dSPACE Release 2020-A (May 2020)

The main innovations of dSPACE Release 2020-A are outlined below.        

Product Details
AutomationDesk 6.3
  • Improved coupling between AutomationDesk and SYNECT enables a workflow without tool changes during test development
Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) 9.5
  • Support of OSI 3.1 for ground truth as part of the ASM Traffic module as a standardized interface for connecting sensor models
  • New ultrasonic sensor model, incl. cross-echoes, probabilistic effects, and extruded contour lines (3-D) with a CPU-based ray tracer (available on demand; also compatible with former Releases)
  • Extended lane definition for a more intuitive relative lane change configuration and improved compatibility with OpenDrive
  • Extended distance configuration for fellow vehicles that considers side edges of bounding boxes for a more intuitive definition of NCAP scenarios
  • Definition of traffic driver speed from outside the model
  • Extended GPS calculation incl. heading angle information
  • Several performance improvements
  • Improved flexibility in engine air path topologies
  • More detailed PMSM nonlinear demo with connected DCM inverter
  • Enhanced performance for electric motor demo setups
  • Extended simulation of battery performance for operation margins
Bus Manager 6.5 (ConfigurationDesk 6.5)
  • J1939 support:
    • Support of messages larger than 8 bytes
    • BAM support
    • RTS/CTS support
  • Secure onboard communication (SecOC) recalculation feature
  • Exclude lists for gateways
ConfigurationDesk 6.5
  • Enhancements for the MicroAutoBox III:
    • Several new I/O functions for engine simulation: Crank In, Cam In, Injection Out, Ignition Out, Engine Control Setup, Engine Angular Pulse Out, Knock In, Engine I/O Demo, three I/O functions for functional safety(FuSa Setup, FuSa Response Trigger, FuSa Challenge-Response Monitoring)
    • Support of the DS1521 Bus Board (for the MicroAutoBox III) for configuring bus communication
    • V-ECU support – for prototyping AUTOSAR code on the MicroAutoBox III
  • Enhancements for Real-Time PC:
    • Support of the NVRAM of the SCALEXIO Processing Unit – for starting an application in the same condition as it was terminated in the last execution.
  • Enhancements for Simulink®:
    • Tracing of 64-bit integer variables; this makes it possible to measure and calibrate Simulink model variables such as signals and block parameters with a 64-bit integer data type.
    • Support of variable-size signals by means of model port blocks
  • Enhancements for bus simulation containers (BSCs):
    • Generation of precompiled BSCs (except VEOS platforms)
    • Support of BSC files and bus configurations in the same application process
  • Enhancements for Functional Mock-up Units (FMUs):
    • Initialization of string variables with values specified in the FMU’s model description file
  • Enhancements for V-ECUs:
    • Basic support of CAN and LIN modules for MCAL (Microcontroller Abstraction Layer)
    • Support of V-ECU implementations with virtual bypassing
    • Support of V-ECUs that contain binary files (libraries and objects) in addition to source code
    • Support of V-ECU implementations on the MicroAutoBox III
  • Enhancements for Ethernet support and time synchronization:
    • New functions (PTP Master, PTP Slave, Domain Clock) to enable time synchronization with other systems via Ethernet
ControlDesk 7.2
  • Platform/device enhancements:
    • MicroAutoBox III: Support of CAN, LIN, and Ethernet monitoring device
    • Support of the DS1521 Bus Board (for the MicroAutoBox III)
    • Support of the DS6342 CAN Board
    • Support of the DS6651 Multi-I/O Module
  • Instrumentation enhancements:
    • Description property for layouts
    • Display, Numeric Input, Variable Array: support of 64-bit integer variables (source mode)
    • 3-D Viewer: displaying surfaces, specifying the pattern of point lines
  • Measurement and recording enhancements:
    • Data Logger configuration for MicroAutoBox III
  • Bus Navigator enhancements:
    • Bus Manager layout generation – show PDU RX/TX status by colors
    • Bus monitoring for the MicroAutoBox III (CAN, LIN, Ethernet)
    • Improved replay of logged CAN data (for the MicroAutoBox III, SCALEXIO, and VEOS)
    • Displaying the Ethernet socket hierarchy in Bus Navigator tree
dSPACE FlexRay Configuration Package 4.5
  • Support of the DS1521 Bus Board (for the MicroAutoBox III)
  • RX time stamp support for real-time timing information via the TRC file and model ports
ECU Interface Base Package 2.7
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
ModelDesk 5.3 
  • New scenario preview feature for a fast and easy validation of the scenario (available online) (ModelDesk Scenario Preview)
  • New simplified vehicle configuration for an easy parameterization of the ego-vehicle based on standard data sheets (available online)
  • Enhancements in the scenario definition for more intuitive lane change configuration and a better OpenDrive compatibility
  • Improved handling of large road networks
  • More robust OpenDrive import Improvements of calculation of height profiles on junctions for a smoother surface description
  • Download of OSI ground truth information
  • Support of VEOS Remote for Linux to access ASM on VEOS on Linux systems
  • Discontinuation of former maneuver compatibility mode
  • Discontinuation of DS1005 support
MotionDesk 4.6
  • Editor to modify and add parameters to different materials, which can be detected by the physics-based sensor models (SensorSim)
  • Output of the sensor composition window from the physics-based sensor models on a single monitor for an easier setup of raw data insertion
  • Tool automation for the physics-based sensor models
  • Visualization of routes and markers for an easier validation of the scenario configuration
  • Improved observer handling, incl. rubber band feature, for an easy observation of the 3-D scenery and scenario
  • New 3-D objects for motorcycles
RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset 5.4
  • Support of secured (SecOC) container IPDUs
RTI FPGA Programming Blockset 3.9
  • Support of the new DS6651 Multi-I/O Module for SCALEXIO (DS2655 FPGA Base Board, DS6601/DS6602 FPGA base boards)
  • Model port blocks directly support the offline simulation with RTI FPGA
  • SCALEXIO (DS2655 FPGA Base Board, DS6601/DS6602 FPGA base boards):
    • Support of direct communication between FPGA boards via IOCNET
  • DS6602 FPGA Base Board:
    • Improved handling for the initialization of the external DDR RAM
Sensor Simulation 1.3
  • Lidar and radar sensors interact with animated characters
  • Extended database with material properties based on measurements for lidar and radar
  • Weather effects for lidar
  • OData API to access data from SYNECT from any tooling with an OData interface
  • Improved coupling between AutomationDesk and SYNECT enables a workflow without tool changes during test development
  • Option to include Git automations, such as clone, push, pull, in SYNECT workflows for automatically preparing a test system for test execution
  • Option to deploy view configurations via the SYNECT add-on mechanism, for example, for a large number of users
  • Custom attributes for workflow management parameters and working directories
VEOS 5.0
  • Linux support for the VEOS simulation platform (Ubuntu 18.04), including a new command line interface for simulation control
  • Support of dockerization (Windows and Linux) for cloud applications
  • Specification of additional code files for FMU build process
MATLAB® support
  • R2018b
  • R2019a
  • R2019b
  • R2020a
Operating system support
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (64-bit)1)
1) For information on Windows® 10 support, refer to Windows 10 support.

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