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Author: Brianna Socci

05
May

LHPES 2016 European Product Roadshow

By Brianna Socci
May 05, 2016

Category • Panthera, Rapid Prototyping, RCP Eval Kit

The LHP Team took its Product Road Showto Europe! LHP visited customers throughout Europe to introduce our Panthera Rapid Controls Prototyping (RCP) Software and our RCP Evaluation Kit, and to advise them on real-world applications. Customers in the Automotive, Aerospace, Academic, and Medical sectors were able to get their hands on LHP tools to execute Simulink models on real-time National Instruments hardware. As LHP and our customers analyzed their application needs, we were able to architect solutions using LHPs hardware and software tools. Several of these customers are now already using Panthera to accelerate their embedded controls development. LHP tools are proving valuable in providing the Simulink experience on National Instruments hardware, with a seamless workflow and expeditious development cycles. The new RCP Eval Kit has a self-training workbook that teaches new users to operate the Panthera software and Eval Kit hardware. Hands-on projects with practical applications

14
Apr

LHP Showcase

By Brianna Socci
April 14, 2016

Category • Panthera, Rapid Prototyping, Embedded Controls, RPU, DTE

LHP Showcase: Rubbing Elbows, Kicking Tires, and Learning the Ropes The LHP Platform Team spent the first week of April holding a Product Showcase at the LHPES Detroit office in Pontiac, MI. The showcase included workshops, seminars, and demos to get our customers up to speed on the latest tech to accelerate embedded controls development. The theme of this showcase was to explore LHPs model-based development workflow, with an integrated product line, that enables rapid prototyping, desktop simulation, and hardware-in-the-loop VV. Product Demos The LHP product line was displayed and demonstrated for all visitors. Customers were able to run model-in-the-loop, software-in-the-loop, and hardware-in-the-loop applications with our Panthera rapid controls prototyping suite (RCP), rapid prototype units (RPU), desktop test environments (DTE), and HIL test platforms (HTP). Tours, walkthroughs, and demos, allowed LHP and our customers to interact and discuss applications. Lunch and Learns We

23
Mar

Rapid Controls Prototyping Techniques

By Brianna Socci
March 23, 2016

Category • Panthera, Rapid Prototyping

Rapid control prototyping enables engineers to test the operation of new controls in real applications early in the development cycle. The prototyping platform can be implemented in several ways. Often, the easiest solution is to simply use an existing ECU and add the new functionality by utilizing spare I/O pins in existing software. This works fine if the ECU has the spare I/O, CPU resources, and memory required to implement the new functionality, but these constraints often present obstacles to innovative research and development. Many people would prefer to use an open hardware architecture, like National Instruments cRIO, to provide a more flexible and expandable solution for rapid prototyping in a real research environment. The NI cRIO chassis with NIs large selection of c-series I/O cards provide a very powerful and flexible hardware platform to adapt to future research projects. Model-based system design practices provide a scalable and adaptable software platform that can quickly

19
Jan

LHPES 2016 Road Show

By Brianna Socci
January 19, 2016

Category • Panthera, HTP, RPU, Model Based Design, DTE

The LHP team is on tour! Our engineers are packing up their roadie cases and visiting companies and technical events to demonstrate how embedded controls can be developed more effectively with powerful tools and efficient workflows. Some of the presentations prepared for these visits include: Accelerating your Embedded Controls with an Integrated Workflow A Rapid Prototyping Workflow for Embedded Controls Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Workflow for Automotive Controls Implementing a Model-based Design and Test Workflow Each of these presentations are prepared with an educational seminar and product demonstration format. LHP is always willing to tailor our workshops to the specific needs of the audience. If you, your application, or your technical team can benefit from learning about these tools and workflows, be sure to contact platform@lhpes.com to schedule LHPs participation in your event. Applications with specific interest in embedded controls development would gain the most

