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The MCS400 CalPanel combines the most versatile ECU calibration interface with powerful data recording capabilities.
Virtually any number of signals from any source can be stored into a circular buffer of up to 4 GB size at speeds of 10 MB/s. This circular buffer can be emptied at any time - even while the recording is in progress, to allow data recordings without gaps over very long periods. Retrieval of recorded data over LAN or USB2.0 is at speeds of 300 MB/minute.
Smart on-the-fly data processing allows previews of the entire recording to be uploaded in seconds. The recorder is fail-safe even in case of power loss and is auto-resuming when power returns.
Built around the Freescale MPC5200, the MCS400 delivers a performance of 760 MIPS (million instructions per second) . The on-chip double precision FPU and the proven, robust VxWorks 5.5 RTOS make the platform ideally suited for running
Rapid Prototyping applications concurrently with it's system tasks.

Rapid Prototyping as Standard. The MCS400 comes integrated with @Source-Lite, a plug-in for the Matlab®/Simulink® toolchain. Simulink® users will find it very simple to create model-based applications targeted to execute in the MCS400.

Simultaneous calibration of elements without PC interaction. Three user-configurable rotary encoders allow simultaneous calibration, which is particularly important for Motorsport projects. Several MCS400 CalPanels can be cascaded to increase the number of elements that can be calibrated at a time, enabling calibration control for more than one operator.

Technical Data
400 MHz Freescale MPC5200 PowerPC delivering 760 MIPS
on-chip double precision Floating Point Unit, 128 MB RAM
VxWorks Real Time Operating System
Dimensions (in mm): 200L x 200W x 104H
Temp. range: -40 to +85 °C operating
Power Supply: 4V to 60V
'Electronic Fuse' Fault Protection when powering sub-modules
High Speed 8 GB Flash Drive
Display & Input devices
254x32 high brightness, sun-light readable VFD
3 endless turn rotary encoders with programmable step width
1 x LAN 10/100 Ethernet with Auto-MDI/MDIX crossover
1 x USB2.0
1 x RS-232
2 x CAN 2.0B, max. 1 Mbps
2 x CAN 2.0B additional (4 channels total)
2 x FlexRay (currently based on Freescale MFR4200, prepared for migration to MFR4300)

2 x Multi Mode Serializer Port, operating modes such as:
• JTAG Master
• RENESAS advanced debug protocols (AUD / H-UDI / RTD)
• Infineon On Chip Debug Support (OCDS)
• I/F to Memory Emulator POD
• I/F to ultra-fast analog Data Acquisition
CAN Functionality and Protocols
ECU Calibration & data acquisition over CCP and XCP
(20 ECUs simultaneously)
ECU Flash programming over CCP and XCP
CAN data acquisition & bus monitoring
CAN bus termination software selectable
Test-bench calibration
Calibration for High Performance racing engines
Key Benefits
Excellent coarse/fine tuning by use of endless turn rotary encoders
Calibration does not need any interaction with PC user interface
Units can be cascaded to even allow control for more than one operator
Transparent, state-less operation
Easy to configure. Configuration is saved with project settings
Competitive price