dSPACE Release 7.3

The main innovations in dSPACE Release 7.3 are outlined below:

Product Details

AutomationDesk 3.5 

  • AutomationDesk reorganized with product modules for creating individual solutions Support of multiprocessor/multicore systems by HIL API for seamless platform-independent test development for all dSPACE platforms
  • HIL API library extended with signal and stimulus handling for graphical test development without requiring knowledge of the HIL API interface definition.

Automotive Simulation Models 3.2

  • New road functions supporting
    • Lane simulation
    • Long road definition (several 1000 km)
  • Lane sensor model
  • Separate calculation of engine pump torque in mean value engine models for hybrid applications
  • Simulation of reverse crankshaft movement for testing start/stop functionality
  • Simulation reset for mean value engine models
  • Improved Soft ECU for in-cylinder engine models
  • Improved suspension compliance

ConfigurationDesk 4.2 

  • Support of multicore applications for SCALEXIO
    • Choice of one overall model or individual models for each core
    • Model communication and build configuration in ConfigurationDesk
  • New SCALEXIO hardware support
    • Support of DS2907 Battery Simulation Controller Board
  • Bugfixes and minor enhancements

ControlDesk 3.7.3 


  • Bugfixes and minor enhancements
Please note: ControlDesk 3.x will be delivered for the last time with dSPACE Release 2013-A. 
ControlDesk 4.2.1

(ControlDesk Next Generation) 

  • Platforms and devices
    • Support of multicore applications for SCALEXIO
    • New cmdloader command line tool for downloading and starting applications (e.g., for use in automation scenarios)
  • Instrumentation
    • Improved XY Plotter instrument (with triggered mode, several x-axes)
    • Use of complete measurement arrays and value blocks in Variable Array instruments
  • Documentation
    • New Measurement and Recording tutorial
    • Improved tool automation reference
  • Bugfixes and minor enhancements

dSPACE FlexRay Configuration Package 2.7


  • Support of signal group cyclic redundancy checks based on communication matrix information and used for end-to-end protection tests
  • Support of signal group and signal update bits

ECU Interface Manager 1.1


  • Faster searches in ECU variables and ECU functions, even in very large ECU image files
  • Facilitated workflows and project management
  • Enhanced parser for ECU binary code finds read/write accesses to ECU variables even with complex code structures
  • Display of A2L variables whose read/write accesses are not found in the ECU image file 
  • Bugfixes and minor enhancements


  • Bugfixes and minor enhancements 

ModelDesk 2.5


  • New version of Road Generator supporting
    • Road lanes
    • More flexible surface conditions, e.g., road crowns
    • Long roads (several 1000 km)
  • Handling multiple instances of ASM and customer blocks

MotionDesk 3.0


  • Completely new rendering technology with improvements in 3-D presentation
  • More realistic 3-D objects with new rendering technology
  • Integrated Scene Editor component for editing of scenes directly in MotionDesk
  • Overview window component in MotionDesk for faster navigation in large scenes
  • 3-D objects library for assembling scenes by drag and drop
Platform API Package 1.1
  • Support of multiprocessor/multicore systems

Real-Time Testing 1.9

  • Now available as a separate product
  • Support of multicore applications for SCALEXIO 

RTI Bypass Blockset 2.9


  • Support of virtually any number of service calls (bypass hooks) in the ECU code
  • Bugfixes and minor enhancements with the internal bypass plug-in

RTI CAN Blockset 2.8

  • Bugfixes and minor enhancements 

RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset 2.6

  • Support of AUTOSAR System Templates (Version 3.2.1) as the communication matrix
  • Support of the Data Base Container extended multiplexor (also known as 2nd command byte)
  • Support of the AutomationDesk CAN MM Library 
RTI FPGA Programming Blockset 2.3
  • Support of ISE 13.4 (32-bit version)
  • Support of APU bus as master and slave for DS5203 (SX95) and DS5203 (LX50)
  • Support of UART (RS232/RS422/RS485) for MABX II (DS1512 + DS1552)

RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset 1.9

  • Support of LIN 2.2
  • Support of AUTOSAR System Templates (Version 3.2.1) as the communication matrix 

MATLAB® support


  • R2009b SP1
  • R2010a
  • R2010b SP1
  • R2011a
  • R2011b
  • R2012a

Operating system support

  • Windows 7 SP1 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit)
  • Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)



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