DuxSolutions Network Designer::FlexRay Baby Edition

Introduction

The DuxSolutions Network Designer::FlexRay Baby Edition product belongs to a set of so called "mini tools" which will help you in your task of creating a FlexRay network design.  The aim of the FlexRay Baby Edition is to bring this wonderful network technology called FlexRay to all professional starters, students and any interested persons. Also professionals experts who need a quick setup tool will be served well.

 

You will enjoy the speed and ease how a quite complicated FlexRay clusters can be setup in seconds compared to other products on the market. Also, what will surprise the FlexRay veteran, a piece of Japan is inside the software, so for everyone who wants to try out the Japanese way of FlexRay configuration will find this tool more than helpful.

DuxSolutions Network Designer::FlexRay - Getting started!

 

Generally speaking the FlexRay protocol in itself has a large configuration space, the baby edition allows it to take out the most common subset to setup quickly a running cluster and to get to know FlexRay. Therefor the main base parameters and functions are in the scope of the product. 

 

To keep the complex configuration space manageable we focus on the main concepts which are a must for any setup in FlexRay. For details on what is all supported can be seen in the up to date feature overview.

DuxSolutions Network Designer::FlexRay - Feature Overview!

Features Overview

To judge better for yourself here you can see an overview of the features of the Baby Edition. 

 

Basic FeaturesBaby Edition
Configure cluster yes, for sure
Configure node (up to 5) yes, for sure
Static schedule design yes
Dynamic schedule design yes
Source code generation for DuxSolution driver yes
Parameter validation against FlexRay 2.1 Rev. A (more than 120 error checks running in the background, hope you will never see them) yes
Incredible nice price yes

 

Besides of the basic standard features the network designer is unique in the way it presents the FlexRay setup data and enables therefore a very intuitive understanding of FlexRay perfectly suited for quick setups and newcomers.

 

Visual FeaturesBaby Edition
Visualization of Cluster and Nodes yes
Visual specification (fluid GUI, WYSIWYG - "What you see is what you get") yes, your design is at the same time an easy understandable visual specification
Power statistics (while you design you receive useful statistics to tune your cluster) yes
Dynamic Slot flags (makes you easy to judge the effect of the dynamic segment) yes
Zero design startup, No annoying wizards, start it and it works! yes

 

A mini tool should be small and invisible hidden in the development process while providing maximum quick value. The visual design can be transformed into many other representations.

 

Design Result FeaturesBaby Edition
HTML Report Generator yes
FIBEX 3.x Generator yes
C - Source Code Generator for Open Source driver yes
CRC buffer computation (part of C - source code generator, very tedious to calculate by hand) yes

 

As exotic extra for the veteran we have integrated some nice and very helpful features wished by our Japanese customers.

 

Cool exotic Veteran featuresBaby Edition
Japanese meta parameters yes (cool)
Full support also for 5 Mbps and 2.5 Mbps besides of 10 Mbps baudrate yes, sure

By deciding for us - we comit to you!

We plan to expand and add additionally more new features in the range of the upcoming subscription time. Regarding any wishes and great ideas please feel free to contact us anytime! But even you are just happy with the existing features, we still have a lot of great ideas left to hopefully keep you excited with the product now and in future.

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Here are some Network Designer::FlexRay mini tool screenshots from V1.2

The application start screen. The visual specification is separated in logical regions. FlexRay design with only static schedule enabled. Open the schedule visual quick menu. Yes, dynamic segment was activated. The communication matrix with static and dynamic schedule. Some asian meta parameters. Featured in several embedded magazines. Here ED Embedded Design November 2011 Issue 6 page 16 and others. Buy a license here.