By DE Editors
ControlDesk Next Generation, dSPACE’s universal experiment software, is a new tool for the development and validation process for electronic control units (ECUs). It covers the fields of rapid control prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, access to vehicle bus systems, ECU calibration and diagnostics, 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, according to the company.
ControlDesk Next Generation makes it possible to control different simulation platforms, measurement devices, bus interfaces and ECUs. It brings together the functionalities of dSPACE’s tools ControlDesk and CalDesk, and adds new features. These include a new signal editor, 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.
ControlDesk Next Generation will become available in dSPACE Release 7.0 at the end of 2010.
For more information, visit dSPACE.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.