ControlDesk Next Generation is the dSPACE experiment software for seamless ECU development. It performs all the necessary tasks and gives you a single working environment, from the start of experimentation right to the end.


  • Integrated ECU calibration, measurement and diagnostics access (CCP, XCP, ODX)
  • Synchronized data capture across ECUs, RCP and HIL platforms, and bus systems
  • Powerful layouting, measurement and post-processing (ASAM MDF)
At A Glance

Application Areas

These are some of the tasks ControlDesk can be used for:

  • Rapid control prototyping (RCP; fullpass, bypass)
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HIL)
  • ECU measurement, calibration, and diagnostics
  • Access to vehicle bus systems (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, Ethernet)
  • Virtual validation with VEOS and SCALEXIO

    Key Benefits

    ControlDesk unites functionalities that often require several specialized tools. It provides access to simulation platforms as well as to connected bus systems and can perform measurement, calibration and diagnostics on ECUs, e.g., via standardized ASAM interfaces.
    Its flexible modular structure provides high scalability to meet the requirements of specific application cases. This gives you clear advantages in terms of handling, the amount of training needed, the required computing power, and costs.

    Functionality Overview
    Versions Description
    ControlDesk Same tool for rapid control prototyping, HIL simulation, offline simulation, ECU calibration, and diagnostics
    Easy creation of layouts and instruments
    Synchronous measurement on all data sources
    Integrated project and experiment management
    Integrated measurement data management (ASAM MDF 4.1)
    Compatibility with several ASAM standards (such as ASAM MDF, XCP, CCP, ASAP2, ODX)
    Powerful tool automation capabilities for user-specific extensions and optimal process integration
    Access bus network data with instruments (CAN, CAN FD, LIN and Ethernet)
    Operator mode (protects your projects and experiments against unauthorized changes)
    Monitoring, logging, and dedicated instruments for CAN and CAN FD
    Support of virtual validation test scenarios with dSPACE VEOS and SCALEXIO
    Built-in access to all dSPACE real-time hardware platforms
    Built-in access to third-party test benches and other hardware by using an ASAM XIL API MAPort server
    Built-in automation functionality using the ASAM MCD-3 standard
    ControlDesk – Operator Version1) For using projects and experiment data that were already created with the standard ControlDesk version
    Protection against altering and creating projects and experiments
    Built-in access to all dSPACE real-time hardware platforms
    Built-in access to third-party test benches and other hardware by using an ASAM XIL API MAPort server
    Additional Modules Description
    ECU Interface Module AUD, NBD, JTAG/Nexus, JTAG/OCDS, and JTAG/SDI
    CCP (CAN Calibration Protocol)
    XCP on CAN, XCP on CAN FD, XCP on Ethernet2) (TCP/IP and UDP/IP)
    Support of structured data types as specified in ASAM A2L 1.7
    ECU Diagnostics Module Compliance with the ODX database standard (ASAM MCD-2D v2.0.1 and v2.2.0 (ISO 22901-1))
    Support of ISO protocols for CAN, CAN FD, K-Line, and Ethernet
    Dedicated instruments for executing diagnostic services and reading or clearing the ECU fault memory
    ECU flash programming via diagnostic interfaces
    Support of ASAM MCD-3D v2.0.2
    Signal Editor Module3) For graphical stimulus definition
    Time-synchronous stimulus generation on dSPACE real-time hardware and in Simulink models simulated
    in dSPACE VEOS
    Replaying measured data
    Multiple stimulus patterns can be executed independently
    Support of the XIL API stimulus format (STZ files, i.e., zipped STI files)
    Bus Navigator Module4) Support of CAN, CAN FD, LIN, Flexray and Ethernet buses
    Dedicated instruments for CAN, CAN FD, LIN Flexray and Ethernet bus objects
    Replaying recorded CAN and CAN FD messages
    CAN, CAN FD, and LIN monitoring and logging for dSPACE hardware, dSPACE VEOS, and PC bus interfaces
    Ethernet bus monitoring (dSPACE SCALEXIO, Vector interfaces, Ethernet interfaces of PCs including loopback)
    CAN bus statistics
    LIN bus statistics

    Our Technical Sales staff will assist you in choosing your dSPACE system. They also provide with quotations and information about other dSPACE products.