For nearly two decades, dSPACE’s MicroAutoBox has set the standard for in-vehicle rapid control prototyping, covering a wide range of automotive applications. With the new, more-powerful variant of the MicroAutoBox Embedded PC, Embedded DSU (data storage unit), and the upcoming MicroAutoBox Embedded SPU (sensor processing unit), the company is extending its MicroAutoBox portfolio even more for the development of automated-vehicle functions.

With a quad-core, sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, and 128 GB flash memory, the new Embedded PC variant can be used as a dedicated platform for Windows- or Linux-based applications like RTMaps from Intempora, a software development environment for multisensor applications. The combination of high-performance hardware and software results in a platform for the prototyping of complex algorithms for ADAS and automated driving, as well as for the time-synchronous recording and playback of large volumes of sensor and vehicle network data.

To record large volumes of data, such as from cameras as well as radar and LiDAR sensors, the new Embedded PC includes an external SATA interface that enables data capture at high bandwidth. An option can add up to three mPCIe plug-in cards and, for the first time, a dSPACE Automotive Ethernet Embedded PC Bundle.

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