CAN Automotion (www.canautomotion.com.au) is proud to announce the release of the Automotive Test Platform (ATP) – a powerful hardware platform with interfaces for every conventional fieldbus system.
The ATP helps users who are involved in a specific application software development or the automotive industry but don’t have the relevant target hardware.
Based on a powerful microprocessor, the hardware can bear a temperature range of -20°C to +70°C. Its selected architecture guarantees high data throughput through all interfaces with low load on the main processor. The message packets are assigned with timestamp on every automotive bus system interface with 1 µs accuracy.
The Automotive Test Platform now comes with the necessary software to allow it to develop custom applications for Windows CE in C++, C# or C. When the application is successfully implemented, IXXAT offers adaptation or optimization of the ATP design to the user’s specific needs.
The ATP is based on a dual processor concept. Pre-configured fieldbus controller represents the interface to the supported fieldbuses, with the user’s own application running on the main processor.
Exchange of data between the processors is done through an FPGA. It is transparent for the operator as access to the controller is mapped through a well-documented API that comes with the platform. API provides all necessary functions for communication through several various buses.
Aside from functions for initialization, stopping and starting an interface, functions are also available for the transmission and receiving of data.
The user’s own application is applied on the main processor on Windows CE 5.0. It communicates with pre-configured fieldbus controller through the API provided.