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1988 The foundation stone dSPACE is launched as a spin-off from the University of Paderborn
First real-time development system for control technology/mechatronics, based on a DSP
1989 First hardware-in-the-loop simulator
1990 First real-time development system with a floating-point processor
1991 dSPACE Inc. founded in the USA
1992 Cooperation with The MathWorks
RTI: First real-time system connected to MATLAB/Simulink
1993 DS1102 Single-Board Controller with processor and I/O
COCKPIT graphical user interface
1994 First multiprocessor hardware for real-time development systems
1995 First turnkey HIL simulator for an ABS/ESP test bench
First custom-built dSPACE facility
1996 Fastest simulation hardware in the world with a top-of-the-range processor
1998 MicroAutoBox: Complete prototyping system for in-vehicle use
A Founding Member of ASAM e.V.
1999 TargetLink®: The first production code generator for ECUs based on MATLAB/Simulink
2000 Project Center opened near Munich
2001 dSPACE Sarl founded in France
dSPACE Ltd. founded in the UK
Project Center opened near Stuttgart
Member of FlexRay Consortium
2002 MotionDesk for real-time 3-D animation
2003 AutomationDesk for test automation
MicroAutoBox for FlexRay and LIN
2004 Premium Member of AUTOSAR
2005 Frost & Sullivan Award "Leading Manufacturing Test Company of the Year"
RapidPro: Signal conditioning and power stages
ASM: Real-time automotive simulation models
2006 dSPACE K.K. founded in Japan
2007 The ProMINT Initiative: Encouraging young engineers
SystemDesk®: Developing complex ECU software architectures
2008 Dr. Herbert Hanselmann is Entrepreneur Of The Year
dSPACE Mechatronic Control Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. opened in China
2009 TargetLink®, dSPACE's production code generator, is certified by certification organization TÜV SÜD according to ISO 26262 and IEC 61508
2010 Relocation to new company headquarters
MicroAutoBox II: 2nd generation of the compact, stand-alone prototyping system
ControlDesk® Next Generation: New universal experiment software for ECU development
2011 SCALEXIO®: New hardware-in-the-loop system, including new ConfigurationDesk configuration software®
2012 > 1,000 employees
Endowed professorship at the University of Paderborn.
The Institute of Computer Science, University of Paderborn, has a new professorship for Distributed Embedded Systems – donated by dSPACE GmbH, Paderborn. Embedded systems integrate computers into technical environments and are increasingly implemented in distributed form, for example, advanced driver assistance and safety systems in passenger cars, which are connected to numerous actuators, sensors and different computer systems within the vehicle, and in the future also outside it
VEOS: Platform for PC-based simulation with virtual ECUs. VEOS makes it possible to simulate a wide range of different models − function models, virtual ECUs (V-ECUs), and vehicle models – independently of any specific simulation hardware in early development stages
SYNECT®: Data management and collaboration software. Designed to help you manage data throughout the entire development process – models, signals, parameters, tests, test results, and so on – SYNECT also handles data dependencies, versions and variants, as well as links to the underlying requirements
2013 25th anniversary of dSPACE
2014 Project Center opened near Wolfsburg, Germany
MicroLabBox: compact prototyping unit for the laboratory
Simulation of a truck manufacturer´s entire product portfolio in a single dSPACE HIL system
2016 dSPACE and Intempora sign a strategic partnership to develop tools for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving