dSPACE SCALEXIO: New Technology for HIL Simulation

  • New hardware and software concept
  • High flexibility
  • Complete versatility
  • Considerable time and cost savings
Paderborn, March 1, 2011: At the embedded world Exhibition&Conference 2011, dSPACE will present SCALEXIO, its new system of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulators. dSPACE leads the market in this segment and is a major driving force behind this technology. The SCALEXIO technology introduces completely new hardware and software architectures that fulfill all users' changed requirements for HIL projects.
New Hardware and Software Concept
With SCALEXIO's flexible component design, each system can be scaled precisely to any desired size, is completely software-configurable, and is versatile enough to be used in different test tasks. The new hardware and software concept supports the division of tasks which has steadily increased in HIL testing departments over the last few years: For example, hardware configuration and plant modeling are separate tasks.
High Flexibility
SCALEXIO systems can be planned and modified quickly and easily. They are also very flexible to adapt, so different variants and types of electronic control units can be tested with minimum effort on the same system – for engine or transmission, singly or combined, and so on. If specifications are defined later or changed, it is easy to implement them, and new components can also be tested for vehicle platforms that are already running.
SCALEXIO can be sized precisely to fit specific test tasks. Component test systems and network systems are both built with the same hardware components. This lets users take subsystems from a network system and use them to run component tests.
Less Time, Lower Costs

With SCALEXIO's standardized component design and standardized connections, hardware modules can be installed in any slot, which makes it easy to set up the system. Moreover, all the channels are configured with graphical software, so complete system documentation is available automatically. Thus, not only the initial system implementation, but also later modifications and redesigns, can be performed with enormous efficiency.