TargetLink 5.0 Production Code Generator supports Adaptive Autosar

TargetLink 5.0 Production Code Generator supports Adaptive Autosar

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Test and development tool vendor dSPACE GmbH is providing a new version of its established production code generator TargetLink that supports the Adaptive Autosar standard for the first time. The scope of Adaptive Autosar support in TargetLink 5.0 will be expanded in the coming months in close cooperation with users. This will ensure that agile development processes in the automotive industry can generate exactly the production code needed for future Adaptive Autosar ECUs.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


In TargetLink 5.0, software developers can generate Adaptive Autosar models and the code required for them. The initial focus in supporting the new standard is on model reuse of non- and classic Autosar models. This means that TargetLink users can use models they previously created in Non or Classic Autosar for Adaptive Autosar with TargetLink 5.0 or higher. This makes it easier to enter the new Adaptive Autosar world. Adaptive Autosar is also modeled in the TargetLink Data Dictionary in the same way as Classic Autosar, so its use remains as simple as ever.

After the first release of Adaptive Autosar, preliminary versions of future TargetLink versions with Adaptive Autosar support will be made available soon. This will allow users to test and evaluate the advantages of the new functionalities at an early stage of development. “Our goal is to incorporate our customers’ requirements into further development at an early stage so that we can provide them with exactly the solution they need in a timely manner,” says Sascha Ridder, Product Engineer TargetLink. After iteratively extended pre-release versions, the functionalities for Adaptive Autosar support will be integrated into the dSPACE B release in the fall.

For SystemDesk, too, dSPACE has provided Adaptive Autosar support since Release 2019-A: SystemDesk allows wrapping of Classic Autosar interfaces to Adaptive Autosar interfaces. This makes it possible to reuse Classic Autosar software components created with TargetLink, for example, in an Adaptive Autosar ECU. This underlines the consistency of the dSPACE Autosar tool chain.

In addition, virtual Adaptive Autosar ECUs can be tested quickly and easily in combination with SystemDesk and VEOS – dSPACE’s PC-based simulation platform. This allows early validation of new Adaptive Autosar components created with TargetLink code or via manually developed code.

TargetLink generates C code directly from Simulink/Stateflow models. It supports efficient, modular development and is ISO-26262, ISO-25119 and IEC-61508 certified. The system supports standards such as Autosar, Autosar Adaptive, ASAM MCD-2 MC (ASAP2), FMI (Functional Mock-up Interface), and MISRA (Motor Industry Software Reliability Association).

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