The system watchdog is implemented in an FPGA and is independent of the MicroAutoBox II microprocessor. At the same time, configurable software watchdogs enable montoring of software tasks within the user model. Case the user software generates a time-out signal at the system watchdog, the preconfigured behaviour becomes activated. Examples for timeout behaviors are data saving, setting of defined output signals, or a system restart.
The new watchdog mechanism for the MicroAutoBoxII is available with the dSpace software release 2013-A.
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