Automotive Industry

dSPACE systems are being used successfully at international automotive customers for developing and testing embedded electronics.

Aerospace Industry

dSPACE products are used in a wide range of aerospace application fields, such as engine control development and tests on control devices.

Commercial & Off-Highway Vehicles

Embedded software development for commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses, and off-highway vehicles

Electric Drives Application

dSPACE offers various solutions for electric drive projects

Medical Engineering

Control development for medical applications 


dSPACE offers universities and research institutes flexible systems with all the options needed for the model-based development of mechatronic controls. 

Other Fields

Whatever your field - whether you develop control applications for medicine, robotics, drives, or any others - dSPACE offers you a seamless tool chain for control development

Offers for Universities

Real-time development systems with powerful simulation hardware and comprehensive software tools.

System Architecture

Easier and faster development of large and complex ECU systems with dSPACE SystemDesk

Model Based Control Design

Shorter development times in an integrated environment

Rapid Control Prototyping

Accelerated function prototyping for ECU development

Rapid Control Prototyping

Test and optimize your control functions quickly and reliably in real time with dSPACE prototyping systems

Developing with Rapid Control Prototyping

dSPACE rapid control prototyping for fast development of control strategies in electric drives

ECU Autocoding

High-quality, standardized code - generated with a production code generator

Automatic Production Code Generation

TargetLink® is the automatic production code generator from dSPACE which translates models created in the MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow development environment directly into efficient code. 

ECU Autocoding

 High-quality, standardized code - generated with a production code generator

HIL Testing

Test ECUs with hardware-in-the-loop simulation

Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing

Save time and costs with systematic controller testing

Testing with Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop simulation facilitates comprehensive tests of ECU functions.

Intelligent Hardware Architecture Advanced hardware for ECU testing Virtual Validation Early validation of ECU software by testing virtual ECUs Data Management SYNECT helps engineers handle models, signals, parameters, tests, test results dSPACE Engineering Services

Dedicated assistance for all development phases.

Developing Control Functions

Use case: Developing ECU algorithms for electric motors

Developing Electric Motor Control Algorithms

Use case: Developing electric motor control algorithms with dSPACE rapid control prototyping

In-Vehicle Prototyping

Use case: Developing and verifying control strategies with in-vehicle prototyping.


Use case: Controlling a 6-axis robot with dSPACE rapid control prototyping

Simulating Brushless DC Motors

 Use Case: Simulating brushless DC motors

Testing a Servo Controller

Use case: Testing a servocontroller

Simulating Electric Power Steering Systems

Use case: Simulating electric steering systems at electrical level.

Simulating Electric Power Steering Systems

Use case: Simulating electric steering systems at mechanical level

Simulating Automated Manual Transmission

Use case: Simulating automated manual transmissions

Simulation for Battery Management System

Use case: Simulating a battery management system.

Testing ECU Networks

Use case: Testing an ECU network for hybrid drives

Video: Tula Technology Our customers do amazing things – with dSPACE products. The exceptional fuel efficiency Tula delivers contributes to a cleaner environment, reduces dependence on oil and saves consumers money at the pump. Watch how it works! Simulation à la carte Model-based development boosts efficiency in the food service industry Electronics Take Off Real-time testing of modern actuation systems at Moog Highly Dynamic Testing

Real-time modeling of a permanent magnet electrical machine for ECU functional validation applications

smartCUT: Safe Surgery

Semiautomatic surgical saw for heart, chest and brain operations

Forward Thinking

Ways to achieve greater productivity in the development process

Electric Parking

Non-intrusive, fast integration of an x-by-wire control system

Sound Asleep

Active noise reduction in the home

Peak Performance Racing to the top with standard car parts: the MiEV Evolution II Sensor-Based Landing Aid The sensor system currently being developed by ESG will enable helicopters to land safely even in low visibility. Flight Control by MicroAutoBox

Developing innovative control systems

Success in Action Launched two years ago, the SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test systems from dSPACE have already proven their value in numerous customer projects. Aiming High Mazda is pursuing two main goals for its automobiles: an enjoyable driving experience on the one hand, and outstandingly low fuel consumption and emission levels on the other. Process for Functional Safety

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has added modelbased development to their classic software development process for implementing safety-critical vehicle functions.

