ETAS, ESCRYPT bets big with new prod­ucts, soft­ware sys­tems in In­dia

Auto components India - - COVER STORY - Story by: Ramya Srini­vasan

ETAS, a Ger­man com­pany which de­signs so­lu­tions and tools for the de­vel­op­ment of em­bed­ded sys­tems for the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try and other sec­tors, has launched new prod­ucts like Sim­pli­fied Emis­sion Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem (SEMS), drive recorder, and SCODE and CONGRA soft­ware sys­tems in In­dia. The com­pany pro­vides in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions, en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices, con­sult­ing, train­ing, and sup­port for the de­vel­op­ment of em­bed­ded sys­tems for the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try and other sec­tors of the em­bed­ded in­dus­try.

ESCRYPT, a wholly-owned sub­sidiary of ETAS, of­fers so­lu­tions for cy­ber se­cu­rity which is a crit­i­cal facet in the con­nected world. It aids many OEMs to de­sign an au­to­mo­tive em­bed­ded se­cu­rity ar­chi­tec­ture for ad­vanced ap­pli­ca­tions and gives as­sis­tance to im­ple­ment se­cu­rity so­lu­tions. This in­cludes of­fer­ing a range of prod­ucts to the OEMs like cryp­to­graphic li­braries, Trans­port Layer Se­cu­rity Pro­to­cols im­ple­men­ta­tion, au­to­mo­tive grade fire­walls to hard­ware se­cu­rity mod­ules where a hard­ware based se­cu­rity can be im­ple­mented in co­op­er­a­tion with sil­i­con ven­dors. ESCRYPT has also de­vel­oped ad­vanced so­lu­tions like In­tru­sion De­tec­tion and Preven­tion Sys­tem to mon­i­tor­ing and se­cur­ing on-filed ve­hi­cles.

ETAS’ real-time ap­pli­ca­tion team pro­vides safety con­sult­ing for OTA so­lu­tions along with se­cu­rity so­lu­tions from ESCRYPT to en­able ‘Safe-and-Se­cure OTA’. ETAS port­fo­lio cov­ers all the needs of the safe and se­cure con­nected ve­hi­cles SEMS is a so­lu­tion for mea­sur­ing the emis­sion lev­els in a ve­hi­cle. It is a so­lu­tion that will help OEMs dur­ing their de­vel­op­ment and val­i­da­tion ac­tiv­i­ties to meet the Real Driv­ing Emis­sion (RDE) re­quire­ments. SEMS, that can be con­nected to a cloud­based server, records the emis­sion level with high ac­cu­racy and sends the data back to the server.

The 2 new ETAS soft­ware tools SCODE-ANALYZER (Sys­tem CODEsign) and SCODE-CONGRA (CON­straint GRAph­ics) help get a jump start in mas­ter­ing the com­plex­ity of em­bed­ded soft­ware. Both th­ese tools are re­cent ad­di­tions to the Eclipse-based SCODE prod­uct fam­ily, which en­ables clear vi­su­al­iza­tion of com­plex sys­tems. The tools sup­port in early phases of soft­ware de­vel­op­ment by help­ing to de­ter­mine the con­trol sys­tem that is de­scribed as com­plete, un­am­bigu­ous, de­ter­min­is­tic and pre­dictable.

SCODE soft­ware re­duces the com­plex­ity by com­bin­ing all the crit­i­cal parts in a sin­gle prob­lem space and so com­bin­ing all the con­di­tions that in­flu­ence the sys­tem in a sin­gle mode. It pro­vides dif­fer­ent mode tran­si­tions in va­ri­ety of com­bi­na­tions. SCODE helps check the com­plete­ness of the sys­tem which cov­ers all the pos­si­ble com­bi­na­tions with­out dead­lock. It is con­sis­tent and so there is no pos­si­bil­ity of over­lap­ping. Data flow is still re­quired as SCODE fo­cuses only on switch­ing be­hav­iour, and so the com­pany has come up with CONGRA which de­rives dif­fer­ent

flows of the sys­tem. One set of equa­tions can be solved mul­ti­ple times in em­bed­ded sys­tem terms for each SCODE mode (close loop mode, open loop mode etc.) which is de­rived. Ul­ti­mately, both the soft­ware saves 25% of the time in each project. Th­ese prod­ucts were show­cased at the Au­to­mo­tive Test­ing Expo in Chen­nai dur­ing Jan­uary 10-12, 2018

Es­tab­lished in 1994, ETAS GmbH is a 100 % sub­sidiary of the Bosch Group, with in­ter­na­tional sub­sidiaries and sales of­fices in Europe, North and South Amer­ica, and Asia.

