dSPACE, a market leader and innovator in solutions and systems for development of embedded electronic controllers, provides hardware, software and engineering support services for controller testing, control algorithm prototyping, automatic production code generation and controller calibration.
At exhibit booth #1701, dSPACE will demonstrate the latest in embedded control development technologies. Highlights include:
* Virtual Vehicle with Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) - a critical aspect of validating the ever-growing networks of automotive control systems is ensuring that all ECUs in the vehicle function as specified in real-time. dSPACE supplies off-the-shelf and turn-key systems that simulate all physical components of the vehicle, including engine, transmission, and vehicle dynamics while connected to actual electronic control unit (ECU). dSPACE has recently expanded this simulation offering with Automotive Simulation Models (ASM), complete and configurable Simulink real-time models for both gasoline and diesel Powertrains as well as for vehicle dynamics. These models can be used in single-ECU tests, or in Virtual Vehicle simulation configurations, as is on display in the dSPACE booth. ASM provides the automotive community high quality, real-time models, which are completely open allowing the user to fully adapt the model to suit any specific application. This open adaptability is a first compared to competing products. * RapidPro: Modular Platform and MPC5554 Microcontroller - A brand-new variant of the modular RapidPro System for testing production code is being introduced by the company and is a compact, stand-alone prototyping ECU boasting the new MPC5554 microcontroller ("Copperhead"). It is ideally suited to testing production code as early as the function prototyping stage -- for example, in developing automotive functions for chassis control, transmission control, or body electronics. * VertiCal Plug-On-Device (POD) - This is a new interface device to connect proven dSPACE Rapid Control Prototyping and Calibration tools to the Freescale MPC5500 family of Microcontrollers, using the innovative VertiCal integrated tools interface. This new technology reduces ECU development costs by providing tool access to the microcontroller during development phases, with minimal impact on the overall ECU design. * Target Implementation with TargetLink(TM) 2.1 - The leading tool for generating production C Code for ECUs from MATLAB(R)/Simulink(R)/Stateflow(R) models. TargetLink's unique simulation concept allows the generated code to be tested both on a host PC (software-in-the-loop) and on the actual target processor (processor- in-the-loop), accelerating the time to go from model to production code. TargetLink 2.1 showcases centralized data management with the dSPACE Data Dictionary, enabling integration into software development processes and supporting a multi-developer environment. Using TargetLink, dSPACE customers have increased productivity and reduced their overall software development cycle.
"dSPACE provides an optimal mix of standard solutions and customer-specific engineering," said Kevin Kott, president, dSPACE. "We help mechatronic system manufacturers shorten software development time while improving system reliability with real-time systems for controller prototyping, automatic production-code generation, ECU system tests, and ECU calibration."
Founded in 1988, dSPACE has its headquarters in Paderborn, Germany, and engineering project centers in Munich and Stuttgart, Germany. In addition to its Novi, Mich., subsidiary, the company has subsidiaries in France and the United Kingdom and representatives worldwide. Today, more than 12,000 dSPACE systems are in use worldwide, serving customers in the automotive, aerospace, agricultural, educational, engineering, robotics and noise & vibration industries.
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