ADsim blockset – Simulink® models in fast Real-Time

With the ADsim blockset, you easily run Simulink® models on ADwin hardware systems in Real-Time with ‘µs’ cycle times, and with a ‘ns’ timing precision. With a few clicks only, just insert ADwin hardware I/O blocks into the model and build your own Real-Time model. After compilation, which takes a few seconds only, the model runs on the ADwin system at high speed in real-time, absolutely deterministic, and with a high timing precision. Typical models execution frequencies are hundreds of kHz, up to 500 kHz / 1 MHz.

The Simulink® models are executed inside ADwin by a local system CPU, on a highly optimized multitasking Real-Time operating system. The Real-Time process cycle is adjustable in steps of 1 ns. Benchmark example: With a few clicks you run 8 × analog inputs + filter + controllers + analog outputs at 500 kHz.

ADsim is available for ADwin-Pro-II and ADwin-X-A20, and supports analog I/O, digital I/O, counter, encoder interfaces, CAN, Profibus®, Profinet®, EtherCat®, and many more. ADsim allows multiple trigger synchronization modes for a large application flexibility.

Typical ADwin & ADsim applications are test stand control and data acquisition, customized machine automation, dynamic component testing, End-of-Line (EOL) testing, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL), rest-bus simulation and many more.

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Model with several subsystems, connected to ADsim blocks for analog inputs and outputs
Model with several subsystems, connected to ADsim blocks for analog inputs and outputs

ADlab toolbox – Data Acquisition (DAQ) for Matlab®

The toolbox ADlab for Matlab® provides a connection to ADwin systems, and offers fast data acquisition solutions from kHz up to MHz range. Pre-analysis of data in Real-Time, complex triggering, data reduction, as well as stimulation, waveform generation, and control, are typical applications. ADlab works in cooperation with ADsim in order to exchange Simulink® model data with Matlab®Workspace or Matlab®GUI.

DAQ applications are built with ADbasic or ADsim, while ADlab offers the connection to Matlab®. Supported hardware signals are analog I/O, digital I/O, counter and encoder interfaces, CAN, Profibus®, Profinet®, EtherCat®, and many more.

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User interfaces for Simulink® models

Graphical user interfaces can be created in various ways, depending on the requirements.

  • Using ADsimDesk, the Simulink® model signals and parameters can be monitored, displayed, controlled or modified with a graphical user interface of this tool.
  • Using ADlab, data can be bi-directional exchanged with Real-Time Simulink® models.
  • Using our standard ADwin driver, you can build your own user interface for compiled models in many common programming languages and environments. Since compiled code is royalty-free, you may distribute the compiled code to your customers.
  • With the common ADwin software ADtools and ADinspect you may monitor and control Simulink® models.

Requirements for and Components of ADsim

From Mathworks Inc.:

  • Matlab®  8.2 (R2013) or higher
  • Simulink® 8.2 (R2013) or higher
  • Simulink Coder® / Real-Time Workshop ®
  • Embedded Coder® / Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder®

From ADwin:

ADwin hardware for ADsim: ADwin-Pro IIADwin hardware for ADsim: ADwin-X-A20
ADwin hardware for ADsim: ADwin-Pro II and ADwin-X-A20

MATLAB® and Simulink® are products of and/or are Registered to and/or are Trademarks from: The MathWorks, Inc. (USA)

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ADsim Application Fields

  • Test stand control and data acquisition
  • Customized machine automation
  • Dynamic component testing
  • End-of-Line (EOL) testing
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL)
  • Rest-bus simulation
  • Fast machine control applications
  • Experiment control (Physical world)
  • Automotive, Aerospace
  • Green Energy and White goods
  • Scientific Physics Experiments
  • Research applications and Prototype development

Provided I/Os

  • Parallel Analog I/Os
  • Digital I/Os
  • Counter, encoder, PWM
  • EtherCat®, DeviceNet®
  • Ethernet to PC
  • Standalone Option