Volcano Vehicle Systems Architect (VSA)

AUTOSAR and EAST-ADL based design environment for E/E systems


  • Complete AUTOSAR design environment based on the Eclipse framework
  • True AUTOSAR and EAST-ADL compliance through metamodel technology
  • Consistency check support of all design tasks
  • Optimized support for industrial-scale projects
  • Support of several AUTOSAR versions and other de facto standard formats
  • Complete integration with the Volcano VSB ECU Configuration tool


Volcano VSA supports the full AUTOSAR system and software design process. Among other functions, VSA covers: 

  • Software component, composition, and behavior design 
  • Topology design 
  • Communication design (with Volcano VSA COM designer) 
  • Software component–to-ECU mapping and system-signal mapping 
  • ECU extract generation 

VSA supports round-trip exchange of AUTOSAR XML files for software components and compositions with MATLAB® and Simulink®. VSA exports the software design structure including the internal behavior, which will then be imported by MATLAB and Simulink and then visualized (ports, interfaces, connectivity, etc.). Engineers use Model-Based Design to create the application software with MATLAB, Simulink, and Embedded Coder. The resulting structure based on standardized AUTOSAR formats is exported back into VSA, which offers dedicated compare and merge capabilities. This enables an iterative design of the E/E system.


Mentor, a Siemens Business

8005 SW Boeckman Rd
Wilsonville, OR 97070-7777
Tel: 800-547-3000
Fax: 503-685-7704

Required Products

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  • Windows


  • Consulting
  • E-mail
  • Fax
  • On-site assistance
  • System integration
  • Telephone
  • Training

Product Type

  • Modeling and Simulation Tools


  • Control Systems


  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Rail, Ships, and Other Transportation