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DS6001 Processor Board

Compact and highly performant for fast closed-loops

The DS6001 Processor Board is a highly performant and compact two-slot processing unit for the SCALEXIO LabBox. It is the perfect choice for real-time applications that require fast closed-loop rates or high I/O bandwidth.

The DS6001 Processor Board is the most compact processing unit in dSPACE’s SCALEXIO portfolio. It is an excellent fit for application areas where system size matters, such as desktop-based real-time systems for function development and test. The DS6001 comprises high computation power and excellent real-time performance, with minimum jitter and latency. It is the perfect choice for real-time­applications that require fast closed-loop rates or high I/O bandwidth (e.g., electric drives, vibration cancelation, and data acquisition). 

Key Benefits

The DS6001 Processor Board features an Intel® Core™ i7-6820EQ quad-core processor running at 2.8 GHz. The four cores are available for your real-time application and speed up model computation with parallel computing and high performance data exchange between the cores.

The DS6001 allows you to scale your real-time system by connecting additional I/O boards or coupling several SCALEXIO Processing Units to form a multiprocessor system. The on-board Ethernet I/O interface can be used for direct real-time model access from external devices via TCP/IP or UDP/IP protocol or to provide an ECU Interface (e.g., for bypassing).  

Parameter Specification
Processor Real-time processor
  • Intel i7-6820EQ, quad-core, 2.8 GHz
  • Number of Cores: 4
  • L1 cache: 32 kB + 32 kB (data + instruction) per core
  • L2 cache: 256 kB per core
  • L3 cache: 8 MB total
  Host communication coprocessor
  • ARM Cortex-A9, 1.2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM memory (DDR4)
  • 8 GB flash memory
Angular processing unit (APU)
  • 6 APUs
  Angular resolution
  • 0.011°
  Speed range
  • ± 28.610 rpm
  Speed resolution
  • 0.109 rpm
Interfaces Interfaces to I/O boards
  • 2 external IOCNET interfaces usable as multiprocessor and I/O extension2)
  • IOCNET link speed: up to 2.5 Gb/s
  PCI Express
  • 2 PCIe x4 interfaces3)
  • 3 PCIe x1 interfaces3)
  Ethernet interface
  • Integrated low-latency Gigabit Ethernet I/O interface
Host interface
  • Gigabit Ethernet
Multiprocessor system
  • Building multiprocessor systems with more SCALEXIO Processing Units (up to
    32 SCALEXIO Processing Units)
Physical data Physical size
  • 238 x 100 x 39 mm (9.4 x 4 x 1.6 in)
  • Requires 2 slots
  • Temperature-controlled active cooling
  Power supply
  • +24 V, max. 2.7 A1)
1) Preliminary data. For technical specifications, please contact dSPACE.
2) SFP transceiver modules have to be ordered separately
3) Provides PCI Express interfaces to dedicated I/O slots of the SCALEXIO LabBox

IOCNET is a network technology developed by dSPACE that is optimized for high real-time requirements in terms of latencies and bandwidth. IOCNET makes scaling SCALEXIO systems easy by allowing for decentralized setups. The setups can include more than 100 device nodes, and the I/O and Processing Units can be located up to 100 m apart. SCALEXIO is therefore ideal for spatially distributed test systems, which can also be extended later on.

With the integrated multiprocessor support for SCALEXIO, two or more processing units can be coupled via IOCNET to increase computational power and I/O bandwidth to provide a solution even for the most demanding applications.

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