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Release Download

Download all dSPACE Releases

  • Installation and Licensing
Patches
dSPACE Releases Updates & Patches

Overview of all updates and patches for all dSPACE Releases.

  • Troubleshooting
Reference Information
RCP and HIL Software Version and Compatibility Information

Version and Compatibility Information for RCP and HIL Software (Real-Time Interface (RTI), ConfigurationDesk, MotionDesk, ModelDesk and Automotive Simulation Models)

  • Migration, New Features, Versions and Compatibility
Known Problem Reports
TargetLink Problem Reports

Known Problem Reports for TargetLink and Data Dictionary. Up-to-date information about known problems, possible workarounds, and bugfixes.

  • Troubleshooting
Patches
Firmware Updates

Updates for Firmware Manager and Firmware Archives

  • Troubleshooting
Reference Information
Roadmap of dSPACE Releases

The following roadmap reflects dSPACE’s current plans regarding supported MATLAB® Releases and operating systems in the future.

  • New Features
Reference Information
Compatibility Tables MATLAB R2014x/R2015x

MATLAB Compatibility Information

  • Versions and Compatibility
Patches
RCP and HIL Software Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for RCP and HIL Software. RCP and HIL Software includes Real-Time Interface (RTI), ConfigurationDesk, MotionDesk, ModelDesk and Automotive Simulation Models.

  • Troubleshooting
Reference Information
MATLAB 64-bit Compatibility

Compatibility with MATLAB 64-bit Releases

  • Versions and Compatibility
Notifications
Windows 10 Support

Windows 10 Support of dSPACE Products

  • Versions and Compatibility
Patches
ControlDesk Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for ControlDesk

  • Troubleshooting
Reference Information
dSPACE Release 2016-A

The main innovations included in dSPACE Release 2016-A are outlined.

  • New Features
Reference Information
TargetLink Version & Compatibility Information

TargetLink Version Information and New Features

  • Migration, New Features, Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
Compatibility Tables MATLAB R2016x

MATLAB Compatibility Information

  • Versions and Compatibility
Patches
TargetLink Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for TargetLink

  • Troubleshooting
Basics and Concepts
TargetLink Modeling Guidelines

The TargetLink Modeling Guidelines help to ensure a seamless development process from function development down to the generation of highly efficient code for electronic control units (ECUs) using dSPACE TargetLink.

  • Getting Started, Working with
Patches
Installation/Licensing Tools Updates & Patches

Latest Versions of Installation and Licensing Tools

  • Installation and Licensing, Troubleshooting
Reference Information
ControlDesk Version Information and New Features

ControlDesk Version Information and New Features

  • Migration, New Features, Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
MicroAutoBox Variants

MicroAutoBox hardware concept, features, I/O variants, and hardware revisions

  • Versions and Compatibility
Trainings
AUTOSAR

Over the last few years, the AUTOSAR initiative has successfully established a standard for automotive software architectures. This course introduces you to the main goals and contents of this standard.

  • Getting Started
Reference Information
RCP and HIL Software Release 2016-A

Version & Compatibility Information RCP&HIL Software Release 2016-A

  • Versions and Compatibility
Trainings
System Modeling with SystemDesk

This training course explains the basics of the AUTOSAR standard on modeling software components and compositions.

  • Getting Started
Notifications
Windows 64-bit Operating Systems Support

Windows 64-bit Operating Systems Support of dSPACE Products

  • Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
Compatibility Tables MATLAB R2012x/R2013x

MATLAB Compatibility Information

  • Versions and Compatibility
Trainings
ControlDesk Basic

Book a 1-day training course to learn the basics of using ControlDesk. Gain experience in handling ControlDesk projects.

  • Getting Started
Notifications
Blockset and Toolbox Support with ConfigurationDesk and RTI

Compatibility Information MATLAB Blocksets & Toolboxes

  • Versions and Compatibility
Patches
AutomationDesk Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for AutomationDesk

  • Troubleshooting
Reference Information
TargetLink 4.1 Version & Compatibility Information

Version and compatibility information for TargetLink 4.1

  • Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
dSPACE Release 2016-B

The main innovations included in dSPACE Release 2016-B are outlined.

  • New Features, Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
TargetLink PIL Support

Supported combinations of evaluation boards, microcontrollers, and compilers for TargetLink processor-in-the-loop (PIL) simulation

  • Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
Combination of dSPACE Products

Information about which dSPACE software versions can be used together

  • Versions and Compatibility
Notifications
Windows 8 Support

Windows 8 Support of dSPACE Products

  • Versions and Compatibility
Patches
User Documentation Updates

Updates for User Documentation, such as Language Packs. Currently, Language Packs for Japanese are available.

  • New Features, Working with
Trainings
TargetLink Basic

This basic training course covers all the steps of code generation for production ECUs with TargetLink.

  • Getting Started
Notifications
Knowledge Base - Installation and Licensing

Knowledge base for installation and licensing topics

  • Installation and Licensing
Patches
Device Drivers Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for dSPACE Device Drivers

  • Troubleshooting
Reference Information
64-bit Compatibility

Annotations about the compatibility of 64-bit dSPACE programs with Windows, MATLAB, and Python as of Release 2016-B

  • Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
Solutions DVD Version Information

Version information for dSPACE Solutions DVD

  • Versions and Compatibility
Utilities
SystemDesk Utilities

Utilities for SystemDesk

  • Working with
Notifications
TRC File Changes with dSPACE Release 2014-A and Later

The information in this document allows you to plan your next steps for migrating to new MATLAB and dSPACE releases.

