Ready for the Drives of Tomorrow

8. August, 2022: Mobility is currently undergoing tremendous change. The consumption of fossil fuels is being considerably reduced and successively replaced by alternative propulsion technology, such as electric drives. Conventional combustion engines that run on gasoline or diesel still exist, but vehicles propelled by batteries, fuel cells, or hybrid drives are becoming an ever more familiar sight on our roads. Each of the above propulsion types places its own demands on development and testing. Learn how dSPACE supports you with its solutions in this blog.

Change is the Only Constant. Continuously Reviewing Binary Resources via Pull Requests

July 20, 2022: In the last decade, software became a key business differentiator, and our customers need to develop more software with higher quality in shorter development cycles. We are not surprised that the demand for combining model-based development (MBD) and processes of continuous integration and testing is increasing. In this blog post, we show you our solution to use pull requests with MBD files to take your software development to the next level.

Safe and agile – why ISO 26262 certification is crucial for your AD validation

July 11, 2022: Safe software for the safe development of self-driving cars:  SIMPHERA was successfully certified according to DIN ISO 26262. According to the joint ideas of dSPACE and TÜV Süd, increments will be certified in a continuous certification process in the future. We want dSPACE customers to be able to concentrate on their core competencies and use dSPACE tools with the certainty that the functions developed with them meet the highest industry standards in terms of functional safety.  

Safety - The Comprehensive View

April 12, 2022: The integration of ADAS/AD functions in vehicles serves one goal: To ensure and, where possible, increase the safety of all road users. But what needs to be considered in the validation of intelligent systems? Is the consideration of regulations, test scenarios, sensors, and functions sufficient, or does the dynamic behavior of the vehicle also play a decisive role?

Mastering Models in Git with dSPACE Model Compare

March 11, 2022: Many dSPACE customers are already using Git or are planning to switch soon, to benefit from the advantages of modern, distributed version-control systems, e.g., faster development speeds, greater flexibility, or increased collaboration. Out-of-the box Git allows the user to manage text files but not binary files like TargetLink or Simulink® model files. Model Compare can be integrated in Git to enable you to compare and merge model files.

How to do Vehicle-in-the-Loop Simulation

February 24, 2022:
Vehicle-in-the-loop simulation provides a sophisticated way to test the sensor input for ADAS/AD functions. The comprehensive dSPACE product portfolio of simulation hardware and software offers you an easy way to set up and configure your test scenario.

Automation is King. Rule-Based Merging with dSPACE AUTOSAR Compare.

January 25, 2022: The element-based merging approach of dSPACE AUTOSAR Compare provides our customers with an easy and intuitive way to copy selected AUTOSAR elements, sub-elements, and properties. With rule-based merging, this feature is catapulted to the next level, allowing the complete merge process to be automated in a rule-based way that can be entirely controlled from the Command Prompt window.

Scalable Models Inspire Agile Development

January 12, 2022: 

Software development in the automotive industry increasingly relies on agile methods and continuous integration. Due to the special requirements of the code to be tested, imposed by factors such as real-time capability, demands on the quality and thus on testing are high. This often requires new methods and processes to achieve functional test systems.

My 8 Tips for Efficient Data Logging

December 16, 2021: If you are getting started in data logging for the development of highly automated and autonomous vehicles, I can give you a list of eight essential tips for efficient data logging and for selecting the corresponding tools. Data logging is the starting point of the data pipeline in the data-driven development process for ADAS/AD.

MicroAutoBox III: Safe Functions for Safe Test Drives

December 14, 2021: Whether functions are being developed for autonomous driving, for driver assistance systems, or for the control of electric motors or combustion engines, simulations cannot yet replace all aspects of test drives. The extensive functional safety features of our MicroAutoBox III provide a high degree of safety during in-vehicle function prototyping.

Validation Must Be Scalable

September 14, 2021: Whenever people entrust technology with their safety, as is the case with autonomous driving, trust is pivotal. The scalability of dSPACE SIMPHERA, an entirely new type of simulation and validation software, lets users run tests on innumerable scenarios in parallel, making it possible to build trust in autonomous vehicles.

Integrating dSPACE AUTOSAR Compare into your Git workflow

August 17, 2021: As software development is becoming faster, more complex, and distributed all over the world, most of our customers use a version control system like Git to accelerate development and ensure integrity. If you use a version control system, tracking and merging changes is vital for the success of your project. Git provides built-in commands that show changes between commits, branches, or files and merges them.

