dSPACE has introduced a new, compact control system development platform for lab use that offers high-computing power and comprehensive functionalities. MicroLabBox makes creating, optimizing and testing controllers, and implementing data acquisition applications easy and cost-efficient.
With its powerful combination of a Simulink-programmable real-time processor and the latest high-performance Kintex FPGA (field-programmable gate array), MicroLabBox provides the versatility required for R&D. It is specifically designed with an optimal form factor to not take up any more desk space than a conventional laptop computer.
MicroLabBox features a 2 GHz dual-core real-time processor (Freescale PowerPC QorIQ P5020) capable of achieving fast closed-loop cycle times of less than 15µs, depending on the application. For extremely fast control applications, the integrated FPGA can be used for high-speed computation. The FPGA technology enables parallel, exact and fast I/O processing. MicroLabBox includes over 100 I/O interfaces of not only conventional types, such as analog I/O and digital I/O. It also features specialized interfaces like CAN, Ethernet, and position encoders.