Vector Controllers
Communication ECUs from Vector

Benefit from a complete solution from a single source!

​The Vector Controllers are ECUs for specific use cases with the focus on data communication. They are perfect for the rapid development of functional samples and for use in series production. As a vehicle manufacturer, you only pay a share of the development costs of the ECU.

Advantages

  • Standard technologies scaled down to small series productions and development samples
  • Already qualified hardware for use in vehicles
  • Shorter development cycles
  • High flexibility and cost optimization for serial production
  • Single source supplier for ECU hardware, project and embedded software as well as development tools

Technical Article

Charging by Pantograph

Unlike passenger cars, electrically powered commercial vehicles have special performance requirements: as capital assets, they contribute to revenue generation in the long term. Therefore, they should be in use without a break as far as possible. Charging times must therefore be kept short, which requires high performance. Plug-in charging systems currently reach their limits here, as the transmission power is limited for reasons of cross-section and weight. Pantographs can provide a solution.

Application Areas

Off the Shelf ECUs

The Vector Controllers are perfect for your prototyping and development projects. They are also available in high quantities for test fleets and small series productions. Together with the MICROSAR basic software it forms a complete package with full functionality. The open ECU is also capable to host your individual software.

VC-EVCC

Generic Charging ECU for 24V Environments

VC-EVCC: Generic Charging ECU for 24V environments.

The Vector Controller - Electric Vehicle Communication Controller (VC-EVCC) is a generic charging control unit for 24V environments. It realizes electrical charging according to DIN SPEC 70121 and ISO 15118 for power line communication (PLC). VC-EVCC provides the perfect interface for prototype vehicles and development environments. It can also be carried over into your series vehicle right away.

 

The ECU is ideally suited for electric commercial vehicles.

VC-EVCC supports inlet charging for charging standard CCS-1 (Combo 1 Inlets) as well as CCS-2 (Combo 2 Inlets). The ECU is therefore compatible for the European as well as the US market. In addition, plug and charge allows easy authentication for electric vehicles.

 

Availability status: Evaluation & Series

 

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Wiring Harness VC-EVCC

Wiring harness VCA-WH01 for the usage with the VC-EVCC ECU in the length of 2,5m, for evaluation and testing purposes. One side is equipped with the connector for the VC-VCCU/VC-EVCC(-P), the other side will be left open.

 

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The VC-EVCC is designed to be integrated into the vehicle with the following system architecture.

 

VC-EVCC Vehicle Integration
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VC-EVCC-P

ECU for Pantograph Charging (OppCharge)

VC-EVCC-P supports charging via pantograph.

The Vector Controller - Electric Vehicle Communication Controller for Pantograph (VC-EVCC-P) is a generic charging control unit for 24V vehicle electrical systems. The ECU supports the charging of electric vehicles via roof-mounted pantographs. 

 

 

 

VC-EVCC-P: Available for series production.

The executed CAN channel with the standardized J1939 high-level communication for the industrial vehicle market offers a fast connection to the vehicle. Diagnostic messages are supported according to DM1, DM13 and the J1939 network management.

Availability status: Evaluation & Series

 

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Charging via Roof-Mounted Pantographs

VC-EVCC-P is intended for charging of electric vehicles via roof-mounted pantographs.

 

Roof-Mounted Pantograph
Charging via Roof-Mounted Pantograph
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Wiring Harness VC-EVCC-P

Wiring harness for the usage with the VC-EVCC-P ECU in the length of 2,5m, for evaluation and testing purposes. One side is equipped with the connector for the VC-VCCU/VC-EVCC(-P), the other side will be left open.

You will find detailed notes of the Wiring Harness VCA-WH01 in the user manual.

