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Optimized Test Preparation – Increased Efficiency with Diagnostic Simulation

Due to the rapid increase in electronics and software in the vehicle, testing ECUs is becoming increasingly complex. It is no longer only individual systems that have to be tested, but also the interactions between the systems. One possible key to the solution is test automation. While good results are already being achieved in many areas of vehicle electronics through simulations, this step still needs to be taken in vehicle diagnostics. It is obvious: An external device, the diagnostic tester, is developed or adapted to perform the test - but the necessary counterpart in the form of an ECU or vehicle is missing to test the tester. With Softing TCS, a configurable diagnostic simulation with real communication is available in time, which considerably accelerates the creation of automated tests.

Test the Tester – Regression Testing Made Simple

Test the Tester - Regression Testing Made Simple

The complexity in the E/E architecture continues to increase - and with it the required test effort. This applies both with regard to the validation of functionalities and to ongoing regression tests of the test methods. The latter are of particular importance due to the strong creation of variants of vehicles, both in terms of functionality and via software and hardware variants released over time. Different motorizations, for example, are generated both via different engines and via coding.

The First Diagnostic Simulation Boxes are on Their Way to the Customer!

The first diagnostic simulation boxes are on their way to the customer

Another great milestone for the TCS team: Just in time for the Christmas season, the first diagnostic simulations are on their way to the customer. Markus Steffelbauer, Head of Product Management at Softing Automotive, couldn't be prouder: "Our thanks go to the entire team, which has developed a solution in a really short time that will greatly simplify the work of our customers. In the next few months, we'll be adding a few more exciting features!"

New Solution for Efficient Diagnostic Simulation – Softing TCS Now Available

Softing TCS – The Configurable Diagnostic Simulation

The modern diagnostic simulation Softing TCS is the solution whenever the corresponding counterpart for testing is not yet or no longer available. This is typically the case when validating functionalities in early phases of component and vehicle engineering, conducting tester regression tests or when using in a teaching facility in which many different test objects in a wide range of variants are required for training purposes.

Efficient Diagnostic Testing with Simulation

Efficient Diagnostic Testing with Simulation

Testing and diagnosing modern vehicles is becoming increasingly complex. The evaluation of the data recorded during operation plays an important role here, as it forms the basis for diagnosing any errors that may occur. In the article, Softing shows how simulation methods can be used efficiently for the use of this data and the preparation of testing.

Diagnostic Test Meets Simulation

Softing TCS Diagnostic Test Meets Simulation

Softing TCS offers a modern diagnostic simulation consisting of the simulation hardware, a configuration application and an API for integrating the hardware into test automations. The hardware is flexibly tailored to current and future requirements due to the multicore Linux platform used. It has an OBD socket and thus provides a complete diagnostic view of a vehicle. Alternatively, CAN can also be accessed as usual via a D-SUB socket. Simulation files for different ECUs or vehicles are brought to the device via a LAN connection or USB stick.