dSPACE Releases TargetLink 4.1 with Enhanced Collaboration and Support Features

The latest version of dSPACE's TargetLink supports the Functional Mock-up Interface 2.0 for improved collaboration between development teams, as well as AUTOSAR 4.2 and higher code efficiency.

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With its latest release, dSPACE has optimized its production code generator, TargetLink, to cover prominent standards in the development of embedded software. TargetLink 4.1 supports the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) 2.0 and the latest version of the AUTOSAR standard, AUTOSAR 4.2. Moreover, MISRA C compliance and code efficiency have been increased further and modular, model-based development is even easier now.

Enhanced collaboration with FMI-based model export

TargetLink 4.1 further enhances collaboration between development teams, organizations and companies by supporting the FMI 2.0 standard. Exporting TargetLink models as Functional Mock-up Units (FMUs) allows users to easily exchange and combine models from various modeling environments and Simulink versions, while protecting their intellectual property. Based on the FMI 2.0 standard, users can immediately execute TargetLink-generated code on dSPACE platforms such as VEOS and SCALEXIO, and especially on FMI-compatible environments from third parties (offline and real-time simulation).

Support for AUTOSAR 4.2 and Many New AUTOSAR Features

The support for AUTOSAR 4.2 and the addressed improvements for accessing NVRAM make it easy to access nonvolatile memory from the AUTOSAR Software Components. Moreover, TargetLink now supports AUTOSAR transformers, which can be used to implement end-to-end communication protection for safety-critical applications and communication via automotive Ethernet.

Even Higher Code Efficiency and MISRA C Compliance

Further improvements of TargetLink 4.1 include easier bus modeling and initialization semantics in Simulink. Concerning the core functionality of the Code Generator, compliance with MISRA-C:2004 and MISRA-C:2012 has been improved and code efficiency has been increased further. A powerful function reuse mechanism in combination with incremental code generation lets users instantiate Software Components multiple times. This makes it easier to have modular and distributed software development, as required by globalized Research & Development organizations.