DDS Real-Time Communication Plugin

 

Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) and SysML tools are becoming more sophisticated in order to support the increased complexity of embedded and distributed applications. These new systems are larger, contain autonomous components, operate from the edge to the cloud, and often have strict requirements in terms of performance, scalability, robustness and security.

Two standards - SysML and Data Distribution Service (DDS) - address the necessary end-to-end design requirements for model-based design. SysML defines the requirements of the system itself. DDS addresses the communications requirements between system components running across different computers, including connectivity, security and quality of service (QoS).

Dassault Systemes has addressed the digital continuity and integration between the two worlds of MBSE to interface design with the new DDS Real-Time Communication Plugin. This software plugin provides a direct integration to RTI Connext®, the leading commercial software based on the DDS standard, enabling engineers to create model-based systems based on real-time communication flow across embedded and distributed systems. Engineers can go directly from the system model in SysML to RTI Connext for implementation and deployment of a distributed system.

 

Benefits of this integration include:

 

  • Increased productivity by modeling the DDS-related aspects of a system using SysML extended by a DDS-specific profile and generating the necessary DDS setup code in any of the supported Programming Languages.
  • A graphical, unified representation of the overall system from requirements to functional applications, providing engineers with a common view of the system and a single source of (data) truth.
  • Integration with RTI Connext to enable graphical design and configuration of all DDS aspects, including Domains, Types, Topics and QoS.

This integration has been specially validated with RTI Connect®, along our partnership with Real-Time Innovation Inc. (RTI).

See the webinar about connecting MBSE with Interface Design using open standards.