Simulation Solutions


Simulation and Analysis
Residual Bus Simulation (RBS)
Functional Simulation based on Matlab/Simulink
Virtualization

With the Ixxat simulation solutions you can simulate the communication behavior of missing components (ECU’s) in your communication network. Communication simulations (RBS) are configured based on network description files with an easy to use tool. There’s no own coding required. Functional simulations can be implemented by scripts, C user code or MATLAB/Simulink models. Standalone or PC based simulation – that’s up to you. You don't want to waste time – in that case the Ixxat simulation solutions are the right choice for you.

Automotive Simulation Solutions

 


PC-based or standalone approach?



 

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PC-based simulation can be done by using either PC interfaces, FRC-EP170/190 or CANnector. The application itself runs on a PC (as for example CanEasy). This economic approach is flexible and easy to implement, but has – due to several layers in between – limited real time processing capabilities.

Applications with high real time demands – e.g. residual bus simulation – can directly be executed standalone on the FRC-EP 170/190 or CANnector platforms. Direct connection to the buses and powerful local processor performance enables low latency transmission and real time processing. The configuration of the application and devices is done easily via Ixxat ACT.



Application examples
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PC-based development


PC-based simulation with manual signal simulation

Simple manual signal simulation
using a PC interface for bus access and CanEasy with its build in widgets.

PC-based simulation with integrated programmed simulation

Programmed device simulation
using CanEasy with its integrated programming function to enable simple automated signal simulation.

PC-based simulation with Matlab-Simulink

Expanding CanEasy with Matlab/Simulink and CAPL
to allow complex PC-based system and device simulation.


Standalone testing

Standalone simulation - Gateway

Gateway application
between different physical and logical networks running Matlab/Simulink models and/or C User Code directly on the real time capable hardware.

Standalone simulation - Test bench

Classical test bench application
Residual bus simulation with checksum and alive counter to keep the DuT (Device under Test) alive plus data exchange or/and stimulation via e.g. EtherCAT master

Standalone simulation - Virtualization and Remote management

Cloud connection
Virtualization of bus systems to the cloud or remote management of systems.



Highlights
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Stand-alone or PC-based

Powerful hardware platforms enabling either stand-alone or PC-based operation

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Versatile operation modes

Easily choose between signal-based, frame-based and mixed operation

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Various data formats

Support of DBC, LDF, ARXML, Fibex, ESI, MDF, BLF, ASC, CSV

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Data recording

Parallel logging of the transferred data on the interface device itself or on the PC 

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Programming

C user code with high-level debugger (ADK) Eclipse, Matlab/Simulink based models or Visual-Basic, C#/.net, VB.net 

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Easy configuration

With drag&drop and automated functions growing with your demand by providing different software variants

Hardware compatibility with the software tools

Software Tool Standalone Realtime CANnector FRC-EP170 FRC-EP190 CAN/CAN FD/LIN Interfaces
ACT Standard Yes High *
ACT Light Yes Medium
ACT FREE Yes Medium
CanEasy Analyse, Logging and Replay No Low
CanEasy Simulation (Residual Bus Simulation [RBS]) No Low

* requires a special software runtime license on the hardware 1.02.0245.00000

Requirements and functions for PC-based and realtime standalone simulation

 


  • PC-based
  • Realtime-Hardware
PC-based simulation
Standalone simulation
Hardware interfaces CANnector, FRC-EP170, FRC-EP190
 
Ixxat CAN interfaces

and other vendors (Vector, Peak, Kvaser, NI, Intrepid, MHS,  Melexis)
CANnector, FRC-EP170, FRC-EP190 
Software tools CanEasy
CanEasy

for analysis and simulation

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ACT-Tool
ACT - Advanced Configuration Tool

(only required for configuration)

