An Introduction to Rapid Control Prototyping with National Instruments

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Rapid control prototyping (RCP) is the process of calibrating control algorithms on prototype hardware to get a device under test up and running before a production-intent electronic control unit (ECU) is available. Visit the NI RCP web portal to explore the NI platform for RCP and download the full RCP Resource Kit.

An Introduction to Rapid Control Prototyping with National Instruments

Rapid control prototyping (RCP) is the process of calibrating control algorithms on prototype hardware to get a device under test up and running before a production-intent electronic control unit (ECU) is available.RCP platforms typically provide a method to import mathematical models and run them on a controller with a real-time OS connected to real-world I/O.

Visit the NI RCP web portal to find out more.Here you can:

  • Watch a webcast on RCP key challenges

The number of engine control units (ECUs) in passenger and off-highway vehicles continues to rise, driving the need for faster and more accurate ECU prototyping. In this webcast you will learn about the growing trends in this application space along with key technologies and strategies that can lead to efficient and effective ECU prototyping.

  • Download the RCP resource kit

A successful rapid control prototyping (RCP) platform gives you the ability to test control models with real-world I/O so you can quickly adjust and refine them. Download the resource kit to learn more about RCP with NI tools, and read overviews of RCP hardware and software.

  • Discover the RCP success others are finding with the NI platform and download resources for building your application
  • See how one customer saved months using NI Engine Control System
  • See how the University of Wisconson-Madison used NI Engine Control System
  • Learn about improving engine development with next-cycle control
  • Read about subsystems required to control low-temperature combustion engines
  • Download example code to begin building your software application
  • Get Started With Your Own System

Learn more about NI powertrain controls and build your own prototyping system based on the CompactRIO platform.

ni.com/rcp


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