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RTI Autosar blockset

With the RTI (real-time interface) Blockset from Dspace, users can run Autosar ECU application software on the CAN-based MicroAutoBox II development and validation platform.

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THE COMPANY HAS RELEASED additional 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 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 generated using the company’s system architecture tool System Desk. 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 Blockset enables to transfer the V-ECUs, the operating system, and the basic software configurations onto the MicroAutoBox II. The RTI Blocksets and the complete model-based development environment of MicroAutoBox II provide an environment for engineers to experiment with various I/O configurations, in comparison to the basic ECU software tools available with production ECU targets.

About MicroAutoBox II

It is a real-time system development platform for performing rapid control prototyping from simple to complex, sophisticated embedded software applications. It is used by automotive manufacturers and other industries with equally challenging tasks to develop applications such as engine controls, driver assistance systems, etc. The product offers unparalleled capabilities for complete ECU development. It can also be used with existing ECUs in bypass mode. It features a Power PC processor, an I/O set, and communication interfaces for bus systems such as CAN, CAN FD, LIN, K-Line, Flexray, and Ethernet. It is designed to be a development platform for in-vehicle use.