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Service Pack Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision 8.5.4 (64 bit)
Contains the full setup of PREEvision 8.5.4 and can be used only if a valid license of version 8.5 is available. To unzip the file you will need a password that can be obtained from our support team upon request. Click here to see the list of changes.
MD5 checksum: daef274b5e2207cbcaa02e4e609a7b60
2018-03-29 2.5 GB
Service Pack Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision 8.0.11 (64 bit)
Contains the full setup of PREEvision 8.0.11 and can be used only if a valid license of version 8.0 is available. To unzip the file you will need a password that can be obtained from our support team upon request. Click here to see the list of changes.
MD5 checksum: c06ff4280d79d6abbbfb825eb19c4bf7
2018-02-05 2.3 GB
Service Pack Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision 8.0.11 (32 bit)
Contains the full setup of PREEvision 8.0.11 and can be used only if a valid license of version 8.0 is available. To unzip the file you will need a password that can be obtained from our support team upon request. Click here to see the list of changes.
MD5 checksum: b593408841e3f734ea490ba68c147fa7
2018-02-05 2.3 GB
Service Pack Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision 7.5.10 (32 bit)
Contains the full setup of PREEvision 7.5.10 and can be used only if a valid license of version 7.5 is available. To unzip the file you will need a password that can be obtained from our support team upon request.
MD5 checksum: f9dd17a96647fbf0f0cc661c5e36d531
2018-02-02 1.7 GB
Service Pack Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision 7.5.10 (64 bit)
Contains the full setup of PREEvision 7.5.10 and can be used only if a valid license of version 7.5 is available. To unzip the file you will need a password that can be obtained from our support team upon request.
MD5 checksum: 047f31330c13a531be2ce3615561a94b
2018-02-02 1.7 GB
Product Description Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Functional Safety / ISO 26262
Short overview about the Vector solutions for Functional Safety / ISO 26262
2018-01-29 100 kB
Press Release Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Time-saving, clear and comprehensible: PREEvision’s support for automotive Ethernet
Vector provides developers with comprehensive support for the integration of Ethernet networks in vehicles as well as for the build-up of service-oriented software architectures. No matter if CAN or FlexRay are to be extended, partly replaced or if new use cases are to be developed: With the design tool PREEvision Ethernet networks or clusters can be described comprehensibly, clearly and from scratch. This press release, like all others, can be found in the Download Center of our web page.
2017-12-06 --
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision – The Next Stage in the Evolution of Requirement Engineering
Electric-electronic architectures (E/E) in vehicles – What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Complex systems which have been becoming increasingly more extensive for years? Where an ever-greater number of components build upon one another and are dependent on one another? Where the individual components are subject to continual adjustment and expansion during development? And that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain an overview for recognizing cor-relations and dependencies? If so, you should take a closer look at the advantages of an integrated development tool and requirement management.
2017-11-07 1.3 MB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Model-based solutions for medical systems: An integrated approach for the E/E development process
In common with many other industries, medical technology is facing a profound upheaval. Medical devices are networked, collect data, adapt behavior and can learn independently. The days of developing a single isolated medical device are long gone – today, development focuses on medical system solutions with widely varying complexity. To keep increasing complexity manageable, model-based processes for electrical/electronic development are now available.
2017-10-10 1.9 MB
Press Release Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Flexible data exchange in E/E engineering: PREEvision 8.5 supports ReqIF and KBL 2.4
PREEvision 8.5 supports additional industry standards for flexible data exchange in E/E engineering: The current release allows for importing and exporting the exchange formats ReqIF and KBL 2.4. Thus, Vector once again facilitates cooperation between manufacturers and suppliers in the model-based development of distributed embedded systems.
2017-08-07 258 kB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision – Service-oriented Architectures and Ethernet in Vehicles
Service-oriented architectures (‘SOAs’) have been used for years in the IT industry to describe and structure distributed systems. However, service-oriented design is also becoming extremely significant in the automobile industry: how else can customers’ increasingly urgent demand to adapt the scope of functions of the automobile, similar to the possibilities of today’s smartphones, be met reliably? It is also necessary to handle additional requirements from model maintenance and to introduce technology such as autonomous driving and vehicle-to-X communication.
2017-03-28 2.2 MB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision – Integrated Development of a Complete E/E Architecture
Specification and modeling tools for subtasks in the development of electric/electronic systems are widely used today. This is not due in small part to the fact that their use is what enables today's complex development processes to be controlled. Abstraction allows for transparency in domain concepts and systematically avoids repeated maintenance, which increases development speed significantly. Integrated, model-based system development for the entire E/E architecture still seems like a far-off dream, though.
2017-03-08 1.4 MB
Press Release Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).8th Vector Congress: Industry experts discuss the future of automotive electronics
The Vector Congress, which has taken place every two years since 2002, is the recognized platform for the latest practice-oriented technical information organized by and for developers of automotive electronics. The 8th event took place in Stuttgart, Germany, on November 29 and 30, and was attended by more than 350 participants each day. Through expert presentations by international guest speakers and Vector specialists, they found out about the latest trends and challenges in the fields of ADAS, AUTOSAR Adaptive, Automotive Ethernet, Car2x/V2X, E/E architecture, safety and security, etc. At the accompanying exhibition, Vector specialists demonstrated current products and concrete solutions. The intensive exchange of experience amongst industry experts was a key part of the success of the event.