  • Migration, Versions and Compatibility
Known Problem Reports
Problem Reports for dSPACE Products except TargetLink

Known Problem Reports for all dSPACE Products except TargetLink. Up-to-date information about known problems, possible workarounds, and bugfixes.

  • Troubleshooting
Utilities
RTI and ConfigurationDesk Profiler

The dSPACE Profiler for Real-Time Interface (RTI) and ConfigurationDesk can be used to analyze timing behavior of applications running on dSPACE platforms.

  • Working with
Reference Information
TargetLink 3.5 Version & Compatibility Information

Version and compatibility information for TargetLink 3.5

  • Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
RCP and HIL Software Release 2015-B

Version & Compatibility Information RCP&HIL Software Release 2015-B

  • Versions and Compatibility
Instructions and Examples
MLIB - HIL API Migration Guide

How to migrate MLIB/MTRACE scripts to HIL API .NET using the MATLAB Interface to .NET Framework

  • Migration
Utilities
TargetLink AUTOSAR Utilities

The TargetLink AUTOSAR Utilities are an add-on to the TargetLink AUTOSAR support to simplify certain steps in the development process.

  • Working with
Reference Information
Compatibility Tables MATLAB R2010x/R2011x

MATLAB Compatibility Information

  • Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
Solutions DVD 16.1 Version information

Version information: Solutions DVD 16.1 for Release 2016-A

  • Versions and Compatibility
Trainings
ASM Vehicle Dynamics

You will learn about the concept and the structure of the ASM Vehicle Dynamics model. The course will also deal with the options for parameterizing the vehicle, as well as the road generator and maneuver editor.

  • Getting Started
Patches
Python Extensions Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for XIL API .NET

  • Troubleshooting
Patches
SYNECT Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for SYNECT

  • Troubleshooting
Utilities
TargetLink Utilities

TargetLink utilities are add-ons to TargetLink to provide support for some additional Simulink blocks as well as to simplify certain steps in the development process.

  • Working with
Reference Information
Expansion Boxes for DS1006 Processor Board

DS1006 Processor Board Hardware Compatibility Information for Expansion Boxes PX5, PX10 and PX20

  • Versions and Compatibility
Reference Information
RCP and HIL Software Release 2015-A

Version & Compatibility Information RCP&HIL Software Release 2015-A

  • Versions and Compatibility
Trainings
AutomationDesk

The course covers the use of dSPACE platforms as well as a wide variety of tools to access the Failure Insertion Unit, calibration and diagnostic tools and MATLAB®.

  • Getting Started
Trainings
TargetLink Advanced

TargetLink offers a lot of features for advanced users. One of them is the dSPACE Data Dictionary for model-independent data management.

  • Getting Started
Trainings
ASM Engine Simulation

You will learn about the concept and the structure of the ASM Engine Simulation models. The course will also deal with the options for parameterizing the engine.

  • Getting Started
Reference Information
FMI Compatibility

Compatibility of dSPACE software with Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standards

  • Versions and Compatibility
Patches
SystemDesk Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for SystemDesk

  • Troubleshooting
Application Notes
Test Automation Tools Python 2.7 Migration Guide

This application note for Test Automation Tools describes how to migrate existing Python scripts for use under Python 2.7

  • Migration
Reference Information
AUTOSAR Compatibility

Compatibility of dSPACE software with AUTOSAR standards

  • Versions and Compatibility
Trainings
ControlDesk Advanced

This course covers the advanced steps in ControlDesk. It is ideal for acquiring all-around information about ControlDesk’s advanced features, such as ControlDesk Automation or the Bus Navigator.

  • Getting Started
Instructions and Examples
HIL API MAPort Python to XIL API MAPort .NET Migration Guide

Guideline with code examples on how to migrate HIL API MAPort Python scripts to XIL API .NET MAPort using PythonNET

  • Migration
Trainings
TargetLink AUTOSAR Support

TargetLink supports the generation of AUTOSAR-compliant code, and files generated by AUTOSAR authoring tools can be imported into TargetLink.

  • Getting Started
Trainings
FPGA Basic Training

This training course will equip you with the basic skills you need for successfully embedding applications on dSPACE FPGA hardware.

  • Getting Started
Trainings
Workshop: ControlDesk Automation

With scripts, you can perform your complex workflows in no time, such as creating a project and experiment with your custom settings.

  • Getting Started
Software Demos
RTT Observer Library Package

Find demos and related documentation for the Real-Time Testing (RTT) Observer Library.

  • Working with
Software Demos
SYNECT Simulink Signal Builder Plug-in

​The SYNECT Test Management Simulink Signal Builder Plug-in demonstrates the capabilities of the SYNECT Test Management Python Plugin in the use case of automated MATLAB/Simulink test cases.

  • Working with
Application Notes
ControlDesk - Migration of ControlDesk 3.x Automation

This application note is a reference on migrating ControlDesk 3.x automation scripts to reuse them with ControlDesk Next Generation.

  • Migration, Versions and Compatibility
Notifications
Support of MATLAB R2014a with dSPACE Release 2014-A

Support of MATLAB R2014a with dSPACE Release 2014-A

  • Migration, Versions and Compatibility
Utilities
SYNECT Utilities

This SYNECT utility pool contains extensions to the SYNECT standard functionality that help you simplify some of the most common workflows.

  • Working with
Patches
Real-Time Testing Updates & Patches

Updates and Patches for Real-Time Testing (RTT)

  • Troubleshooting
Patches
CalDesk Updates & Patches

Updates and Patches for CalDesk

  • Troubleshooting
Application Notes
TargetLink Variable Class Template Usage

This application note provides a detailed description of TargetLink's variable class template mechanism. This includes the mechanism's interaction with the scope reduction of variables and the consequences of function inlining with respect to variables.

