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Small form factor controller and simulator, for office, lab, and field use, and embedded deployment

The Unit real-time target machine is ideal if you need a small-scale real-time controller or plant simulator with perfect MATLAB & Simulink workflow integration. Rapidly design, test, run, and deploy high-performance controls applications and run smaller-scale plant simulations

Its quad-core Atom processor, a fast SSD for data logging, and the optional IO397 Simulink programmable FPGA option enable you to achieve closed-loop rates approaching 20kHz for applications requiring a smaller set of I/O. The Baseline, Mobile, and Performance real-time target machine provides even faster real-time performance and larger scalability. 

The Unit machine provides a rugged enclosure with passive cooling and supports operating temperature ranges of up to -40 °C to +85 °C.

By default, the Unit real-time target machine provides one host-target link (GbE port), plus one GbE port supporting one of the following functionalities: Real-Time UDP, XCP, TCP/IP, PTP IEEE1588, EtherCAT Master, Modbus TCP, OPC UA, or DNP3.

In addition, it provides one I/O expansion slot for one of the following functionalities: Analog and digital, including PWM, encoder, SPI, I2C and SENT, or serial (RS232/RS422/RS485), or CAN/CAN FD, or industrial protocols such as EtherCAT Slave, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP, and POWERLINK.

Like all Speedgoat testing systems, it provides unrivaled workflow integration with MATLAB & Simulink.

Capabilities  

Accelerate the design and testing of control designs and embedded controllers from MATLAB & Simulink

Speedgoat test system provide unrivaled MATLAB & Simulink workflow integration through Simulink Real-Time™. Rapidly prototype and test control designs. Test and automate testing of embedded controllers in real-time with your hardware under test. 

Achieve demanding sample rates and compute complex applications

Based on the closed-loop sample rate requirement of your application designed with Simulink, this target machine is configured with the best-suited high-performance multi-core CPU and and one optional Simulink programmable FPGA.

Supported I/O connectivity

The Unit real-time target machine can be expanded with one of the following I/O modules:

IO191 Sequential sampling analog I/O module with 8 single-ended or 4 differential inputs, 4 single-ended outputs, and 16 digital I/O lines
IO291 Digital I/O module with 8 isolated digital inputs with up to 48VDC, 8 digital outputs with up to 48V and 1A current, and 8 x digital TTL I/O lines
IO292 Digital I/O module with 24 x digital I/O lines
IO391-IO393 I/O module with configurable TTL or RS422/RS485 I/O functionality, supporting PWM generation and capture, encoder inputs and outputs (quadrature, SSI, EnDat, BISS), SPI, I2C, SENT, and more
IO397 I/O module with programmable FPGA and configurable digital TTL I/O functionality (PWM, encoders, SPI, I2C, SENT, …), plus 4 x single-ended/4 differential analog inputs, and 4 x single-ended analog outputs
IO581 4-port serial I/O module supporting RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485
IO691 CAN I/O module supporting 2 x CAN / CAN FD
IO641/IO642 PROFIBUS DP Master or Slave I/O module
IO643/IO644 CANopen Master or Slave I/O module
IO75X EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFINET, EtherCAT Slave, or POWERLINK Slave I/O module.
IO791 Gigabit Ethernet I/O module for real-time UDP, TCP/IP, EtherCAT Master or XCP Master/Slave.

Connect the target machine with your hardware, right from Simulink

Delivery of each I/O module includes a Simulink I/O Blockset, enabling you to access and configure I/O functionality rapidly right from Simulink. Delivery always contains a suitable cable and a terminal board.  

Rugged installation

To mount, an optional DIN rail clamping set with two cleats and two lockable clamps is available. 

Maintained for the years to come

Speedgoat & MathWorks continuously improve the real-time testing experience for Speedgoat testing systems, accessible through the latest Speedgoat I/O Blockset and Simulink Real-Time software releases and compatible with the latest MATLAB release. In addition, full service and maintenance extension packages also, including technical support, are available.

A default warranty on the hardware is provided for two years and can be extended to five years. Even after the warranty period, Speedgoat continues to repair systems if anything should break. Drop-in replacement options for minimum downtimes are also available.  

