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.

Transform Embedded Control System Using Model-Based Design

This is the first blog in a three-part interview series that highlights the new LHP/HTP. In this edition, we will hear from Dan White, Chief Engineer of LHP’s 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 and load testing. Quality engineers can configure fault-simulation and fault-insertion options to verify that failure mode requirements are met by the device under test. The LHP/HTP supports both manual and automated test execution. The LHP/HTP can provide the capability to execute data-driven, automated tests as well as database-driven LHP/HTP reconfiguration.

 

Brianna: What value does the LHP/HTP offer?
Dan: An open, flexible platform that can meet specific customer requirements for testing complex control systems. Ultimately, this results in finding defects earlier with less effort.

 

Brianna: What types of applications are best suited for the LHP/HTP?
Dan: Any application requiring extensive, repeatable testing of an electronic control unit (ECU), such as:

  • Product line architecture verification of a family of ECUs
  • Closed-loop ECU testing for release/acceptance testing
  • Automotive ECU testing (engine, powertrain, chassis, body controllers)

 

Brianna: Can you give more details on the technical performance of the LHP/HTP?
Dan: The LHP/HTP is tailored to the customer needs using an open-architecture hardware platform and a configurable test environment. Our LHP/HTP demo at the Automotive Testing Expo is designed for demonstrating basic capabilities, details of which will follow after the third part of this blog is released. Keep in mind that the specific input and output suite of interfaces and test sequences is customizable for the specific user’s application.

 

Brianna: Where could someone get more detailed information about the LHP/HTP?
Dan: You can get a first glimpse of the system at the Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, MI from October 20-22nd. We will be exhibiting on the Engine Expo side at booth#E100. If you cannot make it to the show, then you can contact the LHP Product Platform Group at platform@lhpes.com to request a demo or more information about the LHP Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing Platform (LHP/HTP).

Megan Verkamp

Written by Megan Verkamp

Megan has 5 years of experience in the automotive industry, working as a marketing manager for LHP Engineering Solutions. During Megan’s time at LHP, she has been involved in several co-marketing partnerships with Jama Software, NI (previously National Instruments), TÜV Nord, Model Engineering Solutions, and the State of Indiana, to name a few. Megan has been an integral part in creating the current Functional Safety service offerings for customers in the Industry and promoting these services to help OEM’s, Tier 1, and Tier 2 suppliers grow within the perpetually complex Functional Safety domain. Outside of her work at LHP, Megan graduated from Trine University with her master’s in business administration in 2017 and most recently spoke on the importance of a content-driven marketing process for engineering and technology organizations at the Content World Marketing Conference.