  • Working with
Utilities
ControlDesk Convert sdmlib stimulus files to .stz

Utility for converting sdmlib stimulus files for use with ControlDesk Next Generation.

  • Migration
Instructions and Examples
MLIB - XIL API Migration Guide

How to migrate from MLIB/MTRACE to dSPACE XIL API MAPort .NET

  • Migration
Utilities
AutomationDesk Test Framework to Test Builder Migration Tool

The Test Framework to Test Builder Migration Tool for AutomationDesk allows automatic migration of existing Test Framework projects and libraries to Test Builder implementations.

  • Migration
Basics and Concepts
TargetLink AUTOSAR Guidelines

The TargetLink AUTOSAR Guidelines contain rules and guidelines for TargetLink users who want to model and implement AUTOSAR software components (SWCs) with TargetLink.

  • Getting Started, Working with
Patches
XIL API .NET Updates & Patches

Updates and patches for XIL API .NET

  • Troubleshooting
Trainings
RapidPro

The RapidPro training gives you a step-by-step introduction to using the RapidPro software and hardware together with a dSPACE prototyping system.

  • Getting Started
Reference Information
RCP and HIL Software Release 2014-B

Version & Compatibility Information RCP&HIL Software Release 2014-B

  • Versions and Compatibility
Basics and Concepts
TargetLink MISRA Compliance Information

MISRA Compliance Information for TargetLink

  • Getting Started, Working with
Reference Information
Solutions DVD 15.2.1 Version Information

Version information: Solutions DVD 15.2.1 for Release 2015-B

  • Versions and Compatibility
Application Notes
Modeling the Access to NVRAM in SystemDesk and TargetLink

This application note introduces you to modeling the access to NVRAM in various scenarios with SystemDesk and TargetLink.

  • Working with
Application Notes
TargetLink Model Referencing Guidelines

This application note contains guidelines for using Model Referencing in combination with TargetLink

  • Working with
Patches
VEOS Updates & Patches

Updates and Patches for VEOS

  • Troubleshooting
Reference Information
Compatibility Tables MATLAB R2008x/R2009x

MATLAB Compatibility Information

  • Versions and Compatibility
Utilities
ControlDesk Platform or Device Replacement via Automation Script

This utility helps you to exchange a platform or device in a ControlDesk experiment by a platform or device of a different type.

  • Working with
Reference Information
TargetLink 4.0 Version & Compatibility Information

Version and compatibility information for TargetLink 4.0

  • Versions and Compatibility
Trainings
ASM Battery Simulation

You will learn about the concept and the structure of the ASM Battery model. The course will also deal with the options for parameterizing a battery.

  • Getting Started
Trainings
FPGA Electric Drives

Simulation of electric drives and power electronics, position sensor virtualization and interface functions

  • Getting Started
Application Notes
MicroAutoBox GPS data reception

This application note shows how to receive GPS data in the NMEA-0183 protocol with the serial interface of the MicroAutoBox.

  • Working with
Known Problem Reports
TargetLink 1.3p3 and 2.x Problem Reports

Known Problem Reports TargetLink 1.3 and TargetLink 2.x

  • Troubleshooting
Utilities
ASM Look-up Table Migration: Repairing Look-up Table Connections

This utility for ASM helps you repair broken ASM Look-up table connection in your ControlDesk layouts after migrating from a version earlier than dSPACE Release 2016-B to dSPACE Release 2016-B or later.

  • Migration
Utilities
Test Automation Tools Office Libraries

dSPACE Test Automation Tools Office Libraries to access Microsoft Office products with Python

  • Working with
Application Notes
RapidPro Standard Configurations

This application note shows how to work with the RapidPro application-specific predefined configurations.

  • Working with
Reference Information
Compatibility Tables MATLAB R2006x/R2007x

MATLAB Compatibility Information

  • Versions and Compatibility
Software Demos
Euro NCAP AEB Systems Demonstration

Find a complete testsuite for Autonomous Emergency Braking that is defined by the EURO-NCAP authority.

  • Working with
Application Notes
RapidPro SC-EGOS 2/1 lambda probe module

This application note contains information about using the RapidPro SC-EGOS 2/1 lambda probe module in a real-time application.

  • Working with
Application Notes
TargetLink Code and ASAP2 File Generation for an Arbitrary Platform

This application note demonstrates how to setup TargetLink if you want to generate code and ASAP2 files for a platform that is not directly supported by TargetLink's Target Simulation Module.

  • Working with
Instructions and Examples
HIL API .NET MAPort to XIL API .NET MAPort Migration Guide

Guideline with code examples on how to migrate HIL API MAPort .NET programs to XIL API MAPort

  • Migration
Instructions and Examples
rtplib2 - XIL API .NET MAPort Migration Guide

Guideline with code examples on how to migrate rtplib2 Python scripts to XIL API .NET MAPort using PythonNET

  • Migration
Utilities
ControlDesk Measurement Signal List Export/Import

This utility for ControlDesk is used to back up the configuration of the measurement signal list.

  • Working with
Reference Information
MotionDesk Graphics System Requirements

This document describes the requirements of MotionDesk on the PC hard- and software regarding 3D online animation.

  • Installation and Licensing
Trainings
ASM Traffic

You will learn how to define road networks and create traffic scenarios with various fellow vehicles.

  • Getting Started
Utilities
ControlDesk XCP Stimulator

The ControlDesk XCP Stimulator allows you to measure, calibrate, and stimulate the variables of an application running on an ECU or V-ECU at the same time provided that two XCP service instances are implemented in the application running on the ECU/V-ECU.