 

Ordering Information
Product Name Unit real-time target machine Unit Education
real-time target machine
Unit Openframe
real-time target machine
Item ID 106000 106002 106001
Mainboard & CPU
CPU Intel Atom x5-E3940 1.6 GHz quad-core
Real-time operating system Simulink Real-Time™
MATLAB release 2016a and later
Memory 4GB DDR3 
Video interface 1 x DisplayPort
USB 2 x USB 3.0
Host-Target link Intel I210
GbE ports 1x Intel I210
Nr. of slots for I/O modules 1 x mPCIe
 Mass Storage
Main drive 120 GB 2.5" SSD 128 GB SSD SATADOM
Main drive - options

250 GB 2.5" SSD (Item ID 106007)
1 TB 2.5" SSD (Item ID 106008)
256 GB 2.5" SSD Extended Temp. (Item ID 106010)
1 TB 2.5" SSD Extended Temperature (Item ID 106011)

256GB SSD SATADOM (Item ID 106013)
Power
Power supply 12 VDC ±10%, external AC/DC power adapter 100 - 240 VAC / 50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption 15W
Mechanical
Enclosure Aluminium enclosure with integrated passive heatsink Openframe on passive heatsink, aluminium side panels
DIN-rail mounting option Set of clamps for DIN rail mounting (Item ID 105262) n/a
Dimensions H 60 mm x W 140 mm x D 100 mm H 58 mm x W 140 mm x D 100 mm
Weight 800g (depending on the I/O module) 440 g (without I/O module)
Environmental
Ambient temperature 0 °C to +40 C° 
Operating temperature range of components Standard: 0 °C to +65 °C  Extended temperature option: - 40 °C to +85 °C (optionally available)
Storage temperature -20 °C to +70 °C
Relative Humidity 10 - 90% r.H., non-condensing
Altitude 2000 m
Standards Compliance
Certification  CE compliant

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

 

 

Item ID Product Name Components
106000 Unit real-time target machine

1x complete, fully assembled and tested Unit real-time target machine
1x Ethernet cable for host-target communication
Driver block library for Simulink Real-Time
Comprehensive documentation and Simulink example models

Delivery includes Speedgoat Simulink Real-Time drivers and tools, an external AC/DC power adapter, an Ethernet cable for host-target communication, and DIN-rail mounting clips. Supported operating temperature range: 0°C up to +60°C. Extended temperature support of -40°C to +75°C available.

106001 Unit Openframe real-time target machine

1x complete, fully assembled and tested Unit Openframe real-time target machine
1x Ethernet cable for host-target communication
Driver block library for Simulink Real-Time
Comprehensive documentation and Simulink example models

Delivery includes Speedgoat Simulink Real-Time drivers and tools, an external AC/DC power adapter, an Ethernet cable for host-target communication, and DIN-rail mounting clips. Supported operating temperature range: 0°C up to +60°C. Extended temperature support of -40°C to +75°C available.

Optional Accessories
106007 Unit-SSD256GB 250 GB SSD drive instead of default 120 GB flash drive. Ideal to log large amounts of data at high sample rates. Supports read transfer rates of up to 550 MB/s, and write transfer rates of up to 520 MB/s.
106008 Unit-SSD1TB 1 TB SSD drive instead of default 120 GB flash drive. Ideal to log large amounts of data at high sample rates. Supports read transfer rates of up to 550 MB/s, and write transfer rates of up to 520 MB/s.
106010 Unit-SSD256GB-T 256 GB SSD drive instead of default 120 GB flash drive. Ideal to log large amounts of data at high sample rates. Supports read transfer rates of up to 560 MB/s, write transfer rates of up to 505 MB/s, and an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C.
106011 Unit-SSD1TB-T 1 TB SSD drive instead of default 120 GB flash drive. Ideal to log large amounts of data at high sample rates. Supports read transfer rates of up to 560 MB/s, write transfer rates of up to 505 MB/s, and an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C.
106013 Unit-SATADOM256GB 256 GB SATADOM SATA III SSD drive instead of default 128 GB flash drive for Unit openframe real-time target machine. Ideal to log large amounts of data at high sample rates. Supports read transfer rates of up to 510 MB/s, write transfer rates of up to 300 MB/s, and an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C.
105262 DIN rail clamping set Set of two cleats and two lockable clamps for standard 35 mm DIN rails. M3x6 TX10 mounting screws included

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.

 

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