dSPACE Introduces ControlDesk Next Generation: New Universal Experiment Software for ECU Development

covers the development process stages of rapid control prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, ECU calibration and diagnostics, analysis of vehicle bus systems and more

Wixom, Michigan, Oct. 14, 2010: ControlDesk Next Generation, dSPACE's universal experiment software, is the new all-round tool for the entire development and validation process for electronic control units (ECUs). It covers the development process stages of rapid control prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, ECU calibration and diagnostics, analysis of vehicle bus systems and more. This central experiment software gives users a homogeneous tool environment to work in, reducing the costs of acquisition and maintenance, and avoiding errors that arise during tool coupling.

ControlDesk Next Generation makes it easy to access data and to control simulation platforms, measurement devices, bus interfaces and ECUs. It brings together the functionalities of dSPACE's established tools ControlDesk and CalDesk, and adds many new features. These include a new Signal Editor for defining stimulus signals, time-synchronous measurement across different data sources (such as simulation platforms and ECUs), integrated ECU access, new layouting and instrumentation options, and an extended user interface for bus access - the Bus Navigator (supporting CAN, LIN, FlexRay with dSPACE hardware and PC-based interfaces).

ControlDesk Next Generation will become available in dSPACE Release 7.0 at the end of 2010.

Facts about dSPACE

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

The company also provides comprehensive services from on-site user training to customer-specific system engineering such as complex turn-key HIL test systems.

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

Further Information: www.dspaceinc.com