Stafl Systems Introduces C++ Embedded Control Module VCU1220
SAN FRANCISCO - Stafl Systems today announced the introduction of a new programmable embedded vehicle control module for use in electric drive applications including electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The new unit, the VCU 1220, is the latest in the groundbreaking VCU1200 series.
"The VCU1220 is a great option for use in confined spaces or for interfacing with legacy devices," said Erik Stafl, president of Stafl Systems. "As with the previously released VCU1200, we are using C++ to provide development teams with greater flexibility and speed, without the need to spend time setting up a complex model-based development environment. This unit provides our customers with an additional option for the latest vehicles."
The VCU1220 includes a ruggedized (IP67 rated) enclosure to ensure proper performance in challenging environmental conditions. It contains a 32-bit ARM Microprocessor with an 80 MHz clock, hardware floating point unit, 256 kB flash and 32kB RAM. The unit has internally-generated 5V power outputs to drive external sensors and devices, and is suitable for 12V or 24V nominal systems.
The VCU1220 also offers an RS485 communication interface and two CAN 2.0B ports that are fully configurable to allow for communication with other devices. The VCU1220 is smaller than the similar Stafl Systems VCU1200, allowing the unit to fit in tighter spaces within the vehicle.