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. When purchasing an ECU for charging communication of commercial vehicles or various gateways: 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

Application Areas

Vector Controller: Numerous Options for Your Specific Use Case

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.

Customized ECUs

Based on the Vector Controllers, the entire project for your series vehicle can also be covered by Vector. It starts with the definition of features, through the implementation process up to the maintenance in series production. Upon that, we rely on the high quality and standards of the automotive industry for small series productions.

Key Features

  VC-EVCC-P VC-VCCU VC121-12 VC36B-12
Purpose Charging
Communication
Charging
Communication
Multi Gateway Ethernet Switch
CAN
LIN    
FlexRay    
 
OABR / 100Base-T1    
PLC
 
 
Analog IN
 
Digital IN
Frequency IN    
 
PWM Out    
 
Digital Out  
 
H-Bridge
 
 

 

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 controller supports the charging of electric vehicles via an inverted pantograph according to the OppCharge standard. The wireless communication with the charging infrastructure is realized by a CAN-WiFi Gateway.

 

 

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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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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CAN-WiFi Gateway

Interface between VC-EVCC-P and SECC

The CAN-WiFi Gateway is intended as a connecting link between a vehicle-side charging communication control unit and an infrastructure-side charging communication control unit. The CAN-WiFi Gateway may only be used in conjunction with a host ECU (VC-EVCC-P) explicitly approved by Vector for the intended use.

Technical Data:

  • WiFi communication based on IEEE 802.11a/n (20 MHz channel in the 5 GHz band)
  • IP65 housing Protection class only with appropriate protective caps
  • Restriction of use to European member states
  • Qualified according to Industrial Standard, not Automotive standard ISO 16750

Detailed technical information can be found in the Technical Reference document for CAN-WiFi Gateway.

CAN-WiFi-Gateway

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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Charging via Inverted Pantograph

VC-EVCC-P supports the charging of electric vehicles via inverted pantographs according to OppCharge V1.3.0. From the charging infrastructure side, the pantograph establishes the connection with the vehicle. The wireless communication is realized by a CAN-WiFi Gateway. It enables wireless communication based on IEEE 802.11a/n in the 5 GHz band.

Use Case "Charging via Inverted Pantograph"
Use Case "Charging via Inverted Pantograph"
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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).
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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Technical Data:

  • Charging communication per ISO 15118 and DIN SPEC 70121
  • Value Added Services based on VDV 261
  • 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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Vehicle Integration VC-VCCU
The VC-VCCU is designed to be integrated into the vehicle with the following system architecture.

The VC-VCCU is designed to be integrated into the vehicle with the following system architecture. 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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VC121-12

Universal ECU for Domain Controller and Gateways

Photo of the VC121-12
VC121-12

Based on its many communication and IO interfaces, the universal ECU VC121-12 is the ideal solution for use in small series productions and for rapid development of functional samples. It is also well-suited for use in evaluation projects and test fleets. Vector’s AUTOSAR basic software MICROSAR is available in the VC121-12 also for Evaluation Purposes (see Tab “Evaluation Bundle”). It forms the basis for your application and contains supplemental hardware drivers that are not specified in AUTOSAR, such as for controlling output driver chips.

The VC121-12 is fully qualified for serial production in accordance with ISO 16750 / LV 124. That’s why the use in serial productions after evaluation is just a small step. To reduce costs for series production, it is possible to procure the ECUs with reduced PCB population.

Availability status: Series release

A version for series use can be derived on customer request.

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Technical Details

  • High-performance microcontroller architecture
  • Many communication interfaces for CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet
  • A lot of diagnostics-capable inputs and outputs
  • Safety controller and integrated safety mechanisms for safety-related applications according to ISO 26262
Main CPU
SPC56EC64, 120 MHz / 80 MHz, Dual Core
  • 1,5 MB Code Flash
  • 4 x 16 kB Data Flash
  • 192 kB RAM
 
Safety CPU
STM8AF62, 16 MHz
  • 32 kB Flash
  • 2 kB RAM
 
Communication interfaces
6 x CAN 2.0B
2 x LIN
1 x Ethernet (BroadR-Reach)
1 x FlexRay (Dual-Channel, end node)
Digital inputs
20 x 0…UBAT
Frequency inputs
8 x 0…UBAT, max. 20 kHz, diagnosable
Analog inputs
14 x 0…5 V, 12 bit, diagnosable
8 x 0…UBAT, 12 bit, diagnosable
Digital outputs
2 x 6A (high-side), diagnosable
2 x 6A (high-side), diagnosable
4 x 200mA (high-side), diagnosable
PWM outputs
12 x 2.5A (high-side), diagnosable
16 x 1A (high-side), diagnosable
4 x 200mA (high-side), diagnosable
Sensor supply
2 x 5 V, 100 mA
Operating voltage
8…16 V DC
Total current draw (with load)
max. 42 A
Dimensions (L / W / H)
220 mm x 120 mm x 40 mm
Operating temperature
-40…+85 °C
Plug connectors
Tyco 1473244 (81-polig) and
Tyco 1473252 (40-polig)
EMC / ESD
Tested according to the harmonized requirements of German automotive manufacturers
Environmental compatibility
ISO 16750 / LV 124
Housing degree of protection
IP40 (regular variant) / IP67 (sealed variant)
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The right accessories will help you in development.

Breakout Box for VC121-12

Breakout Box for VC121-12

The VCA0101 Breakout Box gives you easy access to all of the pins of the VC121-12:

  • Measure and stimulate signals
  • D-Sub9 connector for direct access to communication channels
  • 4 mm laboratory sockets for all discrete channels
  • Dimensions: 331 mm x 190 mm x 58 mm

You will find detailed notes of the VCA0101 in the user manual.

