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vTAG-RT VTAG-RT

vTAG-RT is a computational framework that runs on a standard PC and uses a real-time operating system to run a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system.

vTAG-RT’s origins are the Electronic Control Units (ECU) of professional motor–sport where building highly configurable model based applications is key. vTAG-RT enables the tools used to develop ECU control models to also be used to monitor, tune and develop the plant model inside the HIL system.

vTAG-RT runs on RTOS-32 allowing the Mathwork’s xPC block sets to be used to manage all I/O within the Simulink models.

The Graphical Development Environment (GDE) provides the automated build environment and a block library to allow the configuration of scalars and maps, the logging of signals, error and events plus some signal conditioning blocks.

In Detail

Features

  • Real-Time HIL environment
  • 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100ms, engine synchronous and background tasks
  • Simulink code generation
  • GDE block set
  • Supports nine Applications and BIOS
  • Tune editing via System Monitor
  • Powerful data logger
  • Data visualization through ATLAS

Programming

vTAG-RT is programmed with System Monitor. Each application may be programmed separately or from a single System Monitor project. System Monitor allows any of the tuneable parameters to be edited either on-line or offline.

Once programmed, vTAG-RT will autoboot from cold to its previously programmed state within a few seconds.

Logging

The logger inside the vTAG-RT BIOS is optimised to collect large amounts of data with the minimum use of memory and communications bandwidth. The logger includes:

  • 1Hz to 1kHz fixed frequency logging rates
  • Engine synchronous logging and optional periodic log of everything.
  • Trigger channels with pre and post triggers to enable data to be logged at different frequencies under different conditions
  • Data packing, so that floating point engineering values maybe packed into smaller data types to save space.
  • Data compression to pack constant or near constant data. This is particularly useful where switch positions need to be logged at a very high frequency, but where their values seldom change.

Logged data is sent live to ATLAS for analysis.

Extendibility

vTAG-RT is highly extendable as it makes no specific requirements of bus or system architecture. Mathwork’s xPC provides a wide range of blocks for PC I/O cards. Custom blocks can also be written for new cards.

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vTAG-RT is a computational framework that runs on a standard PC and uses a real-time operating system to run a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system.

vTAG-RT’s origins are the Electronic Control Units (ECU) of professional motor–sport where building highly configurable model based applications is key. vTAG-RT enables the tools used to develop ECU control models to also be used to monitor, tune and develop the plant model inside the HIL system.

vTAG-RT runs on RTOS-32 allowing the Mathwork’s xPC block sets to be used to manage all I/O within the Simulink models.

The Graphical Development Environment (GDE) provides the automated build environment and a block library to allow the configuration of scalars and maps, the logging of signals, error and events plus some signal conditioning blocks.

McLaren Applied Technologies
Manufactured by: McLaren Applied Technologies
Model: vTAG-RT
Product ID: VTAG-RT

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