RTMaps: Lightweight but Powerful Software for Data Logging

June 18, 2021: Data logging is one of the key stages in data-driven development in the ADAS/AD domain. Data must first be collected for training, and then data must be collected for validation and testing. RTMaps is a complete development and execution tool that is ideal for data logging.

First Steps with Continuous Integration and TargetLink

April 27, 2021: Continuous integration has enabled many customers to develop, test, and build software faster and more efficiently. This blog post shows you the first steps to using the production code generator TargetLink’s strengths in a continuous integration workflow as part of your model-based development environment.

Successfully Applying Continuous Integration for HIL Simulation

April 6, 2021: The introduction of continuous integration processes for model development and integration in HIL applications is already a key to making HIL testing even more productive. dSPACE’s tools experience can help to manage the transition from classic processes to a highly flexible and automated model production and delivery process.

Smart Data Logging - Part I: Reducing Redundancy

February 15, 2021: Data logging in the automotive industry has been transitioning to a new form due to challenges arising from new E/E architectures, including ADAS/AD functions. In this blog post, we will give you some tips and recommendations on how you can optimize data logging and make it more efficient by using the right tools and methods.

Ensuring Safety in the Era of Autonomous Driving: An Outlook on Data Replay HIL Stations and HIL Scalability

December 14, 2020: Arguing for safe autonomous vehicles is an ongoing challenge, requiring a cooperative effort between the automotive industry and legislations. Data Replay is a centerpiece in the AD safety argumentation because it ensures high confidence levels in autonomous vehicles. However, Data Replay testing brings about challenges at the HIL station level and in the scalability of HIL clusters as well as efficient cloud-backbone connectivity.

With TargetLink into the Adaptive Future of Model-Based Development

November 20, 2020: Adaptive AUTOSAR, the new standard of the AUTOSAR Consortium, is intended to cover a wide range of applications, including autonomous driving and networked cars. It's architecture, however, changes some fundamental development paradigms. Learn how TargetLink enables development of Adaptive AUTOSAR compliant control functions and their validation.

Surmounting Steep Challenges in Training and Validating Automated Driving Functions

November 02, 2020: The technical challenges associated with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving functions are steep. Engineering teams have to tackle an exorbitant number of development tasks with an extremely high level of confidence.

Simulation Model for Ultrasonic Sensors

September 15, 2020: dSPACE offers a testing system, the Ultrasonic Sensor Test System (Lab), to stimulate the ultrasonic sensors over-the-air that doesn’t require any parts to move during runtime. The system is device-under-test (DUT) agnostic and can be coupled with the virtual dSPACE ASM Ultrasonic sensor model which uses rays to detect obstacles in a virtual environment.

Real-Time Performance for HIL Testing – Outdated or Outstanding?

June 24, 2020: In the early years of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, about 20 years ago, everything was about real-time simulation. Today, HIL simulation and testing is much more than just real-time simulation. It is about distributed model development and integration processes, managing HIL farms, automated testing and ensuring functional safety. So, is real-time a relic from the early years, or is it still a critical factor?

Efficient Continuous Testing with dSPACE

June 01, 2020: When it comes to agile software development in the automotive industry, including additional integration levels and test stages from SIL into HIL in agile processes remains a major challenge. To tackle this, the dSPACE tool chain enables agile continuous processes by bringing the automation to the required level.

Mobile Test System for Ultrasonic Sensor Technology in the Vehicle for Vehicle-in-the-Loop Applications

May 08, 2020: How great would it be to test object detection with ultrasonic parking sensors directly in the vehicle? Without any movement, neither by the vehicle itself nor any object in front or behind the vehicle. At dSPACE, we can offer this kind of test system – the Mobile Ultrasonic Sensor Test System.

Time... Why You Punish Me!

February 6, 2020: As engineers, we often use the time domain as the main method to analyze the signals of our application. However, there are situations where using the time domain is not suitable, for example when attempting to analyze signal mixtures. In this case it’s essential to use the frequency domain and a method known as FFT, which can be implemented using ControlDesk.

How Do You Keep Safety-Critical Systems ‘Safe’ in the Era of the Self-Driving Car?

November 11, 2019: The adoption of sophisticated technologies for autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and electrification are accelerating the implementation of new software at an unprecedented pace.

