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  • Writer's pictureNATALIA SOUSA

Customized hardware-in-the-loop solution with the CONiX Platform

German Supplier B-Plus has announced a scalable solution used to develop and validate ADAS/AD platforms and sensors. Like other CONiX Solutions, it is characterized by its flexible configuration options. Although the company says it has many features such as playback in a space-saving compact format to fully equipped HiL racks with high bandwidth for 24/7 use, it offers a holistic solution spectrum.

The CONiX HiL Solution combines modular software modules with state-of-the-art hardware and can be used both as an open and closed-loop ADAS/AD HiL system. In contrast to traditional HiL systems, the CONiX modules can be individually adapted and integrated to customer requirements.

With the new CONiX Solution, the company says that the efficiency of product development and assurance processes can be increased. This can result in a more sustainable use of development resources and reduce costs and risks in the long term. In addition, development periods can be significantly shortened, and the coverage of test cases, which cannot always be reliably reproduced in physical test scenarios, is increased.

This is the case when a HiL solution is used by eliminating a time-consuming process step in the test process. Real test drives are then replaced by simulations, which help to test and further develop the "device under test" (DUT) in real-time. Only when all errors have been eliminated in this test step and all functions have been sufficiently tested, the final test does take place on the road.

The solution integrates seamlessly with existing customer tools and processes and enables time-synchronous playback of raw sensor data, vehicle BUS and network information. It supports common sensor technologies such as radar, lidar and camera sensors. The physical layers supported include CSI2, GSML2 and FPD-III. The simulation of vehicle communication rounds off the functional scope via CAN(FD) and automotive Ethernet with the associated protocols.

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