Telelogic Rhapsody Provides the First AUTOSAR Model-Driven Development Environment Based on UML and SysML
- Rhapsody AUTOSAR Pack Automates Creation of AUTOSAR Systems including the Design and Exchange of AUTOSAR Software Components -
MALMÖ, Sweden and IRVINE, California – November 26, 2006 – Telelogic (Stockholm Exchange/MidCap/TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, today announced the release of the Telelogic Rhapsody® AUTOSAR Pack for the Model-Driven Development (MDD) of automotive systems and software applications. This pack is the first automotive-specific MDD environment to leverage the Unified Modeling Language™ (UML™) and the Systems Modeling Language™ (SysML™). Using Telelogic Rhapsody, automotive engineers can now reuse specifications for common vehicle features across multiple automobile product lines, improving time-to-market while increasing brand consistency among designs.
AUTOSAR is a standards organization created to provide an open standard for automotive architecture for developing vehicular software, user interfaces and management. Phase one of the AUTOSAR project will be finalized before the end of 2006, and the Rhapsody AUTOSAR Pack will be available when AUTOSAR specifications are released to the public.
Its experience serving the automotive market, and its leadership in defining the AUTOSAR specification as an AUTOSAR Premium Member, uniquely qualifies Telelogic as an AUTOSAR Systems modeling solution provider. The Rhapsody AUTOSAR Pack includes an AUTOSAR modeling environment with capabilities for importing and exporting AUTOSAR XML documentation. These capabilities enable users to easily integrate AUTOSAR system modeling into their process and tool chain. Additionally, the Rhapsody AUTOSAR Pack allows engineers to define AUTOSAR software components and the communication between them independent of their implementation: Components can be deployed on multiple architectures, increasing both process flexibility and software component specification reuse.
“Building on our longstanding commitment to the automotive sector and more recently to AUTOSAR, we are proud to be the first to offer an AUTOSAR Systems modeling environment based on UML and SysML. The Rhapsody AUTOSAR Pack provides the automotive market with a flexible solution that empowers developers to build high quality, versatile automotive software,” said Ingemar Ljungdahl, chief technology officer, Telelogic.
The Rhapsody AUTOSAR Pack
The Rhapsody AUTOSAR pack delivers an AUTOSAR modeling environment that allows users to capture AUTOSAR system models, using AUTOSAR-specific diagrams, notations and terminology. This is achieved with five new AUTOSAR diagrams.
- Systems Diagram is used to capture the overall AUTOSAR system.
- Software Component Diagram is used to define the software architecture.
- Internal Behavior Diagram is used to specify the interface between the AUTOSAR System and the standard AUTOSAR Run-Time Environment (RTE) with which it will integrate.
- ECU Diagram is used to define the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) types and their communication ports.
- Topology diagram is used to define the physical topology or physical architecture of the system including all the ECUs in the automobile and how they are connected.
“Telelogic is leading the market with the first ever AUTOSAR solution based on a UML and SysML Model-Driven Development environment. It is appropriate that Telelogic, one of AUTOSAR’s Premium members, would extend the multiple benefits of the AUTOSAR standard in an MDD environment, enabling engineers to design AUTOSAR Systems and seamlessly exchange them within the AUTOSAR workflow and process,” said Dr. Joerg-Volker Mueller, Technical Director, LINEAS Automotive GmbH. “Telelogic’s commitment to standards combined with Rhapsody’s flexibility are key reasons we have decided to partner with Telelogic to combine their products with our expertise in implementing AUTOSAR solutions".