The board includes a freely programmable FPGA and is given the necessary number of I/O channels through additional I/O modules. The DS2655 makes it possible to simulate electric motors with the short simulation cycles they require – for hybrid vehicles, electric motors, wind energy converters, etc. dSPACE also offers simulation models for electric drives and their power electronics: the XSG Electric Component Models.
The FPGA is configured graphically with the RTI FPGA Programming Blockset and dSPACE ConfigurationDesk. The FPGA program itself can be tested in an offline simulation before being implemented on the real-time hardware. This gives users the ability to react flexibly to new requirements, for example, when new interfaces are added or if the execution of model parts has to be sped up.