2016-12-20 307 kB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision – E/E development for future vehicle innovations
The development of modern electric/electronic (E/E) architectures is a challenge today more than ever. Numerous development criteria must be taken into account, and classic vehicle domains need to be linked to new functions in the areas of driver assistance and autonomous driving. Completely new functions that are no longer limited to just the vehicle, but are also provided as services in the “IT backend” outside the vehicle, are emerging here. The introduction of serviceoriented architectures and powerful domain computers, Ethernet to on-board communication, connectivity gateways and, last but not least, increasing safety and security requirements represent profound and radical changes for every development organization. To master these complex development tasks successfully as a team, a development platform and E/E database, which can be implemented in different ways, are required.
2016-12-16 1.9 MB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision for next generation E/E architectures – Model-based design and optimization
Design and optimization of modern electric/electronic architectures is more than ever a task for specialists. They must take into account numerous design criteria and connect classic vehicle domains with new requirements and trends: the introduction of domain computers, Ethernet for onboard communication, connectivity gateways and, last but not least, the increasing requirements for functional safety and information security. To master these complex tasks, model-based development tools such as PREEvision with versatile engineering functions are needed.
2016-12-06 1.9 MB
Service Pack Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision 7.0.19 (64 bit)
Contains the full setup of PREEvision 7.0.19 and can be used only if a valid license of version 7.x is available. To unzip the file you will need a password that can be obtained from our support team upon request. Click here to see the list of changes.
MD5 checksum: 512486e02f39b241b5c7738762b070a6
2016-11-03 1.7 GB
Service Pack Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision 7.0.19 (32 bit)
Contains the full setup of PREEvision 7.0.19 and can be used only if a valid license of version 7.x is available. To unzip the file you will need a password that can be obtained from our support team upon request. Click here to see the list of changes.
MD5 checksum: cee0f46aa8c4f405162561b50a6ce5b5
2016-11-03 1.7 GB
Press Release Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Timing-Architects and Vector join Forces for Multi-core Development
Vector Informatik GmbH of Stuttgart invests in Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH of Regensburg. Together they now offer a complete tool chain for developing distributed multi-core real-time systems for Electronic Control Units (ECU) in vehicles. Vector is also enabling global sales of TA products.
2016-10-18 158 kB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision AUTOSAR – Eye on the whole system
Started thirteen years ago, the AUTOSAR standards enables efficient electric/electronic development today. Besides continuous additions in recent years, the systems thinking remains a mainstay of the standard. Rather than focusing on the individual ECU or on a communication bus, AUTOSAR always looks at the whole system. This system view is playing a more and more important role in the digitization of the automotive industry and, together with the “Adaptive Platform”, is paving the way for the next generation of vehicle electronic systems.
2016-10-11 2.4 MB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision wiring harness development – Controlling complexity
Handwritten corrections on printouts, giant spreadsheets, and countless tool changeovers: these and similar approaches are used in an effort to keep a handle on the development of a vehicle wiring system. More efficient approaches are needed to control the complexity of modern electrical distribution systems in the long run. The model-based development methods already in successful use in many industrial sectors provide the needed tool for this.
2016-09-13 2.4 MB
Press Release Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Automotive Ethernet design with PREEvision 8.0
With PREEvision 8.0, Vector supports development of future-proof electric/electronic architectures for vehicles: The new release can be used for model-based development of automotive Ethernet networks and service-oriented software architectures.
2016-08-03 215 kB
Case Study Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).MAN Diesel & Turbo SE: Universal Management of Requirements in Functional Development
Organize and manage complex sets of data in the functional development of electronic controllers for four-cycle engines at MAN Turbo & Diesel SE
2016-07-11 566 kB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Requirements Engineering Tools - Survey and Evaluation
„A fool with a tool remains a fool.“ Das wissen wir alle und trotzdem führen viele Unternehmen ein Requirements-Werkzeug ein in der Annahme, dass sich allein damit eine Verbesserung ergibt. Weit gefehlt! In der Regel sind die Mitarbeiter aufgrund der Komplexität des neuen Werkzeugs, aber auch des wahrgenommenem Formalismus frustriert. Klar ist, dass wirksames und effizientes Requirements Engineering (RE) ein passendes Werkzeug braucht. Automativierbare manuelle Tätigkeiten sind ineffizient und werden abgelehnt – egal wie gut die Intentionen dahinter waren. Doch vor dem Werkzeug steht eine umfassende Vorbereitung der Abläufe und Funktionen, damit das Werkzeug in die Umgebung passt. In diesem Beitrag zeige ich Ihnen, wie Sie das für Ihre Umgebung passende Werkzeug auswählen. Wesentliche Werkzeuge werden charakterisiert und bewertet. Sie erkennen, dass Prozesse und Werkzeuge systematisch eingeführt werden müssen. Das erfordert professionelles Veränderungsmanagement. Der Beitrag gibt zudem eine praxisnahe Übersicht zu aktuellen RE-Werkzeugen. Konkrete Praxistipps zur Tool-Auswahl und -Einführung runden ihn ab.
