In order to test, verify and create inputs to the communications standards, a reference design call EDISON IOboard has been developed. The purpose of this design was
to test the following interfaces and standards:
IEC 61851-1 and SAE J1772 compliant (PWM and state)
Development platform for IEC/ISO 15118 (PLC)
CAN interface for EV integration
Serial interface for EVSE integration
Software for functional testing
A reference design like the EDISON IOboard is important for the standardization activities, because by implementing the standards, there is always the advantage of finding errors or maybe issues that has not been addressed in the commenting phase when writing the standards.
EDISON back-end service
From the beginning of the project, there has been developed a service that could be used for testing the interfaces between WP5
and the other work packages with communication to the vehicle, charging spot or user. The EDISON backend service is designed with a very open interface format (XML RPC) and all application programmers interfaces (API) are available at
A simple user interface (see below) has been created to support the developers working on the vehicles and charging spots, which shows the location of the vehicles and the current status information.
Please refer to
for detailed description of the API specifications or the EDISON documentation: WP5 EDISON backend API description.pdf