Supports AUTOSAR 4.0.3 and 3.2.2; interfaces with dSPACE VEOS® and SYNECT®
SystemDesk version 4.0 from dSPACE, a tool for modeling electronic control unit (ECU) software, completely supports the AUTOSAR 4.0 standard, according to the company. AUTOSAR data can be exchanged by OEMs and suppliers, as well as with other tools in the development process.
dSPACE said that with a major performance boost in Version 3.0 of its SystemDesk architecture software, dSPACE has optimized its AUTOSAR modeling and simulation environment for use in production projects.
dSPACE has launched a partner program to provide extended support for tasks connected with the model-based development of electronic control unit (ECU) software with dSPACE’s TargetLink production code generator. Participating companies supply products that supplement and extend TargetLink, so the program gives users extra support in setting up an efficient model-based development workflow.
dSPACE TargetLink and BTC EmbeddedTester certified for model-based development and testing of safety applications
The dSPACE production code generator TargetLink and the model-based test tool BTC EmbeddedTester have been especially certified by TÜV SÜD, a German certification authority, for use in safety-related projects according to ISO 26262 and IEC 61508. This relieves users of the need to perform additional, costly tool qualification measures.
dSPACE and EB (Elektrobit) are integrating their AUTOSAR tools to give developers of automotive electronic control unit (ECU) software a coordinated AUTOSAR modeling and simulation environment.
Version 3.1 of dSPACE’s TargetLink® production code generator provides enhancements in the code generator’s core functionality, AUTOSAR support, usability, and MATLAB®/Simulink® integration. The firm said the enhancements make model-based design, autocoding, and model-based testing even more efficient. Certification of TargetLink 3.1 for applications in safety-relevant electronic systems according to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 is currently in progress.
By Torben Materna, Johnson Controls-SAFT Advanced Power Solutions GmbH, Germany