Applied Dynamics International's New rtX Powertrain Offers a Complete Solution for Powertrain Controller Development.ANN ARBOR Ann Arbor, city (1990 pop. 109,592), seat of Washtenaw co., S Mich., on the Huron River; inc. 1851. It is a research and educational center, with a large number of government and industrial research and development firms, many in high-technology fields such as , Mich. -- Applied Dynamics International today announced the release of the rtX Powertrain simulator. The rtX Powertrain is a turnkey real-time simulator for the development and test of engine and transmission controllers. The rtX Powertrain combines the rtX PC-based real-time simulator, ADI's PCI-Engine board set, and an assortment of other boards to provide the computational power and electrical interfaces to develop and test advanced powertrain controllers.
"The rtX Powertrain embodies ADI's vision of the future of engine and transmission controller development," said John McIntosh This article refers to the apple farmer. For other references, see John McIntosh (disambiguation).
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The rtX Powertrain includes the ability to run engine or transmission models developed using Simulink, SystemBuild, AMESim, Dymola, Statemate and other modeling tools or even to run several models combined. ADvantage run-time tools provide visibility into the inner workings of the executing model for analysis and debugging. Supported real-time signals include digital or analog crank profile generation, cam signal output, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) A modulation technique that generates variable-width pulses to represent the amplitude of an analog input signal. Like its fixed-width pulse density modulation (PDM) cousin, the output switching transistor is on more of the time for a output and measurement, TTL (1) (Time To Live) A parameter in a network packet that sets a time limit to its validity. In order to prevent an IP packet from propagating endlessly through the network, the value in the TTL field is reduced by each router. and battery voltage (up to 42 volts) digital inputs and outputs, 2 channels of selectable-transceiver CAN bus, 2 channels of crank-synchronous knock output, thermistors output, ratiometric and differential analog output, and analog input Refers to hardware interfaces that accept non-digital signals. For decades, all the plugs and sockets on traditional audio and video equipment connected analog lines (see illustration below). .
"Preview introductions of the rtX Powertrain into the automotive industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide. were received with incredible excitement," said Scott James, Director of Business Development at ADI. "We quickly learned that the industry was waiting for a tool to help bring forward the long list of engine technologies of the future. The rtX Powertrain exceeds existing tools with both computational performance and signal accuracy and is a fraction of the price. We're very excited to be a part of the future of powertrain technology."
Demonstrations of the rtX Powertrain can be seen in the ADI booth at this year's Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, October 27th, 28th, and 29th.
A pioneer in the development, manufacture, and use of simulation and control system technology for more than 40 years, Applied Dynamics International design engineering products are used in leading real-time simulation laboratories around the world. Applied Dynamics International is a supplier of advanced embedded hardware and software development tools for the aviation, aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics and other related industries. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, Applied Dynamics International also has offices in the United Kingdom, installations in 23 countries and representatives throughout the world.
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