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What  is PHiL?

PHiL is Promenade's HiL 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.

Connect PHiL to PC 

Phil gives you control and visibility from your PC

  • Connect via USB direct from the Phil board to PC.
  • Provides full visibility and accessibility into commands and properties of each item (pin signals).
  • Dashboard builder with customizable widgets that can drive or monitor signals, individually or coordinated.
  • Coordinate pins and controls with Python scripting right in the UI.
  • Add coordinated control of USB, GPIB, Modbus peripheral - any Python driven interface.
  • Works on Windows, Mac and Linux


PHiL Drag 'n Drop Dashboard
PHiL Item Controls

Connect PHiL Pins to Unit under Test 

PIN Function
Num Available
Description
GPIO Input
16
Digital IO - output from unit under test, input to PHiL. 0/3.3v. Use to read status of pins on your device or sensor.
GPIO Output
16
Digital IO - output from PHiL, input to unit under test. 0/3.3v. Use to drive buttons or signals to your device or sensor.
ADC
8
12 bit digital reading of analog input to PHiL 0-3.3v. Read analog sensor data such as temperature, current, flow...
DAC
2
12 bit digital setting for analog output from PHiL 0-3.3v. Drive analog signals to your device.
PWM
6
Pulse Width Modulation output from PHiL.  Control duty cycle 0-100% and frequency. Drive motors, heaters, peltiers...
PULSE READER
2
Read duty cycle and frequency input to PHiL.  Monitor and chart what your board is outputting.
Quadrature Encoder Reader
1
2 inputs to PHiL of quadrature encoder output from unit under test. Track relative position of motor over time.
SPI
1
4 SPI channels, sharing 1 SPI bus. Control SPI peripherals
I2C
1
I2C bus. Control I2C peripherals
UART
1
Serial bus.  Communicate with UART peripherals
    PHiL Users Guide

    Case Studies

    Test System for hand-held Medical Device

    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.

    Test Multiple Controls

    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.

    Rapid Prototype of Diagnostic System

    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.

    Commercial

    Student

    Price
    $299.00
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    $149.00
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    PHiL Electronics
    Included
    Included
    Connection to PC
    USB 2.0
    USB 2.0
    Windows Application
    Application Installer
    Application Installer
    Mac/Linux
    Browser App - Install with PIP
    Browser App - Install with PIP
    About Promenade Software

    Promenade Software, Inc. specializes in software development for medical devices and other safety-critical applications.

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    Irvine, CA 92618, U.S.A.
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