dSPACE Release 2018-B (December 2018)

The main innovations included in dSPACE Release 2018-B are outlined below.

Product Details
ASM 9.2/ModelDesk 5.0
  • ASM Traffic
    • Collision detection
    • 3-D sensor occlusion with occlusion sensitivity
  • ASM Environment
    • Improved height profile on junctions
    • Integration of vehicle start button
    • A more robust driver
  • ASM Vehicle Dynamics
    • Enhancements for the suspension model: compliance with torque-y
    • Enhanced interface for seamless integration of the external steering model (e.g., Pfeffer Steering Model)
  • ASM Engine
    • Enhanced physics-based three-way catalyst simulation for InCylinder Engine models
  • ASM Brake Hydraulics
    • Improved support of brake-by-wire
  • ModelDesk
    • ModelDesk testing: Integrated automated test functionality
    • Improved height profile on junctions
    • Multi-instance for custom components
    • Alias variables for the route selection in the scenario
AutomationDesk 6.0
  • Python 3.6 support
  • Python interpreter in AutomationDesk
  • Local Python namespace for AutomationDesk blocks
  • ASAM XIL API Version 2.1 support
  • Improved navigation in reports
Bus Manager 6.2 (ConfigurationDesk 6.2)
  • Additional simulation, inspection, and manipulation features:
    • CRC function
    • Frame length manipulation
    • Bus Configuration Enable TX
    • SecOC support
    • Communication matrix modification: Create PDUs and Signals
    • Usability, user interface, and performance enhancements
  • Support of AUTOSAR 4.3.1
  • Generation of CAN/LIN BSC without a model
ConfigurationDesk 6.2
  • Redesign of the Model Port Block Library:
    • Support of model port blocks in user-defined Simulink® library blocks.
    • IDs of model port blocks are now visible to and editable by the user (via scripting).
    • Support of inactive model port blocks, inactivated by Simulink features, such as comment out, variant subsystems or variant sink/source
ControlDesk 6.4
  • Support of Python 3.6
    • Bus Navigator: Ethernet monitoring for VEOS
    • GNSS device (for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.)
    • Undo/redo for zooming in time and index plotter instruments
    • Support of AUTOSAR 4.3.1 and FIBEX 4.1.2 for PC bus interfaces (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, and FlexRay)
dSPACE FlexRay Configuration Package 4.2
  • Support of FIBEX 4.1.2
  • Support of AUTOSAR 4.3.1
  • Support of PDU container
  • Support of secure onboard communication
  • Support of new end-to-end protection profiles
  • Support of the global time synchronization
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
Failure Simulation Package 2.0
  • Python 3.6 support
  • Support of ASAM XIL API version 2.1
  • Usability improvements for load and error category configurations
Model Compare 2.9
  • New comparison session can be initiated directly in Simulink®/TargetLink models
  • New options to automatically resolve conflicts (fully-automated merging of different model versions without any user interaction)
  • New option to mark remaining differences as approved
  • Color coding of differences also in the Model Compare difference report improves report overview and readability
  • Improved performance for highlighting elements (especially for large models)
MotionDesk 4.3
  • MotionDesk
    • Z-profile on junctions allows for more realistic mapping of real-world junctions with different height levels
    • Major performance improvements due to use of hardware instancing
    • Logo projection in video export
    • Application window always on top
  • Sensor simulation
    • Sensor simulation modules provided as Windows console application for better deployability and increased performance
    • Shader-based camera sensor simulation module for efficient GPU use, allowing high-performant rendering
    • Camera simulation module features Bayer pattern, lens distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting to address needs for calculation of optical path and realistic lighting scenarios
    • Postprocessing interface (API) to extend functionality for customers (e.g.. probabilistic model on sensor output)
Platform API Package 3.0
  • Python 3.6 support
  • ASAM XIL API version 2.1 support including several feature extensions
  • XIL MAPort supports access to 64-Bit VPUs in VEOS
Real-Time Testing 4.0
  • Python 3.6 support for the RTT Manager Server
  • In real-time tests on a VEOS platform, access to variables of remote VPUs
  • Full support of variables with custom bit mask, e.g., FPGA parameters
RTI CAN Blockset 3.4.7
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset 5.1
  • Support of FIBEX 4.1.2
  • Support of AUTOSAR 4.3.1
  • Support of PDU container
  • Support of secure onboard communication
  • Support of new end-to-end protection profiles
  • Support of the global time synchronization
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI FPGA Programming Blockset 3.6
  • For MicroLabBox:
    • Support of flexible I/O. This allows for using parts of the I/O with RTI and other parts with RTI FPGA
  • For MicroAutoBox II:
    • Support of 64-bit and floating-point data types
    • Direct tracing of register values (e.g., in ControlDesk) without any modelling
    • Changing constant register values from the host PC, e.g., with ControlDesk.
RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset 3.1
  • Support of FIBEX 4.1.2
  • Support of AUTOSAR 4.3.1
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
  • General improvements
    • Web dashboards (available on request)
    • SYNECT users can be assigned to SYNECT items as item link
  • Validation
    • Calendar-based support for planning and booking a HIL system for remote test execution
    • Option to create new executions from finished executions or a set of selected test case results with the click of a button
    • Easier querying and filtering of test cases based on all available information of the last test result
    • Usability improvements for directly executing test cases
  • Model integration
    • BSC and Ethernet support
    • Easier assessment of the state of the signal mapping by displaying the number of connected signals in the diagram
    • Various usability and diagram improvements
  • Workflow management
    • Various improvements
SystemDesk 5.2
  • Generator for classic AUTOSAR software components (SWCs) to turn them into adaptive applications
  • New supported MCAL module: LIN to include your own basic software for LIN in V-ECUs
  • Configuration of memory segments for V-ECUs with XCP page handling
TargetLink 4.4
  • New add-on module: TargetLink module for MATLAB® Code1) to generate production code directly from Simulink® modeling constructs that support MATLAB® Code
  • Generation of interface variables of the array of structures type from the TargetLink Data Dictionary
  • SIC export adds full support for container-based workflows in ConfigurationDesk for validation of production code on real-time systems
  • Improved access function specification makes managing and specifying Access Functions for data encapsulation faster and easier
  • Support for additional Simulink® blocks, e.g.:
    • Rate Transition block.
    • Bus-capable constant block
  • Support for AUTOSAR 4.3.1
  • Option to use the AUTOSAR Splittable attribute during ARXML export
  • Separate export of AUTOSAR Constant Specifications
  • Sync TargetLink data to libraries
  • Fast restart in Simulink®
  • Parallel build for SIL simulation
  • Target Simulation Module for Lauterbach Instruction Set Simulators (ISS)
VEOS 4.3
  • Support of MCAL V-ECUs containing LIN modules and support for Ethernet monitoring
  • Support of experiment access to 64-bit models
  • Support of memory segments and page switching in V-ECUs
MATLAB® support
  • R2017a
  • R2017b
  • R2018a
  • R2018b
Operating system support
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (64-bit)2)
  • Windows® 7 SP1 (64-bit)
1) dSPACE offers the TargetLink Module for MATLAB® Code subject to a license from The MathWorks, Inc.
2) For information about the support of Windows® 10, please refer to Windows 10 support.

More detailed information on various features in dSPACE Release 2018-B


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