dSPACE has released new capabilities to increase the maturity of embedded software earlier in development stages with its latest RTI AUTOSAR Blockset. This capability enables the frontloading of software development and validation activities by allowing engineers to execute production AUTOSAR-compliant application software on the dSPACE MicroAutoBox II real-time development platform.
With the new RTI AUTOSAR Blockset, engineers can combine control algorithms designed in MATLAB/Simulink together with individual AUTOSAR application software components running on MicroAutoBox during development phases. For the first time, engineers can also import the complete AUTOSAR application software packaged together with the operating system (OS) as a virtual ECU (V-ECU) and execute it on MicroAutoBox II for software validation.
V-ECUs can be easily generated using dSPACE’s system architecture tool SystemDesk. Using the RTI AUTOSAR Blockset, these V-ECUs can be executed on MicroAutoBox II for tasks such as software development, rapid control prototyping, benchmarking and testing, long before the first prototypes of the respective production ECU become available.
MicroAutoBox II supports both versions 3.x and 4.x of AUTOSAR software and complies with the AUTOSAR OS conformance class 1. The RTI AUTOSAR Blockset makes it easy to transfer the V-ECUs, the operating system, and the basic software configurations onto the MicroAutoBox II. dSPACE RTI Blocksets and the complete model-based development environment of MicroAutoBox II provide a very easy and convenient environment for engineers to experiment with various I/O configurations, in comparison to the basic ECU software tools available with production ECU targets.
October 22, 2015