The Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) is an open standard for the tool-independent exchange and integration of plant models that are provided by various tool vendors. FMI thus simplifies the use of best-in-class tools for specific modeling tasks and the consistent reuse of models in different development phases and in different company departments.
dSPACE has signed the Code of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) Openness and works actively in the following projects to further develop the FMI and related standards:
- Modelica Association FMI project: Steering Committee member
- ProSTEP Smart Systems Engineering project
- Modelica Association project System Structure and Parameterization of Components for Virtual System Design
Through these activities, dSPACE gathers the necessary knowledge and insights to support our customers in projects using FMI.
FMI Support in the dSPACE Tool Chain
dSPACE supports the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard with
- Its PC-based simulation platform VEOS
- Its hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation system SCALEXIO
- Its production code generator TargetLink
- Its data management software SYNECT
In the dSPACE tool chain, Functional Mock-up Units (FMUs) can be integrated in comprehensive virtual validation and HIL projects together with other FMUs and all supported model formats.
The reliable dSPACE tool chain ensures consistent simulation and parameter access in different use cases. dSPACE also ensures smooth interfacing between all the tools in the dSPACE tool chain for virtual validation and HIL projects. This means that you can reuse not only the real-time-capable FMUs, but also corresponding tests and experiments based on tools such as ControlDesk, AutomationDesk and the XIL API standard. This completes the FMI reusability approach for virtual validation and HIL use cases.