Raptor Displays – Info

New Eagle offers a wide variety of displays that can meet the needs of practically any automotive, hydraulic, marine, or engine application. Whether your application demands a touchscreen display with custom graphics and data logging capability or you simply need to monitor generic engine parameters, New Eagle can provide a cost-effective display solution for your project. If your project does require a custom display, New Eagle can quickly develop custom software in-house or alternatively equip you with everything you need to begin developing custom display software yourself.

Most applications for displays require custom graphics, menus, and/or control capability. Writing custom display software in traditional programming languages like C, C++, or Java can amount to thousands of lines of code. Creating and debugging code in this manner can be time consuming, tedious, and labor intensive.

New Eagle’s line of Raptor-compatible displays and complimentary Raptor-Dev software offer an alternative approach to the traditional programming languages: These displays allow developers to leverage the graphical programming environment of MATLAB Simulink to quickly and easily create, edit, and debug display software. But what exactly is Raptor-Dev software and how does it allow developers to create software in Simulink for displays?

Raptor-Dev is a library of customizable Simulink blocks that allows developers to quickly create custom display software for Raptor-compatible displays. Developers work directly in the Simulink environment with Raptor-Dev blocks as well as native Simulink blocks and features. The Raptor-Dev library blocks include drawing functions (draw text, shapes, or display images), menu / button interaction definitions, pre-built gauges, and lots of other powerful tools that make display development easy and intuitive. Once a display application is ready for programming, code can be directly compiled from Simulink into an application file which can then be loaded onto the Raptor-compatible display though a USB stick.

Raptor displays can be programmed not only to display information but also to act as stand-alone controllers for even complex electro-mechanical systems. This is possible because Raptor display programmers can leverage all of the native Simulink blocks and features to create any control logic necessary for their application. All Raptor displays are capable of interfacing with any CAN-based actuators or sensors. And the Raptor VeeCAN 800 and VeeCAN 320 in particular have a number of analog and frequency inputs and digital outputs, which make these displays ideal all-in-one display/controller solutions for a wide variety of applications.