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HCU – Genix HIL configuration software

HCU software is provided to configure Genix hardware-in-the-loop systems. All rack layout, I/O allocation and Genix signal conditioning is controlled through this tool.

HCU Example Screenshot

HCU Example Screenshot

 

Configuration of I/O

Many of our boards use Genix technology to support reconfiguration of I/O and signal conditioning.

Typical changes include modifying an input from pull-down to pull-up or to change the input pull-up resistance, but the capabilities are of course immense.

Software overview

HCU is used to configure one or more racks in the HIL system. Each rack can be any size from 3U to 50U, making it very easy to mix and reuse racks within your testing facility.

Once each rack is defined, you then build up where each sub-rack, I/O board, router and associated hardware is located via an intuitive graphical tool.

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Adding a DGELF to HCU (click to zoom)

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Fault insertion

HCU supports manual fault insertion, using our range of fault insertion cards, including grouping of channels for high current sharing and definition of power supply fault wiring. In addition, graphical control of all channels’ fault insertion is possible, allowing shorting any number of channels together or to any wired supply.

For automation of fault insertion, HCU also supports two possible modes:

  • VB script editor and automation interface (built in)
  • Windows COM scripting interface for third-party automation tools.

Via the supplied fully documented automation API, systems can be loaded, configured and scripts executed for fault testing.

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Maintenance and checking

HCU also provides a number of features to aid equipment checking and maintenance.

Each POD of I/O modules can be checked for its configuration interface and will report if communications fail.

Fault insertion boards that are fitted with the self-test boards can be tested, and a report generated to confirm correct operation prior to and after a test has been completed, for additional test evidence.

Where firmware of special function boards is in need of updating or upgrading, this can be done through the HCU reflash interface.

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