  • Working with
Application Notes
TargetLink - Methods for Embedding External Code

TargetLink offers various methods for embedding external code. This application note gives you a brief overview of the various methods and describes possible use cases.

  • Working with
Trainings
dSPACE FlexRay Configuration Package

In this training course, you will learn how to configure a dSPACE system as a simulation node in a FlexRay network and create application-specific Simulink models.

  • Getting Started
Utilities
TargetLink AUTOSAR Migration Tool

The TargetLink AUTOSAR Migration Tool serves to convert standard, non-AUTOSAR TargetLink models to AUTOSAR at the click of a button.

  • Migration
Reference Information
Solutions DVD 14.2 Version Information

Version information: Solutions DVD 14.2 for Release 2014-B

  • Versions and Compatibility
Application Notes
RTI FPGA Programming Blockset

This application note describes how to use a MicroBlaze processor block as part of a Simulink FPGA model with the dSPACE Real-Time Interface (RTI) FPGA Programming Blockset.

  • Working with
Application Notes
TargetLink Function Variants Modeling

One often has to model functional variants, i.e. different realizations for certain features that can be switched. This application note describes methods and techniques to realize function variants with TargetLink.

  • Working with
Reference Information
SystemDesk PIL Support

Supported combinations of evaluation boards, microcontrollers, and compilers for VEOS processor-in-the-loop (PIL) simulation and SystemDesk VPU generation.

  • Versions and Compatibility
Utilities
ControlDesk Bus Monitoring Device Migration: Repairing Layout Connections

This utility for ContolDesk helps you repair broken layout connections after adding a new variable description file to a CAN or LIN Bus Monitoring device.

  • Migration
Application Notes
TargetLink Code Generator Options

This application note provides an overview of the code generator options in TargetLink that influence the optimization and the basic form of the generated code with regard to typical optimization goals.

  • Working with
Trainings
Workflow Management (WFM)

This training course covers the entire tool chain for variant-based workflow management (VBWM), from configuring to executing automated processes.

  • Getting Started
Trainings
SYNECT Test Management

Processing test data with SYNECT Test Management, including all the steps from handling requirements, test cases and execution plans to executing tests and evaluating the test results

  • Getting Started
Reference Information
Solutions DVD 15.1 Version Information

Version information: Solutions DVD 15.1 for Release 2015-A

  • Versions and Compatibility
Application Notes
SystemDesk Workflow Interconnection with EB tresos Studio

This application note describes how to interconnect the tools dSPACE SystemDesk and EB tresos Studio and which step of the workflow should be performed in which tool. It is also shown how to integrate TargetLink in the workflow.

  • Working with
Trainings
ASM Engine InCylinder Simulation

You will learn about the concept and the structure of the ASM Engine InCylinder Simulation models. The course will also explain the basics of in-cylinder-pressure-based engine simulation.

  • Getting Started
Software Demos
VISA Access Library

This demonstration shows how to read, write and capture signals from devices based on the VISA API.

  • Working with
Application Notes
TargetLink and DaVinci Developer Tool Interoperability

This application note demonstrates the interaction of TargetLink and DaVinci in an AUTOSAR tool chain.

  • Working with
Utilities
ControlDesk Failure Simulation Systems Data Export to XIL API EESPort Files

The FailureSimulationExportTool exports information from an existing ControlDesk FailureSimulation system file to ErrorConfiguration and PortConfiguration files. These files can be used to perform electrical error simulation.

  • Migration
Basics and Concepts
TargetLink Model-Based Development and Verification of Airborne Software

This document addresses the development and verification of airborne software when using model-based development and verification with TargetLink in the software life cycle.

  • Getting Started, Working with
Application Notes
TargetLink 3.4 Memory Mapping Concept

This application note shows how variables as well as functions can be properly mapped to the desired memory segments in TargetLink. The memory partitioning of AUTOSAR 4.0.3 is taken as an example.

  • Working with
Application Notes
TargetLink - Using the dSPACE Data Dictionary in a Multi-User Environment

This application note describes how to set up TargetLink in a multi-user environment to ensure a consistent workflow.

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 006: Using Blocksets and Toolboxes

I want to use Simulink blocksets or MATLAB toolboxes in my real-time simulation. How can I find out which blocksets and toolboxes are supported by the Real-Time Interface (RTI) and ConfigurationDesk?

  • Getting Started
Notifications
Qualification of dSPACE Release 2014-A with MATLAB R2014a

Qualification of dSPACE Release 2014-A with MATLAB R2014a

  • Migration, Versions and Compatibility
Application Notes
TargetLink complementary RAM Data Storage Concept

This application note for TargetLink along with the enclosed demo models show how to increase functional safety in model-based software development processes by implementing the complementary RAM data storage concept.

  • Working with
Application Notes
MicroAutoBox Embedded PC status LED programming

This application note outlines how the status LED of the MicroAutoBox Embedded PC can be programmed under MS Windows® 7 and Ubuntu®/Linux.

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 242: Handling Overrun Situations

During real-time simulation the error message Task Overrun: Occurred in task "", execution step is displayed in ControlDesk or ControlDesk Next Generation. Then the real-time application stops. Why is this error message (...)

  • Working with, Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 004: DS1007 peer-to-peer connection

How do I register the DS1007 at my host computer, when it is connected to my network adapter peer-to-peer?

  • Getting Started
Application Notes
SystemDesk Basic Software Plugin Generation

This application note describes how to extend SystemDesk's functionalities for basic software (BSW) modules by external functions.

