dSPACE has launched a new version of its established production code generator TargetLink, which now supports the Adaptive AUTOSAR standard. The scope of this support will be expanded in the coming months and in close cooperation with users. For agile development processes in the automotive industry, the company says this is ensures that precise production code required for future Adaptive AUTOSAR ECUs can be generated.

In TargetLink 5.0, software developers can develop Adaptive AUTOSAR models and generate the code required for them. The focus of supporting this standard is initially on the model reuse of non- and Classic AUTOSAR models. This means that users can also use existing non- or Classic AUTOSAR models for Adaptive AUTOSAR with TargetLink 5.0 and later. Users can model this standard in the TargetLink Data Dictionary in the same way as Classic AUTOSAR.

Pre-release version available

Starting with the initial release of Adaptive AUTOSAR, pre-releases of future TargetLink versions with this standard support are now available. This lets users test and evaluate the advantages of the new functionalities at an early stage of development.

"Our goal is to incorporate our customers' requirements into the development process at an early stage, so that we can provide them with exactly the solution they need when they need it," said Sascha Ridder, Product Engineer TargetLink.

Once the preliminary versions have been iteratively extended, the functionalities for Adaptive AUTOSAR support will be included in dSPACE Release 2020-B in the fall.

Integration with SystemDesk and VEOS

Since Release 2019-A, the company has also provided Adaptive AUTOSAR support for SystemDesk, which allows wrapping Classic AUTOSAR interfaces to Adaptive AUTOSAR interfaces. This makes it possible to reuse Classic AUTOSAR software components created with TargetLink in an Adaptive AUTOSAR ECU. In addition, these virtual ECUs can reportedly be tested quickly and easily in combination with SystemDesk and VEOS, the PC-based simulation platform. This allows for the early validation of new Adaptive AUTOSAR components created with TargetLink code or hand-code.

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