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From the drivetrain to comfort electronics: with PROtroniC from Schaeffler Engineering, you work completely without complications and keep the serial goal firmly in your sights even during the development of the first prototype. And: You save time and money.
Product Brochure PROtroniC LINE
The classic development of a control unit with the associated software costs a lot of time – and, of course, a lot of money. Especially if concept errors are only discovered later and therefore hardware, software and possibly even system components have to be re-engineered at great expense.
With the PROtroniC, Schaeffler Engineering has created the revolution in the field of vehicle technology, thus significantly accelerating the development of mechatronic systems. This is because new approaches to solutions can be quickly and simply evaluated and secured using the flexibly adaptable prototyping control unit long before the series control unit is available.
Using the PROtroniC, customers work with a model-based tool chain which is also suitable for series development – from the graphics modeling and simulation and automatic code generation right through to calibration of the control algorithms and functions.
In this way, a smooth transition takes place from the prototyping phase to series development – and ideas are brought more quickly to the road.
We have developed a two-part "Safety on Board" concept developed for the PROtroniC LINE:
The EMU variant of the PROtroniC supports the development of common combustion engines (gasoline, diesel, gas engines) as well as of alternative drives.
The TCU variant of the PROtroniC TopLINE with a new module for controlling transmission valves was designed for transmission applications.
As a universal control unit, the UCU variant of the PROtroniC can be used as a "Vehicle Control Unit" (VCU), "Hybrid Control Unit" (HCU) or "Chassis Control Unit" (CCU).
The PROtroniC BaseLINE is the perfect solution for close-to-production working. The heart of this development control unit is provided by the high-performance microcontroller, while various analog and digital inputs provide for perfect connections. Compact, robust and perfect for otherwise costly applications or fleet tests.
Available variants of the PROtroniC BaseLINE:
An extremely powerful dual processor, innovative FPGA technology and versatile interfaces provide absolute flexibility with optimum performance. The integrated data logger of the PROtroniC TopLINE provides for the permanent transfer of all results – regardless of whether you wish to develop a new prototype or bring one to the series production stage.
Available variants of the PROtroniC TopLINE:
In order to simplify the everyday work with the PROtroniC, the development environment of PROtroniC units is based on the widespread tools used in the automobile industry. In this way, developers not only have the possibility to freely select the code generator, but also the existing measurement and application tools:
Graphic modeling of the control functions with
Testing and optimization of draft functions against a controlled system through offline simulations at the computer with
A link between the inputs and outputs of the function model and the PROtroniC control unit via an application controller interface for
Automatic generation of efficient series codes and, if required, with
Download of the generated software via the supplied boot loader. Testing and verification of new functions on the test bench, in the vehicle or via hardware-in-the-loop simulation.
Fine tuning and measurement of the control software with
The PROtroniC connects prototyping with series development. And with optimum safety – thanks to the unique "Safety on Board" concept:
This sets you off on a safe journey in the direction of series production!