  • Working with
Application Notes
MicroAutoBox and RapidPro PZAmp Usage

This RapidPro application note shows how to use PZAmp in conjunction with MicroAutoBox.

  • Working with
Trainings
Simulating with SystemDesk

SystemDesk includes a feature for building so-called virtual ECUs from an AUTOSAR system.

  • Getting Started
Application Notes
MicroAutoBox Embedded PC ad hoc network and VNC connection setup

This application note outlines how an ad hoc network and a VNC connection can be established with the MicroAutoBox Embedded PC running MS Windows® 7 or Ubuntu®/Linux.

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 417: Special float values in ControlDesk

How are special float values represented in ControlDesk?

  • Working with, Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 412: Using command line tools since Release 2014-A

When executing a command line tool in Release 2014-A, or newer, it does not work, or an error message is displayed stating that the environment variables DSPACE_CONFIG or DSPACE_ROOT are not set. How can the problem be solved?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 722: Mixed FLEXlm/dongle use

How can I use a dongle and FLEXlm together on one PC?

  • Working with, Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 294: Required MathWorks Software Components

Which MathWorks software components need to be installed at least, if I want to realize a model-based simulation on a dSPACE Hardware?

  • Installation and Licensing, Versions and Compatibility
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 408: Handling gaps in Data Measured with ControlDesk Next Generation

I am observing gaps in a measurement or recording performed with ControlDesk Next Generation. In an exported MAT file, it seems that data points are missing. Why does this happen and how can I solve the problem?

  • Working with, Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 272: MicroAutoBox Digital Signals

I’d like to know the default values of the digital outputs of the MicroAutoBox and how to change them.

  • Working with, Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 291: How to Install dSPACE Solutions

Where do I get Solution setups, how do I install them, and where is the Solution’s documentation?

  • Installation and Licensing
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 248: Using M Code

I want to add functionality programmed in M language to a Simulink® model for a dSPACE platform. How can I do this?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 022: Hiding Technical Implementation

I want to share my model or my S-function with other companies without providing the model or S-function source code. How can I hide the information and technology in my model or S-function?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 218: Updating the Python Version

Is it possible to update the Python installation of any dSPACE software, such as ControlDesk 3.x or ControlDesk Next Generation, to a newer version? Can a newer version be installed in parallel?

  • Installation and Licensing
Application Notes
TargetLink and SystemDesk Interaction in AUTOSAR Architecture and Behavior Modeling

This application note demonstrates the interaction of SystemDesk and TargetLink in an AUTOSAR tool chain.

  • Migration, Working with
Application Notes
SystemDesk Solution using ECU State Manager

This application note describes the workflow for integrating the ECU State Manager into a SystemDesk project for simulation purposes.

  • Working with
Videos
ControlDesk Tutorial Videos

dSPACE provides Tutorial Videos for ControlDesk which show how to work with ControlDesk.

  • Getting Started, Working with
Videos
AutomationDesk Tutorial Videos

dSPACE provides Tutorial Videos for AutomationDesk which show how to work with AutomationDesk.

  • Getting Started, Working with
Videos
FAQ Videos

FAQ Videos for dSPACE products

  • Getting Started, Working with
Videos
ConfigurationDesk Tutorial Videos

dSPACE provides Tutorial Videos for ConfigurationDesk which show how to work with ConfigurationDesk.

  • Getting Started, Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 003: Slot CPU - TCP Checksum Offloading

I am working with a dSPACE Expansion Box that is connected to the host computer via Ethernet by means of a slot CPU. I am experiencing more or less sporadic disconnects with an error message similar to Encountered a network error. Check if the (...)

  • Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 009: Basic Information on MEX DLLs and MEX Compilers

What do I need to know about MEX compilers? What is a MEX DLL?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 012: Creating Libraries

I want to store C source files in a library for use with RTI or ConfigurationDesk. How can I create such a library?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 014: How to Load Applications Automatically After Build

What is the recommended way to load a real-time application automatically after rebuilding it with Simulink?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 018: Observing Variables and States of Stateflow Charts

What are the preconditions to observe variables and states used in a Stateflow chart when working with ControlDesk Next Generation?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 019: Missing Output in the Variable Browser

I have built and downloaded my model without any problems and want to trace some variables with ControlDesk. However, in the ControlDesk Variable Browser, some block output variables, parameters or signal labels seem to be missing. What is the (...)

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 021: Data Capture at Simulation Start

When I download a model, the simulation starts straight away, so that it is impossible to capture the behaviour of the model at the simulation start via ControlDesk or ControlDesk Next Generation. Is there any way of starting and stopping the (...)

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 023: Measuring Execution Times of Blocks and Subsystems

I would like to know the execution time of a part of my model. How can I measure it?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 024: Opening Models During MATLAB Startup

Can I use startup.m to open models during MATLAB® startup? Why do errors occur when I use startup.m with dSPACE software?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 029: Solving CAN Communication Errors

I am using one of the dSPACE CAN interfaces. When my dSPACE CAN interface is connected to the rest of the CAN network, CAN communication with my dSPACE CAN interface does not work. In particular, I cannot receive or send any CAN message with my (...)

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 030: Preventing Model Compilation Delays

When compiling the code for a large Simulink® model, the compilation takes a very long time. How can I avoid this?

  • Working with
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 031: Preventing Model Compilation Delays

When I build my model with RTI, the build process is aborted with the following errors in the MATLAB® Command Window: 1.) "not enough space for arguments" 2.) “OPUS MAKE: .mk (line …): %do macro '-I…' missing '='. Stop.”

