A universal control unit for automotive applications


  • Embedded target using the MPC555 ‘Power PC’
  • 4 CAN ports, J1850(SCP), LIN, RS232/485, and USB
  • Complete with all I/O signal conditioning and 4MB RAM, 4MB Flash, EEPROM
  • Program using MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow
  • Built-in, high visibility LCD message display
  • Cost-effective for large-scale prototyping or small-scale production


MICROGen is a universal electronic control unit that operates as a node in bus-based systems, allowing protocol conversion and rapid prototyping to be quickly and easily implemented. It can generate real-world signals via its configurable, GENIX-type I/O and convert the incoming protocol to an alternative standard for use by other nodes downstream. Versions are available with more than 140 I/O channels, including PWMs, analog and digital I/O, wheel speed sensor I/P, half bridge O/P, and high-current relays.

MICROGen is used by large-scale manufacturers who require a low-cost, in-vehicle, prototyping tool for verifying control strategies and testing software as well as small-scale manufacturers seeking a cost-effective alternative to custom-built, prototyping hardware. MICROGen is programmed using the comprehensive, customized Simulink blockset provided, with support for the Embedded Coder and Embedded Target for Motorola MPC555 products from MathWorks. The compiled program is then downloaded via the CAN-bus interface.

MICROGen is delivered as a complete system. add2 provides all the needed MathWorks products with this system.

Read the user story on how Jaguar uses MathWorks and Add2 products.

Read the user story on how Jaguar and Land Rover use MathWorks and Add2 products.

add2 Limited

Hawkesyard Hall, Armitage Park
Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1PU
Tel: +44-1889-574400
Fax: +44-1889-576748

Required Products


  • Windows


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

Product Type

  • Rapid Prototyping and HIL Systems


  • Control Systems
  • Data Acquisition or Import
  • Real-Time Systems
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Protocol conversion


  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics