Scaleo chip introduces Advanced Motor Events Control (AMEC) technology for internal combustion engine and electric motor control
14 May 2012
France-based Scaleo chip has introduced AMEC (Advanced Motor Events Control), a technology for internal combustion engines and electric motors control. AMEC—a flexible microcontroller interface for engine control—will be first available in OLEA, Scaleo chip’s new family of microcontrollers optimized for powertrain systems.
Carmakers are developing a wide variety of new powertrain systems, from downsized thermal engine, to hybrid systems to full electric motorization. Accompanying these solutions are an increase of electric driven functions, control of complex engine system and functional safety constraints inherited from both the Euro 7 regulation and the ISO 26262 standard applications.
To control these new generations of powertrain systems, an Electronic Control Unit should rely on a microcontroller enabled to manage of a wide variety of engines, while offering reliability, enhanced computation capability and fast response time, according to Scaleo, which is offering AMEC as its solution to these challenges.
AMEC is an advanced real-time and parallel signal processing unit directly controlling and interfacing actuators and sensors. Its core technology relies on the combination of a Flexible Logic Unit (FLU) and Powertrain-ready Peripherals set (PrP) enabling Tiers 1s and carmakers to differentiate themselves by implementing their know-how both in software and hardware. AMEC has been designed to cover Euro 7 and CAFE powertrain applications and provides performance and high system integration capabilities for both thermal and electric applications.
Among AMEC’s advantages, according to Scaleo:
FLU and PrP hardware resources off-load the microcontroller CPU from time consuming signal processing, reducing the response time and releasing more resources for the application.
AMEC flexibility allows the control of a wide range of current and upcoming powertrain systems and extends the life cycle of ECUs platforms with support of yet to come sensors, actuators or signal processing algorithms.
AMEC simplifies ECU design and saves cost, banning useless external logic or component to build a complete function or match response timing.
As AMEC is hardware based, its configuration and programming is seamless, directly from industry’s standard tools.