The MICROGen Simulink programmable controller allows you to develop control models, test them, and make amendments quickly in an iterative process. This allows for efficient Rapid Control Prototyping or gateway implementation. There are two MICROGen products – MICROGen for IoT and MICROGen MPC565.
Both MICROGens allow Simulink® control models to be implemented including real-world re-configurable I/O. VISUALCONNX then allows control GUIs to be quickly created.
MICROGen MPC565 offers 5 CAN ports, 2 LIN ports, on-board logging support and a maximum of 115 on-board discrete I/O.
MICROGen for IoT also offers enhanced processing capability and an expanded range of communication, including WIFI, Bluetooth and automotive Ethernet.
So, MICROGen is a powerful, reusable tool that speeds up the embedded controls development process or helps to resolve incompatible networks.
An introduction to the MICROGen hardware and software.
An overview of the features and uses of the MICROGen system.
How a more complex model can increase functionality.
“MathWorks and add2 products enabled Jaguar Land Rover to depart from the vehicle’s intended production specification. All vehicle systems see the valid CAN signals as expected. As a result, Jaguar Land Rover can confidently present the emissions test results to certification authorities around the world.”
MICROGen systems consist of two elements. Firstly, the MICROGen 565 hardware. Secondly, the flexiTARGET Productivity Toolbox, which contains all software necessary to utilise the system: the flexiTARGET Simulink Target Support Package (TSP) plus VISUALCONNX Full Developer, our real time systems interface creation package.
The optional Cloud expansion board allows for current measurement of each PWM channel, while the optional Rainbow expansion board offers high I/O count expansion. A touch screen interface is also available.
Ease of use
Using industry standard Simulink and embedded MATLAB.
The system is many times faster than traditional approaches.
High channel count, software configurable I/O built in with no need for additional signal conditioning hardware.
Compatibility and reprogramming
The entire MICROGen 5xx range is capable of being programmed for RAM or flash memory, simply by being re-flashed via CCP (CAN calibration protocol) from a standardised tool, such as VISUALCONNX or the Embedded Target download tool from The MathWorks.
Suitable from one-offs through to fleets of test vehicles, the extremely competitive cost and re-usability of MICROGen is hard to ignore.
By being able to be fit into tight spaces with no necessity for additional hardware, MICROGen can be deployed exactly where you want.
With no need to learn challenging tools you can complete projects faster, allowing you to move on to bigger and better things.
With a complete suite of software available to develop, execute and calibrate your application, efficiency is the key to MICROGen.
• Vehicle integration
• Control strategy development
• Infotainment testing
• CAN or LIN bus gateways
• CAN ‘restbus’ simulation
• Mechanical system controllers
MPC565 inc 36K RAM and 1Mb Flash
Up to 4Gb SD memory
16 character LCD, 10 LEDs, programmable sound
Software configurable inputs
Analogue, digital, frequency, gain, filter, pull up/down (Genix) x12
30V maximum analogue inputs x12
Wheel speed input
Current based frequency input shared with Genix
Shared inputs with wheel speed and Genix I/Ps x4
12 bit 0…Vbatt, 30mA drive (FSD scaling option available) x8