dSPACE Prototyping Systems

High-performance rapid control prototyping (RCP)


  • High-speed systems for laboratory, test-bench, and in-vehicle use
  • From cost-effective single-board hardware to comprehensive modular solutions
  • Quick and reliable real-time testing and optimization of control functions
  • Automatic implementation of MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Stateflow® models on dSPACE hardware
  • Simulink®-programmable FPGA for convenient FPGA algorithm prototyping
  • Broad range of I/O interfaces including bus interfaces for CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and Ethernet


Whether in a laboratory, in a vehicle or elsewhere in the field, with dSPACE’s flexible prototyping systems, you can easily optimize your control designs as often as you need until they meet your requirements. Therefore you can either replace an entire controller with a dSPACE prototyping system, or test new functions by bypassing an existing production controller. All without manual programming. Your Simulink® block diagram design is automatically implemented on the system and calculated in real time.

dSPACE offers a wide range of hardware and software components, for example:

  • MicroAutoBox II – robust and compact prototyping hardware for in-vehicle use, also available with programmable FPGA and further extension options (e.g., Embedded PC for Windows®- and Linux-based applications)
  • MicroLabBox – compact all-in-one prototyping and test hardware for the laboratory, with high computing power, programmable FPGA, and comprehensive I/O interfaces
  • Powerful modular systems (SCALEXIO hardware, PHS hardware) with optimum scalability and flexibility that fits your project
  • Cost-effective single-board hardware (DS1104 R&D Controller Board) – a complete real-time control system on only one controller board
  • Implementation software (Real-Time Interface, ConfigurationDesk) to conveniently configure I/O interfaces and extend Simulink Coder® to implement your Simulink and Stateflow® models for real-time processing on dSPACE hardware
  • ControlDesk, universal experiment software for measuring and changing variables during run time by means of graphical instruments
  • Engineering services for special demands

dSPACE Prototyping Systems are used across a broad range of industries as well as in research and education. Customer applications include:

  • Control design, implementation, and testing
  • Data capturing and logging
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving
  • E-mobility and electrification
  • Engine optimization
  • Robotics and automation
  • Sound, vibration, and position control

Explore selected hardware support for dSPACE products.


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
  • Fax
  • On-site assistance
  • Telephone
  • Training

Product Type

  • Rapid Prototyping and HIL Systems


  • Control Systems
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Rapid Prototyping


  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Industrial Automation and Machinery
  • Rail, Ships, and Other Transportation