21
Oct

LHP Engineering Solutions to Speak at Automotive Testing Exposition

By Brianna Socci
October 21, 2015

Category • HIL, Automotive Test Expo, HTP

Vince Socci, president of the Platform Division of LHP Engineering Solutions, will speak at the Automotive Testing Exposition in Novi, Michigan on 10/21 on the topic of Hardware-in-the-loop test workflow for automotive controls. When an electronic control enters the automotive market, proven product performance and safety are imperative. A robust test workflow accelerates product development, improves performance, increases reliability, and reduces engineering cost. This presentation will discuss the value of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing for automotive control systems. Systems, components, functions and operations will be described. The sweet spots of each integration and test level will be contrasted. Test processes and best practices will be outlined. Participants will understand how to create and deploy an engineering HIL test workflow into their organizations to effectively and efficiently manage embedded controls testing. For information on how to attend this presentation,

20
Oct

LHP Engineering Solutions to Speak at Engine Expo 2015

By Brianna Socci
October 20, 2015

Category • Automotive Test Expo, Panthera, Rapid Prototyping

Dan White, Chief Engineer of the Platform Division of LHP Engineering Solutions, will speak at the Engine Expo in Novi, Michigan on October 20 on the topic of Model-based design for rapid prototyping of engine controls. This technical presentation outlines solutions for quickly developing and validating new engine control strategies using Mathworks Simulink and National Instruments hardware for rapid control prototyping (RCP). Tools and processes to support flexible architecture, model-based design, measurement and calibration are presented. Different approaches will be explored to demonstrate the advantages of alternative methods. Tool selection and the factors to consider relating to system cost, effectiveness, workflow and long-term flexibility will all be discussed. The RCP workflows to be demonstrated using the LHP Panthera RCP Suite will display clear advantages for improving the effectiveness of engine control prototyping. For information on how to attend this presentation, seehttp://www.engine-expo.com/usa/index.php LHP

19
Oct

A New Platform For Testing Complex Control Systems - Part 3

By Brianna Socci
October 19, 2015

Category • HIL, HTP, Testing

LHP is releasing a new product into our model-based design and test workflow at the Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, MI on 10/20. The LHP Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Platform (LHP/HTP) supports verification and validation of embedded systems development. This is the third blog in a three-part interview series that highlights the new LHP/HTP (Click here for part one and here for part two). Our final interview in the series is with Jamie Williams. Jamie is the Verification Application Consultant for LHP Engineering Solutions and a member of the Platform Group. Jamie Williams Interview Brianna: What is the purpose of the LHP Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing Platform (LHP/HTP) test software? Jamie: The LHP/HTP is an integrated system for the testing of embedded control software. HIL test environments provide a real world product simulation environment that incorporates models that interact directly with the electronic control module (ECM). In the automotive world, the models simulate

15
Oct

A New Platform For Testing Complex Control Systems - Part 2

By Brianna Socci
October 15, 2015

Category • HIL, Hardware Architecture, HTP, Testing

Later this month, LHP is releasing a new product into our model-based design and test workflow at the Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, MI. The LHP Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Platform (LHP/HTP) supports verification and validation of embedded systems development. This is the second blog in a three-part interview series that highlights the new LHP/HTP (If you missed part one, click here). Howard Moore is a Hardware Engineering Manager at LHP Engineering Solutions, and supports hardware product development and technical sales. In this interview, hell provide details on the hardware specifications for the LHP/HTP. Howard Moore Interview Brianna: What is the purpose of the LHP Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing Platform (LHP/HTP) hardware architecture? Howard: The hardware architecture provides a flexible IO and load interface for the target device under test (DUT). IO lines can be scaled and isolated from the base NI system to provide flexible test and measurement capability without the

08
Oct

A New Platform for Testing Complex Control Systems

By Brianna Socci
October 08, 2015

Category • HIL, HTP, Testing

Later this month, LHP is releasing a new product into our model-based design and test workflow at the Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, MI. The LHP Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Platform (LHP/HTP) supports verification and validation of embedded systems development. This is the first blog in a three-part interview series that highlights the new LHP/HTP. In this addition, we will hear from Dan White, Chief Engineer of LHPs Product Platform Group, about the basics of the LHP/HTP and the value it can provide to organizations. Dan White Interview Brianna: What is the purpose of the LHP/HTP product? Dan: The LHP Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing Platform (LHP/HTP) provides a reconfigurable platform for Hardware-in-the-Loop testing from a single product to an entire product line. The LHP/HTP provides a high fidelity test platform utilizing plant models that execute closed loop testing on a real-time processor. The LHP/HTP provides reconfigurable signal conditioning hardware used in signal generation