UEI offers superior hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) I/O for your control, test and monitoring simulations. With solutions designed for aerospace, military, oil/gas, space and more, our robust and flexible HIL offerings ensure application success. We focus on exactly what you need -- from software integration (SIMULINK to C), hardware I/O (avionics, simulated synchro, LVDT, RTD, TC, etc), to signal routing (simulated, real or fault signals) to the device under test. You get the right system and unmatched support from UEI.
UEI is Perfect for Iron Bird HIL Applications
The Right Simulated Signals for your HIL Application
UEI knows how important it is to virtually test an embedded system. That is why we offer an extensive list of I/O boards to make every day product development and testing safer, faster, easier and more cost effective.
UEI offers over 90+ I/O boards to support all your data acquisition, test and control application needs.
Why use UEI for HIL?
Ability to simulate and read wide range of values for variables. This enables customers to find failure points with a great degree of accuracy.
Harsh condition tested - Enables boards to go wherever they are needed:
-40 to 85º C
High level of channel isolation to ensure accuracy up to 350 VRMS.
Extremely versatile can be used with a wide range of operating systems and programming languages.
Decrease costs by not needing to use a real plant with the embedded system.
Scalable due to wide range of chassis available allowing for an increase in boards that all can work together.
Meet tight deadlines due to the ability to develop products in parallel
Ability to inject failures into the system to see how it would react
Watch and learn: How UEI Benefits Your HIL Application
Where UEI Is Being Used - Sample HIL Applications
Automotive HIL Applications
UEI HIL solutions are ideal for the development of automotive monitoring test and control applications such as engine, braking, suspension, wheels, hydraulic simulations, and more. UEI rugged hardware enhances vehicle-in-the-loop simulators that are critical to ensuring safety, as we can help simulate a physical car in virtual obstacles and crash scenarios.
Aerospace & Avionics HIL Applications
UEI aerospace and avionics hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) solutions help to reduce system risks by creating virtual environments to test and verify integrated aerospace components and software. Our solutions can be used to ensure successful aerospace performance before actual deployment occurs. UEI HIL hardware and I/O can be used to simulate complete missions, avionic systems, fueling, orbital applications, ground control, flight-line, armament tests, and more.
Application Story: UEI & Blue Origin Blue Origin needed to consolidate custom and COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) DAQ and control hardware into one platform to accelerate development, minimize maintenance, and deliver programs on time. UEI's standardized hardware solutions helped Blue Origin save time, accelerate development, and compete in the Space Race. Read about the complete solution
UAV/UAS Data Acquisition and Control Solutions With the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) comes new and complex data acquisition (DAQ) and control solution problems. This comprehensive overview provides information on UEI test bench, simulation of systems, and design verification/validation solutions for UAV/UAS applications. Learn more
Dealing with Obsolescence? UEI can help! VME based systems had been the standard for real-time DAQ and embedded control systems for years. However, due to the age of most VME technology, as well as the lack of vendors in the market, many VME users are now facing “end-of-life” issues. UEI has long-term solutions to replace your VME systems. Learn how to avoid obsolescence issues
UEI & Simulink Solutions
UEI offers Simulink users a powerful and flexible I/O target we call the “UEISIM”. Models built in Simulink are deployed directly on the UEISIM systems using Real-Time Workshop. The combination enables a powerful new solution in the creation and tuning of many real-time and non-real-time applications. These include simulation model verification, rapid prototyping, and hardware-in-the-loop testing.
How to Build a Simulink Model for UEI I/O Hardware
Designing to Scale: Validation and Verification from Concept to Deployment - Webinar:
Depending on where you are in the verification “V model”, the tasks can be either all virtual, a mix between virtual and real, or all real. Ensuring that your system can scale up and down is critical for safety certification and time to market. We present methods of code and hardware re-use to accelerate the development and deployment of your autonomous, flight or missions controllers.
Learn more about HIL from UEI's Master Class series video:
Want to discuss a specific HIL application with UEI? Contact us at email@example.com.
UEI offers superior HIL I/O for your control, test and monitoring simulations. With solutions designed for aerospace, military, oil/gas, space and more, our robust and flexible HIL offerings ensure application success. Why? Because we focus on the right combination of qualities to help you achieve application success. #HIL #hardwareintheloop #testing #testbench #validation #simulation
In this Master Class, UEI application engineers demonstrate VIs (virtual instruments) that allow you to build a LabVIEW application and then collect and send data to our hardware. These LabVIEW examples can be used for high speed acquisition, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, avionics protocols and more. #avionics #synchro #1553 #military #hil #software #guide #master #class
In this UEI Master Class, engineers from UEI, Mathworks, and Real-Time Innovations (RTI) discuss how Model-Based design is transforming the way engineers and scientists plan, build, and test their systems. #rti #mathworks #simulink #matlab #vehicle #testing #hardware #software #guide
UEI hardware and RTI provides a flexible, robust way for you to share information and data amongst networked control systems and hardware. In this video we demonstrate how easy it is to set up an DDS system and explain it can work for your application. #simulink #rti #dds #software #data #model
UEI hardware and VISTAS are a perfect match for any virtual/hybrid/real test benches. For example, here is a demonstration of the simulation capabilities from this year's European Test & Telemetry Conference #ETTC2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. #avionics #testing #sensor #arinc #ueipac #flexible #demo
“Vetronics” (Vehicle Electronics) embodies the intricate network of advanced technologies integrated into military vehicles to enhance their capabilities and situational awareness on the battlefield. It’s essential for vetronics to conform to the Ground Common Infrastructure Architecture (GCIA) ecosystem that includes communication systems, sensors, control interfaces, and data analysis tools, that provide real-time data. Ensuring seamless interoperability among diverse subsystems, maintaining robust cybersecurity measures, and adapting swiftly to rapidly evolving technological landscapes pose formidable obstacles. The Army’s need for rugged, flexible, and secure TSN I/O adapters for vehicle sensor and communication distributions systems is critical to the vetronics systems. Learn more about how UEI supported Army vetronics here.