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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


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


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


LHP Bridges the Gap between Mathworks’ Simulink® and National Instruments’ Hardware

By Sandeep Dosanjh
November 16, 2015

Category • Panthera, Rapid Prototyping, Model Based Design

Mathworks Simulink is a commonly used programming environment for modeling and simulation and National Instruments is a leader in test automation equipment. Traditionally, making these two companies tools work together added complexity to the workflow, leading to an increase in delivery time and cost. LHP saw this as an opportunity to create platforms to accelerate model based design by uniting Matworks and National Instruments products. Earlier this year, LHP released its first version of the Panthera RCP Suite at National Instruments (NI) Week 2015, allowing users to develop real-time controls algorithms with Simulink and then immediately deploy their models to National Instruments hardware. Panthera Features The Panthera RCP Suite is a complete suite that supports rapid controls prototyping on National Instruments LinuxRT-based controllers. The suite includes the Panthera Blockset, Panthera RTE run-time engine, Calibra measurement and calibration tool, and Panthera FPGA toolkit. The


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