The image shows a 3D model of a universal controller with sufficient I/O capability for wide variety of tasks commonly found in drivetrain control systems.
The device has a sealed enclosure to support under-bonnet installation, and has been designed to support 12V or 24V applications which require higher safety-criticality.
The operating temperature for the device is -40C to 105C.
Initial samples were delivered to Elsense from our supplier in January 2019.
3D CAD image of the Automotive Controller
For 12/24V automotive applications, we've designed the hardware to support a wide battery input voltage range.
The unit is equipped with surge-stopping circuitry which is designed to be hard to ISO7637 transients.
The controller supports 3 separate CAN links and 1 LIN interface.
All communications interfaces allow 'through-cable' connections to reduce harness complexity.
We've selected proven devices from the world's leading semiconductor vendors for use in this device. All components used have appropriate AEC qualifications.
The controller uses the 32-bit PowerPC SPC5744P microprocessor and MC33FS6500 series companion system-base chip from NXP. This proven combination is widely used within the automotive industry for safety-critical, high performance applications.
We're using a high performance sealed Molex CMC series connector for the signal interface, plus high power screw terminals for the main power and brushless drive phase connections.
We received the controllers in January 2019, and began testing to make sure the MCU and all the I/O worked as anticipated.
We're pleased to report all was well. We've developed a complete set of low-level software and CAN-based bootloader code to support any kind of driveline application.
We support datalogging, calibration and re-programming via the XCP protocol. We use commerically-available development tools to directly connect with the unit when it is running executable code.
We continue to develop high-level software to run on this, and our other controllers.
If your application matches with the I/O specification above, and you need a controller for your system - talk to us about using this device.