluster Kit
The RT cluster consists of computers with individual timers. This leads to difficulties when synchronizing tasks with the same frequency on different computers. Since all tasks refer to the respective local timer, they neither run synchronously nor have the same execution times.
The COSATEQ Synchronous Cluster Kit solves this problem: It provides a uniform time source in the RT cluster, according to which the distributed tasks can synchronize.
- Better maintainability over the entire life cycle of a system
- Cost savings due to: faster, more efficient development and commissioning, "better" product due to more targeted and precise development
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