With time passing by a symbiosis has been established between electronics and mechanical engineering, for the existence of modern, fast paced and yet smart means of transportation. But then for the development of such technologies, there’s a need for advanced testing and simulation tools.
Hence we have partnered up with add2, which is an engineering services and mechatronic solutions provider. It specializes in off-the-shelf and turnkey test, RCP and real-time simulation systems.It also produces bespoke low-volume electronic control solutions.They provide a range of products, allowing systems incorporating real-time embedded control to be tested. Add2 caters their products to various organizations in the aerospace, automotive design industries.
The following products listed below are being offered by us
COMMDongle (USB CAN Interface Adapter)
The COMMDongle range is a family of USB communications interface adapters for testing, development and diagnostic applications.
COMMDongle USB To CAN Interface AdapterDesigned for use with VISUALCONNX and other third-party software, COMMDongle products initially support one or more CAN communications buses.They are used in the automotive, industrial and aerospace sectors and assist HIL systems interfacing, bus monitoring and communications data logging.
Dynamic Test Board Vehicle Simulator
The Dynamic Test Board vehicle simulator range enhances functional testing by allowing greater test depth before the prototyping stage.
The range has applications during the breadboard (aka lab-car/ yellow-board /plywood buck) design phases of automotive control systems testing.It simulates key signals including the crankshaft, CAM shaft, wheel speed, quiescent current, fuel levels and supply current, meaning components can be tested as if connected to a real vehicle.
It can also assist with a range of EMC standards and robustness testing processes, as required.
Genix-HIL With Configurable Signal Conditioning
Genix is a family of technologies offering distributed and rack-based hardware-in-the-loop testing with fault insertion capability.
Genix HIL System With Configurable Signal ConditioningThe Genie brand represents add2’s patented technology, which covers software re-configurable signal conditioning.
It provides a range of agile HIL testing capacity and measurement products, featuring software re-configurable interfaces.
GTU-Genix Automotive Production Test Unit
The Genix Automotive Production Test Unit provides a means of performing a number of electrical and communications tests on components at assembly stations during manufacture.
Common devices tested include parking sensors, gesture sensors, PED sensors, cameras and headlamps.The unit is appropriate for end of line testing of vehicle sub-assemblies such as bumpers and spoilers.It’s capable of providing both continuity and functionality testing using a range of protocols, for example using LIN, CAN or PSI5.
LVTGO-VBS – Low Voltage EMC Standards Tester
LVTGO-VBS is a range of low voltage battery simulation units for robustness and EMC standards testing. It helps engineers to meet standards stipulated by a range of manufacturers, such as JLR, Ford, VW, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Key standards the range caters for include ISO 16750, LV 124, GMW 3172, VW 80101 and CI 260, though testing is possible to all major manufacturers’ codes.Additionally, the range is able to generate stop start voltage, voltage dropout, FTBN and other useful waveforms in a randomised yet repeatable fashion.
The randomisation facility allows engineers to window in on areas of interest, substantially increasing test coverage and resulting in far more robust system design, prior to production.
MICROGen – Programmable ECU & CAN Gateway
MICROGen is a control prototyping hardware and software system. It has a range of uses, including as a communications gateway, during testing and for Rapid Control Prototyping.
It can be used as an interface device from CAN to LIN or CAN to CAN in a laboratory, attribute prototype or automotive mule prototype vehicle.
It is a real-time testing device. MICROGen can function as a virtual ECU, modelled in Simulink, and can integrate physically within prototype vehicles.
The range also simulates automotive communications networks to facilitate the testing of controllers.
Sens-X – In-fuse Vehicle Current Measurement System
Sens-X intelligent sensors offer a range of high dynamic range sensor hardware for the capture of specialist current measurements.Their applications include the measurement of current across large ranges and within fuse receptacles or boxes.
The range helps engineers to isolate low power or quiescent current issues within a system, via methodology that is fast and convenient.Sens-X current measurement systems are available from a small number of fuses, up to entire vehicles.
VISUALCONNX – Real-time Hardware Interfacing Package
VISUALCONNX is a visualisation and control software product, allowing real-time hardware or software interfacing, monitoring and logging.It allows real-time human-machine interfaces to be created quickly and linked to the real-time interface with ease.
Its intuitive drag-and-drop editing capability ensurers engineers can quickly connect their interface to CAN, Real-Time Simulink or RCP hardware.