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Scalable high performance real-time test system with seamless MATLAB & Simulink workflow integration. Ideal for desktop/lab use and rack installation.

 

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Vast Range of Supported I/O Connectivity and Protocols

Choose from a selection of over 150 I/O module types, pre-installed into your test system by Speedgoat, and configurable from within MATLAB & Simulink.

 

Key Features

The Performance real-time target machine (P3) is ideal for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation and rapid control prototyping, and provides unrivaled MATLAB & Simulink workflow integration through Simulink Real-Time.

This test system is equipped with a powerful multi-core CPU and optional Simulink-programmable FPGAs, enabling you to achieve closed-loop sample rates up to the MHz range.

With the option to install over 40 I/O modules in expansion units, the Performance real-time target machine offers extensive scalability covering thousands of I/O signals.

This test system is ideal to place on your desk, in a lab, or to mount in a rack.

This target machine supports MATLAB R2021a or newer. The previous Performance real-time target machine (P2), supporting MATLAB R2020a or newer is still available.


 

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Mainboard & CPU
  Default Option
CPU Intel Core 3.1 GHz, 4-core Intel Xeon 4 GHz, 6-core (Item ID 109311)
Intel Core 3.6 GHz, 8-core (Item ID 109312)
Real-Time Operating System Simulink Real-Time™
MATLAB release support R2021a and later
Memory 8 GB 32 GB (Item ID 109321)
64 GB (Item ID 109322)
128 GB (Item ID 109323)
Video output 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
USB

4x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps),
1x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)

Host-target GbE link and XCP Slave 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps
GbE port for Ethernet- based communication 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Serial Ports

2x RS232 (up to 115.2 kbps)

 

Number of I/O slots 7 11 (Item ID 109341)
7 plus 4 PXI I/O slots (Item ID 109342)

Refer to this list for further information on supported on-board ethernet-based protocols.

 

Mass Storage
  Default Options
Main drive 128GB SSD 1 TB SSD (Item ID 109331)
2 TB SSD (Item ID 109332)
Power
  Default Option
Power supply AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, country-specific power cord included.
Mechanical
  Default Option
Enclosure Aluminum 19" 4U with front I/O access Aluminum 19” 4U with rear I/O access (Item ID 109351)
Handles For desktop use For rack mount (Item ID 109352)
Dimensions Dimensions for desktop use:
Height: 207 mm
Width: 478 mm
Depth: 446 mm
Weight 9.9 kg (without I/O modules installed)

 

Environmental
  Default  
Ambient temperature 0 °C to +40 °C
Storage temperature -20 °C to +70 °C
Relative humidity 10 – 90 % r.H. non-condensing

 

Standards Compliance
  Default  
Safety IEC 61010-1:2010 incl. AMD1:2016
IEC 61010-2-201:2017
Electromagnetic Compatibility IEC 61326-1:2012
IEC 61000-3-2:2018
IEC 61000-3-3:2013 inc. AMD1:2017
Performance real-time target machine
109301 Performance real-time
target machine (P3)                                                                            

Complete, fully assembled, and tested Performance real-time target machine with access to I/O modules at the front side.

Including 19" 4U aluminum chassis, integrated AC/DC power supply, low-noise fans, 8 GB Memory, 128 GB SSD, industrial-grade mainboard with 4-core 3.1 GHz Intel Core processor and onboard expansion slots to accommodate up to 7 I/O modules.

Onboard communication: 1x Gigabit Ethernet interface for host-target communication, 1x Gigabit Ethernet interface supporting network protocols such as EtherCAT Master, UDP, TCP/IP, XCP Master, Modbus TCP and many more (the supported protocols might depend on the MATLAB release and separately purchased run-time licenses), 2x RS232 serial ports supporting baud rates up to 115.2 kbps, 4x Type-A and 1x Type-C USB ports supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps).

Configuration Options
109311 Performance-P3-CPU-4.0GHz-6Core Replaces the 4-core 3.1 GHz Intel Core with a 6-core 4 GHz Intel Xeon processor, providing maximum performance and scalability to support your real-time application. 
 
