MicroAutoBox II


  • 2nd generation of dSPACE’s robust and compact stand-alone prototyping unit
  • IBM PowerPC running at 900 MHz
  • NEW: Greater flexibility with programmable FPGA
  • NEW: MicroAutoBox Embedded PC
  • NEW: DS1552 Multi I/O Module NEW: AC Motor Control Solution
MicroAutoBox II

Application Areas

MicroAutoBox is a real-time system for performing fast function prototyping in fullpass and bypass scenarios. It operates without user intervention, just like an ECU. MicroAutoBox can be used for many different rapid control prototyping (RCP) applications such as:

  • Chassis control
  • Powertrain
  • Body control
    Electric drives control
  • X-by-wire applications
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
    Aerospace applications

Key Benefits

The special strength of the MicroAutoBox hardware is its unique combination of high performance, comprehensive auto­motive I/O, and an extremely compact and robust design (extreme shock and vibration tests according to ISO 16750-3:2007) – all for a favorable price. This lets you equip several vehicles or a whole test fleet to check the reliability of your control functions. With dSPACE’s combination of comprehensive software and hardware support, you can also keep overall system costs low. In addition to the standard I/O, MicroAutoBox offers variants with FPGA functionality as well as variants with inter­faces for all major automotive bus systems: CAN, LIN, K/L line, FlexRay, and Ethernet.

More Features

Application programs are stored in nonvolatile memory, allowing MicroAutoBox to start up autonomously after power-up. A PC or notebook can be easily connected via Ethernet for program download and data analysis (hot plugging). MicroAutoBox contains signal conditioningfor automotive signal levels and an integrated flight recorder for long-term data acquisition (now also supporting USB mass storage devices).

Standard Variants

MicroAutoBox is available in six standard variants, each with different interfaces and I/O functionalities.
NEW: A new option for the MicroAutoBox combines a real-time processor unit and a Windows/Linux-capable embedded PC, the MicroAutoBox Embedded PC1). These form a single, powerful system that is ideal for the new trends in vehicle electronics development, and is also just as suitable for nonautomotive applications. The MicroAutoBox Embedded PC can be combined with all of the six standard variants of the MicroAutoBox.

An ideal extension for the MicroAutoBox is the RapidPro hardware with its off-the-shelf signal conditioning and power stage modules.