Hardware In The Loop

Hil AND CUSTOM TEST BENCH FOR testing purposes

Our Hardware in the Loop (HIL) solutions are tailor-made on customer need, without any compromises. We have more than 10 years of experience in design specific apparatus for testing of automotive ECU and power electronics controllers for Electric Vehicles (EV), e-Mobility, and power converters.

HIL solutions are based on National Instruments VeriStand software platform. The typical hardware solution is based on an NI RT platform (such as RT-PC, PXI, cRIO)  with the addition of other I/O modules from National Instruments, third party manufacturers and Alma Automotive’s custom electronics.

Alma Automotive experience can help you to test, design, verify and validate (V&V) industrial and automotive devices.

We can tune the computational power of the system on request. The National Instruments multi-platform approach makes it possible to scale the real time processor, from Arm® based computers to the latest Intel® based platforms. The system also includes a powerful FPGA to meet the most demanding real-time capability requirements.

Modularity HIL platform is based on:

  • Signal Conditioning Chassis: it hosts the conditioning modules and powers the NI I/O HW
  • Breakout Box: it hosts several kinds of connectors to simplify the access to test signals
  • FIU block: it hosts powers and controls the fault insertion unit modules
  • Load Rack: it hosts the DUT loads that cannot be simulated. Fast change to rearrange the application. Custom made.

Alma Automotive will select the building blocks to fit exactly your application.

Case study 1: HIL 125

Integrated system for testing high voltage DC equipment

  • Possibility of HV / HC power supply with regenerative capability (up to 1000V)
  • Electronic Load for HC

Integrated DUT cooling system

  • Adjustable coolant flow 50-200l/h
  • Adjustable coolant temperature (30-70°C up to 90°C)
  • Multi-point temperature monitoring system

Integrated safety systems

  • DUT overvoltage / overcurrent thresholds
  • Temperature monitoring systems with alarms
  • Area intrusion detection systems
  • HV bus insulation monitoring systems
  • Bench emergency safety systems

External safety systems with climatic chamber

Case study 2: HIL 128

Integrated system for testing VCU equipment

  • Vehicle model simulation
  • Simulink model compatibility (customer’s model)
  • ECU stimulation signal
  • Signal emulator: CAN, sensors, gearbox, wheels, etc
  • Low power Fault Insertion Units

Case study 1: HIL 125

Challenge

Integrated system for testing high voltage DC equipment

  • Possibility of HV / HC power supply with regenerative capability (up to 1000V)
  • Electronic Load for HC

Integrated DUT cooling system

  • Adjustable coolant flow 50-200l/h
  • Adjustable coolant temperature (30-70°C up to 90°C)
  • Multi-point temperature monitoring system

Integrated safety systems

  • DUT overvoltage / overcurrent thresholds
  • Temperature monitoring systems with alarms
  • Area intrusion detection systems
  • HV bus insulation monitoring systems
  • Bench emergency safety systems

External safety systems with climatic chamber

PROJECT

Product

Case study 2: HIL 128

Challenge

Integrated system for testing VCU equipment

  • Vehicle model simulation
  • Simulink model compatibility (customer’s model)
  • ECU stimulation signal
  • Signal emulator: CAN, sensors, gearbox, wheels, etc
  • Low power Fault Insertion Units

PROJECT

Product

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Alma Automotive s.r.l.

Via Terracini 2/c - 40131 Bologna - Italy
Tel. +39.051.9923806 / +39.051.0548470
Fax +39.051.0544839

info@alma-automotive.it
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Our locations

HEADQUARTER
Via Terracini 2 , 40131 Bologna

TESTING FACILITIES
Via Provinciale Bologna 28/30
40066, Pieve di Cento (BO)

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