“We will help our cus­tomers for RDE com­pli­ance; this year, we launched SEMS, a Sim­pli­fied Emis­sion Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem which will help our cus­tomers in the ve­hi­cle de­vel­op­ment & val­i­da­tion, it is also go­ing to be eco­nom­i­cal for the cus­tomers. Our new drive recorder ES820 will be much more pow­er­ful and have more ca­pac­ity; this will help our cus­tomers as the num­ber of ECUs and their com­plex­i­ties are in­creas­ing. Last year, we also launched new ar­chi­tec­ture for our hard­ware in loop sys­tem LABCAR. SCODE & CONGRA, new soft­ware so­lu­tion from ETAS can be used to de­scribe and ver­ify com­plex in­ter­re­la­tion­ships of em­bed­ded soft­ware sys­tems in a clear man­ner, make the soft­ware pre­dictable and de­ter­min­is­tic. This will also help in en­sur­ing that the soft­ware is bug-free” Sameera Damle, Head of Tech­ni­cal Sales & En­gi­neer­ing, ETAS In­dia, told Auto Com­po­nents In­dia.

As sys­tems provider, ETAS sup­plies a mul­ti­fac­eted port­fo­lio that cov­ers the range from in­te­grated tools and so­lu­tions to en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices, con­sult­ing, train­ing, and sup­port. Se­cu­rity so­lu­tions in the ar­eas of em­bed­ded sys­tems are of­fered by ESCRYPT. The brand mainly pro­vides mea­sure­ment, cal­i­bra­tion, and di­ag­nos­tic (MCD), hard­ware in loop sys­tem, soft­ware de­vel­op­ment tools to au­tomak­ers and sup­pli­ers world­wide. Its hard­ware and soft­ware prod­ucts form a built-in part of the de­vel­op­ment process, as­sist­ing en­gi­neers in every­thing from de­vel­op­ing ap­pli­ca­tion soft­ware for elec­tronic con­trol units (ECUs) to the in­te­gra­tion of au­to­mo­tive elec­tronic sys­tems in the ve­hi­cle.

“We sup­port peo­ple who would do the soft­ware de­vel­op­ment for au­to­mo­tive con­trol units and we take care of the com­plete life cy­cle of the soft­ware that goes into the ve­hi­cle. Start­ing from soft­ware con­cep­tu­al­iza­tion, our so­lu­tions are used for soft­ware de­sign and de­vel­op­ment, val­i­da­tion of the soft­ware in pro­to­type hard­ware - rapid pro­to­typ­ing and val­i­dat­ing the ac­tual con­trol units in the sim­u­lated en­vi­ron­ment which is called as hard­ware in the loop sim­u­la­tion us­ing our HiL called LABCAR. We also pro­vide so­lu­tions to the soft­ware in the loop & model in loop test­ing. Our flag­ship prod­uct INCA is used for ap­pli­ca­tion of the ECUs into the ve­hi­cle by al­most all OEMs and ECU sup­pli­ers around the world” he said.

New ar­eas

ETAS is ven­tur­ing into 2 new ar­eas. One is to pro­vide em­bed­ded se­cu­rity so­lu­tions in the emerg­ing au­to­mo­tive elec­tron­ics in­dus­try. Se­cu­rity so­lu­tions in the ar­eas of em­bed­ded sys­tems are of­fered by the ETAS sub­sidiary ESCRYPT. Another area is vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion which is val­i­dat­ing things with­out hav­ing the real com­po­nents in hand. ETAS’ vir­tual ECU, and ISOLAR-EVE, han­dle vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion of in­di­vid­ual ECUs or whole ECU net­work on the PC.

“We are liv­ing in a con­nected world to­day. For ex­am­ple, a car can be con­nected to the in­ter­net and hence the ex­ter­nal world through the mo­bile or the in­fo­tain­ment unit. This sig­nif­i­cantly in­creases the risk of unau­tho­rized en­try or in­tru­sion into the ve­hi­cle. So, this is one of the big threats that the au­to­mo­tive elec­tron­ics in­dus­try is fac­ing in the con­nected world. We make so­lu­tions to make the con­nected ve­hi­cle se­cure. We have a holis­tic ap­proach to re­move all the pos­si­ble threats at all lev­els; hence we take care of se­cu­rity as­pect end to end.. Through our sub­sidiary ESCRYPT we of­fer com­plete em­bed­ded se­cu­rity so­lu­tions,” Damle told.

