Design robust embedded displays for human machine interfaces

SCADE Display is part of the ANSYS Embedded Software family of products, which provides you with a versatile graphics design and development environment for embedded Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).

With native support for the OpenGL® SC1 & SC2 (Safety Critical) and ES1 & ES2 (Embedded System) standards, SCADE Display represents a new generation of graphics software development tools, spanning prototyping, display design, simulation, verification and validation, and certified code generation supporting several safety standards in a certifiable environment.

SCADE Display is tightly integrated with SCADE Suite to provide a comprehensive development environment for both embedded HMIs and their behavioral logic.

SCADE Display Applications
SCADE Display is used as an HMI display software prototyping and development tool by leading companies in the aerospace, rail transportation, automotive, nuclear and industrial domains. It is ideally suited to support the design of critical embedded display systems (multifunction displays, head-up displays, automotive clusters, digital instrumentation and control panels, etc.), but also to create schematics (electrical, hydraulic or plant mimic diagrams), as well as 2-D/3-D simulator displays and trainers for drivers, pilots, crews or testing and maintenance teams.

Tailored for Critical Embedded HMIs
SCADE Display drastically reduces critical project costs by providing WYSIWYG design entry with automatic qualified code generation technology. SCADE Display KCG Code Generator is qualifiable as a development tool under DO-178B level A and as a DO-330 TQL-1 tool under DO-178C. It is also certified under ISO 26262:2011 at TCL3/ASIL D and C, IEC 61508:2010 at T3/SIL 3, and EN 50128:2011 at T3/SIL 3/4.

SCADE Display KCG Certification Kits provide all material required by the certification authorities, including:

  • Tool Qualification Plan (TQP)
  • Tool Operational Requirements (TOR)
  • Interface Requirement Specifications (IRS)
  • Tool Accomplishment Summary (TAS) or Safety Case (SC)
  • Compliance Analysis to Certification Standard
  • Tool Installation Procedure (TIP)
  • Tool Configuration Index (TCI)
  • Other standard-specific documents


  • Graphical Prototyping and Design

    SCADE Display includes modules for advanced modeling of interactive HMIs, high-quality editing, integrated font management, design checking and configuration management.

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  • HMI Behavioral Logic Design

    SCADE Display helps you to refine HMI software with behavioral logic in the SCADE Suite model-based development and verification environment.

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  • Support for Application Life Cycle Management

    SCADE Display integrates with SCADE LifeCycle to provide support for requirements management and traceability, integrated configuration management and automatic documentation generation.

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  • Interactive Simulation

    SCADE Display supports simulation of graphical specifications in step-by-step or continuous mode, with the ability to load, play and record scenarios and produce snapshots.

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  • Integrated Design Checking

    SCADE Display gives you the unique capability to enforce compliance of a display specification to naming and graphical design rules in early design phases.

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  • HMI Testing Automation

    SCADE Display integrates with SCADE Test to enable early HMI testing at the model level, featuring requirements-based scenario recording and execution, bitmap comparison and test conformance reports.

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  • Automatic Code and HMI Generation

    SCADE Display KCG features efficient code generation of readable, traceable and retargetable C code for embedded HMIs with native support of OpenGL SC1 & SC2, and ES1 & ES2 standards.

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  • Certification for Critical Safety Standards

    SCADE Display KCG C code generator has been qualified as a development tool for DO-178B software up to Level A and DO-178C/DO-330 at TQL-1; certified for IEC 61508 at SIL 3 and for EN 50128 at SIL 3/4; and qualified for ISO 26262 software up to ASIL D.

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  • Connectivity with System Simulation Tools

    SCADE Display integrates seamlessly with ANSYS Twin Builder and a large number of system simulation tools through the FMI co-simulation standard, to enable interactive multiphysics system simulation.

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See how our customers are using our software:



Xmbots develops UAVs for civilian markets, including agriculture, environmental, security and energy.  The Brazilian-based company must comply with aviation certification standards, like DO-178 when developing UAVs for the Brazilian market.  This is why they chose to use SCADE as part of their development process.  Their development cycle went from 2 years for an entirely hand-codded application to 6 months with SCADE.
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SCADE Display On-Board the Airbus A380 and A400M

SCADE Display On-Board the Airbus A380 and A400M

Airbus and Thales Avionics have been using SCADE Display together with SCADE Suite to develop the A380 Control and Display System (CDS). The integration of SCADE Display and SCADE Suite facilitates the complete specification of graphics and associated behavior. 

In addition to the CDS application, the innovative A380 On-board Airport Navigation System display also benefits from the safety-critical OpenGL capabilities of SCADE Display and SCADE Display KCG.

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