Over-the-Air Simulation of Echoes for Automotive Radar Sensors

September 11, 2019: Over-the-Air testing of radar sensors that enable ADAS and highly autonomous driving functionality.

Is this Real-Life? – The Latest in Testing Autonomous Systems Through Realistic Simulation

August 29, 2019: Onboard sensors are critical for autonomous vehicles to navigate the open road, but the real environment is full of obstacles. Everyday interferences such reflective surfaces, whiteout conditions, fog, rain, traffic congestion, and objects (i.e. pedestrians, parked vehicles, buildings, signs) clutter the atmosphere and can result in sensor misreads or false targets. 

The Integrated Approach

June 13, 2019: Insider knowledge for your competitive edge in development. Read the blog article on the newest, ready-to-use integrated approach to tackle any challenge ahead with ease.

How Is Autonomous Driving Transforming dSPACE?

June 4, 2019: André Rolfsmeier, Lead Product Manager, Advanced Applications and Technologies at dSPACE GmbH, shared insights on how dSPACE is evolving to meet the requirements of autonomous driving at a recent dSPACE Tech Day event held in Novi, Michigan, USA.

Happy birthday, TargetLink – 20 years and still so many plans

February 15, 2019: Since 1999, TargetLink and the TargetLink team at dSPACE have been helping our customers worldwide to take highly efficient code into series production safely and quickly. In 2019, we have a special reason to celebrate: TargetLink is turning 20 years. 

Creating Interchangeable Test Cases

February 11, 2019: Wouldn’t it be great if test cases could be freely exchanged during different development stages not only between different departments but also between companies or suppliers? 

Cloning the Driver

December 13, 2018: Are you in the race towards engineering the automotive future by cloning the driver function? Now, you can accelerate your autonomous driving development and testing efforts in a well-thought-out, high-performance hardware and software environment. 

Getting Started with dSPACE – Guiding you Into a New Territory

November 13, 2018:  You have acquired your first dSPACE system or have been tasked with using one and have little to no clue on how to get started? You are looking at this box with dSPACE written on it and you’re probably thinking: “Now what?”

This blog is intended to help you accelerate your learning curve when operating a dSPACE real-time system (for all systems after dSPACE Release 2017-B).

How to Simulate Adaptive AUTOSAR V-ECUs in VEOS

October 30, 2018: Version R18-10, the next specification of the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform with a significantly extended range of functions, will be released at the end of October. For our customers, this poses the question how an adaptive control unit can be developed and validated in combination with classic ECUs and environment models.

Carrying Out Test Cases Just Got Faster and Easier​

October 15, 2018: dSPACE has developed a solution that simplifies the way you use AutomationDesk and allows you to author test cases and test steps faster and easier. The basis of this solution is the introduction of a standard test authoring framework (TAF). 

How Adaptive AUTOSAR Enables Autonomous Driving

October 1, 2018: In the context of autonomous driving, everyone is talking about adaptive AUTOSAR, or the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform. So expectations are high and they perfectly matched the eagerness with which dSPACE colleagues are already working to support “adaptive” in our software-in-the-loop tool chain.

Achieving Safer Autonomy with ISO 26262 and Simulation-Based Testing

September 19, 2018: One of the most critical steps to achieving full autonomy is ensuring the functional safety of the vehicle’s systems for automated driving. In an “eyes off, hands off” scenario, there is no tolerance for error. But when it comes to autonomous operation, how will safety requirements be validated?

What Are Virtual ECUs?

August 21, 2018: With highly automated and autonomous driving as an ever-present topic, a new measure of validation has emerged: the number of kilometers, or miles, driven during test drives. In software-in-the-loop simulation, virtual ECUs (V-ECUs) have increasingly come up as devices under test in discussions of SIL experts during the last 18 months.

A Million Reasons to Choose Virtual Test Drives

June 30, 2017: You will have to drive your autonomous prototype vehicle hundreds of millions of miles to test it against the seemingly endless number of traffic scenarios and requirements that are possible. Trying to accomplish that level of testing on the road is not realistic, but there is a better solution. 

dSPACE offers a complete solution for creating virtual test drives. 

ControlDesk Tool Automation … Taking It to the Next Level!

May 29, 2017: ControlDesk is a powerful front-end tool that is used to interface the host PC to your dSPACE platform. At the task level, ControlDesk is primarily used to register your platform and create projects and experiments. Among its many benefits is a ready-to-go instrument library with built-in features that can be used very quickly to create custom experiments.

