dSPACE adds simulation models for pneumatic brake and air suspension systems

October 30, 2013 by  
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Beginning in early 2014, dSPACE will offer simulation models for pneumatic brake and air suspension systems.

The ASM Pneumatics model library, which will become part of the dSPACE Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) product family, enables realistic brake simulation for commercial vehicles, and comfort functions for passenger vehicles.

ASM Pneumatics is ideal for developing and testing electronic brake systems (EBS), air suspension electronic control units (ECUs), level control ECUs, etc. ASM Pneumatics adds a complete realistic pneumatics system to the models for passenger vehicles (ASM Vehicle Dynamics), trucks (ASM Truck) and trailers (ASM Trailer).

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Infineon AUDO MAX SHE MCUs improve in-vehicle security; tamper-proof ECUs

November 22, 2011 by  
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Counterfeit components and manipulation of electronic control unit coding are two growing problems for automakers.  Counterfeiting can result in significant financial loss annually and possible safety risks.  Code manipulation (chip tuning) is both a safety and liability issue.

To help control the problem, Infineon Technologies is launching a series of automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) with hardware-based security features, including a protected secret key and encryption engines.  Intended for power train and chassis applications, the new devices include a “Secure Hardware Extension” (SHE).  The hardware extension addresses security functions described by the “HIS” (Manufacturers’ Software Initiative) Working Group on Security, members of which include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen.