ES5340 – PCI Express Simulation Boards

ETAS ES5340 PCI Express simulation boards are an integral part of LABCAR HiL systems. They are used to simulate motors and inverters for powertrains and are designed to meet extremely high demands in terms of speed and precision.

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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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There are two types of PCI Express board for simulating electric motors and inverters for electrified powertrains and combustion engines.

The ETAS ES5340-M electric motor simulation board simulates signals that are typically required for testing an inverter/electric motor ECU. As such it allows ECUs for inverters and electric motors to be tested at signal level.

The ETAS ES5340-ICE combustion engine simulation board is used in acquiring, evaluating, and generating angle-synchronous ECU signals for two-stroke and four-stroke combustion engines.

The signals are preprocessed on the board before being relayed to the LABCAR-RTPC simulation target. This means the signals can be processed extremely efficiently.


HiL tests for:

  • (H)EV ECUs
  • Engine ECUs

Benefits of the ES5340-M

  • HiL simulation of electric motors and inverters for electrified powertrains
  • Clock recovery for insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) control signals
  • Phase current prediction
  • Inverter / three-phase permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) model, and inverter / three-phase induction machine (IM) model with all essential physical effects based on a field programmable gate array (FPGA) and a step size of 850 ns
  • On-board signal preprocessing

Benefits of the ES5340-ICE

  • HiL simulation of combustion engines for electrified powertrains
  • On-board signal preprocessing
  • Angle-based signal generation and acquisition on one board

Functions for ES5340-M and ES5340-ICE

ES5340-M ES5340-ICE
4 analog inputs, 8 analog outputs, and 8 digital or PWM outputs
Various sensors can be configured on each output (mixed sensor configuration)
Each output is supported by an external reference voltage
Cut-off relay on each output
Surge protection of ±60 V for each channel
Galvanic isolation of the output channels
SENT communication to and from sensors, actuators, and ECUs
Software models (LABCAR-RTPC) are synchronized with the PWM period by means of a task trigger Simulation of knock sensors
Simulation of 3 different position sensors: resolver sensor, sine encoder, digital encoder Simulation of misfires
Measurement of insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) control signals Simulation of crankshaft and camshaft sensors
Measurement of the rail pressure pump control signal

This product has been developed and released for use in automotive applications. For usage in other domains please contact your ETAS representative.