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July 18, 2002

FUJITSU TEN developes a multi-node real-time sumilator equiped
with Intel
(R) Pentium(R) 4-2GHz as the latest addition to its automobile ECU, CRAMAS(*)

- The new CRAMAS is expected to shorten the time required to develop large-scale automotive control systems as well as to improve the efficiency of testing and evaluating such systems -
(*) CRAMAS: Computer Aided Multi-Analysis System


FUJITSU TEN LIMITED (Head Office: Kobe, President, Takamitsu Tsuchimoto, Capital: 5.3 billion yen) has added to its CRAMAS lineup a new system which incorporates several real-time simulators in multi-node. With each simulator equipped with Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4-2GHz high-speed CPU board, this system can improve the efficiency of functional evaluation for the development of large-scale automotive control system while expediting the experiment and evaluation process during the line production design stage.
This system will be exhibited at the 2002 Automotive Engineering Exposition (sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc.) to be held at Pacifico Yokohama (Yokohama city) from July 23 (Tue) to July 25 (Thu), 2002.

The improvement of safety and comfort of automobiles over the recent years has created a request for higher-capacity firmware in ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and the extended process for functional development and reliability evaluation.
FUJITSU TEN's real-time simulator CRAMAS, launched into market last year, enables manufacturers to evaluate the function and reliability of their control algorithm installed in ECUs for engines and transmissions under the simulated conditions as if they were actually mounted on automobiles.

Upgraded from the previous CRAMAS software and equipped with Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4-2GHz high-speed CPU board, the newly developed system exhibits higher computing performance.
Furthermore, linking several simulators in multi-node has not only enabled the simulation of complicated and diversified movement of automobiles including that of engines and transmissions but also contributed to the shortening of ECU development period as well as to the improvement of efficiency in tests and evaluations.
This product will be made available on a BTO (built-to-order) basis.

[Main Characteristics]
The product can:
EExhibit high computing performance enabled by Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4-2GHz high-speed CPU board.
ESimulate large-scale control system through multi-node.
EBe easily operated from PC and can be used jointly with PC for data compiling.
EBe applied to non-automotive electronic control units

[System Configuration]
Main Unit Case, CPU, ADIO Board (analogue/digital input/output), CORE Board (Custom Signal Processing Equipped with FPGA), CAN Transmission Board, CRAMAS Base Software

[Trademarks]
Intel and Pentium are the registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

(Note)
The PC, DC power unit, ECU, harness and the interface built in the main unit case shown on the attached photo are not included in the basic system configuration.


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