dSPACE Release 2013-B
(Released in December 2013)

The main innovations included in dSPACE Release 2013-B are outlined below:

Product Details
ASM 5.1
  • ASM Vehicle Dynamics: New axle model for rigid axle simulation
  • ASM Truck: Separate truck cabin body
  • ASM Drivetrain: Driver model for truck-specific driving strategies
  • ASM InCylinder: Support of inhomogeneous direct injection, including stratified mode
  • ASM InCylinder: Support of SCR (selective catalytic reduction) simulation
AutomationDesk 4.0
  • New ribbon-based user interface for a more intuitive tool handling​
  • Favorites view for library elements
  • Improved Python editor with intelli-sense function
  • Support of Python 2.7​
  • New report style sheets for Test Builder library
  • Extended ControlDesk Next Generation Access library for fault memory access, to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes​
  • New Platform Management library to​ download applications and handle all registered dSPACE platforms​
  • New ModelDesk Access library to handle parameters, roads, maneuvers and traffic​
ConfigurationDesk 5.0
  • New user interface (with ribbons and backstage view)
  • Support of Simulink bus signals for Model Port blocks
  • Usability and performance improvements
ControlDesk 5.1
  • Simulation time groups for improved synchronization (SCALEXIO and PHS systems, VEOS)
  • Option to rename platforms and devices
  • Adjustable variable observer rate
  • Option to export and import recorder configurations
  • Support of the Vector VN89xx series (CAN, LIN and FlexRay)
  • Support of ASAM MCD-2 D v2.2.0 ODX standard
  • Option to export and import layout connections
  • Steering controller instrument: Force feedback support
  • Video instrument: Support of file-based video streaming
  • Combined filter for Data Set Manager  
  • Signal Editor: Option to export signal specifications as CSV files
  • Support of Python 2.7 
  • New documentation: “Migration of ControlDesk 3.x Automation”
dSPACE FlexRay Configuration Package 3.2
  • Import of AUTOSAR System Templates version 4.1.1 as database
Model Compare 2.4
  • Enhanced report generation options: Integration of model diagrams, improved content control, bookmarks provided
  • Traceability of Simulink model elements back to Model Compare
  • Easy management of various comparison settings sets via favorites
  • ​Compatibility to latest MATLAB and TargetLink versions  
ModelDesk 3.1
  • Support of download management
  • New Table Editor instrument
  • Usability improvements
  • Support of newly developed ASMs (see above, ASM 5.1)
MotionDesk 3.3
  • Extended Automation API: e.g., for creating and controlling scenes from other tools
  • Support of automatic generation of sidewalks
  • Usability improvements
RTI CAN Blockset 3.1
  • Configurable termination for MicroAutoBox DS1513 platform  
RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset 2.9
  • Import of AUTOSAR System Templates Version 4.1.1 as database
  • Support of CAN bus statistics for SCALEXIO
RTI FPGA Programming Blockset 2.6
  • ​Support of interboard communication for two DS5203 FPGA Boards, without detour over the PHS bus and processor board
RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset 2.2
  • Import of AUTOSAR System Templates Version 4.1.1 as database
  • Simulation of up to 63 LIN nodes (all systems except MicroAutoBox)
  • Support of a direct Header Send
SystemDesk 4.1
  • Extended editing features and new built-in consistency checks for modeling software architectures
  • Separate view for comfortable access to system descriptions, including software architectures, ECU topologies and attached network communication
  • New convenient modeling dialogs of system elements and mappings for easy and efficient modeling of AUTOSAR system descriptions
  • Support of AUTOSAR R4.1.1, R4.0.3 and R4.0.2
  • Special validation rules for safe, lossless XML data exchange with TargetLink and EB tresos Studio
TargetLink 3.5
  • Support of enums in Simulink®/Stateflow® for more transparent, readable modeling with symbolic names rather than numbers
  • Improved modeling of functional variants in Simulink and in Stateflow
  • Simplified creation of TargetLink counterparts for Simulink blocks using custom code
  • Support of AUTOSAR 4.1.1 ​
  • Development of AUTOSAR software components for multiple instantiation to save ECU resources and testing efforts
  • Improvements in incremental code generation for software components
  • ​Simplified TargetLink rollout and Windows conformity for using TargetLink easier in large groups
  • Code generation report gives useful advice on models and code    
VEOS 3.1
  • Several improvements and enhancements
MATLAB® support
  • R2012a (32-bit)
  • R2012b (32/64-bit)*)
  • R2013a (32/64-bit)*)
  • R2013b (32/64-bit)*)

    TargetLink 3.5 additionally supports R2012a 64-bit
* With MATLAB 64-bit compatibility, limitations to dSPACE products may apply. Please refer to Compatibility with MATLAB® 64-bit Releases for more information.
Operating system support
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)



More detailed information on various features in dSPACE Release 2013-B


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