109312 Performance-P3-CPU-3.6GHz-8Core Replaces the 4-core 3.1 GHz Intel Core with an 8-core 3.6 GHz Intel Core processing unit, enabling deployment of large-scale and complex Simulink models.
109321 Performance-P3-RAM-32GB Extends Memory to a total of 32 GB
109322 Performance-P3-RAM-64GB Extends Memory to a total of 64 GB
109323 Performance-P3-RAM-128GB Extends Memory to a total of 128 GB
109331 Performance-P3-SSD1TB Replaces the 128 GB SSD with a 1 TB SSD for additional data logging storage.
109332 Performance-P3-SSD2TB Replaces the 128 GB SSD with a 2 TB SSD for additional data logging storage.
109341 Performance-P3-IOExpansion-4PCI Expands the Performance real-time target machine with 4 additional I/O slots to accommodate up to 11 I/O modules in the main chassis.
109342 Performance-P3-IOExpansion-4PXI Expands the Performance real-time target machine with 4 additional PXI I/O slots to accommodate up to 11 I/O modules within the main chassis. It provides support for up to 4 I/O modules for fault insertion, relay, resistor, battery cell and thermocouple emulation.
109351 Performance-P3-RearIO This option replaces the default enclosure with a version providing access to I/O module connectors at the rear side instead of at the front.
109352 Performance-P3-Rack

This option replaces the default handles with rack-mountable brackets. Factory assembled.

Delivery includes default desktop handles and bumpers for desktop use (not mounted).

109353 Performance-P3-Desktop Mounting Kit

Mounting kit to replace the rack brackets with desktop handles and bumpers for desktop or lab use.

Includes desktop handles, bumpers and installation manual.

109354 Performance-P3-Rack Mounting Kit

Mounting kit to replace the default handles with rack-mountable brackets.

Includes rack handles and installation manual. 

109361 Performance-P3-FrontProfile
Upgrade Kit

Upgrade kit including front profile and screws to install an existing I/O module into the Performance real-time target machine (P3).

Front profile must be assembled on the existing carrier or I/O module. Carrier not included in the delivery.

Expansion Units for Performance Core

Expansion Units for the Performance real-time target machine
109390 Performance-P3-IOExpansion-16PCIe Expands the Performance real-time target machine with an additional I/O expansion chassis providing 16 additional I/O slots with access to the I/O module connectors at the front side. Delivery includes a high-bandwidth, low-latency link to connect the expansion chassis to the Performance real-time target machine.
109391 Performance-P3-IOExpansion-16PCIe-RearIO This option replaces the default I/O expansion chassis with a version providing access to I/O module connectors at the rear side instead of at the front.
103600 Small PXI Expansion Chassis Expands the Performance real-time target machine with an additional 19” 4U rackmount PXI chassis providing seven additional PXI I/O slots. Delivery includes a high-bandwidth, low-latency link to connect the expansion chassis to the Performance real-time target machine.
103601 Large PXI Expansion Chassis Expands the Performance real-time target machine with an additional 19” 4U rackmount PXI chassis providing 13 additional PXI I/O slots. Delivery includes a high-bandwidth, low-latency link to connect the expansion chassis to the Performance real-time target machine.
103602 Performance I/O Expansion 19PXI Expands the Performance real-time target machine with an additional 19” 4U rack-mount PXI chassis providing 19 additional PXI I/O slots. Delivery includes a high-bandwidth, low-latency link to connect the expansion chassis to the Performance real-time target machine.
103603 Desktop PXI Expansion Chassis Expands the Performance real-time target machine with an additional PXI desktop chassis providing six additional PXI I/O slots. Delivery includes a high-bandwidth, low-latency link to connect the expansion chassis to the Performance real-time target machine.

Pricing information and product evaluation support
As your project might be complex, we believe that it is best to first phone or e-mail to evaluate your requirements. Based on this, we will be able to make sure you receive product and pricing information for your ideal real-time target solution. We are fast-reacting and are happy to discuss your requirements with you, so you won't lose time, but will profit from our professional evaluation service.

 

I/O expansion units

Expansion unit are connected with a high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand (IB) link, resulting in small additional latencies only. Latency sensitive I/O modules for high sample rate application components are typically installed into the base unit.

Front I/O access, seven I/O slots (item ID 109301)

 

Rear I/O access, seven I/O slots (item IDs 109301 with 109351 option)

 

Versatile

Versatile Installation Options

This test system is ideal to place on your desk or in a lab, or to mount in a rack. I/O can either be accessed at the front, or at the rear. See configuration options.

