Early testing improves quality and mitigates late and costly bug fixes. The ETAS DESK-LABCAR is a professional, compact Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) testing system that encourages earlier testing by bringing the testing environment closer to the developer.

Dear visitor,

please note that ETAS GmbH will no longer offer HiL-systems in the future.

As the product on this site is part of these systems, it is no longer on sale as of 30 September 2021.

Products already ordered will still be delivered until 31 May 2022. Software service contracts (SSP) can still be renewed for one year until 31 May 2023 and will then run until 31 May 2024 at the latest.

Extended hardware support, extended hardware engineering services, special agreements on on-site service packages or extended software and hotline services can still be negotiated until June 30, 2022 for a period even beyond 2024 as part of individual agreements.

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Compact Hardware-in-the-Loop System

DESK-LABCAR is based on the reliable LABCAR-RTPC technology which is in the market since more than 10 years. So developers get a professional HiL technology for an attractive prize. To bring HiL testing to the developer’s desk the system has a compact size. With early testing the there are no bottleneck at the "large HiL systems".

At a glance

  • A ready to start, compact Hardware-in-the-Loop system that provides a real-time capable test environment with professional LABCAR technology. 
  • The basic configuration with ES5340.2 contains 4 analog and 20 digital input channels and 8 analog and 8 digital output channels. ES5340.2 provides Galvanical isolation of all channels and controlled cut-off relays for each output of the board.
  • Integrated 60 Pin breakout box
  • Easy system upgrade with LABCAR hardware and software, and third party products ensures investment protection
  • Optional expandable with CAN and LIN interface module

Red Dot Award Honourable Mention 2015

Thanks to its outstanding usability and design, DESK-LABCAR received the Red Dot Award’s Honourable Mention in the category of “Measuring and testing technology”.