dSPACE Release 2017-A (May 2017)

The main innovations included in dSPACE Release 2017-A are outlined below.

Product Details
AutomationDesk 5.4
  • Support of the SCALEXIO DS6001 Processor Board and VEOS remote simulator (VEOS simulation executed on a separate PC)
  • Stimulus duration in data file segments can be related to model variable states for signal-based tests and XIL MAPort stimuli
  • Colors and hyperlinks for messages in the output window to improve readability
  • File data objects to define filters for file types
  • Advanced GUI for the error configuration in XIL EESPort Library blocks with selection lists for efficient pin configurations including validity checks
  • New LabeledValue data object for selecting a string to define an associated value
  • Customizable saving of measurement data in the report to reduce report size
Automotive Simulation Models 8.4
  • Engine/Drivetrain
    • Improved compressor and turbine simulation
    • Supercharger simulation
    • Start/Stop support by driver and soft ECU
    • Enhanced driver‘s gear shift behavior for reverse driving
  • Vehicle/Traffic
    • Soft ECU ESP
    • Enhanced 2D sensor simulation
    • KnC: integral link suspension
    • TIR-file conversion
  • Electrics
    • Supercap simulation
  • ModelDesk
    • GUI redesign (e.g., ribbons)
    • Advanced automation interface (alias variables)
Bus Manager 5.7
  • Support of additional PDU (protocol data units) types (e.g., NM, XCP)
  • New simulation and inspection features:
    • IPDU Enable simulation
    • ISignal Value inspection
    • E2E protection simulation
  • Support of container IPDUs
  • Communication matrix modification features
  • Usability and handling improvements
ConfigurationDesk 5.7
  • Support of the SCALEXIO DS6001 Processor Board
  • Usability improvements:
    • Optimized Backstage View (e.g. definition of Default Hardware for new projects)
    • New Signal Chain Browser and Model Communication Browser for displaying the content of different Working Views
    • Improved Table Views (e.g. for task or build configuration)
ControlDesk 6.1
  • Support of the SCALEXIO DS6001 Processor Board and VEOS remote simulator (VEOS simulation executed on a separate PC)
  • Loss-free data recording for VEOS simulations executed as fast as possible
  • Bus Navigator: Time Cursor in Monitoring view, bus analysis, and statistics (for VEOS and SCALEXIO), CAN FD support for VEOS
  • CAN FD monitoring support for Vector PC bus interfaces
  • Signal Editor enhancements: condition watcher for data file segment, new ribbon tab, improved user interface
  • Import of ASAM CDFX 2.1 data set files
  • Option to add reduction data to existing ASAM MDF 4.x files to optimize the handling in plotter instruments and Signal Editor
  • Support of fixed parameters (FMI) in the variable selection control and tool automation
  • Search option in property grid with highlighting of results
dSPACE FlexRay Configuration Package 3.9
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
  • Discontinuation of the FRCP Signal Blockset
Failure Simulation Package 1.3
  • DS5390 support with corresponding timing information
  • Option for grouping and filtering with graphical icons in ControlDesk's Port Configuration Window allows an intuitively understandable visualization of configurations
  • Selection lists of valid parameters and highlighting of invalid configurations in ControlDesk
ModelDesk 4.5
  • GUI redesign (e.g., ribbons)
  • Advanced automation interface (alias variables)
MotionDesk 4.0
  • Sensor simulation models
    • Camera sensor for camera-in-the-loop use cases
    • Ideal point model for cloud sensors (basis for development of LIDAR/radar sensors)
  • Ribbon-based user interface
  • Improved shadow rendering technology
  • Native 64-bit application
Platform API Package 2.3
  • Support of the SCALEXIO DS6001 Processor Board and VEOS remote simulator in Platform Management API and XIL MAPort
  • XIL MAPort stimulus of measurement data from MF4 files without data conversion
  • XIL MAPort stimulus duration in data file segments can be related to model variable states
Real-Time Testing 3.2
  • Support for the SCALEXIO DS6001 Processor Board and VEOS remote simulator
  • Data streaming support for MF4 files
  • Handling of CAN-FD frames independent from RTICANMM model parts
RTI 7.8 / RTI-MP 7.8
