PHiL is Promenade's HiL (Hardware in the Loop) test and instrumentation tool. Low cost, yet ultra versatile, PHiL lets you drive and capture multiple digital and analog signals, either individually or coordinated. Connect 60+ designated input and output signals to your board and peripherals, and control is at your fingertips.
The PHiL system is a part of Promenade's Parlaytm comprehensive approach employing the combination of system simulation, system stimulation, and data logging activities to explore the system behaviors. External test equipment integrated to the system and coordinated with PHiL pin control (Ex: GPIB, MODBUS).
Manufacturer needed a test system to verify software on a small battery operated medical device with user buttons, LEDs, and DC motor.
Using PHiL they are able to simulate user button presses, and chart the motor position, PWM duty cycle, and voltage over time as the device performed its tasks.
Client needed to generate 4 PWM signals to test and qualify temperature control for their system. Previously limited to 1 PWM signal at a time with a signal generator, PHiL lets them output and control duty cycle for all their temperature controllers, and lets them monitor the output.
With PHiL, micro-fluidic diagnostic researcher finally found solution to coordinating multiple sensors and off-the-shelf controllers under one umbrella. Bringing USB controlled pumps, camera, SPI ADCs, PWM outputs, and more, this clients prototype diagnostic instrument was quick and easy to assemble and modify.