 

JTAG Adapter for VC121-12

The VCA0201 JTAG adapter is used to connect the VC121-12 to debuggers or programming hardware. The adapter is plugged onto the Nexus 38+ interface of the VC121-12 and offers the standardized 14-pin connector for a JTAG interface that is used as a counterpart.

  • Easy to mount onto the VC121-12 by screw fastening
  • Selectable reset options of the CPU – via debugger or System Base Chip (SBC)
  • LEDs for monitoring the voltage supply including switch for deactivating the LEDs and reducing current consumption
  • Push button for manual reset
  • Dimensions: 40 mm x 35 mm x 18 mm

You will find detailed notes of the VCA0201 in the user manual.

 

Integrated Debugger for VC121-12

The integrated VCA0301 debugger enables debugging of the ECU software using the supplied winIDEA software from iSYSTEM. The VCA0301 is plugged directly onto the debug interface of the VC121-12 and establishes a JTAG connection to the microcontroller. The compact layout makes it possible to use the debugger in an enclosed ECU housing and offers a direct USB connection to a PC via a built-in socket on the outside of the ECU (VCA0602).

  • JTAG connection to the microcontroller
  • Easy to mount by screw fastening on the VC121-12
  • Product includes a 12-month license for debugging the ECU software using winIDEA – the debugging and test software from iSYSTEM.
  • Easy to connect the debugger over a Mini-USB interface
  • Dimensions: 50 mm x 35 mm x 18 mm

You will find detailed notes of the VCA0301 in the user manual.

 

Evaluation System for VC121-12

Evaluation System for VC121-12

The VCA0501 is an evaluation system (EVS) with sensors and actuators, on which the VC121-12 is mounted. It is connected to the ECU via a wire harness and enables an easy-to-operate system for software evaluations:

  • Evaluate standard software
  • Ideal as teaching platform and for training new employees
  • Execution platform for system presentations
  • Practical work at universities

You will find detailed notes of the VCA0501 in the user manual.

 

Housing Variant for VC121-12 with Large Opening

The VCA0601 housing variant is available for the VC121-12 and gives you easy access to a wide variety of interfaces without having to constantly open the ECU housing. It enables easy connection of devices like the VCA0201 JTAG adapter or the integrated VCA0301 debugger to the microcontroller.

You will find detailed notes of the VCA0601 in the user manual.

 

Housing Variant for VC121-12 with USB Connection for Debugger

The VCA0602 housing variant is available for the VC121-12. The integrated Mini-USB socket gives you easy access to the VCA0301 debugger while the ECU is still fully protected.

You will find detailed notes of the VCA0602 in the user manual.

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The AUTOSAR Evaluation Bundle for VC121-12 is a comprehensive package of OEM independent AUTOSAR basic software (MICROSAR) and the tools DaVinci Developer and DaVinci Configurator Pro. For detailed information look at the Product Information (chapter 31).

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VC36B-12

Ethernet Gateway with Switching Functionality

VC36B-12

The VC36B-12 is a high performance automotive Ethernet gateway with switching functionality. With 5 BroadR-Reach channels, 1 100Base-TX channel, 1 CAN high speed, 3 CAN / CAN-FD channels and 1 LIN master channel it is well-suited for many gateway applications and backbone architectures. The IP protection class is IP40.

The VC36B-12 Ethernet Switch hardware is dedicated for MICROSAR IP evaluations and functional prototyping in laboratory
environment. For evaluation and test purposes we offer a complete evaluation bundle.

Availability status: Evaluation

 

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Technical Data:

  • High Performance Microcontroller Architecture
  • Multi port Ethernet Switch for high bandwidth in-vehicle networking
  • Wakeup capable on all communication interfaces
  • Diagnostics-capable inputs and outputs
CPU
TC297TA, 300 MHz, Tri-Core
  • 8 MB Code Flash
  • 728 kB Data Flash
  • 2 MB RAM
 
Switch Controller
Broadcom BCM89531
Communication Interfaces
5 x BroadR-Reach
1 x 100BASE-TX
1 x CAN-HS
3 x CAN-FD
1 x LIN
Digital and Frequency Inputs
2 x 0…UBAT, low active, max. 20 kHz, diagnosable
2 x 0…UBAT, high active, max. 20 kHz, diagnosable
Real-Time Clock
1 x PCA21125
Operating Voltage
6…16 V DC
Total Current Draw (with Load)
<4,5 A
Dimensions (L / W / H)
156 mm x 148 mm x 39 mm
Weight
560g
Ambient Temperature Range
-20 °C…+40 °C
Plug Connectors
48 PIN Molex CMC
EMV / ESD
Tested according to the harmonized requirements of German automotive manufacturers
IP Protection Class
IP40
Development Status
Alpha release available

 

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Wiring Harness VC36B-12

Wiring harness for the usage with the VC36B-12 in the length of 2,5m, for evaluation and testing purposes. One side is equipped with the connector for the VC36B-12, the other side will be left open.

You will find detailed notes of the Wiring Harness VCA-WH02 in the user manual.

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The AUTOSAR Evaluation Bundle for VC36B-12 is a comprehensive package of OEM independent AUTOSAR basic software (MICROSAR) and the tools DaVinci Developer and DaVinci Configurator Pro. For detailed information look at the Product Information (chapter 31).

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Embedded Software Projects

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

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