SystemDesk is a system architecture tool that provides sophisticated and extensive support for modeling AUTOSAR architectures and systems for application software. Additionally, SystemDesk generates virtual ECUs (V-ECUs) out of the application software. The V-ECUs can be used as units under test with the dSPACE simulation platforms, such as the PC-based simulation platform VEOS for validating the ECU software.
These software demo videos give you a deeper insight into the functions of SystemDesk.
Webinar Recording: This webinar demonstrates how to develop ECU software from the software architecture to the basic software with SystemDesk and EB tresos Studio.
Webinar Recording: This webinar demonstrates how to generate virtual electronic control units (V-ECUs) based on AUTOSAR, including the integration of basic software components.
Webinar Recording: This webinar, hosted by dSPACE and Elektrobit, provides a basic introduction to the up-and-coming AUTOSAR standard for developing in-vehicle software.
To optimize cooperation with the electronic control unit suppliers, PSA decided to make the development process for drivetrain ECUs AUTOSAR-compliant. To do this efficiently, PSA set up a tool chain that seamlessly supports elementary process steps from creating the architecture to actual implementation. Several AUTOSAR-compliant production projects have since been successfully completed.
From the very beginning, dSPACE has actively supported the development and widespread use of the AUTOSAR standard and has inspired many customers to work with dSPACE’s AUTOSAR-supporting tools. The many successful projects and innovative developments encourage dSPACE to further boost AUTOSAR support. Joachim Stroop, Lead Product Manager and AUTOSAR expert at dSPACE, gives insight into the current activities.
Classic hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation uses the real electronic control units (ECUs) to test whether their software functions correctly. Now virtual validation and virtual ECUs are providing new potential for more efficient, high-quality HIL simulation tests.
From the System Design Idea to AUTOSAR Architecture with Basic Software Modules.
In model-based development, software is developed at a high level of abstraction, i.e., as a model, and the C code implementation is automatically generated from the model. The high degree of abstraction allows intuitive application development and increases development efficiency.
SystemDesk is a system architecture tool that provides sophisticated and extensive support for modeling AUTOSAR architectures and systems for application software. Comprehensive graphical support facilitates the first use but also enables efficient and error-reduced working during large-scale projects.
Additionally SystemDesk makes validating ECU application software possible at an early development stage. Therefore, virtual ECUs (V-ECUs) are generated out of the application software and used as units under test with the dSPACE simulation platforms, such as the PC-based simulation platform VEOS for validating the ECU software.
The SystemDesk Modeling Module enables the modeling of AUTOSAR software architectures and systems containing one or more networked AUTOSAR ECUs. It supports the software architecture development process from modeling software components (SWCs) to specifying system aspects including the hardware topology and network communication.
For virtual validation applications, the SystemDesk V-ECU Generation Module lets you configure and generate virtual ECUs (V-ECUs). Software integrators who want to test complex networks of functions can combine software components, functions or just legacy code from different sources in SystemDesk to create a full V-ECUs. To test the system's overall behavior V-ECUs can be used for PC-based simulation with VEOSas soon as the implementation with C code is available.
SystemDesk supports your development process with numerous features for intuitive working:
Use SystemDesk’s authoring capabilities to create and edit software architecture and system descriptions according to the AUTOSAR standard.
Generation of Virtual ECUs for Simulation
Use SystemDesk to generate virtual ECUs (V-ECUs) that include basic software modules to get a realistic representation of the real ECU. The V-ECUs are based on (non-)AUTOSAR-compliant code. Simulate the V-ECU with VEOS to validate your software when a hardware prototype is not available yet.
Dialogs and Diagrams
For an easy and efficient capture and configuration of common AUTOSAR data, SystemDesk offers convenient, pre-configured dialogs. Additionally special diagrams of the software architecture and system elements help to keep an overview over your model.
Data Exchange with TargetLink
You can exchange data seamlessly between SystemDesk and dSPACE's production code generator TargetLink. This gives you a safe process in a model-based development environment for including the actual functionality in the software architecture.
Use SystemDesk’s validation to ensure that your AUTOSAR architecture is complete and consistent before giving it to a project partner for BSW configuration and before generating a V-ECU – save time by finding problems as early as possible. You can define your own custom validation rules to also check for company-specific project requirements.
Complete and Documented Tool API
Use the open tool API to automate recurring design tasks and extend the features of SystemDesk according to project-specific requirements or even use it to create a completely automated tool chain for V-ECU generation.
Import and Export of AUTOSAR Files
SystemDesk offers comprehensive features for importing and exporting AUTOSAR files. You can flexibly configure the data to be included in each individual project. Import and export are done with just a few clicks.
Connecting and using configuration and version management tools with SystemDesk is made easy with special import and export options.