- System Architecture Software
- Round Trips Between TargetLink and SystemDesk
To model the internal behavior of software components, a behavior modeling tool such as dSPACE TargetLink can be used.
The system architects export a software component (SWC) container from SystemDesk. The container holds all the files belonging to a modeled software component (ARXML and any other specification documents). TargetLink users import the SWC container and use the defined interfaces to automatically create an AUTOSAR frame model for the components. Then they develop the actual functionality and generate AUTOSAR-compliant code. This code is transferred back to SystemDesk in the SWC container together with any ASAP2 files that were generated, plus the ARXML files with additional implementation information. The SWCs can now be simulated to test the ECU's behavior offline. The SWC containers are handled in the SWC Container Manager, a specialized tool with a graphical user interface which can be opened from SystemDesk and TargetLink.