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ASAM Interfaces in the dSPACE Tool Chain

dSPACE: A Founding Member of ASAM
In 1998, leading European automobile companies founded the Association for Standardization of Automation- and Measuring Systems (ASAM) to reduce the cost and time of development processes in the field of vehicle electronics. dSPACE was one of the founding members and was already involved in the initial pre-Association activities in 1996. The goal of ASAM is to achieve standardized interfaces for data exchange and the compatibility of the software and hardware components used in the development process. Among the current members are well-known companies such as Audi, Bosch, BMW, Daimler, GM, Porsche, Renault, and Volkswagen.

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AutomationDesk

Type Automated testing for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation
Functionalities AutomationDesk is a powerful front-end tool for automated testing of the application software or diagnostic functions of electronic control units (ECUs)
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM XIL, ASAM MDF, ASAM MCD-3 MC, ASAM MCD-3 D

Bus Manager

Type Central tool for configuring the bus signals for various simulation platforms
Functionalities The dSPACE Bus Manager is a powerful tool for configuring bus communication for simulation purposes, e.g., restbus simulation, and for implementing the bus communication in real-time applications for dSPACE SCALEXIO systems
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-2 NET (FIBEX)

ControlDesk

Type Experiment and instrumentation software for ECU development
Functionalities The software includes functionalities for layouting experiments, instrumentation, measurement, post-processing, ECU calibration, as well as diagnostics access. It offers synchronized data capture across ECUs, RCP and HIL platforms, and bus systems, and has an integrated project and experiment management
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE CDF, ASAM AE XIL, ASAM AE MCD-1 CCP, ASAM AE MCD-1 XCP, ASAM AE MCD-2 D (ODX), ASAM AE MCD-2 MC (ASAP2/A2L), ASAM AE MCD-2 NET (FIBEX), ASAM AE MCD-3 D, ASAM AE MCD-3 MC, ASAM  MDF

dSPACE ECU Flash Programming Tool

Type ECU flash programming
Functionalities Software for programming the ECU flash memory via XCP on CAN, XCP on Ethernet, various types of on-chip debug ports like JTAG/NEXUS, NBD/AUD, JTAG/OCDS, DAP and JTAG/ SDI and the dSPACE Generic Serial Interface GSI2
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-1 XCP

Ethernet Configuration Package

Type Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation
Functionalities Convenient software tool for configuring a dSPACE system as a simulation node in an Ethernet network. It relies on network data available in a FIBEX or AUTOSAR representation and is dedicated to configure SOME/IP based simulations
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-2 NET (FIBEX)

Failure Simulation Package

Type Interface to dSPACE Failure Insertion Units
Functionalities The Failure Simulation Package gives you quick and easy access to ASAM XIL-compliant failure simulation units. It provides API access according to the ASAM XIL API Electrical Error Simulation Port (EESPort) and uniform access to all dSPACE failure simulation systems. If you use dSPACE ControlDesk, the Failure Simulation Package offers an ASAM XIL API EESPort-compliant graphical user interface component that is available when the Failure Simulation Package is installed.
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM XIL, ASAM GES

dSPACE FlexRay Configuration Package

Type Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation and rapid control prototyping
Functionalities Convenient software tool for configuring a dSPACE system as a simulation node in a FlexRay network. It relies on network and scheduling data available in a FIBEX or AUTOSAR representation.
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-2 NET (FIBEX)

Platform API Package

Type Package of application programming interfaces (API) for accessing simulation platforms
Functionalities Program interfaces in .NET and Python for reading, writing, stimulating and capturing model variables on dSPACE real-time platforms
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM XIL, ASAM MDF, ASAM GES

RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset

Type Tool for combining dSPACE systems with CAN communication networks
Functionalities The RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset is an extension for Real-Time Interface and can be used for combining dSPACE systems with CAN communication networks and for configuring these CAN networks
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM-MCD-2 D (FIBEX)

RTI Bypass Blockset

Type Rapid control prototyping (primarily bypassing) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation
Functionalities Simulink® blockset providing ECU read and write access from dSPACE real-time platforms via different kinds of ECU interfaces such as CCP, XCP, DPMEM PODs or on-chip debug ports. The blockset is especially designed for the dialog-based configuration of bypass applications. It allows ASAM MCD-2 MC (ASAP2) files to be imported and ECU variables to be selected via a convenient browser. It handles conversion formulas and the selection of bypass hooks automatically. In addition, the RTI Bypass Blockset supports on-target (internal) bypassing, allowing the bypass model to be compiled and downloaded directly into the free flash memory and RAM of the target ECU. For this, model parameters and signals are automatically added to the ECU’s ASAM MCD-2 MC (ASAP2) file
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-1 CCP, ASAM AE MCD-1 XCP, ASAM AE MCD-2 MC (ASAP2/A2L)

RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset

Type Tool for combining dSPACE systems with LIN communication networks
Functionalities The RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset is an extension for Real-Time Interface and can be used for combining dSPACE systems with LIN communication networks and for configuring these LIN networks
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM-MCD-2 NET (FIBEX)

SystemDesk

Type System and software architecture development
Functionalities SystemDesk supports the development of software architectures and distributed automotive electrics/electronics (E/E) systems. Such systems can be modeled according to the AUTOSAR standard. Existing communication matrix files can be imported in SystemDesk to specify network communication. When AUTOSAR software components are modeled or imported in SystemDesk, available ASAM MCD-2 MC (ASAP2) models can be imported as well. During generation of the AUTOSAR run-time environment (RTE) and virtual ECUs (V-ECUs), ASAP2 file generation is also performed for variables that are tagged for calibration and measurement according to the AUTOSAR concept. When V-ECUs are built, instances of the XCP service (XCP on Ethernet – TCP/IP) are implemented in the V-ECU code. Thus, the V-ECUs and variables described in the ASAM MCD-2 MC (ASAP2) files can be accessed during simulation
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-1 XCP, ASAM AE MCD-2 MC (ASAP2/A2L), ASAM AE MCD-2 NET (FIBEX)

TargetLink

Type Production code generation (for ECU development)
Functionalities TargetLink is a software system that generates production code (C code) straight from the MathWorks® Simulink®/Stateflow® graphical development environment. The C code generation options range from plain ANSI C code to optimized fixed- or floating-point code for AUTOSAR platforms. Versatile code configuration options ensure that the production code copes with processor constraints. Converting graphical models directly into production code ensures perfect consistency between model and code at all times. Since the same model will always result in the same proven code, TargetLink’s code generation is deterministic and thus guarantees the highest software quality. Every step can be tested against the specification via the built-in simulation features
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-1 CCP, ASAM AE MCD-1 XCP, ASAM AE MCD-2 MC (ASAP2/A2L)

Variable Editor

Type Variable description file editor
Functionalities Convenient tool for visualizing, editing and creating ECU description files according to the AE MCD-2MC standard
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-2 MC (ASAP2/A2L)

VEOS

Type PC-based simulation platform for electronic control unit development
Functionalities VEOS is a PC-based simulation platform for Virtual Validation in the development of electronic control units (ECUs) and systems.
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE XIL-MA, ASAM AE MCD-1 XCP, ASAM AE MCD-2 MC (ASAP2/A2L)

dSPACE XCP Service

Type XCP service to be implemented on the ECU
Functionalities ECU service code for XCP on CAN and Ethernet (TCP/IP, UDP/IP) supporting measurement, calibration, bypassing and ECU flash programming
Supported ASAM Standards ASAM AE MCD-1 XCP