Fuel Cell Revolution For the past 20 years, Ford has gained a wealth of experience from their research and development of fuel cells for in-vehicle use. Ford’s researchers have tested several concepts in the laboratory and on the road. Architecture with Brains Researchers at the University of Stuttgart are working to develop lightweight load-bearing structures that respond to external loads. Robots in the Rose Garden Limited resources, climate change and a rapidly growing world population make efficiency and sustainability the biggest challenges in horticulture and agriculture. Smart Home In Japan, in the wake of the nuclear power plant accident accompanying the Tohoku earthquake on March 11, 2011, people’s expectations of renewable energy sources have soared. The Cutting Edge

The new TS500i cut-off machine with STIHL Injection is the fi rst-ever batteryless, completely electronically controlled injection system for handheld power tools with a two-stroke engine on the market.

Ions at the Start Modern start/stop systems, more electrical equipment, and the increasing electrification of mechanically driven components are pushing up the demands made on energy storage. Diving Back to Earth The Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (the Italian Aerospace Research Center, or CIRA) is using an unmanned space vehicle (USV) to research technologies that are vital to the development of future space transporters. Systematic Vehicle Safety

On behalf of the Indian automotive industry and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, ARAI is producing a concept for high-performance safety systems, together with a sample process for the model-based development of such systems.

Surviving Tough Terrain In commercial and military vehicles, the improved mobility provided by advanced active suspensions – especially in rugged terrains – becomes a matter of survivability, effective crew performance, safety and reliability. Less Is More ISUZU is developing an electro-hydraulically actuated variable valve system as an engine device to simultaneously reduce exhaust gases and fuel consumption. DFKI: Simulated Satellite Rendezvous

In their new Space Exploration Hall, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) can now carry out projects such as testing flight systems and studying the interactions between satellites and robots.

1000 MW in the Test Lab

Simulating steam turbines for power generation

Next Generation Satellite Communications

Astrium reached greatest possible antenna positioning accuracy with rapid control prototyping tools and support from dSPACE.

More Efficient Combustion Engines Variable valve control for a camless engine with fast hydraulic actuators China on the Fast Track Chinese railway equipment manufacturer uses dSPACE HIL to speed up their Traction Control Unit (TCU) development Efficiency in the Field Continuously variable transmission with power-split driveline for more power and lower costs Spotlight on Hazards An innovative new light function offers motorists more safety and comfort during night-time driving, using image sensors that detect potentially dangerous objects on the road and specially designed headlights that spotlight these objects. Intelligent Stopping SKF’s Electronic Parking Brake system is an extremely convenient solution for parking brakes and emergency brakes in tractors. Diwheel Defies Gravity Students and researchers in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide have developed a so-called diwheel that allows a driver to travel in a conventional upright position and, for the more adventurous, in an upside down position. Upvalue Energy Power inverters: Efficient energy transformation through efficient TargetLink code Gentle Belts Seat belts tightened the AUTOSAR way at Autoliv Turbine on Board Simulating gas turbine ship propulsion plant Tested and found good Testing transmission lever electronics automatically with dSPACE test automation Upside Down Vehicle Our videos give you a deeper insight into dSPACE and the functions of our tools. Project Orbit Satellite computers have to handle a whole range of monitoring and control tasks. Electrifying Using active mains filters to suppress interference in aircraft electrical systems Fusion Hybrid Energized The control software for the battery management system was developed completely using model-based design and automatic production code generation. Beating the Heat While developing a new space glider, the German Aerospace Center is investigating new heat shield technologies in their SHEFEX II program. Go for Quality The North American Electrical & Electronics System Validation group at Ford Motor Company has nearly tripled its automated testing capability. Virtual Vehicle Test Drives

Since 2000, Suzuki Motor Corporation has been efficiently intensifying their use of dSPACE simulators for the safe development of electronic control units (ECUs).

