Why SIMUCUBE?

Using Simucube means joining an elite group of sim racers who rely on the ultimate direct drive wheel bases available now. As the official eSports supplier of the AMG Petronas ESPORTS Team, Simucube is focused on professional grade sim racing direct drive wheels. We are proud to partner with Simucube and offer our customers the ultimate DD wheels across a wide range of needs. Shop Now to get your own! 

Quickly becoming the Global Standard for Direct Drive wheels, SIMUCUBE 2 has been built around a precision robotics grade industrial motor powered by electronics and software fused together to form a flawless monolithic design. Everything is optimized to perform at the highest level, and with sub-millisecond latency. Why is ultra-low latency that important? It makes up one of four key ingredients sets a perfect sim wheel apart from one that is merely good.

 

Ultra-Low Latency

Direct Drive Force Feedback

High Dynamic Range

Natural Signal Processing

Reaction time is everything when it comes to overtaking opponents or taking corrective action to prevent loss of tire grip. Simulator's ultra-low latency not only keeps the driver a step ahead but also naturally removes barriers between the simulated world and the driver. There is no latency in the real world - and in the perfect simulation neither. We, humans, are naturally built to perform optimally in such world.

By coupling a wheel directly to an extremely fast responding direct drive torque motor, the driver will open a straight portal into the physics of the simulated race car and track. Such ideal torque transducer adds nothing of it's own to be felt - it's just a pure connection to the road behind the wheel. Direct drive is the only known method to achieve sub-millisecond latency and real-life race car dynamic range - the keys to true transparency.

Sensing the tiniest changes in the tire grip at the same time with the high steering force of a sharp corner will transmit the forces of every part of the race car to the driver is the way it works in the real world. The high dynamic range of force feedback equals to maximizing the flow of physical information from the simulator to the driver. The greatest need to precisely sense the emerging loss of grip happens to be at the peak force moment. Being able to sense that enables the driver to utilize 100% of the race car potential.

By passing the simulator's sometimes coarse digitally sampled force commands through force reconstruction engine, the driver will be able to feel the force feedback as it was intended by the simulator's physics engine. Moreover, the real-nature based modeling inertia, damping and friction effects calculated right inside the simulator hardware will make the driver feel as if they were connected to the real world - not to a simulator.

What is Natural Signal Processing?

Torque Reconstruction Processing

By passing the simulator's sometimes coarse digitally sampled force commands through Simucube’s world-famous force reconstruction engine, the driver will be able to feel the force feedback like it was intended by the simulator's physics engine.

Adjustable torque slew rate limit

Limits the rate of change in motor torque measured in Newton-meters per millisecond. May be used to adapt sharpness to the fast torque spikes to driver’s preference. The maximum settable slew rate depends on the DD motor (see the comparison table for details).

Natural damping, inertia and friction filters

In addition to simulator controlled damping, inertia and friction effects, Simucube 2 implements real-time physics modeling based user-controllable versions of them. Thanks to a high precision angle sensor in all Simucube 2 modes, these feel practically indistinguishable from real physical phenomena.

Advanced filter parameters (Ultimate only)

Simucube 2 Ultimate adds more detailed tuning parameters to many of the listed signal processing methods and filters. Adjustable parameters include defining the frequency bandwidth of the signal processing allowing drivers to fine-tune the ultimate optimum setting for their rig and simulator. Ultimate drivers also have access to early access features and filters from SC developer team.

 

Engineered Like No Other

Simucube 2 has been built around a precision robotics grade industrial motor, electronics and software fused together to form a flawless monolithic design. Everything is optimized to perform at the highest level, and with sub-millisecond latency.

Rigid mechanical coupling of the wheel is the fundamental requirement for direct drive. Simucube 2 is made to meet this requirement, even though it meant redesigning everything. Simucube Quick Release™, SQR, has zero backslashes adding zero torque artifacts. When locked-in, it equals a solid metal shaft, just like it should.

Full metal construction

The body of Simucube 2 has been built from precision machined solid metal parts. It’s pretty hard to find a plastic part in it – pretty much the only non-metallic one is the “radiofrequency window” for Wireless Wheel Receiver.

Hiperface angle sensor

Simucube 2 Ultimate has undoubtedly the most accurate angle sensors in all force feedback wheels ever. The sensor has a Hiperface interface with a resolution of 16 million counts per revolution. The quality of the angle sensor information has paramount importance when calculating natural physics effects and filters. Any imperfection of the sensor signal would feel like a distortion in reality. All Simucube 2’s signal processing units have been optimized to take full advantage of the unmatched sensor precision. The output of the Hiperface sensor is sampled at a constant 20 kHz sample rate.

Direct Drive brushless torque motor

Only the very best is good enough for Ultimate drivers. Simucube developer team compared over 40 motors, hand-tested over ten of them, then picked the best imaginable motor, and finally customized it to suit absolutely flawlessly in professional racing simulation. This is how the Ultimate motor was born. SC2 Ultimate’s motor is designed to operate up to whopping 70 Nm peak torque, so running it up to 32 Nm dynamic range is a breeze. Ultimate motors are also individually calibrated in production to iron out any measurable torque error and ripple.

