dSPACE Release 2016-B (December 2016)

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

Product Details
ASM 8.3
  • Simulation of three-way catalysts in the ASM Engine models (simulation of oxygen storage capacity and temperature behavior)
  • Simulation of lambda sensors in the ASM Engine models (simulation of the influence of heater resistance dependency on the temperature; simulation of the timing behavior depending on chemical reactions)
  • Simulation of a truck cabin body in ASM Truck (simulation of two additional DoF (heave, pitch) for a more realistic camera movement simulation in ADAS applications
  • New axle type “Rigid Axle ASYM” in ASM Vehicle Dynamics (simulation of steerable rigid axles in truck applications, especially “Pitman Arm” structures)
  • Simulation of more than 15 fellow vehicles in complex traffic scenarios in ASM Traffic
  • Rectifier simulation in charging applications of electric vehicles in ASM Electric Components
  • Battery temperature simulation in ASM Electric Components (cell-based temperature model in multicell battery model for individual temperature sensor simulation)
AutomationDesk 5.3
  • Tutorial for signal-based testing
  • XIL EESPort software trigger blocks for switching error sets according to model variable states
Bus Manager 5.6
  • Generation of bus simulation containers (BSC) with CAN FD
  • Import of BSCs to the Bus Manager/ConfigurationDesk
  • Support of partial networking with the DS6301 CAN/LIN Board
  • Improved support of SAE J2602 LIN protocol
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
ConfigurationDesk 5.6
  • Support of newer QNX compiler version
    • QNX compiler is now able for using 64-bit memory for better optimization options when compiling very large models
    • C++ 11 support
  • Performance improvement for using Simulink® buses with model port blocks
    • It is no longer necessary to convert Simulink buses to vector signals for performance reasons
  • Further enhancements of the Properties Browser
  • General performance and usability improvements
  • Import of bus simulation containers
    • In addition to configuring bus simulation directly within ConfigurationDesk, it is possible to export a bus configuration by using the Bus Manager and import the generated bus configuration container to ConfigurationDesk
  • Support of ECU Interface Manager
    • New I/O function in ConfigurationDesk for ECU interfacing, which is configured by an ECU interface container exported from the ECU Interface Manager4)
  • Extended I/O functions
    • Support of user-defined protocols for SENT In and SENT Out function blocks


ControlDesk 6.0
  • ControlDesk as the official product name (no longer ”Next Generation“)
  • Native 64-bit version (no 32-bit ControlDesk version anymore)
  • New, simplified packaging
  • Optimization of postprocessing of large ASAM MDF 4.x measurement files (efficient visualization of large ASAM MDF4 data in plotter instruments)
  • Enhanced Table Editor (3 selectable chart types for the 3-D view and enhanced color support)
  • Support of DCI-CAN/LIN1 for convenient access to CAN, CAN FD and LIN bus networks
  • Support for Diagnostics over Internet Protocol (DoIP)
  • Software triggers for XIL API EESPort GUI (model-dependent activation of error sets in response to a predefined trigger condition or duration)
ECU Interface Base Package 2.0
  • Combines the functionalities of the RTI Bypass Blockset and the ECU Interface Manager
  • Support of external bypassing applications using dSPACE RCP and HIL systems
  • Import, analysis and examination of binary ECU code
  • Configuration of ECU access based on already inserted dSPACE ECU services (e.g., XCP)
  • Implementation of Simulink® bypass functions using RTI or ConfigurationDesk (for SCALEXIO systems)4)
  • Provides dSPACE ECU services with support of DCI-GSI2 and XCP
  • Binary code management module:
    • Optional target-specific module for the ECU Interface Base Package
    • Integration of dSPACE ECU services (bypass services) on the basis of binary code for external and on-target bypassing
    • Available for Infineon TriCoreTM, NXP (Freescale) MPC5xxx, STMicroelectronics SPC5xxx, and Renesas V850TM/RH850
  • On-target module:
    • Optional target-specific module for the ECU Interface Base Package
    • Implementation of Simulink and TargetLink bypass functions on a specific target ECU based on already inserted dSPACE ECU services
    • Requires an additional HighTec compiler (target-specific)
    • Available for Infineon TriCore, NXP (Freescale) MPC5xxx, STMicroelectronics SPC5xxx, and Renesas V850/RH850
Failure Simulation Package 1.2
  • XIL EESPort-compliant software trigger support enables fast and deterministic switching of error sets according to model variable states
FlexRay Configuration Package 3.8
  • Support of additional protocol data unit (PDU) types (e.g., XCP PDU, NM PDU) as raw data for AUTOSAR communication descriptions
Model Compare 2.7
  • Three-way model analysis: a third (common ancestor) model can now be specified to get detailed information on how the models have changed, not just how they differ
  • Improved interaction with version control systems
  • New auto-highlight mode (selected hierarchy items are automatically highlighted) for improved traceability of elements
  • Customized layouting of HTML/PDF reports via user-specific stylesheets (layout, language) for report generation
  • Support for Windows 10
ModelDesk 4.5
  • Support of ASM simulation control, maneuver start, maneuver stop, and model reset
  • Support of OpenDRIVE road export
MotionDesk 3.9
  • Native 64-bit version (no 32-bit MotionDesk version anymore)
  • Simulation of optical paths for behind-sensor stimulation (lens distortion, chromatic aberration, vignetting)
Platform API Package 2.2
  • XIL framework variable support, including unit conversion, supports advanced variable mapping features. This allows for an improved decoupling of test scripts from simulation models and thus a better reuse of test scripts
  • Linear interpolation for the stimulation of variables increases the performance of data streaming
  • Reduction data support for MF4 files enables effective data visualization in plotters and signal editors
Real-Time Testing 3.1
  • Real-Time Testing ”host call” function is extended to the platforms SCALEXIO, DS1007, MicroLabBox and VEOS. This makes it easy to pass test data of a real-time test to a test tool on the PC.
RTI 7.7 / RTI-MP 7.7
  • Tasks in real-time applications using RTI/RTI-MP can be configured via a programmatic API
RTI CAN Blockset 3.4.3
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset 4.4
  • Support of partial networking with the DS6301 CAN/LIN Board
  • Support of FIBEX 4.1 as a database
  • Support of additional protocol data unit (PDU) types (e.g., XCP PDU, NM PDU) as raw data for AUTOSAR communication descriptions
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI FPGA Programming Blockset 3.2
  • Enhancement of the timing analysis:
    • In addition to the explicit option of a timing analysis, a timing analysis is carried out with each build process
    • In this case, the timing analysis also includes the framework so that timing errors in the framework can be traced to the first corresponding block in the user model
  • Parallel build process of the framework and the user model to speed up the build process
  • DS2655 configuration of I/O interfaces after the build process within ConfigurationDesk
  • DS2655 tracing enhancements
    • Support of Simulink Bus Creator and Bus Selector blocks
    • Exclude signals for tracing with DsVdOmit
  • MicroLabBox 
    • Support of individual clock periods