Big on Safety Volvo 3P relies on HIL simulation to test and verify the controllers when developing brake systems. Landing Gear Systems of the Future Researchers at the Institute for Aircraft Systems Engineering at the Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany are developing a completely new kind of actuation system for the landing gear of a regional aircraft. Behind the Scenes Formula Student is a wellknown international competition that judges not only speed but, more importantly, knowhow. AVL Raptor: Hungry for Engines

AVL Raptor provides the customers of the entire AVL group with a quick, flexible way of creating and testing the control of complex engine configurations for demonstration and calibration purposes.

Looking forward

Thermal management in a conventional powertrain was intelligently further developed at BMW Group by adding a predictive component.

Superbike Success from the Electronics Lab The BMW motorcycle motorsports team is in the fast lane. Since 2009, BMW Motorrad has been competing in the Superbike World Championship, and with success. Electric Drives Efficiently Virtualized

Controlled electric drives are a key technology in numerous engineering applications. Handling so many applications calls for a high degree of flexibility, especially for servocontrollers in industrial automation.

NASA’s Top Model At its Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research facility, called AirSTAR for short, NASA is using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to study flight situations that would be too dangerous and too expensive with a real aircraft. Home Run in Lab

Ultra-high-speed robots are expected to open up new fields of applications. With extremely high kinematic performance and stupendous cognitive capabilities, they surpass the human processing ability and challenge the limitations of machines.

Touareg Hybrid The Volkswagen Touareg has a brand-new hybrid version. Its electric drives, power electronics, and traction battery have caused a significant rise in the complexity of the networked electronic systems. Virtual Energy Cells The BMW Group is using a dSPACE Simulator to develop functions and test ECUs for a battery management system for lithium-ion energy storage. Five in One Hybrid drives and electric vehicles are hot topics in the automobile industry right now. But what few people know is that the first electric vehicles actually hit the roads in the early 20th century. The Battery Eldorado Electric vehicles are eco-friendly, quiet and economical. However, their future depends on efficient battery technology. Talking AUTOSAR The automobile industry sees its future in the continuous development of innovative, networked in-vehicle systems. One answer to the growing complexity this will bring is to perform systematic standardization based on AUTOSAR. A Gripping Feeling The engineering company DMecS is using a dSPACE Simulator to analyze the system behavior of steering systems. This allows testing at an early stage of development, before performing test drives. Systematic Drive Safety E-Darc is a new FPGA-based drive controller being developed by control system manufacturer Ferrocontrol. With the aid of dSPACE hardware and software, Ferrocontrol is testing the safety and reliability of individual models to ensure that they comply with the strictest quality guidelines. All Ears The ability to communicate is an elementary part of our lives. And without good hearing, communication becomes difficult if not impossible. This is why researchers continue to work on optimizing prostheses that improve hearing. New Energy - Wind and Sun Bring Independence One of the Azore Islands in mid-Atlantic: Plenty of sunshine. Constant wind. And miles away from any power grid or any filling station for diesel generators. First Flight of HondaJet Advanced Systems This event represents a critical milestone for the HondaJet program and is another significant step toward the first flight of conforming aircraft. (2009) Do-It-Yourself Formula One

Each year, for a few days in August, students from all over the world meet at the Hockenheimring in Germany to race their self-designed, self-built cars on this traditional Formula One track.

Buick Regal Turbo Charged Engine

Our videos give you a deeper insight into dSPACE and the functions of our tools.

High speed Robot

Our videos give you a deeper insight into dSPACE and the functions of our tools.

Superbike Success

Our videos give you a deeper insight into dSPACE and the functions of our tools.

Next Level of HIL in EcoCAR

Our videos give you a deeper insight into dSPACE and the functions of our tools.

Keeping the Right Speed

Our videos give you a deeper insight into dSPACE and the functions of our tools.

Getting Better and Better A talk with Dr. Klaus Lamberg, Product Manager of test and experiment software, about AutomationDesk (dSPACE’s test software) and future developments in the area of testing. Virtual Engine Test Bench Variable valve systems improve the efficiency of modern gasoline engines. Testing the engine control units designed for them requires novel, detailed simulation models with high physical resolution. Driving with no Emissions

Mitsubishi’s new electric vehicle, i-MiEV, lives and breathes by its complex electronics. Mitsubishi ran rigorous tests to ensure the quality of the software, yet still managed to cut the time-to-market.