“Sim­u­la­tion is a very pow­er­ful tech­nique for early ver­i­fi­ca­tion and val­i­da­tion. Be­fore the ECU is ready we can val­i­date the fea­tures by us­ing a vir­tual ECU us­ing sim­u­la­tion tech­niques. We can also sim­u­late ve­hi­cle com­po­nents like en­gine, ve­hi­cle dy­nam­ics and real-world con­di­tions us­ing mod­els. By do­ing ver­i­fi­ca­tion & val­i­da­tion of your ECU soft­ware us­ing this tech­nique helps to iden­tify er­rors much be­fore the ac­tual prod­uct is de­vel­oped. This is called Vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion,” he added.

Au­to­mo­tive elec­tron­ics is in­ter­act­ing more and more with the out­side world. For this rea­son, safety and se­cu­rity must be sys­tem­at­i­cally in­ter­con­nected: se­cu­rity for pro­tec­tion from unau­tho­rised ac­cess and safety to en­sure that the

sys­tems func­tion as de­sired. This calls for so­lu­tions that cover the full process, from the start of prod­uct de­vel­op­ment to end of life. And th­ese so­lu­tions must be com­pat­i­ble with in­creas­ingly com­plex soft­ware sys­tems. To meet the de­mand­ing needs of the next gen­er­a­tion of con­nected and au­tonomous high-per­for­mance au­to­mo­tive sys­tems, ETAS is in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the US com­pany Lynx Soft­ware Tech­nolo­gies. They will jointly pro­vide a re­li­able and se­cure ECU plat­form tech­nol­ogy.

As­sisted and au­tonomous driv­ing is cur­rently one of the big­gest trends to im­pact the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try. The ADAS so­lu­tion space for fully au­to­mated ve­hi­cles is un­der­go­ing a rad­i­cal change, from con­ven­tional de­vel­op­ment meth­ods based on math­e­mat­i­cal al­go­rithms to neu­tral net­works for ob­ject recog­ni­tion and clas­si­fi­ca­tion, data fu­sion, lo­cal­i­sa­tion, sit­u­a­tional anal­y­sis, and de­ci­sion-mak­ing. Both ADAS ap­proaches re­quire mea­sur­ing in­stru­ments that can record, vi­su­al­ize, save, and eval­u­ate the large raw and ob­ject data streams. ETAS pro­vides mea­sure­ment, sim­u­la­tion, and test en­vi­ron­ments as well as data man­age­ment and anal­y­sis tools. En­gi­neers use INCA and ETAS ECU and bus in­ter­faces along with mea­sure­ment mod­ules to cal­i­brate, val­i­date, and di­ag­nose au­to­mo­tive elec­tronic sys­tems and to ac­quire re­li­able data from those sys­tems and the ve­hi­cle en­vi­ron­ment. INCA of­fers con­nec­tiv­ity to all rel­e­vant bus sys­tems. It pro­vides for cal­i­brat­ing and di­ag­nos­ing mul­ti­ple ECUs while mon­i­tor­ing bus com­mu­ni­ca­tion and ac­quir­ing mea­sure­ment sig­nals from the ve­hi­cle en­vi­ron­ment. INCA sup­ports all stan­dard ECU de­scrip­tion for­mats as well as mea­sure­ment, cal­i­bra­tion, and di­ag­nos­tic pro­to­cols.

“The de­mands on our au­to­mo­biles’ driv­abil­ity, con­ve­nience, safety, and en­vi­ron­men­tal friend­li­ness are steadily in­creas­ing. As a re­sult, the num­ber and com­plex­ity of elec­tronic func­tions in mod­ern au­to­mo­biles is con­tin­u­ously ris­ing. ETAS sys­tems con­sist of pow­er­ful hard­ware and soft­ware com­po­nents that are mod­u­lar and scal­able and can be used in­di­vid­u­ally or in com­bi­na­tion. Our prod­ucts can be eas­ily in­cor­po­rated into ex­ist­ing de­vel­op­ment en­vi­ron­ments and can be seam­lessly in­te­grated into the ex­ist­ing toolchain. Our so­lu­tions are de­vel­oped with open ar­chi­tec­ture so that it can be eas­ily in­te­grated into third party tools. We ac­tively take part in stan­dard­iza­tion com­mit­tees and our so­lu­tions com­ply to all the au­to­mo­tive stan­dards.” Damle said.

Sameera Damle, Head of Tech­ni­cal Sales & En­gi­neer­ing, ETAS In­dia

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