Silver 3.5

Virtual ECUs for control development

Silver is a tool used to move control development tasks from real cars, test rigs and HILs to Windows PC. Silver provides an environment to quickly port control software (C Code or hex file) from real ECUs to Windows and to run the resulting virtual ECU in closed-loop with a simulated vehicle on PC.

Silver uses automotive standards such as AUTOSAR, ASAP2/A2L, MDF, CAN, XCP to automate setting up a simulation. Silver connects with INCA and CANape, and supports code generators such as TargetLink, ASCET, and RTW/EmbeddedCoder. Simulation models can be imported via Functional Mock-up Interface or tool specific exchange formats from tools such as MATLAB®/Simulink, Dymola, SimulationX, MapleSim, AMESim, GT-SUITE, and SIMPACK.


Silver is a product partner of The MathWorks, which translates into seamless integration of Silver into the MATLAB®/Simulink tool chain. We are also an Associate Partner of AUTOSAR and a member of ASAM, the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring systems. We are also an active member in the Steering Committee of the Functional Mock-up Interface, a standard for simulation model exchange and co-simulation.



Silver is in use for automotive software development at prominent car makers, such as AMG, Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen, Volvo Car Corporation and others, as well as at prominent suppliers, such as, AISIN, Bosch, Continental, GETRAG, IAV, MBTech, Schaeffler, TREMEC, Vocis and others.

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