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TargetLink and Data Management with SYNECT

Agile, Model-Based Development with Continuous Delivery

The growing complexity of automotive software challenges manufacturers to make the model-based software development process even more efficient. The most important task is to improve both the consistency and transparency of the data and file exchange between distributed development teams, different process interfaces, and tools. In combination with a high degree of automation, this consistency and transparency make it possible to implement continuous integration and continuous delivery scenarios and an agile team-based development process. This can be achieved by combining the production code generator TargetLink® with SYNECT®, the central data management and collaboration software from dSPACE.The SYNECT Add-On for TargetLink connects the two tools and is available free of charge to all users.

Requirements are stored centrally in SYNECT, as are software architecture specifications. Every TargetLink user automatically extracts precisely the information and specifications they need for designing and implementing their components. This information is used to automatically create framework models that match the software architecture and ensure complete traceability. This makes software unit design and implementation markedly easier. For a quick and easy test, users can use a test frame generation and TargetLink functionality that can be combined with established test tools, such as BTC EmbeddedTester®. Test cases and test results are managed in SYNECT. When a component is checked in, a regression test is executed completely automatically. A model-based software integration for connecting the existing components is also performed automatically.

Benefits for TargetLink Users

  • Working with single-source data – data consistency and efficient data exchange between developers
  • Structured work in teams – maximum freedom for developers but completely controlled and secure
  • Automatic generation of TargetLink framework models – continuous consistency with the software architecture without manual effort
  • Test automation and central management of test cases and results – regression tests for continuous delivery
  • Easy reuse of software units in integration scenarios – fully automated, model-based software integration of existing components
  • Complete traceability – requirements tracing from models, to parameters and test cases, to the generated code
  • High degree of automation in all process steps – maximum efficiency with a minimum risk of errors
  • Agile work and continuous delivery – reliable model-based software development in teams

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