Your friend on the test bench

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

IXXAT has ex­tended its FRC-EP se­ries, which con­sists of the FRC-EP170 and the FRC-EP190. IXXAT of­fers uni­ver­sally us­able hard­ware plat­forms for ap­pli­ca­tions on the test bench or in the ve­hi­cle.

These de­vices have FlexRay, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, K-Line, USB, Eth­er­net, EtherCAT, Blue­tooth, and RS232 in­ter­faces, along with ana­logue and dig­i­tal I/O. Ex­pan­sion slots make it sim­ple to add other in­ter­faces, in­clud­ing WLAN, GSM, or GPS. This makes the de­vices scal­able, adapt­able to spe­cific ap­pli­ca­tions, and ready for the fu­ture.

With the FRC-EP170, IXXAT has in­tro­duced a com­pact, cost-ef­fec­tive vari­ant of the fa­mil­iar FRC-EP190. Both de­vices have the same pro­ces­sor and op­er­at­ing sys­tem, mak­ing the new vari­ant soft­ware-com­pat­i­ble.

Thanks to the large num­ber of iden­ti­cal in­ter­faces and its gal­vanic isolation, ex­tended scal­a­bil­ity, and es­pe­cially its op­tional EtherCAT slave func­tion­al­ity, the pri­mary tar­get ap­pli­ca­tion of the FRC-EP190 is in­te­gra­tion with test benches in the au­to­mo­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tions world.

The FRC-EP170 was de­vel­oped for use in ve­hi­cles. Its main ap­pli­ca­tion ar­eas are gate­way so­lu­tions for con­nec­tion to dif­fer­ent ECU in­te­gra­tion lev­els, pro­to­type con­trollers, ex­pan­sion of data log­gers with additional in­ter­faces, and wire­less sig­nal dis­play us­ing off-theshelf mo­bile phones or tablet PCs.

De­mand­ing Rest­bus sim­u­la­tion and gate­way so­lu­tions can be im­ple­mented quickly and eas­ily based on ei­ther de­vice, us­ing the cor­re­spond­ing soft­ware pack­ages from IXXAT. There are also ex­ten­sive de­vel­op­ment pack­ages avail­able for the de­vel­op­ment of spe­cific so­lu­tions.

Cus­tom func­tions and ap­pli­ca­tions can be im­ple­mented quickly and eas­ily by cus­tomers in-house thanks to the use of the Linux op­er­at­ing sys­tem and the avail­abil­ity of a free Soft­ware De­vel­op­ment Kit.

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