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Model-Based Design as the Means to a Safer Embedded System 

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The Functional Safety and Autonomous Vehicle Model-Based Development Paradigm Shift

Improve Performance, Increase Reliability, Reduce Cost with Model-Based Design

As the demand for connected and autonomous systems increases, so does the need for safer and faster code generation for complex control systems. Engineers must monitor the entire embedded control system and application design process from start to finish. Model-based design (MBD) helps address various difficulties and complexities, which arise during the lifecycle of embedded application software through visual prototyping and simulation of models. 

In an autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle functional safety landscape, MBD must be viewed as a requirement, not an option. 



Standard Work Packages

Tools/ Infrastructure Evaluation and Selection

Tools/Infrastructure Evaluation and Selection

Inputs: Current software development toolchain, codebase, product line roadmap, and budget

Outputs: Optimized integrated toolchain for software development that aligns with overall goals and workflow

Gap Analysis on Current Software/ MBD Development Process

Gap Analysis on Current Software/MBD Development Process

Input: Current code base, product roadmaps, tools chains and processes, quality configuration and data control systems

Output: Recommended action plan for transformation of software development to the latest in MBD technology and state-of-the-art standards

Platform vs. Product Configuration Control

Platform vs Product Configuration Control

Input: Current configuration control, MBD and software development process, codebase, and software architecture

Output: Software architecture and tools that enable large scale development and control of embedded systems

Application Software MBD Implementation

Application Software MBD Implementation

Input: System and customer requirements, tools, and processes

Output: MBD auto code executable delivered and tested to the highest standards

Test and Simulations

Test and Simulations

Input: Systems and software design specifications

Output: Automated model-based verification and validation including controls and plant models

MBD Style Guides and Gold Standard Components

MBD Style Guides and Gold Standard Components

Input: Current models and/or code, and product roadmaps

Output: Style guide for software development using MBD that addresses standards

Today’s transportation market requires embedded systems that are customizable, scalable, and easily maintainable. The model-based design approach allows for robust validation and verification across multiple environments and faster code generation to keep up with the increasing demands of the autonomous vehicle. Embedded developers need to design faster and test earlier to create products with greater performance and faster time to market.

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Validate and Verify Your Embedded Systems with Model-Based Design


LHP’s 4-Part Approach to Model-Based Design: 


  1. Upgrade current embedded systems to be compliant with functional safety and model-based design tools. 

  2. Generate embedded code that is functional safety compliant and ties in a real-time operating system (RTOS) for a full embedded system solution.

  3. Re-architect your current code for reusability, customization, and scalability. 

  4. Integrate MBD in an AUTOSAR environment.


Benefits of MBD 

  • Link designs directly to requirements
  • Integrate testing with design
  • Refine algorithms through multi-domain simulation
  • Automatically generate embedded software code and documentation
  • Develop and reuse test suites


LHP is uniquely positioned to help your organization get where it wants to go with over 20 years of MBD of embedded systems experience. No matter where you are in the process of implementing MBD, LHP can offer the engineering solutions, resources, training, and hardware/tool recommendations you need.


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