Telelogic Releases Rhapsody OSEK Integration, the First UML 2.0/SysML-Based Modeling Environment to Produce OSEK Targeted Code

- Telelogic and Willert Software Tools form Partnership to Provide Optimized OSEK Modeling Solutions and Consulting Services for Automotive Software Applications -

MALMÖ, Sweden and IRVINE, California – 13 February 2007 – Telelogic (Nordic Exchange/MidCap/TLOG) has expanded its partner ecosystem by forming a strategic alliance with Willert Software Tools GmbH. Through this partnership Telelogic Rhapsody® will provide the first Model-Driven Development™ (MDD™) environment for automotive software development that complies with Open Systems and Corresponding Interfaces for Automotive Electronic (OSEK) and is based on the Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®) 2.0 and SysML.

For the first time, automotive software application developers will be able to design, test, and validate embedded software in a UML 2.0/SysML-based MDD environment. Developers will be able to seamlessly deploy the code to a target Embedded Control Unit (ECU) running OSEK, the dominant standard for automotive software and electronics. OSEK, created by industry partners BMW, Bosch, DaimlerChrysler, Opel, Siemens, PSA, Renault and VW, was developed to enable software reuse, solve control unit incompatibility, and to reduce engineering costs.

“Telelogic Rhapsody provides a critical set of capabilities to developers working in the OSEK domain,” said Andreas Willert, President, Willert Software Tools GmbH. “Willert Software Tools is proud to partner with Telelogic to create this solution and add value to our customer’s experience with OSEK-compliant adaptors specifically customized for different combinations of OSEK, microcontroller, and compiler. Additionally, our training and consulting services can help users get up to speed quickly while getting the most out of their software solutions. What’s more, this partnership has already produced a proven solution, with the Rhapsody and Willert OSEK adaptation now modified for a major automotive OEM manufacturer.”

“This alliance demonstrates our commitment to building strong relationships with key technology partners, such as Willert Software Tools. Willert Software Tools are experts in creating efficient code targeted for the resource-constrained environments found in automotive ECUs,” said Raz Yerushalmi, Vice President, Development Systems and Automotive Applications, Telelogic. “The ability to efficiently generate code from Rhapsody targeted to the OSEK-compliant real-time operating system (RTOS) will allow automotive engineers to further leverage the benefits of using the Telelogic solutions for UML 2.0/SysML-based MDD. These benefits include improved communication via standard models, reduced errors through simulation and model-based testing, and time savings offered by code generation.”

The Telelogic and Willert OSEK solution enables software developers to use the Rhapsody MDD environment for software development, design, analysis, and C code generation. The solution includes a real-time execution framework that enables the generated code to target an OSEK–compliant RTOS. Additionally, the Rhapsody OSEK integration supports the OSEK Implementation Language file, or OIL file, providing a seamless integration into OSEK-compliant software solution chains. In circumstances where software developers need to connect a software solution chain consisting of the microcontroller, the compiler, and the OSEK implementation, Willert can tailor the integration for any combination of these three elements. By optimizing the OSEK adaptor, generated code and OIL file, Willert provides an efficient integration for small target implementations on microcontrollers.

Developed for embedded automotive applications, the Telelogic Rhapsody OSEK integration is available now.

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