Resolving Sensor Interface Challenges for Autonomous Applications

April 25, 2017: In recent years, the demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and active safety systems has reached an unprecedented high. As companies in the automotive industry look to break into the autonomous vehicle market, engineers are spending much time and effort trying to integrate the large number of available sensors in a real-time manner. 

Will Your ECU Software Still Function Correctly After Migrating to AUTOSAR?

November 2, 2016: AUTOSAR is becoming increasingly popular in the North American automotive market. As a result, many companies are working on migrating their existing electronic control unit (ECU) software to AUTOSAR. This can often involve reworking much of the structure and rewriting the code in order to make it compliant to the standard. All of these changes need to be tested thoroughly and efficiently to guarantee that the code still functions the same as it previously did. 

A New Solution for Managing Multiple Bus Communication Interfaces

October 12, 2016: As a dSPACE applications engineer, I have worked on projects that utilize many buses, including CAN, CAN FD, J1939, LIN, FlexRay, and any number of Ethernet variations, just to name a few. Embedded control systems are getting more and more complex, so distributed networks like these help modularize the systems and reduce in-vehicle wiring. Each of these networks has its own set of pros and cons, from data redundancy, bus speed, and bandwidth to reliability and cost. As a result, a combination of the buses can be found on any vehicle platform.

dSPACE has recently introduced a new tool to help manage the challenge of differing bus interfaces. 

New Solutions for Avionics Testing

September 12, 2016: Avionic software testing is among the most stringently mandated of all the domains within the embedded systems industry. As electrification and newer requirements for distance and comfort increase, the complexity of the aircraft increases. Consequently, the complexity of testing the related components increases tremendously.

Among the various methods of validating avionics software, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) is generally recognized as the standard for reliable, flexible, and cost-efficient development. HIL is now commonplace for testing embedded systems across the industries, including the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries.

Speeding Up the Development of ADAS Systems with Model-Based Development

July 5, 2016: How do you speed up the development of electronic systems that are becoming ever more complex?

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have the potential to significantly reduce the number of road accidents by enhancing vehicle systems for safety. The ADAS market has developed from comfort systems designed for high speed highway driving to safety systems designed to operate in complex urban environments. This also leads to growing system complexity. 

Autonomous Technology Is Disrupting Conventional Automotive Development – Are You Prepared?

May 17, 2016: The big transition to ADAS and autonomous vehicles is influencing everyone in the automotive industry. While we still continue to work on challenges in powertrains, electrification, battery systems and many other technologies, ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles seem to be at the center of attention. 

Data Visualization – Why Seeing Is Believing

April 4, 2016: The oscilloscope has been an instrument of choice for engineers for a long time. However, with ever evolving technology and requirements, experimentation software such as dSPACE ControlDesk are providing visualization tools that are more capable and flexible.

MicroLabBox – Exciting New Options for Universities

February 12, 2016: As the Academic Sales Representative for North America at dSPACE, Inc. I am empathetic to the same series of issues from my customers who are seeking the best products on a limited budget: price, functionality and endurance. 

For over a decade, the solution was the dSPACE DS1103 controls prototyping system. In developing a new system, we took to heart some of the most desired upgrades, such as physical features, ease of connectivity, simplicity in connection to the host PC/laptop, documentation, etc., and brought to the market a brand new solution – the MicroLabBox (released in 2015).    

Get the Most Out of Your dSPACE System with Training

January 5, 2016: At dSPACE, we offer training for all the tools we provide ... for all levels of engineers – from new to highly experienced engineers. Our training classes are designed to give users that unique learning experience that shortens their learning curve significantly.

Assuring High Quality Development for Power Electronics

November 16, 2015: Power electronics are present almost everywhere, in electronic devices like personal computers, cell phone chargers and many more.

Ethernet in Modern Mechatronic Applications

September 14, 2015: Ethernet offers a standard, cost-effective, high-speed technology to network devices like sensors and ECUs.


2015年7月30日: 基于模型的软件开发能在早期阶段在上位机PC上仿真模型,并且开发时间更短一个成功的项目需要一些先决条件。


2015年6月3日: SYNECT是dSPACE工具链中相对较新的产品。它于2012年推出,此后在许多方面不断发展完善。全局数据库的概念并不新鲜,其存储功能可用于基于模型的开发(MBD),但是在MBD工作中实现这一点的工具相对较少。SYNECT就是其中一个工具。

我知道什么是CAN,但是什么是CAN FD?

