dSPACE Release 2018-A (June 2018)

The main innovations included in dSPACE Release 2018-A are outlined below.   

Product Details
ASM 9.1/ModelDesk 4.7
  • ASM Traffic
    • New lane sensor
      • Detection of all lanes (number can be parameterized)
      • Detection of virtual lanes on junctions (according to reference trajectory)
      • Output of main lane information for all options (outer/middle/inner lane)
      • Information at configurable reference measurement points on the vehicle (use case: Euro NCAP LDW)
    • Enhancements of 3-D sensor
      • Occlusion effects
      • Performance improvements
  • ASM Environment
    • Enhanced longitudinal driver behavior
      • Transmission type dependent start
      • Independent from propulsion system
      • More robust for different vehicle types
  • ASM Vehicle Dynamics
      • Enhancements of steering model
        • Optional look-up table for considering mechanical stops at the steering column
        • Improved steering interface to connect third-party steering models or steering test benches to ASM Vehicle Dynamics
  • ASM Electric Components
    • Improved battery electric vehicle (BEV) support
      • New ready-to-use demo configuration for quick project start
      • Fast variant handling for FWD, RWD, and AWD with 1 or 2 electrical motors
      • Detailed battery model for battery management tasks
      • Simplified electrical machine for low parameterization effort
      • Charging unit emulation with tailored interfaces for coupling scenarios with real charge controllers
  • ModelDesk
    • New Scenario Editor
      • Integration of maneuver and traffic scheduler in one common central scenario editor
    • Maneuver
      • Maneuver control for ASM in Simulink
      • Import of an unlimited number of data points for maneuver definition, such as speed and steering angle profiles
    • Road
      • Unlimited number of lanes
      • Non-drivable lanes (e.g., bicycle lanes, emergency lanes)
      • Definition of alias variables possible for road traffic
    • Import of fellow trajectories from MATLAB® und Simulink®.mat files, e.g., for import of real data
AutomationDesk 5.6
  • New function to find custom library element instances
  • Add and read event information as bookmarks in MF4 files
  • Performance, configuration, and visualization enhancements for signal-based testing
  • Enhanced tool tip display supports formatted text and hyperlinks
  • COM API extension for Python modules in custom libraries
  • RTT Observer Library TestCase with synchronous observer and capture operation
Bus Manager 6.1 (ConfigurationDesk 6.1)
  • Additional simulation, inspection, and manipulation features
    • Bus Configuration Enable
    • Counter simulation
    • Frame access (simulation, change frame properties at run time)
    • LIN wake-up
    • Raw data inspection
    • ISignalValue manipulation (overwrite, offset)
    • Suspend frame transmission
  • Support of FIBEX 4.1.2
  • Simplified graphical user interface
ConfigurationDesk 6.1
  • Support of multiple models per application process (MMPAP) allows for saving code generation time and using models of different tools or versions (e.g., different Simulink versions).
  • Graphical improvements for an enhanced overview in the signal chain:
  • New I/O functions
    • Angular Wavetable (Voltage Out, Digital Out)
    • UDP Receive/Transmit
    • TCP
    • Power On Signal In
    • System Shutdown
  • Enhanced I/O functions
    • Waveform Voltage Out and Waveform Digital Out function blocks can now be triggered by a trigger function.
    • Wavetable Voltage Out and Wavetable Digital Out function blocks can now be triggered by an assigned master APU provider or by a trigger function.
ControlDesk 6.3
  • Bus Navigator: Ethernet Monitoring protocol decoding – allows for a deeper analysis of Ethernet traffic captured by ControlDesk with help of the new protocol decoding view
  • Windows 10 support for video capturing – use the video recording capabilities of ControlDesk on more computer platforms
  • Incremental saving of large ASAM MF4 files increases the efficiency when creating large ASAM MF4 files by reducing the memory consumption of ControlDesk
dSPACE FlexRay Configuration Package 4.1
  • Minor changes and bugfixes
ECU Interface Manager 2.3
  • Support of Infineon AURIX™ 2nd Generation (TC3xx) microcontrollers
  • ECU-synchronous variable-oriented access to ECU internal variables from SCALEXIO systems
  • Minor changes and bugfixes
Failure Simulation Package 1.5
  • New tutorial videos for standard use cases
MotionDesk 4.2
  • Terrain generation with predefined demo projects makes it possible to create a realistic environment based on satellite imagery and digital elevation models
  • Generation and real-time simulation of extremely long roads and road networks (up to 10,000 km) and their environment sections
  • Improved 3-D library in terms of light object support for night-driving environments
Real-Time Testing 3.4
  • Access to Ethernet bus communication
  • Print messages to the dSPACE log file
RTI Bypass Blockset 3.10
  • Support of AURIX™ 2nd Generation (TC3xx) microcontrollers
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI CAN Blockset 3.4.6
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset 5.0
  • Support of CAN FD, also in combination with the DS2672 CAN Board
  • Support of AUTOSAR 4.3.0
  • Support of end-to-end protection profiles 5 and 6
RTI FPGA Programming Blockset 3.5
  • DS2655 and MicroLabBox
    • Scaling and saturation of I/O signals
  • DS2655
    • Reading the I/O interface configuration from ConfigurationDesk into RTI FPGA blocks
  • MicroLabBox
    • Changing constant register values from host PC, e.g., with ControlDesk
    • TA access for XDATA and I/O blocks (currently limited to a subset of data-types)
RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset 3.0
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
  • General Improvements
    • Introduction of release checkpoints
    • Improved usability regarding editing requirements and versioning of single requirements documents
    • Specific custom attributes can now be classified as read-only or Invisible
  • Model Management
    • Set model communication as blocking or non-blocking
    • Improved usability for updating and replacing model information from model containers
  • Variant Management
    • Improved usability for filtering variants, e.g., filtering according to variant model subsets
  • Workflow Management
    • Scheduled jobs improvements for polling sandboxes for changes to trigger jobs, e.g., for continuous integration use cases
SystemDesk 5.1
  • Support of the Ethernet driver module for integrating third-party Ethernet stacks in V ECUs
  • Creating V-ECUs for the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform
  • Other supported MCAL modules for VEOS: Pwm, Eth
  • Support of AUTOSAR R4.3.1, R4.3.0, R4.2.2, R4.2.1, R4.1.3, R4.1.2, R4.1.1, R4.0.3, and R4.0.2
VEOS 4.2
  • Support of automotive Ethernet simulation
  • Support of 64-bit content in models (SIC, FMU)
  • Support of AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform
MATLAB® support
  • R2016b
  • R2017a
  • R2017b
  • R2018a
Operating system support
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (64-bit) 1)
  • Windows® 7 SP1 (64-bit)


1) For information about the support of Windows 10, please see Windows 10 support.


More detailed information on various features in dSPACE Release 2018-A


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