Isolated surge protected USB

No Simucube driver shall ever become the victim of interference prone USB connection. Thanks to a galvanic isolation layer between the USB and power electronics. This also protects the PC from current spikes. In addition, all connectors found on the back of SC2 are ESD protected exceeding the industrial requirements.

Dual CPU architecture

To unleash the full potential of the glorious motor and to process signals at maximum precision, Simucube 2 has been given a dedicated 216 MHz real-time processor in addition to a dedicated 144 MHz PC USB interface CPU. Unique dual CPU architecture ensures zero impact on ultra-low latency performance even when all processing and simulator actions are running simultaneously. The new 216 MHz processor features superscalar ARM architecture, making it effectively four times faster than the 72 MHz processors of IONI drive in Simucube 1.

Passive Cooling

Thanks to high-efficiency direct-drive operation optimized motors and clever electronics heat guiding, there is no dust collecting nor noisy fans in Simucube 2. High-efficiency motor puts out less heat and consumes less power.

Oversized Rugged Power Components

All Simucube 2’s electronics have been designed in Finland by Granite Devices – also known from their reliable industrial motor drives. Simucube has been proudly built with the same uncompromising industrial quality principles. This means prioritizing ruggedness and longevity over the cost of the components. Simucube 2 power MOSFETs are rated over 2X their actual need to make them virtually immortal.

Remote Power Switch & Stop Button

Because high torque may pose a hazard if the simulator software goes nuts, or if the driver becomes careless with the high torque wheel, Simucube 2 Ultimate comes with externally mountable premium full-metal Torque off button with a remote power switch.

 

Simucube is about MORE than Technical Capabilities​

Simucube 2 works with simulator games and reconstructs the authentic environment. Thanks to Simucube 2's dedicated processor for motor control, and another processor for interfacing the PC simulator, the ultra-low latency is stable and consistent. With Simucube's award-winning force reconstruction processing, ultra low latency mode and adjustable dynamic filters, the Driver can reach realism.​

We truly believe that once you experience it, there's no turning back. Don't believe us? We are putting our money where our mouth is and have set up one of our simulators in our Sim Lounge with the Simucube 2 (SC2) Pro Wheelbase to let our customers experience a pro grade DD sim wheel.

 

Simucube 2 Family

Simucube 2 comes in three models to serve the top-end spectrum of the direct-drive scene. Specific models have been built to serve demanding Sport drivers as well as experienced Pro drivers. Hard-core drivers and professionals, who crave experience outside of this world, are best matched with Ultimate which leaves no room for speculation.

All three models are built to incorporate the same Core Ingredients that make the Perfect Sim Wheel with industrial-grade direct drive torque motors with essentially zero torque ripple and magnetic cogging. Angle sensors, drive electronics, and CNC machined full-metal parts are made to complete the glorious motor and to unleash its maximum potential. Hot-swappable wheels, ultra-low latency mode, high dynamic range, and natural signal processing are supported in all models.

From software point of view, everything is accessible through a standardized USB Human Interface Device (HID) protocol. On Windows®, force effects may be easily operated with the industry standard DirectInput API.

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Tech

SIMUCUBE 2 Sport

SIMUCUBE 2 Pro

SIMUCUBE 2 Ultimate

Motor Direct Drive optimized ultra low torque ripple motor High response speed Direct Drive optimized ultra low torque ripple motor Maximum response speed, low inertia, Direct Drive optimized ultra low torque ripple motor
Simucube Wireless Wheel™ support Included Included Included
Simucube Quick Release™ Included Included Included
Max torque * 17 Nm 25 Nm 32 Nm
Max torque slew rate 4.8 Nm/ms 8.0 Nm/ms 9.5 Nm/ms
Angle sensor 22 bit absolute 22 bit absolute 24 bit Hiperface
Torque Off button Standard (Premium optional) Standard (Premium optional) Premium (with remote power switch)
Power supply 280 W R1 2 x 280 W / R2 1 x 450 W Peak 1000 W
Wheel base dimensions incl. SQR™ 130 x 130 x 250 mm 130 x 130 x 270 mm 115 x 115 x 310 mm
Mounting holes M8 x 4 pcs threaded hole M8 x 4 pcs threaded hole 9 mm dia x 4 pcs through hole
Mounting hole pattern dia 145 mm 145 mm 130 mm
Flange centering hole dia. 110 mm 110 mm 110 mm
Wheel base weight 8.0 kg 11.1 kg 11.3 kg
Standard warranty 24 months 24 months 60 months
Torque reconstruction processing Yes Yes Yes
Static force reduction Yes Yes Yes, in detail adjustable
Natural Damping, Inertia and Friction filters Yes Yes Yes, in detail adjustable
Ultra low latency mode Yes Yes Yes
Torque slew rate adjustment 1 - 4.8 Nm/ms 1 - 8.0 Nm/ms 1 - 9.5 Nm/ms

 

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