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FAQ 039: Resolution of ADC/DAC boards

What resolution can be achieved when using ADC/DAC boards? What is the difference between resolution and effective resolution?

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FAQ 044: Effective resolution of an AD converter

To measure the effective resolution of my AD board I have short circuited the inputs, but detected a high fluctuation of the signal. What signal-to-noise ratio can be expected using dSPACE AD boards and how can I determine the effective resolution (...)

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FAQ 202: C S-Function Techniques

Where can I find condensed information on the standard S-function techniques that can be used with dSPACE software?

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FAQ 209: Is it possible to change the fixed-step size during real-time simulation?

I want to change the fixed step size of a real-time application during simulation. Why is this not possible?

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FAQ 210: Compilation Problems when using large Models

I am using RTI1005, RTI1103, RTI1104 or RTI1401 (PowerPC-based platforms). When compiling a large model, I get warnings or error messages from the compiler. What can I do to avoid them?

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FAQ 211: Avoiding Task Overrun Errors

My model does not run in real-time and stops with overrun errors. What can I do to avoid this, how can I decrease the turnaround time of my model?

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FAQ 212: Using Additional Source Files in S-Functions

My model uses a self-written S-function, which references functions from separate custom source files. How can I achieve that the custom source files are automatically compiled and linked?

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FAQ 213: Modifying the dSPACE Installation, Adding New Products, and Combining Dongles

I want to modify my dSPACE installation, for example, to add a new product or to work with multiple dongles. What do I have to do?

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FAQ 214: Displaying the Results of an FFT with ControlDesk

How can I display the result of an FFT or similar data in a frequency vector?

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FAQ 215: Redirecting a Floating Network License Client to another License Server

How can I redirect a floating network license (FNL) client to another license server?

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FAQ 216: Updating the License File on a License Server

I received a new license.dat file from dSPACE. Which steps must I perform to update the license file on the dSPACE License Server?

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FAQ 219: RTI Blocks in Custom Simulink Libraries

I have created a Simulink library that is organized in subsystem blocks. Some of the subsystem blocks contain blocks from the RTI libraries. When I copy a subsystem block from my library to a model, the following error occurs: (...)

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FAQ 220: CPU Name for Blocks in RTI-MP Models

I am using RTI-MP and want to know which CPU a certain block or subsystem will be executed on. How can I find this out without building the model?

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FAQ 226: Transmitting 64bit float values with RTICAN

Is it possible to transmit double values (64bit float, IEEE double) with RTI CAN Blockset (RTICAN) or RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset (RTICANMM)?

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FAQ 231: Foreign character encoding in Simulink models

When I open a Simulink model, the following warning message is displayed: (Warning: Unable to load model file '.mdl' due to the presence of characters that are not supported in the current character encoding setting …) Why does this happen (...)

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FAQ 232: Storing application data in the FLASH memory of MicroAutoBox and DS1005

How can the FLASH memory be used to store simulation data for use in the next application run?

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FAQ 233: Show RTI Dialogs after activating "Do not show this dialog again"

I have activated the option “Do not show this option again” for the RTI dialog “Select dSPACE RTI Platform Support” and/or for “RTI - Unsuitable Configuration Preferences”. Now I want restore the default behaviour.

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FAQ 235: Measure incremental encoder signal at low speed

When calculating the angular velocity from an encoder signal at ‘low speed’ the result becomes imprecise. How can a better measurement result be achieved?

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FAQ 239: Handling Exceptions in the Real-Time Program

The real-time application was stopped due to an exception. How can I find out the reason for the exception? How can I debug the application?

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FAQ 243: Simulating TargetLink Code on a dSPACE Platform with RTI

I want to simulate the C code generated by dSPACE TargetLink on a dSPACE real-time platform. How can I do this?

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FAQ 252: RTICAN Error message concerning taskqueue 6

In the ControlDesk or ControlDesk Next Generation Log Viewer I get either the error message “RTICAN DS: Error code 4 (0x4) detected on taskqueue 6 of board . (206)” or “RTICAN DS: Buffer overflow error on taskqueue 6 of board . (...)

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FAQ 253: Controlling Applications with the simState Variable

How can I stop and restart an application from ControlDesk or ControlDesk Next Generation? What happens when the simState variable is changed? When do the termination values specified in RTI blocks become effective?

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FAQ 255: Implementing C-Coded S-Functions for RTI

I want to implement a C-coded S-function for use with Real-Time Workshop/Simulink Coder/Real-Time Interface (RTI) and for Simulink simulations. Where can I find an S-function template and examples? Do I have to compile this S-function to a MEX DLL (...)

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FAQ 256: Error message - OPUS MAKE: Don't know how to make

I get the error message OPUS MAKE: Don't know how to make .<…>. Stop while compiling the generated code (while the make utility is running). How can I find the reason for this error message?

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FAQ 257: Debugging a C-coded S-Function or the generated code

The real-time application does not work as intended, or an error occurs. In particular, the model contains C-coded S-functions. How can I debug the S-functions’ source code? How can I debug the source code generated by the Real-Time Workshop©/ (...)

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FAQ 260: Migrating a Hand coded Application into an S-Function

Suppose that you have implemented a hand-coded application (no RTI generated code) for your dSPACE hardware. The application works fine without any problems. Now you intend to migrate the functionality of the hand-coded application into a Simulink (...)

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FAQ 266: Changing the Active MATLAB Installation for an Existing dSPACE Installation Set

An additional MATLAB version was installed on a computer with an existing dSPACE Release installation. How can I connect the new MATLAB installation to the dSPACE software?

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FAQ 269: Determine the size of a real-time application

How can I determine the size of a real-time application?