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Required hardware PC Realtime (standalone) hardware
Embedded hardware
(CANnector & FRC-EP family)
Bus description files DBC, ARXML, LDF DBC, ARXML, LDF, Fibex
Bus systems CAN, CAN FD, LIN, Automotive Ethernet, FlexRay* CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay
Communicative simulation
Communicative cyclic/event-triggered simulation (without checksum and alive-counter) Automatically by using bus description files Automatically by using bus description files
Residual bus simulation
Residual bus simulation (RBS) with checksum, alive-counter, etc. PC with coding or CAPL import Realtime, automatically generation
Manipulation / Stimulation / Simulation
Functional simulation by Matlab/Simulink Matlab/Simulink on PC Matlab/Simulink on realtime hardware*
Functional simulation by coding Coding on PC C user code (integrated development environment with Eclipse) on realtime hardware*
Manual signal stimulation and visualization Signal panels / User-panels Websockets, CanEasy, canAnalyser Mini
Simple signal modulation Modulator Matlab/Simulink, C user code
Signal calculation, logical functions Formula editor, Visual-Basic, C#/.net, VB.net Matlab/Simulink, C user code
External Stimulation CAN, COM (e.g. Matlab/Simulink), Ethernet, RS-232 CAN, EtherCAT, FDX, XCP, Generic Ethernet, CAN@net, virtual CANonEthernet, CanEasy
Gateway
Gateway environment Plug-ins on the PC On realtime capable hardware*, configuration via drag&drop (signals, frames, PDUs, logical buses)
Data Logging
Data logging target on PC On SD-card or USB-device (realtime capable hardware*) or on other systems which are connected to the system

*realtime hardware: CANnector, FRC-EP170/190

Product selection for simulation applications with supported interfaces and order numbers
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Order number / product name Galvanic
isolation 
FlexRay
A/B 
CAN
interface
count (total) 
CAN high speed  CAN low speed (C) CAN FD (B) (F) LIN EtherCAT
(Slave)
Analog in  Digital in/out
(A) (D)
Digital in/out
(A) (E)
Ethernet 10/100
Base-T
USB 2.0 device  USB 2.0 host SDHC slot  Internal WiFi
CANnector
1.01.0091.00000 CANnector S yes 0 6 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00010
CANnector L yes
0 8 8 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00100
CANnector S with EtherCAT yes
0 6 6 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
1.01.0091.00110
CANnector L with EtherCAT yes
0 8 8 0 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
FRC-EP170
1.13.0142.01002 FRC-EP170 CANonly no 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
1.13.0142.01302 FRC-EP170 Plus CANonly no 0 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
1.13.0142.01402 FRC-EP170 WLAN CANonly no 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
1.13.0142.01502 FRC-EP170 WLAN Plus CANonly no 0 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
1.13.0142.00002 FRC-EP170 no 1 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
1.13.0142.00302 FRC-EP170 Plus no 1 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0
1.13.0142.00402 FRC-EP170 WLAN no 1 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
1.13.0142.00502
FRC-EP170 WLAN Plus no 1 6 6 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 1
FRC-EP190
1.13.0094.00107  FRC-EP190 Plus CANonly  yes  8 8 2
1.13.0094.10407  FRC-EP190 Max EtherCAT yes  1 8 8 2
1.13.0094.10507  FRC-EP190 FlexRay Plus 4 yes  1 8 8 2
CAN@net NT
1.01.0332.10000 CAN@net NT 100  yes 1 1 0
1.01.0332.20000 CAN@net NT 200  yes  2 2 0
1.01.0332.42000 CAN@net NT 420  yes  4 4 0
PC CAN Interfaces
1.01.0353.22012 USB-to-CAN FD Automotive  yes  2 2 0 1
1.01.0245.42012 CAN-IB640/PCIe yes  4 4 0 0 0
1.01.0233.22010
CAN-IB600/PCIe yes  2 2 0
Accessories
1.04.0143.00000  USB WiFi Extension  

 

(A) Input or output per software switchable
(B) only CANnector and FRC-series: 6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2/4 CAN-FD capable
(C) 4/6/8 CAN in total, thereoff max. 1/2 Low-Speed CAN capable
(D) 4 digital inputs/outputs (5 V TTL)
(E) 4 digital inputs (max. 34 V), 4 digital outputs (max. 34 V, 1 ampere)
(F) only CANbridge NT 420 and CAN@net NT 420: max. 4 CAN in total, thereoff max. 2 CAN-FD capable 


Applications and vehicles

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Customized solutions

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Customer references

The versatile HMS solutions are used in many different application areas and industries.

Accessories

As accessories for the automotive products, HMS offers special cables, termination resistors and breackout boxes for the FRC-EP platforms.