WIXOM — The test equipment and electronics manufacturer dSpace has introduced an additional processing unit for its Scalexio hardware-in-the-loop test systems.
Equipped with an eight-core Intel Xeon Processor E5, dSpace officials say the new processing unit is ideal for the parallel execution of complex and computationally intensive simulation models. This enables engineers to use high-fidelity, physically realistic models, increases model accuracy, and makes hardware-in-the-loop simulations more realistic.
With the eight-core variant, dSpace extends the Scalexio processing unit product line with a second variant to address the variety of customers’ application scenarios. The new processing unit with eight cores is especially recommended for customers who often have to compute very large simulation models in parallel, such as those for vehicle dynamics simulation with detailed chassis and tire models.
For uses that require a strong computation performance of each individual core, dSpace continues to provide the quad-core processing unit with an Intel Xeon Processor E3 and equally high performance.
Hardware-in-the-loop is a technique used in the development of complex of real-time embedded systems. It includes electrical simulations of inputs of sensors, and the algorithms in the system that will control actuators in response to the simulated input.
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