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FAQ 271: Alternatives for the User-Code and User-Make file

Are there any known alternatives for replacing the user-code file functions (_usr.c) and user-makefile (_usr.mk) directives? Is it possible to specify settings of the User-Code file (_usr.c) and User-Make file inside the model?

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FAQ 273: S-Functions Compiler Error with Microtec PPC Compiler Vs 3.x

The compilation of a C-coded S-Function fails with the following error message: line pos ; a value of type "const mxArray *" cannot be used to initialize an entity of type "real_T *" or a similar error message with (...)

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FAQ 276: MicroAutoBox II - Solving Connection Problems

How do I solve connection problems with MicroAutoBox II?

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FAQ 277: Unsuitable Embedded Hardware Options

The build process of a model fails with the following error message (...)

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FAQ 290: RTIFPGA Timing Analysis fails without throwing error

I have performed a Timing Analysis with the RTI FPGA Programming Blockset (RTIFPGA). The Timing Analysis graphical user interface (GUI) does not open, although the analysis process has finished. I already tried to open the GUI manually – as (...)

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FAQ 292: Measuring Execution Times with the dSPACE Profiler

I would like to use the Profiler, in order to measure and visualize execution time of parts of my model. How can I do that?

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FAQ 295: Requirements for installing RTIFPGA

I have purchased dSPACE RCP&HIL with RTIFPGA. Which third party software is needed and is there a prescribed order of installation?

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FAQ 298: Best Practice for Handling S-Functions, Libraries and Additional Source Code

I have organized my S-Function MEX-files, source files and header files in separate folders. When using an S-Function in a model I would like to add the respective source paths to the build process. How can I do that? My custom code references (...)

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FAQ 299: Missing RTI Libraries in the Simulink Library Browser

When I open the Simulink Library Browser, RTI Block Libraries are not visible. How can I resolve this problem?

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FAQ 300: Generating Videos of MotionDesk Animations

How can I generate a video of a MotionDesk animation to present the simulation results without MotionDesk? How can I export a MotionDesk animation to another format?

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FAQ 301: Suitable Graphics Cards for MotionDesk

I am looking for a graphics card for my MotionDesk PC. Do you recommend a graphics card? Can I use the onboard graphics card of my workstation? Various graphical errors occur in my MotionDesk scene, e.g., graphical objects are not drawn correctly (...)

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FAQ 305: SCALEXIO Missing License Error

When downloading an application to a SCALEXIO system, the following error message is displayed: … License check failed. (0x102,1) … Could not find an entry for SCALEXIO RTLIB version in any of the specified license files. (0x102, 1) (...)

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FAQ 345: Error Message 'No such file or directory'

The build process of one of the following components aborts: A Simulink model (with RTI) An application (with ConfigurationDesk) An SIC (with VEOS) The following error message is displayed: Build with RTI: … .h::: fatal (...)

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FAQ 351: Finding the License Files for Release 2014-B

dSPACE Setup does not find my license files and I get the following error message: “The keys are missing in the file that you specified, or dSPACE Setup could not find the corresponding key for this release.”

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FAQ 352: AutomationDesk Compatibility with VEOS

Which VEOS versions does AutomationDesk support?

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FAQ 400: ControlDesk Next Generation - No data are visible in the plotter

No data are visible in the plotter even though the measurement is running. What can I do?

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FAQ 402: ControlDesk Next Generation - Not all Signals in Recorder

Why does the recorder not contain all measurement signals that were visualized?

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FAQ 404: Using ControlDesk Next Generation with dSPACE Tools of dSPACE Release 2013-A and Earlier

What should I consider when I use ControlDesk Next Generation with other dSPACE tools?

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FAQ 407: Using DS2302 in ControlDesk Next Generation

I want to use a DS2302 board together with ControlDesk Next Generation. What is the best way?

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FAQ 411: Name of a Measurement Raster has a Suffix "[1ms]"?

Why does the name of a measurement raster have a suffix “[1ms]” or similar?

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FAQ 413: SCALEXIO Suddenly Not Accessible

SCALEXIO (DS1007, MicroLabBox, or VEOS) is suddenly not accessible anymore, even though the connection worked before. The dSPACE log file contains error messages with the following information: Cannot obtain access privileges for hardware device (...)

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FAQ 700: How to process status outputs of TargetLink API commands

When I execute some TargetLink API script commands, the status messages are shown in the Command Window. I want to know how to get such status messages into a user program.

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FAQ 705: Product Block: Only Two Inputs for Fixed-Point Signals

I saw that the Product block (for multiplication) does not accept more than two inputs. Will it be possible to use more than two inputs in the future?

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FAQ 707: Variables initialized by another (calibratable) variable or a formula

I want to initialize variables not by a value, but by other variables. These may be one variable or a formula of more than one variable. For example, I would like to make a Gain parameter dependent on 3 calibratable parameters. The Gain parameter should b

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FAQ 712: How to automatically exclude warning messages

During code generation some warning messages are thrown which are not relevant to me. How can I automatically exclude some messages?

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FAQ 715: Name ambiguity error for global variables

I use several model files for my ECU project. When I generate code, compile and link everything together, I get a name ambiguity error for some global variables. It turns out that some variables have the same name, although I used the $S_$B name (...)

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FAQ 718: Evaluation board does not respond during mixed FLEXlm/dongle use

I have a license for mixed FLEXlm/dongle use. Whenever I remove the dongle in order to work with a floating license, the Target Simulation does not work any more. I get an error message like: "Target does not respond to startup signal on port COM1" (...)