Note: Because the current Version of Xilinx® Vivado® (2016.2) does not support the current MATLAB® version (R2016a), RTI FPGA only supports two MATLAB releases.

RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset 2.7
  • Improved support of the SAE J2602 LIN protocol
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI Watchdog Blockset 2.0
  • Challenge-response monitoring
    • Implementation of new safety mechanisms for the detection of software/hardware failures or detection of wrong execution order
    • Dedicated and configurable reaction if a failure is detected
  • Extension at Sent Rev 4 function:
    • Support of additional sensor types
  • Extension at Analog In function (on RTLIB level only):
    • Trigger input: measurement starts when an event is received
    • Event generation: after measurement, an event for task triggering is generated
  • SYNECT Test Management:
    • Simplified parameter editing by multi-editing and global setting of test execution parameters
    • Annotation of test items and the test environment lets you track for which test item and on which test system your tests have been executed
    • Workflows for Test Management (e.g., for preparing your test environment and test postprocessing tasks)
  • SYNECT Model Management:
    • Improvements of the SYNECT Add-on for TargetLink (for optimal modular, distributed development)
    • Improved signal and parameter view for easy identification of signals and parameters of models
    • Fully documented demo of how to use parameter sets to parameterize your models
  • Workflow Management:
    • New tag and filter options as well as import/export interfaces
SystemDesk 4.7
  • Generation of template code files from the AUTOSAR description of application or basic software components
  • Adaptable mechanism for converting module configurations for different basic software vendors
  • Adaptable mechanism for the automatic configuration of the CAN and LIN COM stacks also for third-party basic software, including gateways and IpduMs
  • Support of the Build Action Manifest for V-ECU generation
  • Support of AUTOSAR 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.1.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.3, and 4.0.2
TargetLink 4.2
  • Support of On-Target Bypassing for function development on existing ECUs by combining TargetLink with dSPACE ECU Interface Software
    • Executing TargetLink models directly on existing production ECUs
  • Generation of enumeration types and variables (C enums) in TargetLink code to increase the code´s readability and to simplify the integration of existing code
  • Extended AUTOSAR support:
    • Support for AUTOSAR 4.2.2
    • Asynchronous client-server communication for improved performance when using AUTOSAR services on multicore systems
    • AUTOSAR transformers for client-server communication enabling full automotive Ethernet support
    • Non-scalar interrunnable variables for simplifying the data exchange within AUTOSAR software components
  • Support for additional Simulink/Stateflow features, e.g.:
    • Stateflow Superstep semantics
    • State activity flags in Stateflow
    • Bus-capable Data Store Memory blocks
  • New version of the SYNECT Add-on for TargetLink to connect TargetLink to the dSPACE data management software SYNECT in order to simplify and automate the use of TargetLink in large, distributed development teams
  • Different code generation option sets to optimize code for speed, size, MISRA compliance, etc.
  • Compliance with the latest additions to the MISRA guidelines
  • Support for Windows 10
VEOS 3.7
  • Support for 64-bit native VEOS Player
  • Support for hierarchical model ports
MATLAB® support
  • R2015a SP1 (64-bit) 1) 2)
  • R2015b (64-bit) 1)
  • R2016a (64-bit) 1)
  • R2016b (64-bit) 1)
Operating system support
  • Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) 3)


1) Due to enhanced code generation in MATLAB R2014a Simulink® CoderTM, dSPACE products adapt to these changes in a stepwise approach. Please see Compatibility Roadmap between dSPACE and MATLAB releases for more details.

2) As of March 2016, an additional Implementation Software Service Pack and ASM patches will be provided to support MATLAB R2015a SP1.

3) For information about the support of Windows 10, please see Windows 10 support.

4) The support for ConfigurationDesk/SCALEXIO systems will be available with dSPACE Release 2016-B Service Pack 1



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