Drivven, a National Instruments company, has released six C Series engine control modules. These provide engine researchers with rugged, modular engine-specific I/O for interfacing directly with internal combustion engine subsystems and actuators. These are programmed with LabVIEW FPGA and, when using these, engineers can rapidly prototype engine control algorithms without having to create custom hardware or request lengthy code changes.
“The Direct Injector Module from Drivven enabled us to get the piezoelectric injector working well in a very short time,” said Jason King, chief engineer of Gasoline Engines at Ricardo. “We also created novel injection strategies because Drivven programmed the control aspects easily and quickly.”