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FAQ 724: Debugging Production Code

Is it possible to use Microsoft Visual Studio to debug the production code generated by TargetLink?

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FAQ 725: Running TargetLink code on dSPACE prototyping hardware

How can I simulate a TargetLink model on a dSPACE prototyping platform? Can I use TargetLink as a code generator for the MicroAutoBox or DS1005?

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FAQ 726: Usage of standard C void type

TargetLink always generates code with a Void type. However, my compiler warns me that this is a nonstandard ‘void’ typedef. Can I generate code with the standard C void type?

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FAQ 727: Instance-Specific Parameters in Reused Functions

Is it possible to use different parameters in the same reused function without supplying them via a signal line entering the subsystem used to model the reused function?

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FAQ 728: How to Intervene in the A2L File Export

How can I influence the A2L file export? Is it possible to automatically intervene in the A2L export process?

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FAQ 729: Supplying a SystemTime Variable

Code generation fails with the following messages: Warning #10601: :No RTOS/SystemTime 'VariableObject' was found in the data dictionary. Fatal #20005: The variable specified with variable key 'RTOS/SystemTime' is invalid. Check the error (...)

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FAQ 730: How to decrease memory consumption

What can I do to decrease the memory consumption of TargetLink?

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FAQ 731: How to use single precision in mathematical functions

I want to use single precision (32 bit) in mathematical functions. How can I implement this?

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FAQ 732: How to optimize control flow

How can I make a whole signal flow branch entering a Switch or MultiPort Switch move into the generated control flow?

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FAQ 733: Meaning of Min/Max values

What is the meaning of the Min/Max values I can specify in the TargetLink block dialogs and for Stateflow data?

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FAQ 735: How to avoid message dialogs appearing in automated processes

I have automated processes or any scripts in my tool chain. The problem is that during some actions, message dialogs appear which require user interaction for the process or script to continue. How can I switch off these message dialogs?

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FAQ 736: How to access bus port components and Custom Code block interface variables with TargetLink API

How do I access a component of a bus port or an interface variable of a Custom Code block by API?

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FAQ 737: How to model a global pointer to a global structure

How do I specify a global pointer to a global structure?

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FAQ 738: How to use MSVC Express Edition with TargetLink

How can I use the Microsoft Visual C Express Edition as a host compiler with TargetLink?

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FAQ 739: How to specify address qualifiers (like '__far')

How do I specify an address qualifier like “__far”?

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FAQ 740: Meaning of AUTOSAR export error message '[8815] The AUTOSAR identifier is too long. [...]'

During AUTOSAR export the following message is thrown: [8815] The AUTOSAR identifier is too long. [...] What is the meaning of this message and what are the consequences for me?

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FAQ 742: How to get multiple scalar entries for one vector variable in A2L file

How can I get element-wise CHARACTERISTIC or MEASUREMENT objects in an A2L file instead of one CHARACTERISTIC or MEASUREMENT object for a vector variable?

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FAQ 745: Reason for simulation differences between TargetLink MIL and Simulink

What is the reason for simulation differences between a TargetLink subsystem in MIL simulation mode and an equivalent subsystem which contains only Simulink blocks?

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FAQ 749: Setup Error Message – 'Pending Reboot Detected'

When I attempt to install dSPACE products or patches, the following error message is displayed: ‘Pending Reboot Detected. A reboot is pending. To continue you must first reboot your PC.’ How can I solve the problem?

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FAQ 750: Handling InstallShield Error Codes

If I start a dSPACE setup program, the InstallShield wizard error message ‘Setup has experienced an error’ is displayed with one of the following error codes.

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FAQ 751: Setup Error Message – 'Compatibility mode is not supported'

I cannot run the dSPACE Setup, because one of the following error messages appears: dSPACE Setup has not been qualified for this operating system or service pack. dSPACE Release requires Windows Vista Service Pack 2. No service Pack found on your (...)

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FAQ 754: Setup Execution Blocked by Security Software

When installing RCP and HIL software, the installer freezes during the Python installation. I cannot activate another installation set with the dSPACE Installation Manager. The activation process freezes. I cannot start the Python stand-alone (...)

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FAQ 755: Registering Platform Failed – Device Driver Not Found

I cannot register a platform in ControlDesk or ControlDesk Next Generation. One of the following error messages appears: Registering platform failed. Device Driver not found. Could not connect to BUS because the DSP Bus Device Driver is not installed.

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FAQ 756: Modeling a Restart Runnable

I want to model a Restart Runnable. How can I do this?

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FAQ 758: Making TargetLink Subsystem Contents Visible in the Simulink Model Browser

In the Simulink Model Browser, I cannot see the content of the TargetLink subsystem. How can I make the content of the TargetLink Subsystem visible in the Simulink Model Browser?

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FAQ 759: Getting Type Postfixes Instead of Type PrefixesKeywords

If I use the VariableClass.TypePrefix property to specify an address qualifier for a variable (e.g., __far), the address qualifier is placed *before* the data type. For example: __far CAL Vca_DV_tp Vca_DV_fast = { 37 /* 0.145 */ /* (...)

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FAQ 762: Modeling Arrays of Structs

In my legacy code, there is an array of structs. I need to access the components of the array elements in the model. If I create an array of structs in the Data Dictionary, an error message is issued during code generation. How can I implement the (...)

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FAQ 771: Obtaining the dSPACE License ID

I want to know the dSPACE license ID of my execution key (dSPACE dongle) or the license ID of my floating network license. How can I find it?

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FAQ 620: Register SCALEXIO and add Hardware Topology

How are special float values represented in ControlDesk?

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