dSPACE Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Systems

Modular real-time systems based on SCALEXIO


  • High-performance real-time processors
  • Best closed-loop performance
  • Scalable systems with software-based configuration 
  • Comprehensive and fast ECU and software tests in a virtual environment
  • Integration of a wide range of MATLAB® and Simulink® models, e.g., for engines, vehicle dynamics, electric vehicles, and applications for autonomous driving
  • Software for implementation, experiment and platform management, automation, and 3-D animation


dSPACE® SCALEXIO for HIL simulation enables you to test new electronic control units (ECUs) and software largely in a virtual environment, without real vehicles or prototypes. The tests are very systematic and completely safe, even if critical thresholds are exceeded, and let you reproduce ECU errors whenever and however required. The tight integration of dSPACE software with MATLAB and Simulink provides a powerful development environment. After developing a simulation model in Simulink, you can test it on any PC with dSPACE VEOS and in real time on SCALEXIO using the same layouts, test scripts, and parameter sets. You can seamlessly transfer a Simulink block diagram to dSPACE SCALEXIO hardware via code generated by Simulink Coder and dSPACE ConfigurationDesk.

dSPACE offers open Simulink models for HIL simulation that give life to your dSPACE simulation system. The Automotive Simulation Models (ASMs) are complete and independent models that support all relevant phases of model-based design. They are available for standard automotive applications, including battery management systems, driver assistance systems with environment and sensor simulation, electric motors, diesel engines, gasoline engines, and vehicle dynamics. You can also use your own simulation models or third-party models.

Customer applications include:

  • Autonomous driving
  • Engine, powertrain, chassis, and body
  • Comprehensive closed-loop testing of ECUs, release/acceptance tests
  • Networked ECUs
  • Special requirements, e.g., for high system flexibility and high-current or high-voltage applications
  • Truck applications
  • Racing applications (Formula One, rally)
  • Electric motor simulation for hybrid or electric powertrains and electric steering systems
  • Electric motor emulation at power level
  • Battery management systems
  • Mechanical test benches


Rathenaustraße 26
33102 Paderborn
Tel: +49-5251-1638-0
Fax: +49-5251-66529


50131 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393-2020
Tel: 248-295-4700
Fax: 248-295-2950

Required Products


  • Windows


  • Consulting
  • E-mail
  • On-site assistance
  • Telephone
  • Training

Product Type

  • Rapid Prototyping and HIL Systems


  • Control Systems
  • Data Acquisition or Import
  • Embedded Systems
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control


  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Instrumentation