SHOW NEWS: Concurrent targets automotive market

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Atlanta-based Concurrent is in Stuttgart to launch a new suite of products targeted at the growing hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) automotive simulation and testing market. The company, which offers high-performance Linux and storage solutions, debuted a new, FPGA-based Engine Sensor Simulation card (pictured) at the show as well as SIMulation Workbench 7.1, an updated version of its advanced, software-based modeling environment.

SIMulation Workbench 7.1 is said to provide a complete framework for developing and executing real-time HIL and man-in-the-loop simulations for automotive, aerospace, and defense applications. Version 7.1 adds support for Concurrent’s new Engine Sensor Simulation card, as well as an FPGA-based multi-function analog and digital I/O card, and a programmable FPGA card that offers customizable functionality.

“By coupling our new SIMulation Workbench software and FPGA cards with the power of RedHawk, our real-time Linux OS, we have created a more complete, capable, and cost-effective solution for automakers seeking an alternative to proprietary hardware-in-the-loop testing solutions, ” said Ken Jackson, Concurrent’s senior vice president of real-time and Linux.

SIMulation Workbench enables complex simulations to be run on a single multi-processor system with many cores, delivering better performance and reduced cost when compared to legacy solutions that rely on distributed, shared memory configurations. It fully supports hand-coded models and models developed using MATLAB/Simulink and other popular modeling tools such as VI-grade, SIMPACK, AMESim, Virtual.Lab Motion, Dymola, MapleSim, and GT-Suite.

Meanwhile the new Engine Sensor Simulation card is designed to support the testing of two- and four-cycle engines with up to sixteen cylinders and four independent, variable-phase camshafts at engine speeds up to 30,000rpm with 0.001 rpm resolution.

Concurrent is exhibiting on booth 1371 at Automotive Testing Expo 2015 Europe, which continues at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, until Thursday 18th June.

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