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Speedgoat Target Computers and Speedgoat Support

Speedgoat target computers are real-time computers fitted with a set of I/O hardware, Simulink® programmable and configurable FPGAs, and communication protocol support. Speedgoat target computers are optimized for use with Simulink Real-Time™ and fully support the HDL Coder™ workflow.

Speedgoat real-time target machines include:

  • Performance — Highest performance, cost-effective real-time system for office or lab. Supports up to 50 I/O modules.

  • Mobile — Compact, rugged, fanless, and expandable real-time system. For mobile and in-vehicle use and use in confined areas. Provides an extended operating temperature range. Supports up to 14 I/O modules.

  • Baseline — Small, rugged, and fanless real-time system. For mobile, in-vehicle, and classroom use and use in confined areas. Provides an extended operating temperature range. Supports up to 7 I/O modules

  • Audio — Real-time system optimized for audio applications, such as hearing aids and car acoustics.

  • Unit — Small, rugged real-time system for mobile, field, in-vehicle and classroom use and use in confined areas. Provides an extended operating temperature range. Supports 1 I/O module

When you install the Speedgoat block library, the installer sets up help for the blocks in the MATLAB® Help browser. To view the block library documentation, open the Help browser and navigate to the home page. At the bottom right of the home page, under Supplemental Software, click Simulink Real-Time - Speedgoat Library.

To install your Speedgoat library, go to www.speedgoat.com/login, the Speedgoat Customer Portal. Follow the instructions to download and install your library.

You can find Speedgoat real-time target machine configuration documentation online at www.speedgoat.com/help.

You can find Speedgoat real-time target machine product information online at www.speedgoat.com/products.

Speedgoat I/O Hardware

Speedgoat provides a wide range of I/O hardware with ready-to-use configurations for rapid control prototyping (RCP) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations. Speedgoat I/O connectivity includes support for:

  • Analog I/O: single-ended or differential inputs or outputs, with or without isolation, 16–24 bit, voltage and current controlled

  • Digital I/O: LVCMOS, TTL, RS-422, RS-485, LVDS

  • FPGA code modules for:

    • Interrupts

    • PWM generation and capture, pulse patterns

    • Quadrature decoding and encoding (measurement and simulation)

    • SSI master, slave, and sniffer (measurement and simulation)

    • SSI2 master, slave, and sniffer (measurement and simulation)

    • EnDat 2.2 decoder, encoder, and sniffer (measurement and simulation)

    • BiSS decoder, encoder, and sniffer (measurement and simulation)

    • SPI master, slave, and sniffer

    • I²C master and slave

    • Cam and crank decoder and simulator (measurement and simulation)

    • UART (RS-485/RS-422)

    • Aurora 64B/66B master and slave

    • And more

  • LVDT/RVDT and synchro/resolver (measurement and simulation)

  • Serial:

    • RS-232, RS-422, RS-485

    • SDLC, HDLC

  • Shared memory

  • Thermocouple, RTD, and strain gauge (measurement and simulation)

  • Vibration measurements (IEPE/ICP transducers)

  • Programmable resistors and potentiometers

  • SPDT, SPST, and DPST reed relays

  • Fault insertion

  • Battery management systems

Speedgoat Communication Protocols

Speedgoat provides communication protocol support for I/O hardware with ready-to-use configurations. Speedgoat communication protocols include:

  • CAN, CAN FD, LIN, SAE J1939, and FlexRay™

  • XCP over Ethernet, XCP over CAN

  • MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, ARINC-629, AFDX (ARINC 664 Pt7)

  • EtherCAT® master and EtherCAT slave

  • Real-time UDP, Real-time raw Ethernet, TCP/IP

  • EtherNet/IP™ Scanner (master) and EtherNet/IP Adapter (slave)

  • PROFINET master and PROFINET slave

  • PROFIBUS master and PROFIBUS slave

  • Modbus TCP Client (master), Modbus TCP Server (slave), Modbus RTU

  • POWERLINK Controlled Node (slave)

  • Timing and synchronization: PTP (Precision Time Protocol, IEEE® 1588), GPS, IRIG

  • UART (RS-232, RS-422, RS-485)

  • I2C, SPI, SSI, SSI2, EnDAT 2.2, BiSS

  • Camera Link®

  • Aurora 8B/10B and 64B/66B multigigabit links for FPGA

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