embedded world 2013: Development and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Systems

Release from Wed., February 13, 2013

Fraunhofer FOKUS demonstrates the prototype of a software platform for the development and simulation of cyber-physical systems at embedded world in Nuremberg. Come to Hall 5, Stand 228 to learn more about the ‘Software Platform for Integration of Engineering and Things’, or SPRINT for short.

Berlin, 12 February 2013 – The convergence of software and hardware and the networking of embedded systems calls for adequate development methods. As part of the SPRINT project, researchers at Fraunhofer FOKUS have developed a platform which enables easy switching between real and simulated hardware. In this way, development processes in globally distributed teams can be closely interlinked. SPRINT allows for significant cost savings, in particular when complex hardware development comprises a substantial part of cumulative efforts, as the software reduces the costs for integration cycles of different system components. SPRINT can be combined with individual system components via the Internet and developers can collaborate across company boundaries on the 'Internet of Engineering Things'. At embedded world, Fraunhofer FOKUS will demonstrate the Internet of Engineering Things using a vehicle model as a basis. In a car, control logic and optionally real or simulated hardware are presented together in a simulation environment. The distributed simulation environment which is used is based on high level architecture (HLA) and can optionally be replaced with other simulation environments, such as Functional Digital Mockup (FMI).

SPRINT simplifies both the coordination of the work of different hardware and software component development teams and the exchange of information during the whole development process for hardware-based systems. The independent development of hardware and software is possible in the event of early integration in the individual stages of development of a cyber-physical system. This is key for short development cycles and high product quality. SPRINT is a joint project from leading industrial companies and research institutes which is funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.

We would like to invite you to visit us at the Fraunhofer joint stand in Hall 5, Stand 228. We would also be happy to arrange an appointment for a personal meeting in advance.