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dSPACE and Elektrobit offer AUTOSAR-compatible software for ECU development

dSPACE and Elektrobit have teamed up to offer an AUTOSAR-compliant solution for electronic control unit software development. The solution combines Elektrobit’s tresos ECU, which is used for creating and configuring basic software, with dSPACE’s SystemDesk, which focuses on application layer and system design.

Requirements for the basic software can be configured graphically in the tresos ECU AUTOSAR suite and AUTOSAR formats can be read in, after which the tool makes the required operating system core and other AUTOSAR-compliant formats available. Developers can integrate their own tools and software modules.

SystemDesk, which is compatible with dSPACE’s TargetLink production code generator, supports the planning, implementation and integration of complex system architectures. It’s also said to simplify process-oriented development for manufacturers’ and suppliers’ teams.

Together, the firms said, the tools provide a complete and consistent description of an ECU that complies with the AUTOSAR standard and includes information about application software modules and the configuration of the basic software. The ECU description is synchronized in SystemDesk’s overall system and software architecture model and also in tresos ECU’s basic software configuration. Developers gain a view of each ECU that includes the corresponding application software module as well as information such as the mapping of software modules onto tasks, and connections to I/O and system services.

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