Silver, our virtual ECU platform, is used to move development tasks from road and test rigs to Windows PC, to enable maximal efficient development of ECU software.
From road to PC
Powertrain development without additional hardware
With Silver, you can build virtual ECUs that closely mimic the behavior of their real counterparts. Silver is also a powerful experimentation environment for validating and testing the interaction of networked ECUs, engine, transmission and other vehicle components through simulation.
Saving time and costs with continuous integration
Do not lose time anymore when upgrading to a new software release on the vehicle. After the initial effort to set-up the automated build process, updating the vECU for a new software release is typically done within a few minutes. This way, software bugs can be detected early by simulation, before moving to the vehicle.
Under the hood
Depending on the use case and the availability of source code, different parts of the ECU software can be ported to a PC: (A) only the Application Software (ASw) is virtualized, (B) also parts of the Basic Software (BSw) or (C) also the ECU’s operating system (Os). A Silver configuration can also be duplicated quickly. This allows every developer to use his or her personal development environment without blocking scarce resources such as HiLs, test rigs or vehicles.