2016-05-13 1.4 MB
Product Description Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision
PREEvision: Model-Based E/E Development from Architecture Design to Series Production
2016-02-29 8.82 MB
Presentation Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Ebert, C.: Test-Driven Requirements Engineering (PDF)
Requirements engineering and testing belong together. The parallel development of requirements and test cases improves requirements, closes gaps and misunderstandings, and drastically reduces project coordination overheads. In our current White Paper we present industry experiences from IT to safety-critical embedded software, how to effectively implement test-oriented requirements engineering. Proceed to our White Paper "Test-Driven Requirements Engineering"...
2015-03-19 0.9 MB
Case Study Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).CATARC: Set up an E/E development platform at CATARC
Architecture variants on a E/E development platform at CATARC
2015-01-14 204 kB
Press Release Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision E/E development platform now also offers FlexRay and CAN FD support
PREEvision Version 7.0 is now available from Vector for designing and implementing network communication for bus systems based on the FlexRay, LIN and CAN FD protocols. Many new features have been added for the Vehicle Electrical Distribution Concept Design application case to improve the graphical representation of wire harnesses and connectors. The Application Server now supports additional IT requirements such as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and WebSphere.
2014-11-03 718 kB
Press Release Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Vector enters into partnership with aquintos of Karlsruhe
Strategic partnership between Vector and aquintos. The software engineering company aquintos with its staff of 35 employees, located in Karlsruhe, puts its primary focus on the development of the PREEvision product. Since its inception, this software – originally created in collaboration with an OEM – has found widespread acceptance. The innovative software tool is used in the design, development, evaluation and optimization of E/E architectures. From product definition to topology, it considers the levels of functional modeling and distribution, networking, power supply, electrical system and wire harness.
2014-11-03 110 kB
Press Release Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Vector opens new office in Karlsruhe
The Stuttgart-based networking specialist Vector has established a new product development site in Karlsruhe. This is a direct result of the merger of Karlsruhe-based company aquintos and Vector.
2014-11-03 87 kB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).CAN FD: Fast measurement and reprogramming
CAN with a flexible data rate (CAN FD) is a technological evolution of the CAN bus. The complexity of the technology is equivalent to the standard CAN bus but it offers a significantly increased bandwidth. CAN FD is therefore an alternative for FlexRay or Ethernet Networks. The network specialists at Vector investigated two typical applications, Measurement of ECU internal signals via XCP and ECU reprogramming, using the CAN FD bus system.
2014-09-02 5.8 MB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Taking advance engineering design data beyond the 'Systems-Vee'
An ongoing trend within the automotive industry is that evermore complex systems are required to meet the demands of highly developed markets and stricter legislative environments. These systems have the potential to make vehicles both more efficient and safer; however, the complex system interactions that they rely on may be difficult to diagnose when faults occur.
2014-07-24 1.3 MB
Product Description Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).AUTOSAR Solution
Vector's tools, embedded software and services for AUTOSAR
2014-03-05 475 kB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).AUTOSAR – Equipped for everything?
Over the past ten years, AUTOSAR has decisively shaped and advanced the world of automotive electronics. Today, AUTOSAR is the foundation for efficiently implementing distributed functions and integrating software components from different sources. But the desired productivity gains are only realized if the entire development process is based on the new standard.
2014-03-03 1.6 MB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Seamless implementation of ECU software based on ISO 26262
Vector describes a seamless methodology and tool environment for considering ISO 26262 in the development of ECU software that includes the Autosar platform. In particular, it is shown how references to safety goals and requirements are represented throughout the entire development.
2014-01-15 2.6 MB
AddOn / Freeware
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Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).PREEvision KeyCollector 5.0.1
The PREEvision KeyCollector collects all data required for acquiring a license.
Installation: please unzip the downloaded file and open the file „keyinfo_collector.bat“ with a double-click. Please note the further info shown by the batch file.

MD5 checksum: 41728083a4a00843b4e2a05d5d39d769
2012-10-05 41.4 MB
Technical Article Open/close the description. The description also contains the download link (except for add-ons, application notes, and demos).Model-based functional safety in E/E system development
The introduction of the international standard ISO 26262 for Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic Systems in the Automobile has significantly increased awareness of this topic in the industry. As a result, many OEMs and suppliers are seeking approaches that pragmatically fulfill requirements of the standard, while addressing the rising complexity of safety-related functions appropriately. It takes greater work effort to develop safety-critical systems compared to conventional systems. Although constraints remain the same, additional activities related to schedules, resources and costs are unavoidable. Existing development, analysis and test methods and their associated tools are often fragmented and can only be integrated in a uniform process with great effort.
2012-04-20 1.1 MB