Modeling system architecture and generating virtual ECUs
  • ECU software and system development for AUTOSAR R3 and R4
  • Exchange and integration of software descriptions to improve OEM/supplier processes
  • Convenient coupling with TargetLink® for software component development
  • Scripting and automation capabilities

New: SystemDesk 4.1

AUTOSAR Modeling
  • Complete AUTOSAR R4.0 and R4.1 support
  • Convenient modeling of software and system architectures according to AUTOSAR R4
  • Extended editing features and new built-in consistency checks for modeling software architectures
  • AUTOSAR Package view: Combined project and package manager
  • Separate view for system descriptions
  • New dialogs for convenient modeling of system elements and mappings
  • Dedicated dialogs for modeling elements on software component level
  • Generic modeling of all elements according to the structure of the AUTOSAR schema
  • Tailored import and export alternatives with many configuration options
  • Support of common use cases with TargetLink and BSW configuration tools
Process support
  • Several validation procedures, e.g., in dialogs
  • Special validation rules for data exchange with TargetLink and EB tresos® Studio
  • Complete tool automation

Application Area

SystemDesk is a system architecture tool that supports the model-based development of ECU software and distributed automotive electrics/electronics (E/E) systems and subsystems. For this purpose, you can model AUTOSAR-based system architectures and generate virtual ECUs for early software validation.
SystemDesk enables users to create AUTOSAR description files efficiently and with high quality, which also guarantees a smooth data exchange between OEMs and their suppliers. Moreover, SystemDesk can be used to prepare and supply AUTOSAR software for simulation and test scenarios early in the development process.

Key Benefits

  • Import and export of AUTOSAR files: e.g., the AUTOSAR system extract with explicit assigned AUTOSAR elements
  • Rule-based validation of the system architecture according to the constraints of the AUTOSAR standard
  • An open API for automating recurring tasks or allowing remote controlling by third-party tools
  • Graphical representation of the system and editors for data mapping: e.g., mapping software components (SWC) to the ECU or data elements to system signals

Development Workflow

SystemDesk is closely integrated in the dSPACE product portfolio to assist the development of ECU software. Models, functions, and production code from dSPACE TargetLink can be integrated for software components and architectures designed in SystemDesk.
With SystemDesk you can also generate virtual ECUs (V-ECUs) containing the same software components as those that will run on the final ECU. By using V-ECUs, you can perform PC-based simulation runs with dSPACE VEOS® for virtual validation or start your hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests with dSPACE SCALEXIO® even before all the ECU hardware prototypes are available.