dSPACE TargetLink 3.1 Extends Production Code Generation Capabilities and Expands AUTOSAR Support

New Features for Production Code Generation - New version of TargetLink, dSPACE's production code generator - Extensive enhancements in all areas - Expanded AUTOSAR support - Simplifies process-compliant work according to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262

Wixom, MI, February 25, 2010: Version 3.1 of dSPACE's production code generator TargetLink® provides extensive enhancements in the areas of the Code Generator's core functionality, AUTOSAR support, usability, and MATLAB®/Simulink® integration. With these enhancements, dSPACE made model-based design, autocoding, and model-based testing even more efficient. Certification of TargetLink 3.1 for applications in safety-relevant electronic systems according to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 is currently in progress.

TargetLink 3.1 opens up new possibilities for users in software integration and software integration testing. Production code can now be generated directly from the dSPACE Data Dictionary independently of any model, so subfunctionalities can be assembled and tested efficiently and reliably.

TargetLink's extensive support for managing different variants has also been enhanced: With Version 3.1, vectorized code can be generated with variable vector widths. This makes it easier to reuse code and considerably reduces the effort for code reviews and tests.

Particular attention was paid to extending AUTOSAR support in the new TargetLink version. Users will now find it easy to transition from conventional production projects to AUTOSAR-compliant ones. The AUTOSAR blockset has been redesigned for seamless integration into the MATLAB/Simulink world, for easy migration to AUTOSAR, and to enable both conventional and AUTOSAR-compliant code to be generated from the same model. Numerous other AUTOSAR features are also supported, and interaction with architecture tools like dSPACE's SystemDesk has been optimized.

In addition to optimized usability, TargetLink 3.1 makes it easier to track requirements through to generated code and to automatic documentation. As a result, for TargetLink users working on safety-relevant projects, process-compliant work according to IEC 61508 or ISO 26262 has become much easier.

Brief profile TargetLink:

The production code generator TargetLink generates highly efficient C code from Simulink®/Stateflow® models and is used with great success in numerous production projects worldwide. TargetLink’s outstanding qualities are its automotive focus, high reliability, process integratability, and support of standards such as AUTOSAR, ASAM-MCD 2MC (ASAP2), MISRA and OSEK.

Facts about dSPACE

dSPACE develops and distributes tools for the development of ECUs and mechatronic systems worldwide. Using dSPACE systems, manufacturers of controllers and electronic control units (ECUs) are able to dramatically reduce their development times and costs, and systematically increase their productivity.

dSPACE has over 800 employees worldwide at its headquarters in Paderborn, in the Project Centers at Munich and Stuttgart, and also in the USA (Wixom, MI), France, the UK, Japan and China. In addition, numerous distributors provide customer support in other countries.

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