Versions and availability

 

The BoomBox

The BoomBox is a high-performance Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) platform tailored for power electronics. It helps R&D engineers to speed up their control developments, while guaranteeing a safe and sound control implementation.

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Versions

 

The BoomBox control platform is available with two types of software licenses, standard and expert, which correspond to different capabilities.

In addition, the BoomBox can also be used without a license (e.g. as a slave unit for another BoomBox), or purchased as a hardware-only device.

In any case, as the hardware is unique, instant upgradability/downgradability is possible at all times.

 

 = Base feature
 = Option
 = Software-limited feature

 

Feature Hardware Standard Expert
BoomBox (complete hardware)
Embedded operating system
C/C++ control libraries
BoomBox control utility software
Operation in I/O extension mode    
Access to the FPGA    
Simulink code generation blockset
Available as 1-year or lifetime license.

Limited features: Without software license (standard or expert), only the first 8 analog inputs / 8 optical outputs are usable and the sampling rate is limited to 5kHz.
Prices may vary depending on the country. VAT and other sales or import taxes may apply extra.

Package content

Along with the standard and expert versions, all cables and accessories are provided. The package is as follows :

  • BoomBox control platform
  • User manual, quick start guide
  • User credentials for the online customer area
  • TI XDS100 programmer
  • Power cable
  • USB cable
  • 2 fiberoptic links
  • 2 BNC-SMA cables
  • 2 RJ45 cables
  • Interlock-disable connector

The package of the hardware-only version contains :

  • BoomBox control platform
  • TI XDS100 programmer
  • Power cable
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Availability

The BoomBox is available off-the-shelf for low order quantities and can be produced up to several tens of units within few weeks. This product is covered by a 2 years warranty and support contract.

Three acquisition options are available:

Rental

  • Three months default period
  • Extendable rental period
  • Software upgrades included

This choice allows for an easy evaluation of the full capabilities of the BoomBox and can be later converted to a full purchase. It is also a convenient option for short-term projects.

 

Purchase

  • One-time charge
  • Perpetual software license
  • 1 year free upgrades

This choice offers the most hassle-free approach to start working with the BoommBox. Upon request academic or volume discounts can be provided. This is the most commonly chosen approach.

 

Upgrade

  • Unlock a software version
  • Instant activation
  • 1 year free upgrades

This choice allows to transform the standard software version into the expert one in a transparent manner, or activating a standard or expert license from a hardware-only device.