dSPACE SCALEXIO: New Technology for HIL Simulation

• New hardware and software concept • High flexibility • Complete versatility • Considerable time and cost savings

Wixom, Michigan, March 1, 2011: At the embedded world Exhibition & Conference 2011, dSPACE will present SCALEXIO, its new generation of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulators. dSPACE leads the market in this segment and is a major driving force in advancing HIL technology. SCALEXIO introduces a completely new hardware and software architecture that addresses dynamically-changing requirements in HIL projects with flexibility and ease.

New Hardware and Software Concept

With SCALEXIO's flexible component design, each system can be built precisely to any desired configuration. It is completely software-configurable, and is versatile enough to be used for different test tasks. The new hardware and software concept supports the division of tasks such as hardware configuration and plant modeling, which has steadily increased in HIL testing departments over the last few years.

High Flexibility

SCALEXIO systems can be planned and modified quickly and easily. They are very flexible to adapt, so different variants and types of electronic control units can be tested with minimum effort on the same system (e.g. an engine or transmission control unit, independently or combined). The software configurability of hardware makes it easy to implement changes or introduce specifications even in late stages of a project, as well as test new components for existing vehicle platforms.


SCALEXIO can be sized precisely to fit specific test tasks. Component test systems and network systems are both built with common hardware components. This concept allows use of subsystems of a network system for component testing.

Less Time, Lower Costs

With SCALEXIO's standardized component design and connections, hardware modules can be installed in any slot, making it easy to set up a system. Moreover, all channels are configured graphically, enabling system documentation automatically. Thus, not only the initial system implementation, but also later modifications and redesigns, can be performed and maintained efficiently.

Facts about dSPACE

dSPACE develops and distributes tools for the development of electronic control units (ECUs) and mechatronic systems worldwide. Using dSPACE systems, manufacturers of controllers and ECUs are able to dramatically reduce their development times and costs, and systematically increase their productivity.

The company also provides comprehensive services from on-site user training to customer-specific system engineering such as complex turn-key HIL test systems.

dSPACE has over 850 employees worldwide at its headquarters in Paderborn, at the Project Centers in Munich and Stuttgart, and also in its subsidiaries in the USA, France, the UK, Japan and China. In addition, numerous distributors provide customer support in other countries.

Further Information: www.dspaceinc.com