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Budget-friendly FlexRay Analysis Kit

09-07-2011 08:38 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: IXXAT Automation GmbH

FlexRay Analysis Kit

FlexRay Analysis Kit

With the new FR-IB100/PCIe FlexRay card and the multibusAnalyser IXXAT enables customers to set-up a low-cost analysis platform for FlexRay devices and systems.

The multibusAnalyser for Windows 2000/XP/Windows7 allows to send FlexRay messages for stimulation or configuration of bus nodes very easily by using pre-defined transmission lists. Received messages can be displayed in scroll or overwrite mode, whereas changed message content is highlighted in color. Physical signals contained within the FlexRay messages are interpreted by using a Fibex data description file and displayed in plain text or as graphics. For offline analysis, the communication can also be recorded on the hard disk.

In addition, specific simulation and analysis tasks can be created using a powerful scripting host interface supporting the script languages C # and Visual Basic Script.

The new FR-IB100/PCIe FlexRay interface board is used to access the FlexRay bus. It comes with a 32 bit microcontroller system, two FlexRay channels (2 x 10 Mbps) with Freescale MFR4310 protocol chip, and provides a timestamp resolution of 100 ns. For analyzing the FlexRay start-up behavior, the FR-IB100/PCIe has an asynchronous analysis mode. Based on the drivers included within the scope of delivery, customers can develop own applications using C++ or C #.

The scope of delivery also includes a FlexRay configuration tool that enables an easy management of the large number of FlexRay configuration parameters. After entering a few parameters, such as cycle time, message quantity and length, the tool automatically calculates the dependent parameters and generates the file required for the configuration of the FlexRay protocol chips. Users who have a Fibex file of their FlexRay network can directly configure the card using the configuration data from the FIBEX file.

IXXAT Automation is a leading provider of data communication products and services for the automation and automotive industries. The company focuses on industrial communication systems based on CAN (CANopen, DeviceNet), Ethernet (POWERLINK, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP), and TCP/IP with the associated transport protocols. Solutions for the automotive industry are mainly based on CAN (diagnosis protocols, SAE J1939), FlexRay, and LIN. IXXAT is experienced in the development of safety-oriented hardware and software in compliance with IEC 61508. In addition to designing system solutions and developing hardware and software, IXXAT supports the implementation and application of CAN and TCP/IP communication systems and offers training and consultation. The extensive product portfolio includes interface cards, test systems, analytical tools, and protocol software. Currently, the company employs a staff of 80, mostly electronics engineers and computer scientists. IXXAT has an ISO 9001-certified quality management system.

IXXAT Automation GmbH

Frank Pastors

Leibnizstr. 15
88250 Weingarten
Germany

Tel.: +49 . 751 . 561 46 - 0
Fax: +49 . 751 . 561 46 - 29
E-mail: info@ixxat.de
WWW: www.ixxat.de

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