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Technical Data:

 

  • Charging communication according to the OppCharge V1.3.0 standard
  • IP6K9K housing for the best possible protection according to harmonized tests
  • ECU developed and produced according to given norms of the automotive and industrial vehicle industry
  • Turnkey solution: Direct installation in the vehicle
  • Internally tested according to ISO 16750

 

Communications
 
  • 2 x CAN
  • 1 x J1939 (DM1, DM13 and XCP)
  • 1 x UDS
  • 1 x Power Line Communication
 
Wake-up Mechanisms
 
  • Vehicle CAN
  • Control Pilot
  • Real Time Clock
 
Additional I/O  
  • Charging interrupt-switch
  • Status LED available as output
 
LED Driver Output
(PWM Output)
 
  • 3 x 20 mA, short-circuit proof and diagnosable
 
Digital
 
  • 1 x 5 A (high-side), short circuit proof and diagnosable
  • 3 x 200 mA 24 V DC (high-side), short circuit proof and diagnosable
 
Operation Voltage
 
  • 10…32 V DC (ISO 16750, Code E)
 
Dimensions (L / W / H)
 
  • 156 mm x 148 mm x 39 mm (VC mid-sealed, aluminum)
 
Operation Temperature
 
  • -40°C to +85°C (ISO 16750, Code H)
 

 

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VC-VCCU

Generic Smart Charging ECU

VC-VCCU

The Vector Controller - Vehicle Charge Control Unit (VC-VCCU) is a generic charging control unit. With its integrated functionality for charging via Powerline Communication (PLC), it provides the perfect interface for prototype vehicles and development environments per DIN SPEC 70121 and ISO 15118. It can also be carried over into your series vehicle right away.

 

VC-VCCU handles standardized communication between electric buses and the charging infrastructure via Powerline Communication (PLC).

The executed CAN channel with the standardized J1939 high-level communications for the commercial vehicle market provides a fast connection to the vehicle. The diagnostic messages for DM1, DM13 as well as the J1939 network management are supported.

 

Availability status: Evaluation & Series

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Vehicle Integration VC-VCCU
The VC-VCCU is designed to be integrated into the vehicle with the following system architecture.

This graphic shows the recommended integration into the vehicle. In conjunction with the AUTOSAR basic software, AC and DC charging according to IEC 61851, DIN SPEC 70121 and ISO 15118 is supported.

 

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Technical Data:

 

  • Charging communication per ISO 15118 and DIN SPEC 70121
  • IP6K9K housing for the best possible protection according to harmonized tests
  • ECU according to the given norms of the automotive and commercial vehicle industry
  • Turnkey solution: Direct installation in the vehicle, prototyping and series
  • Tested in-house based on ISO 16750
Communications
 
  • 2 x CAN
    • 1 x J1939 (DM1, DM13 and XCP)
    • 1 x UDS
  • 1 x Power Line Communication
 
Wake-up Mechanisms
 
  • Vehicle CAN
  • Control Pilot
  • Real Time Clock
 
Connector Interlocking
 
  • Interlocking of the connector with the inlet during charging process
  • Read-back channel to check if connector is properly pluged and locked
 
Additional I/O
 
  • Charging interrupt-switch of the switch readable
  • Status LED available as output
 
LED-Driver Output (PWM Output)
 
  • 3 x 20 mA, short-circuit proof and diagnosable
 
Digital
 
  • 1 x 5 A (high-side), short circuit proof and diagnosable
  • 3 x 200 mA 24 V DC (high-side), short circuit proof and diagnosable
 
Operating Voltage
 
  • 10…32 V DC (ISO 16750, Code E)
 
Dimensions (L / W / H)
 
  • 156 mm x 148 mm x 39 mm (VCmid-sealed, aluminum)
 
Operating Temperature
 
  • -40°C to +85°C (ISO 16750, Code H)
 

 

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Wiring Harness VC-VCCU

Wiring harness for the usage with the VC-VCCU in the length of 2,5m, for evaluation and testing purposes. One side is equipped with the connector for the VC-VCCU/VC-EVCC(-P), the other side will be left open.

You will find detailed notes of the Wiring Harness VCA-WH01 in the user manual.

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Embedded Software Projects

In addition to the ECU hardware, you also need tailor-made embedded software?

Vector will be glad to support you with individual project work - tailored to your requirements and adapted to your processes. Benefit from our extensive know-how in the fields of

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