System Architecture Software

SystemDesk is a system architecture tool that provides sophisticated and extensive support for modeling AUTOSAR architectures and systems for application software. Additionally, SystemDesk generates virtual ECUs (V-ECUs) out of the application software. The V-ECUs can be used as units under test with the dSPACE simulation platforms, such as the PC-based simulation platform VEOS for validating the ECU software.

Working with SystemDesk


Both SystemDesk versions include numerous features that support your development process:

AUTOSAR-Compliant Modeling
Use SystemDesk’s authoring capabilities to create and edit software architecture and system descriptions according to the standard AUTOSAR R3 and R4.
Dialogs and Diagrams
For an easy and efficient capture and configuration of common AUTOSAR data, SystemDesk offers convenient, pre-configured dialogs. Additionally, special diagrams of the software architecture and system elements help to keep an overview of your model.
Data Exchange with TargetLink
You can exchange data seamlessly between SystemDesk and dSPACE's production code generator TargetLink. This gives you a safe process in a model-based development environment for including the actual functionality in the software architecture.
Generation of Virtual ECUs for Simulation
Use SystemDesk to generate virtual ECUs (V-ECUs) that include basic software modules to get a realistic representation of the real ECU. Simulate the V-ECU with VEOS or SCALEXIO® to validate your software when a hardware prototype is not available (yet).
Project Validation
Use SystemDesk’s validation to ensure that your project is complete and consistent. You can define your own custom validation rules to also check for company-specific project requirements.
Complete and Documented Tool API
Use the open tool API to automate recurring design tasks and extend the features of SystemDesk according to project-specific requirements.
Import and Export of AUTOSAR Files
SystemDesk offers comprehensive features for importing and exporting AUTOSAR files. You can flexibly configure the data to be included in each individual project. Import and export are done with just a few clicks.
Connecting and using configuration and version management tools with SystemDesk is made easy with special import and export options.

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