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