Alternate Power Unit

A Nuvation client was looking to redesign an alternate power unit for heavy military vehicle applications. We delivered a robust design to combat extreme temperatures, vibration, short circuits, transients, and other stresses the board was expected to endure. 

Alternate Power Unit

Design Features:

  • Incorporated surge stopper device to protect the board from a battery load dump event
  • J1939 over CAN bus and K-Line (ISO-9141) bus interface communication modules
  • Lightweight FreeRTOS used for a limited resources environment
  • Embedded GUI
  • Use of co-processor, shared memory, double-buffering, to speed up LCD display frame-rates
  • Implemented software-based engine speed governor using PID loop and state logic

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