Is your rapid control prototyping system fit for a future where ADAS functionality is prevalent? Does is allow you to make quick changes in your control software when a huge amount of data from different sources has to be processed in very short cycles?
Rapid control prototyping is changing due to current trends
The current trend in ECU development is to centralize for specific domains such as powertrain, chassis, ADAS, body or infotainment. This means that per domain we see one ECU acting as a master for several smaller ECUs.
It is expected that in the future this trend will go even one step further, so that cross domain functionality will be handled by a vehicle ECU. This is also referred to as domain fusion.
This will lead to new requirements in the area of rapid control prototyping. High performance communication and execution speeds beyond traditional systems will become prerequisite, as well as to connect and prototype multiple ECUs simultaneously.
ETAS’ new prototyping system ES830 combined with an ECU access module as, for instance, the ES891 is the optimal platform to perform such complex rapid prototyping tasks.
A real-life example from an ADAS functionality is depicted below where high-speed measurements coming from a radar sensor are being used as inputs for functions which control both inverter ECUs and a brake ECU simultaneously.
In this example, the ES830 rapid prototyping stack has enough calculation power to compute complex control algorithms in real-time, and provides plenty of memory for both RAM as well as the non-volatile section. Therefore an efficient computation of newly developed and highly complex control tasks is possible without using up ECU resources.
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To learn more about what ETAS does concerning domain fusion and vehicle ECUs read our post about Adaptive AUTOSAR for vehicle computers.