dSpace tools receive ISO 26262 certification
Development tool manufacturer dSpace has received ISO 26262 certification for three of its products for validating ECU software. The certification simplifies the qualification of their overall processes according to ISO 26262 for users.
With the certification, testing organisation TÜV Süd confirms that the tools VEOS, the test automation software Real-Time Testing (RTT) and the Platform API Package can be used in safety-relevant development projects according to ISO 26262:2018 for all Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL).
Users can now use the tools in safety-critical projects with little qualification effort and are provided with safety manuals to support them in their use.
VEOS is a PC-based simulation solution for the validation of ECU software. It enables the simulation of different models – from function models and networks of virtual ECUs to bus systems and vehicle models. Real-Time Testing is a Python-based real-time test automation software that can be used for both hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and software-in-the-loop (SIL) testing. The Platform API Package provides interfaces to the dSpace platforms, including VEOS and SCALEXIO, and enables model access and management. All three solutions are used – in combination or individually – in the increasingly complex development of safety-relevant systems and support users in establishing functional safety.
“With the certification, we relieve our customers of a great deal of effort in ISO 26262 compliance. Since the testing and validation of ECUs are particularly important in this context, we ensure that the simulation and validation deliver trustworthy results. In addition to the now newly certified tools, the AutomationDesk and SIMPHERA tools have already been certified according to ISO 26262, so we have now taken another step forward in our strategy to support customers in their tool qualification in the best possible way,” explained Jann-Eve Stavesand, Head of Consulting at dSpace.