The Complete OSEK Development Platform: Automatic OSEK Code Generation, an OSEK Operating System and Tools Development Platform 2000-01-2583
The majority of automotive companies have evaluated the overhead associated with automatic code generation (as compared to manual coding), and many have found it to be within acceptable production limits, and in some cases the automatic generated code can be more efficient than manual code. They now want to harness this capability directly with the OSEK Operating System. This paper describes the use of an OSEK/VDX Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and an open, integrated development tools platform to allow a development downflow for high-level Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) design entry and simulation/validation, rapid prototyping down to the target hardware for calibration and debugging and the up-flow by feeding the data collected from the target Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for system analysis and debugging all the way back to the entry CASE level. This project is on-going at present and further detailed technical results will be included in the presentation at the Congress. This paper gives an overview of CASE Tool development, OSEK/VDX (German phrase for Open System and Interface for in-Car Electronics/French phrase Vehicle Distributed eXecutive), the OSEK/VDX Implementation Language (OIL), the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the RTOS, and finally how all these various elements are being brought together to provide a complete development platform.