Silver is a tool used by automotive engineers to integrate and test control software virtually using simulation on Windows PCs. Silver provides built-in support for automotive standards to perform co-execution of control software and of vehicle simulation models. The benefits of such a SiL setup for developing control software include:
Control algorithms and simulation models can be co-executed from development tools such as MATLAB®, Simulink, Simulink Coder, Embedded Coder™, Simscape, other software modeling tools and programming languages (C/C++, Python). Silver provides built-in support for automotive standards such as ASAP2/A2L, CAN, FMI, MDF, XCP, HEX/PAR/DCM, and ISO 26262. This way, a developer can tune, test, and analyze control software on a PC, rather than moving the software to ECU, HiL, or test rigs or into a real car.