Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation

Conducting real-world tests of the embedded control systems in vehicles can be complex, expensive, and hazardous. With HIL simulation, engineers can thoroughly and efficiently test embedded devices in a virtual environment.

Create Custom HIL Tests With an NI Solution

Vehicle engines today are extremely complex because of their many subsystems. Each has a controller to manage fuel injection, emissions, engine noise, and more. This complexity makes the job challenging for engineers with short development cycles and pressure to limit costs. Using HIL simulation, you can replicate specific parts of the embedded system and test them in a virtual environment before running real-world diagnostics on the complete system. NI’s HIL solutions are open and flexible, so you can make customizations to fit your specific needs. Using a modular architecture, you can easily upgrade your platform with added functionality. This way you can future proof your test systems and meet the requirements of the most demanding embedded software test applications. NI's performance capabilities make it the best option for testing innovative control systems.

HIL Resource Kit

View these technical tutorials to learn about assessing test system architectures, selecting test system I/O interfaces, and using fault insertion units in electronic test for HIL applications.

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