LONDON Axeon Holdings plc has developed an extension to the Vindax Classifier S-Function to provide dSPACE AutoBox support via Real-Time Workshop.
This product extension enables automotive customers to take a prototype function, developed offline in the Vindax development system (VDS) and modelled in Simulink, into the real-time environment in test vehicles and test cells.
With the existing VDS tool, users can study and produce offline solutions for complex automotive and industrial control and diagnostics applications. Axeon' (Aberdeen, Scotland) says its customers wanted to be able to migrate these solutions into real-time embedded systems more easily. The Vindax dSPACE AutoBox support was developed to address this need, following last year's launch of theVindax Classifier S-Function.
This update is provided to allow the Vindax Classifier to be used in a dSPACE AutoBox, a real-time prototyping tools. dSPACE systems act as a real electronic control unit (ECU) prototype, either on board a vehicle or on the test bench. dSPACE provide Real-Time Workshop support and development tools to allow code generated by Simulink models to be run as a real-time solution in dSPACE equipment within a test vehicle. Using dSPACE allows the designed system to be tested in the ECU before committing a final design to hardware. It also allows design engineers to continue developing their function designs in the vehicle until they have them fully optimised for the real environment into which they will be launched/deployed.
This support for dSPACE AutoBox completes the product development process, allowing a concept to be investigated using the VDS, Simulink and tested using AutoBox before final implementation in vehicle programmes.
The Vindax Development System is a tool in the development of high-performance solutions for classification, function approximation and change detection problems for complex non-linear systems, based on the Vindax processing architecture. With VDS is that there is no requirement for the user to write computer code. Pre-defined 'steps' are provided with the system, each performing a commonly used function. However, the user can create custom functions if required. The VDS allows the user to construct a sequence specific to the application domain being investigated which comprises a number of 'steps', where each step performs a specific function.