2015年5月6日: 这篇文章并不是为那些很了解CAN的人写的,他们可以把内容归结为位、终端和物理层拓扑。我写这篇博文的层次更高,我希望读者能够对CAN 和CAN FD有一定的了解。在会议中,有人提到CAN 和CAN FD时,能够会心一笑。



2015年4月14日: 我曾经读过Bob Pease的文章,他总是以这样的提问开始论述。Bob 是一个仿真专家,他致力于发掘合理,具有高成本效益的可实施的关键因素,并用它实现大规模生产。我以这个标题开始博客文章是为了向Bob致敬,他在当时是一个传奇人物。我之所以提起这个问题,是因为Bob在2011年死于一场车祸,而汽车业对于完全避免车祸的愿景正一步步成为现实。它已经从一个未来主义的概念转变为实际工作,而且当今世界各地研发实验室正在朝着这个方向努力。


2015年3月6日 : 在dSPACE公司的技术支持团队中,我们每天与客户交流,帮助他们快速了解dSPACE生产的不同产品,并为可能遇到的问题提供解决方案。


2015年2月4日: dSPACE之所以提供独特的工程服务,是因为我们希望我们的客户取得成功,所以我们提供产品支持、应用程序服务和培训等服务。无论客户是否对新的仿真器规定上线期限,以满足软件测试的最后节点,或者需要定制的解决方案使系统顺利工作,我们将一如既往地工作,直到仿真器的功能得到完善,并且客户可以开始测试工作。这是为什么呢?因为我们希望我们的客户成功。


2014年12月23日: 2014年即将结束之际,我在回想今年我在汽车行业的所见所闻,尤其是这些观察结果表明我们和我们的客户将面临怎样的挑战。


2014年11月13日: 硬件在环(HIL)测试系统越来越多地应用于新型建筑和农用车辆嵌入式软件的开发和测试。这些非公路车辆与其它汽车一样具有很高的复杂性,甚至可能更复杂。这是由于车辆上使用的嵌入式软件数量越来越多,这些软件确保这些机器在非常苛刻的环境下保持安全可靠的性能。


2014年8月8日: 今天市场上的每个人都在夸耀自己的优质产品,但这到底指的是什么呢?指的是功能性吗?还是最快的处理器亦或是最独特的性能?或者仅仅是人们为他们正在设计、创建和交付的产品而自豪吗− 因为这是获得成功的关键。


2014年7月1日: 基于模型的设计(MBD)是管理系统设计复杂性的技术。使用MBD提高开发效率和降低成本的优势是众所周知的。通过将MBD的优势与强大的半导体技术结合在一起,并使用灵活、快速计算的FPGA,我们开辟了一个新的领域,能实现非常快的执行速度进行精确控制。


2014年6月4日: 机身、卫星和其它航空电子设备的系统网络中多个组件和系统之间都有智能串行通信。这些系统从简单的端对端串行交换开始,发展成更为复杂的高速多点网络。


2014年4月30日 : 对于嵌入式软件或系统工程师,看到嵌入式软件驱动的技术正以惊人的速度发展,这是一件多么令人兴奋的事情。汽车工业一直都在推进安全关键型技术和排放技术的发展。随着车辆上的传感器越来越多,系统间的相互依赖性越来越强,技术的飞速发展也会给测试效率带来巨大的挑战。
1) 在HIL测试中使用虚拟ECU(V-ECU),以及;
2) HIL和机械测试环境的结合,以实现高级标定。

SYNECT: 用于基于模型开发的数据管理

2014年3月24日: 技术研究不断丰富我们的生活,为我们日常用品添加新的性能。通过渐渐在定制产品实现个性化,既定产品的变体数量也在攀升。



2014年2月28日: GPS的性价比越来越高、视频和近距离传感技术也在发展,汽车级微控制器计算性能也在提高,我们致力于实现一种新型的汽车电子产品:其可以减少驾驶过程中对驾驶员的依赖。


2014年2月3日: 如果您熟悉AUTOSAR,您可能会知道它的好处,例如最大限度地复用代码、使用现成的软件堆栈以及创建独立于硬件的应用程序。但是迁移到AUTOSAR可能有一个好处,那就是虚拟验证。


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