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The MCS400 Compact platform 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.

The 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.

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 (mm): 125L x 70W x 32H
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
5 Digit LED alphanumeric
additional 2 Channels CAN 2.0B (4 Total)
2 channel FlexRay Expansion module (currently based on Freescale MFR4200, prepared for migration to MFR4300)
1 x LAN (10/100 Ethernet)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x RS-232
2 (+ 2 optional) x CAN 2.0B, max. 1 Mbps
Network Funcitonality
DHCP server or fixed IP Address Support
Auto MDI / MDIX crossover select
CAN and CCP Functionality
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