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DeskLab FIU – Multichannel Scriptable Fault Insertion Unit


Automotive and industrial control systems are exposed to a wide variety of environmental challenges which may result in control and power signals becoming damaged or corrupted. Simulating these in the laboratory is vital to ensure that they are well handled and correctly identified to allow easy diagnosis and repair.

The use of a fault insertion unit allows error conditions to be applied under the control of a test system. Typical faults include short circuits to ground or other voltages, open circuits and signal to signal shorts. In addition, faults do not happen in isolation and so there is a need for the insertion of multiple faults simultaneously.

The DeskLab FIU is specifically designed to assist engineers in this process by providing 8 controllable fault channels, providing a powerful tool to emulate real situations in the laboratory.

Key Features

  • Flexible 8 Channel Fault Insertion
    • Arranged as 2 banks of 4 channels
    • Provides dynamic current monitoring
    • Two additional high current relays for power control
    • Supports most common fault insertion modes
    • Onboard scripting allows standalone usage
    • Controllable from a Windows computer via USB or Ethernet
    • Software control allows intermittent faults to be simulated

  • Application Software
    • DeskLab Explorer provides a GUI driven configuration interface
    • DeskLab Script allows the creation of complex, dynamic scripted tests
    • Software supports Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
    • Custom application integration possible via SDK

Typical Applications

  • Automotive engine controller validation
  • Power switching for bench test setups
  • General laboratory signal control
  • Suitable for use with HIL systems
  • Aids replication of real-world failure scenarios
  • Fully autonomous signal/power switching
  • And many others…

Download “DeskLab FIU Flyer” DeskLab-FIU-Flyer2.pdf – 331.56 KB

First shipments are expected during Q3/2016.

Last updated: 4:05 pm GMT+0000 May 19, 2016