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Built to Your Needs, Made for Simulink

MathWorks software products are optimized to guarantee the best real-time performance, workflow integration and usability with Simulink Real-Time™ and Speedgoat target machines. The latest Simulink and Speedgoat technologies are first supported with this platform.

Speedgoat on the other hand doesn't only build and optimize its target machines for use with Simulink Real-Time, but also guarantees that each target machine is configured to meet your specific requirements, such as sample rate, I/O, and environmental.

Furthermore, every target machine comes with Simulink driver blocks or FPGA reference designs to configure all installed I/O and protocols functionality. Simulink test models are also provided.

Paired with long-term warranty, maintenance, training, and consulting services from MathWorks and Speedgoat, you benefit from a truly turn-key solution for your next generation projects.

Highest Performance Intel CPUs and FPGAs

Each Mobile real-time target machine is configured to meet your sample rate and I/O frequency requirements. By leveraging multiple CPU cores and FPGAs for algorithmic execution, and lowest latency analog and digital I/O connectivity, closed-loop sample rates of up to several MHz can be achieved.

For applications requiring closed-loop sample rates in the range of 5-20 kHz, and for complex plant simulation, a fast Intel Core i7 multi-core CPU, and simultaneous sampling analog I/O are normally recommended. For closed-loop sample rates of above 20 kHz, we usually recommended running parts of algorithms on FPGA-based I/O modules, installed in the Mobile real-time target machine.

Concurrent Execution on Multiple CPU Cores and FPGAs

Simulink Real-Time provides powerful technology to automatically distribute models to multiple cores. Such technology is ideal for real-time applications that introduce a high algorithmic load, as is often the case with plant simulations. Execution and synchronization of applications running on multiple target machines is supported via dedicated shared memory I/O modules.

For closed-loop sample rates from 20 kHz up to several MHz, the advanced cooling concept of the Mobile real-time target machine allows the installation of multiple powerful Speedgoat FPGA-based I/O modules, supported by HDL Coder from MathWorks. This enables you to automatically build and run HDL code based real-time applications created from Simulink on the target machine.

High Speed Serial Links Between FPGA Modules

Simulink Programmable FPGA modules are connected together via on-board gigabit links, supporting the Xilinx Aurora protocol. This allows you to close the loop in less than 10μs even if hundreds of analog and digital I/O lines are required.

Vast Range of I/O Connectivity

The Mobile real-time target machine supports a vast range of I/O to connect with your hardware.

Every Mobile real-time target machine comes with on-board I/O, and a large range of additional functionality can be installed in the form of I/O modules. Three I/O modules can be installed in the standard target machine. Up to 14 can be used with the flexible expansion concept.

I/O Modules

Speedogat I/O modules offer an easy, flexible way of adding a large variety of I/O connectivity to your real-time target machine.

On Board I/O Connectivity

The folllowing I/O connectivity is available as standard on the Mobile real-time target machine:

  • 1 x Ethernet port for XCP Slave and TCP/IP link with Simulink development computer
  • 3 x Ethernet port supporting XCP Slave, EtherCAT Master, real-time UDP, XCP over UDP (level of support varies depending on MATLAB version).
  • 4 x RS232 (2 x RS422/RS485 optional)
  • 1 x dedicated USB port for kernel transfer
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x PS/2
  • 1 x Ignition switch for remote-control startup and shutdown
  • 1 x 5V power supply with 1A max 

Rugged Enclosure

This target machine is designed to withstand high levels of shock and vibration - typical when used in off-highway vehicles, helicopters, or planes. The mainboard, internal power supply, and I/O module carriers form a single rigid unit, isolated from the case to prevent unwanted strains which could occur in environments with varying temperatures.

No mechanically moving parts are used (e.g. CPU fans, hard disk). The I/O connectors of the I/O modules are brought out directly, eliminating the need for internal cabling. The enclosure is EMI shielded and all connectors are ESD protected. IP67 is optionally available.

The advanced heat dissipation concept is based entirely on thermal conduction. By using solid aluminum heat sinks and optimized internal heat distribution, temperature ranges of -20°C to 60°C (optionally -45°C up to +75°C) can be supported.

Dimensions and Weight

Standard configuration

Width (mm) Depth (mm) Height (mm) Weight (kg)
309 161 116 6.30

With expansion stacks

Configuration Width (mm) Depth (mm) Height (mm) Weight (kg)
1 stack 309 161 142 7.90
2 stack 309 161 168 9.50
3 stack 309 161 194 11.10

Mounting Options

The optional mounting plate provides multiple ways to mechanically fix a Mobile real-time target machine to a cabinet wall, a vehicle or any other location. The mounting plate includes a set of clamps for mounting to a pair of DIN-rails (not compatible with open frame).

Flexible Expansion Concept

The Mobile real-time target machine not only provides rich on-board I/O including EtherCAT Master, real-time UDP, PTP (1588), XPC over Ethernet, RS232, and USB WebCam support, but allows for flexible I/O expansion.

A selection of over 200 I/O modules are available off the shelf covering most I/O and protocol requirements.

The standard configuration has a total of 5 slots for I/O modules, with the following form factors:

  • 2 x PMC/XMC
  • 1 x PMC/XMC/CMC
  • 2 x mPCIe

To install further I/O modules, up to three expansion layers can be added, each providing an additional 2 PMC/XMC, and 1 PMC/XMC/CMC slots.

Fully expanded, a total of 14 I/O modules can be installed.


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