Vector expands Autosar extensions in E/E development platform

November 28, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The latest release of automotive electrics and electronics development platform PREEvision allows round-trip design of Autosar architectures. The application which bears the release number 6.5, can now be operated in a 3-tier system environment. An adaptable user interface improves ease-of-work throughout the entire E/E product development process.

PREEvision supports the specification of an Autosar-compliant system architecture from software design through hardware design and mapping to communication design. Software and hardware design can be modeled graphically, and consistency checks enable early-stage design evaluation. This release adds support for partial networking according to Autosar 4, as well as for the LIN protocol. There is support for import and export of Autosar system descriptions, software component descriptions, ECU extracts and system extracts, explains PREEvision vendor Vektor Informatik (Stuttgart, Germany)

PREEvision version 6.5 introduces an optional 3-tiered architecture that meets typical IT requirements, allows teams to efficiently work with several development branches, provides a straightforward view of the history, and supports team-spanning data and file storage. The collaboration platform for team operation also includes product and release management, as well as change management. The integrated approach avoids tool-boundaries and facilitates collaboration in large teams with distributed responsibilities.

The software also comes with a mechanism for the customization of user interfaces. User-specific and application-specific user interfaces that display only objects relevant to specific use cases can easily be created.

Consistent and complete E/E system modeling and broad reuse of design artifacts are the main sources of efficiency gains from use of PREEvision. This begins with requirements and customer functions, continues with logical architecture levels for hardware and software levels - including Autosar support - and extends to wire harnesses and geometry.

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