Front I/O access, eleven I/O slots (item IDs 109301 with 109341 option)

 

Rear I/O access, eleven I/O slots (item IDs 109301 with
109341 and 109351 options)

 

model-based-design workflow

Unrivaled Model-Based Design Workflow Integration

Benefit from the seamless MATLAB & Simulink workflow integration for Rapid Control Prototyping and Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing.

Front I/O access, eleven I/O slots, whereas four for PXI form factor
I/O modules (item IDs 109301 with 109342 option)

 

Rear I/O access, eleven I/O slots, whereas four for PXI form factor
I/O modules (item IDs 109301 with 109342 and 109351 options)

 

 

Capabilities

 

Expansion unit on top (item ID 109390) with 16 additional slots,
connected to base unit with 11 I/O slots. Front I/O access.

 

Expansion unit on top (item ID 109390) with 16 additional slots, connected
to base unit with 11 I/O slots. Rear I/O access (item ID 109391).

 

 

I/O slot quantity and rear or front access

 

Desk, Lab, and Rack Installation

Each Performance real-time target machine is pre-configured for either desk/lab placement, or rack installation. For desk/lab placement, protective blue bumpers, and for rack installation, rack brackets are pre-mounted. 

Desktop (item ID 109353) or rack (item ID 109354) mounting kits are available optionally, enabling you to easily reconfigure the system for either desk/lab or rack installation. 

 

Real-Time Performance

By default the Performance real-time target machine comes with a performance quad core CPU with a 3.1 GHz clock rate. 

To run applications at sample rates in the range of tens of kHz, the 4 GHz Xeon CPU option with six cores is recommended. And to deploy large models with high parallelism, an eight core CPU option is available. 

For applications or application components requiring sample rates up to the MHz range, you can choose from a selection of Simulink programmable FPGAs, also including lowest latency analog and digital I/O connectivity.  

Within Simulink, you can define which application components you want to execute on the CPU, and which ones on one or multiple programmable FPGAs, at different sample rates. 

 

High Speed Data Logging

Real-time testing frequently requires to log large amounts of data for an extended period of time, analysed after real-time execution such as with Simulink Simulation Data Inspector, you can hence choose SSDs with up to 2 TB of size for data logging 

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Long-Term Availability and Quality Services

Test systems are typically used for many years. Speedgoat hence assures long-term availability of components, continued compatibility with latest MATLAB releases, and responsive application support.

Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP)

 

  • Expedite control design development by using the test system as a powerful and flexible prototype of your controller in R&D.

  • Connect the test system with the same I/O ultimately provided by your future embedded controller to connect with your physical plant.

  • Use MATLAB & Simulink to design your controls, and use Simulink Real-Time to deploy the real-time application to the test system. Iterate through designs and monitor their performance. Automate the testing process.

  • Evolve your control designs while keeping core parts running on the embedded controller using bypassing. The embedded controller remains part of the test setup while new features are executed on the real-time test system, all perfectly connected and synced.

⮕ Learn more about RCP

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Configurations

Configuration options to best meet your application specific I/O, sample rate, data logging, and environmental needs.

Contact technical sales to discuss and receive a configuration proposal.

 

I/O Expansion and Access

This test system is frequently used to control and simulate highly complex setups such as complete vehicles and aircrafts, which is why the Performance real-time target machine offers large I/O expansion flexibility: The base unit offers seven or eleven I/O slots, depending on your choice. Plus you can connect up to two expansion units, enabling installation of over forty I/O modules. And should you require to scale even further, multiple target machine can be interconnected and synchronized such as with low latency shared memory links.

I/O modules can either be accessed at the front or at the rear.

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Testing

 

  • Test and verify embedded controllers with a digital or a hybrid physical and digital power HIL twin of your plant.

  • Run complex Simulink plant models on powerful multi-core CPUs and FPGAs

  • Automate testing by defining and running test cases with Simulink Test or XIL-enabled test automation platforms

  • Include virtual ECUs with restbus simulation and insert faults

⮕ Learn more about HIL testing

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Testing
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Built for High-Performance

Execute real-time applications on multiple high performance CPU cores and on one or multiple inter-connected FPGAs, at closed-loop sample rates up to the MHz range.

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