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Vector Hardware Components
Vector supports you in the development, analysis and optimization of electronic vehicle networks and ECUs with various hardware components.
Our product range includes several interfaces that connect your PC to bus systems and networks such as CAN FD, LIN, J1708, Ethernet, FlexRay or MOST. Data loggers, scalable calibration and measurement hardware as well as modular test hardware for HiL systems complete the portfolio.
The Vector network interfaces have a flexible connection to the respective bus system via interchangeable bus transceivers. The user has the choice of several bus transceivers for CAN (FD), LIN, K-Line, FlexRay, Sensor and J1708 bus systems. The transceivers are available as piggyback boards.
The GL loggers are special automotive data recorders which can be used in test vehicles or on test benches. They record measurement values and acquire the data communications of CAN, LIN, FlexRay bus systems. In addition, GL loggers store time-synchronously measured values from internal ECU parameters via CCP/XCP and diagnostics, digital and analog inputs and GPS data.
The measurement modules of our partner CSM are extremely rugged, compact, efficient and highly precise over the entire operating temperature range. CSM has been setting technological standards for years now, especially in the field of decentralized measurement technology. Its CAN measurement modules have proven themselves for over 15 years. They are in continual use worldwide and assure easy measurement of temperature, electrical voltages, mechanical stresses, rotational speeds, etc.
Software tools used to develop, simulate, test and maintain distributed systems require powerful and flexible network interfaces. Vector offers you interfaces for CAN (FD), LIN, J1708, Ethernet/IP, FlexRay, 802.11p and MOST as well as driver software and programming interfaces for use with Vector software tools and in customer-specific solutions.
The RT Rack is an industrial PC with a real-time operating system that is optimized for CANoe simulation. Its modular layout makes it possible to use any of the PCIe cards available from Vector.
The compact test hardware VH1160 is an USB hardware for automating ECU conformance tests for CAN and LIN. It is typically used by CANoe-based test implementations to automatically reset the ECU on the hardware side before each test case.
The VH4110 hardware – also called "IoT Enabler" connects your wireless smart devices under test locally, without an internet connection, to the CANoe development and test tool. The small, handy USB hardware is based on a commercially available Raspberry Pi 4B.
With the compact VH5110 hardware – also called "CCS Listener" - you analyze the charging communication between a charging station (EVSE) and an e-vehicle (EV). The hardware is specialized for the neutral, seamless "listening" of the communication based on CCS protocols
VH6501 is a flexible yet compact CAN (FD) disturbance hardware and a network interface for CANoe combined in one device. It enables you to generate disturbances of almost any kind precisely and reproducibly in CAN (FD) networks. This makes it the ideal tool for testing the fault handling of nodes.
VP6400 and VP7400 are powerful and robust hardware platforms, that are especially designed for time-synchronous recording of automotive bus messages, video streams, radar raw data and ECU-internal measurement data in parallel. With their high logging rates, they are suitable for ADAS projects.
vSECC (Supply Equipment Charge Controller) is a communication controller for charging stations. It serves as a communication interface between the electric vehicle, the Charging Station Management System (CSMS) and the power electronics.
To test ECUs thoroughly, it is not only necessary to connect the communication networks to the test system, it is also necessary to connect the I/O interfaces. This task is handled by the Vector VT System. It simplifies the setup of test benches and HIL test systems immensely, because it integrates all circuit components needed to connect an I/O channel in one module. Examples of I/O channels are an ECU's output for controlling a headlamp or input for connecting a brightness sensor.
The VX0312 is a Ethernet / BroadR-Reach USB adapter with integrated CAN-FD-connection developed to meet automotive requirements. XCP on Ethernet or XCP on BroadR-Reach devices can quickly and reliably be connected via the VX0312 to a computer having a measurement and calibration software installed.
The VX1000 System is a scalable solution with top performance for your measurement and calibration tasks. It can be used in the vehicle – both in the interior and in the engine compartment –, on test benches and in the laboratory. The system forms the interface between the ECU and a measurement and calibration tool such as CANape. For high data throughput with minimal impact on ECU run-time, data is accessed over the microcontroller-specific data trace and debug ports.
Trainings, Workshops and Knowledge
Vector offers numerous seminars and workshops dealing with Vector software tools, Vector standard software components, AUTOSAR and current bus technologies and protocols. Our training team consists of numerous experienced engineers who are pleased to impart their extensive knowledge and experience to others.