Master Thesis: Hardware-In-The-Loop communication interface

Suitable background
Mechatronics & Automation, Electronics or Computer Science

Description of thesis work

To be able to secure functionality and quality of our electrical and software platform in our trucks we possess an advanced hardware-in-the-loops simulation system. With the technical evolution of our products we continuously need develop new features within our test systems.
In this case we would like your help to develop the hardware and firmware to secure communication between Ethernet units and a two channel CAN device with flexible data rate. This within the boundaries of our existing test system and software platform.
Some of the technologies you will be working with:
CAN FD
https://www.can-cia.org/can-knowledge/can/can-fd/
EtherCAT
https://www.ethercat.org/default.htm
What do we expect to get from you?
A curios mindset that together with a trail-error approach will deliver a product that meets the need we see. You like the challenge and will take action to get forward in the project, with the guidance rather than help from the team here at Volvo.
What will you get from us?
You will be part of a great team and together with experienced tutors you will gain great insight in development and test within the automotive industry. You will get a lot of hands-on experience working with our products get understanding of many parts of our electrical and software platform.
Thesis Level: Master
Language: English
Starting date: Between 1/12-2019 and 31/1-2020
Number of students: 1-2

If any questions please contact:

Tobias Falkman, Hiring Manager, +46 765537177

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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