Automotive Sensor Simulator

  • Standard single-width 32 bit PMC module
  • 8 automotive sensor simulation channels
  • Supported modes are
    • PSI5
    • Wheel-Speed
      • Square Wave
      • PWM
      • AK / VDA
      • a flexible custom protocol mode
  • Channels are individually programmable
  • Current sinks support 3 adjustable levels.
  • PSI5 transmission rates 125 kbps and 189 kbps
  • all channels are isolated against system and each other
  • Front panel I/O (HD50 SCSI-2 type connector)

Product status: Active

Operating Temperature Range -40 °C to +85 °C RoHS compliant

The TPMC160 is a standard single-width 32 bit PMC module and supports a 33 MHz / 32-bit universal (5 V / 3.3 V) PCI interface.

The TPMC160 offers eight isolated automotive sensor simulator channels, which can act as a PSI5 or as wheel speed sensor. The sensor simulation supports a current sink with three adjustable levels. It also features PSI5 Sync and Reset pulse detection. The sensor simulation channels are isolated against the system and against each other.

PSI5 support includes PSI5-P, -U and -D bus topologies and both 125 kbps and 189 kbps transmission rates. Asynchronous and Variable Time Triggered Synchronous Operation Modes are supported. Wheel speed sensor support covers two- and three current levels sensors, sensors with additional status information and the AK-protocol.

All TPMC160 signals are accessible through a HD50 SCSI-2 type front I/O connector.

Software Support (TPMC160-SW-xx) for different operating systems is available.

Mechanical Interface PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) Interface, Single Size
Electrical Interface PCI Rev. 3.0 compliant, 33 MHz / 32 bit PCI, 3.3 V and 5 V PCI Signaling Voltage
PCI Target Chip Artix-7 FPGA with PCI core
Number of Channels 8
I/O Standards PSI5
Wheel Speed Sensor
I/O Connector HD50 SCSI-2 type connector (e.g. AMP# 787395-5)
Power Requirements 450 mA typical @ +5 V
Temperature Range Operating -40 °C to +85 °C
Storage -55 °C to +125 °C
Weight 77 g
Humidity 5 – 95% non-condensing
MTBF 369 000 h

MTBF values shown are based on calculation according to MIL-HDBK-217F and MIL-HDBK-217F Notice 2; Environment: GB 20°C.

The MTBF calculation is based on component FIT rates provided by the component suppliers. If FIT rates are not available, MIL-HDBK-217F and MIL-HDBK-217F Notice 2 formulas are used for FIT rate calculation.



Automotive Sensor Simulator

8 channel isolated automotive sensor simulation; PSI5, VDA/AK, PWM, square wave and custom protocol mode; 3 adjustable current sink levels per channel; Front I/O via HD50 / SCSI-2 connector


Device Driver for Automotive Sensor Simulator Boards

Data Sheet

Data Sheet

Data Sheet - Issue 1.0.0

User Manual

User Manual - Issue 1.0.2