pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH and VaST Systems are interfacing their products to simplify the simulation of automotive software applications. By interfacing pls’ Universal Debug Engine (UDE) with VaST’s virtual processor models, developers can use pls’ UDE with virtual prototypes for the simulation and test of automotive software applications. As a result, software development and validation can be started significantly earlier, before the availability of hardware, resulting in significant reductions in the overall design schedule.
The integration of the pls UDE and VaST tools also reduces test times on the real hardware as the joint solution allows more detailed analysis of timing behavior and performance of an embedded application at a very early phase of system design. This prevents downstream errors that cause redesigns and significantly reduces development cost and schedule.