UDS Bootloaders are an absolute necessity in automotive electronics. They are the get-out-of-jail card for issues in the field, enabling software updates for vehicles after they have been sold. UDS Bootloaders are complex and are needed right at the start of any project to enable application updates as the ECU is developed. Unfortunately the bootloader is often left towards the end as they are not the reason the ECU exists. ECUs are developed to control motors, manage batteries, lock doors, and provide climate control and much more. The development team is understandably focused on the features that the customer is paying for and have complex integration issues to overcome.
During the webinar we will describe a new solution, OmniBooter. An off-the-shelf UDS bootloader that you can use now, right at the start of your project. It is totally configurable and fully meets the ISO 14229 standard. We will describe and explore its innovatively structured architecture and how this means it can be ported to any hardware. We will look at just a few of the many boards it has been ported onto to illustrate its flexibility. An important feature of any bootloader is security, the ECU it protects must not be hackable. OmniBooter’s security features will be highlighted and you will see that even for smaller low-cost microcontrollers that security should never be compromised.
With a great overview of the OmniBooter technology and flexibility we will step through how to create your bespoke bootloader with the OmniBooter configuration tools. You will see how to set up the communications, configure the memory map and define the security keys. After generating the bespoke bootloader it can be directly flashed onto the microcontroller. So from then on the application can be updated with the OmniBooter Flashing tools.
Come to the webinar to learn all about OmniBooter. Discover the security features of the Software Security module. How you can configure it to your needs. And see the small footprint of OmniBooter for lower-cost microcontrollers. The new super configurable, cyber secure and very small automotive bootloader that you can get going in less than an hour.
At heart I am a control systems engineer. I started my career in systems integration and test at Rover Group when it was part of BMW. I developed LabCar vehicle test platforms and simulations. It was an ideal place to get a complete understanding of vehicle electronics and network systems. Because of this great foundation at Rover I led in auto-coding and pushed model based development. I moved to Sweden and SAAB to work on the new Global Architecture, a software and network platform for the GM cars of the future. Again championing model-based development, auto-coding and better and faster systems design.
I now run Embed with a team of 37 engineers. We are still extending the boundaries of model-based engineering, auto-coding and rapid development. With a lifetime in the automotive industry I am very excited about where we are heading. There has never been a better time to be part of automotive. We are seeing unprecedented change and evolution all for the better. To top it all off we won the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2021 for excellence in International Trade. And now OmniBooter is the culmination of years of development and the vision to speed the development of production automotive ECUs.