  • Fully configured Simulink® templates for all platforms supported by RTI.
RTI CAN Blockset 3.4.4
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI CAN MultiMessage Blockset 4.5
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI E-Motor Control Blockset 1.4
  • Both PWM blocks (Multi-channel and block-commutated PWM) are now able to switch the PWM outputs in high-impedance mode during run time. This allows the implementation of a free running mode in the electric motor.
  • The block-commutated PWM block now supports customer-specific sector configurations that can be activated independently of the motor angle. This allows for the implementation of new control features such as the electric braking of a motor by short-circuiting the phases to each other.
  • Option to configure the minimum revolutions per minute (RPM) of the incremental encoder interface. This allows for the control of very slow rotating machines.
RTI FPGA Programming Blockset 3.3
  • Copy of Interface Blocks
    • Automatic reassignment of interface resources to avoid conflicts due to multiple assignments
  • Update of tracing: Signal selection via tree-view
  • DS2655 FPGA Base Board: Support of multicore (MC) applications
  • DS2655 FPGA Base Board: Inter-FPGA communication
  • MicroLabBox: Tracing of register values
RTI LIN MultiMessage Blockset 2.8
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
RTI Watchdog Blockset 2.1
  • With the RTI Watchdog Blockset 2.1 more safety mechanisms such as memory integrity checks are supported. The features can be used in addition to the well-known safety mechanisms such as watchdog or challenge-response monitoring.
  • The memory integrity checks include:
    • Heap monitoring
    • Stack monitoring
    • ROM monitoring
  • A new supply voltage (VBAT) monitor is also supported. It can be used to detect if the supply voltage of the MicroAutoBox is in critical range and react accordingly
  • Support of the SCALEXIO DS6001 Processor Board
  • General improvements
    • Query mechanism for searching items in the entire database easily and efficiently
    • Version consistency add-on to simplify update processes of single items and check for consistent versions in a project
    • Traceability explorer add-on to help identify referenced items as well as the use of one item in multiple projects and workspaces
  • Test management:
    • Direct execution of test cases without execution plan definition
    • Add-on for using pre- and post-execution workflows
  • Signal and parameter management:
    • Redesigned model tree view for improved navigation and overview of models and submodels
    • Derived model types make it easy to distinguish different types of models such as models for ECUs, a rest bus, or the system under test
  • Variant management:
    • New options to easily distinguish hardware and software variants, for example
  • Workflow management:
    • Starting the Workflow Starter via the SYNECT ribbon button or running workflows via API command
    • Improved workflow step handling by specifying fail actions for a variant dependency
    • Several usability improvements (drag & drop files, folders or strings to define parameters, copying URL of items, and defining custom attributes on project or workflows, for example)
SystemDesk 4.8
  • Mechanism for automatically connecting application software components based on naming rules that can be tailored to the customer’s naming conventions
  • Mechanism for automatically connecting service interfaces between application and basic software components for the use in virtual ECUs. This makes the V-ECU generation process easier and faster
  • Support of CAN FD in virtual ECUs
  • Support of AUTOSAR:
    • R4.3.0
    • R4.2.2, R4.2.1,
    • R4.1.3, R4.1.2, R4.1.1,
    • R4.0.3 and R4.0.2
VEOS 4.0
  • Support of remote access to the VEOS simulator
  • Support of blocking communication
  • Support of AUTOSAR 4.3.0 in V-ECUs generated from SystemDesk
  • Precise simulation of virtual CAN, CAN FD and LIN buses
MATLAB® support
  • R2015b (64-bit) 1)
  • R2016a (64-bit) 1)
  • R2016b (64-bit) 1)
  • R2017a (64-bit) 1)
Operating system support
  • Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) 2)


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

More detailed information on various features in dSPACE Release 2017-A


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