A new version of a cluster emulation tool from Elektrobit Corp. allows automotive designers to use the same tool for both FlexRay and CAN simulations.
Elektrobit (Erlangen, Germany) said the latest version of its EB tresos Busmirror tool is complemened by a new EB 2100 hardware interface.
The company said its open programming interface allows custom-developed software modules to be integrated into the EB tresos Busmirror or the EB 2100.
The EB 2100 hardware can also be used for time-critical applications in cluster emulation, the company said.
Due to strict requirements in safety systems used for FlexRay, real-time-capable hardware must work in synch with the FlexRay bus. The time-critical calculations carried out on the EB 2100 make that possibe, Elektrobit claims. "That decouples the real-time system from the user interface," the company said in a statement. The EB 2100 hardware can also be used for CAN cluster emulation.
BusMirror also includes drivers for the ETAS Labcar and NI/LabVIEW (RT). The EB tresos Busmirror 2010.a cluster emulation tool is compatible with the hardware interfaces for the EB 2100, EB 6100 and EB 5100.