Featured Solution

HSX Multibus

Vehicle communication interface (VCI)

System on Module

Samtec tools are used throughout engineering, development, test, and diagnostics processes within the automotive industry.

Focused on motor vehicle diagnostics for more than 20 years, in 2017 Samtec and its product portfolio – including VCIs, interface software, and communication middleware – became part of the product portfolio of Softing Automotive Electronics GmbH.


The Application

The Samtec HSX is a modular-built Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) based on a PHYTEC PowerPC platform. It is designed for communication with vehicle electronic control units and can be integrated into standard automotive diagnostic tools based on ISO 22900 standards. Due to its multi-bus design, tasks can be simultaneously executed on several bus systems such as CAN (Controller Area Network) and FlexRay.

The Solution

The tiny PHYTEC phyCORE-MPC5200B System on Module drives the HSX. Using a standard PHYTEC SOM in combination with a SCOPTIA safety-critical real-time operating system shortened Samtec’s development time immensely.

Enabling Products and Services from PHYTEC

Hardware: Custom configuration of the phyCORE-MPC5200B System on Module

Software Design: Implementation and consulting for the SCOPTIA safety-critical real-time operating system

Featured Design Service

Custom Hardware

Let PHYTEC help you expedite your product development. We offer schematic capture and layout design services to integrate a PHYTEC SOM into your project.

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