Climate Under Control Volvo Technology, the center for innovation, research and development in the Volvo Group, has been continuously refining and extending its established Climate Control Module (CCM) over the years. Never Without Power Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH is using dSPACE hardware and software to develop an alternative, fuel-cell-based emergency power system that supplies electricity no matter what the situation is. Silence is golden Noise pollution impairs the quality of life just as much as any other form of pollution, but noise cannot always be avoided.​ Plug & Play Delphi Diesel Systems has successfully developed automated integration and feature tests for various ECUs for diesel engine management systems. 5 Sterne für dSPACE So hoch die Anforderungen an Embedded Software heute sind, so enorm sind auch die Anforderungen an die benötigte Entwicklungs- und Testsoftware. 25 Kilograms of Pure Energy 25 kilograms: That’s the weight of the hybrid battery in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 400 HYBRID, which will be launched in 2009. Virtual Bus Articulated or double-decker, lowerable, with up to four double doors and a wide range of comfort and safety systems, urban bus or tourist coach: the variations are endless. MicroAutoBox Ahoy! The Yamaha Motor Corporation, Ltd., is developing an unmanned marine vehicle (UMV) which can be used for numerous measurement and observation tasks. Jiexun - A Hybrid Hero The new ChangAn Jiexun mild hybrid car successfully rolled off the production line in December 2008 – containing a comprehensive hybrid controller strategy developed with dSPACE tools. Higher, Faster, Further

The Institute for System Dynamics at the Universität Stuttgart in Germany used dSPACE tools to develop an active damping control for the manufacturer IVECO MAGIRUS Brandschutztechnik.

Breathe at ease Mechanical intervention can be stressful for the patient, and to minimize the discomfort, the machine must respond to the patient’s breath initiation as early as possible. Nord-Micro: Maximum Safety Since 2000, Nord-Micro has been using TargetLink®, the production code generator, to develop cabin pressure controls for a wide range of aircraft types. E-motion Research into developing electric vehicles has progressed over the last few years. These vehicles have the potential for completely new vehicle designs, and also different riding and handling characteristics. Workbench for the Nano World

A team at the Technische Universität Ilmenau in Germany has designed a very versatile positioning machine for work in the nanometer range. The machine is controlled with the aid of dSPACE hardware and software.

Global HIL Strategy at General Motors In a thorough evaluation process for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) solutions two years ago, dSPACE Simulator was chosen as the global HIL solution for General Motors. HIL in Formula One Almost all Formula One teams use hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulators from dSPACE to develop and test their electronic control units, both individually and when networked. Industry Partnerships Enrich Programs Lawrence Technological University (Southfield MI) is partnering with industry-leading companies to help define its core curriculum offerings for two graduate academic programs – Master of Science (M.S.) in Automotive Engineering and Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering, a new degree program established in 2006. EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge Goes Green

For the EcoCAR Challenge the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) assigned a three-year pilot project to 200 students from various universities. 

Continental: Shift Gears Quickly

The goal is to noticeably reduce the development time of prototypes and end products.

Deutz: Diesel Meets Electric

For years now, hybrid drives have been gaining ground in passenger cars

Magneti Marelli: Engine Management the AUTOSAR Way AUTOSAR is a hot topic in the development departments of automotive suppliers and OEMs With or Without a Pilot

Developing an optionally piloted vehicle

LIGO: Hunting Waves in Space

Detecting gravitational waves is one of the unsolved challenges in physics

AUTOSAR Implemented

AUTOSAR-compliant production software development with TargetLink and SystemDesk

ACC in the Loop

The Automotive Systems group at Hitachi, Ltd. uses dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop simulators to efficiently develop an Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system that controls the distance to the vehicles and traffic ahead

Personal Rapid Transit​

From 2009 onward, passengers will be able to travel non-stop across London Heathrow Airport in the ULTra Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). This new, environmentally friendly, and individual passenger transportation system has been developed by ATS Ltd