Automotive Electronics

Posts by Anna Pongratz

Caution: High Voltage!

Softing HV-Equipment

Nowadays, the development of vehicle components and their integration into the vehicle are hardly conceivable without high-voltage technology. The demands made on the electronic testing and verification systems used for this purpose are extremely high and diverse – particularly in the case of electric and hybrid vehicles. Here, safe measurement, testing, verification and application in the high-voltage range are just as important as knowing how to handle complex ECUs or use transparent and reproducible test procedures. Ideally, the tests and checks run automatically with processes and test results recorded accordingly for the necessary proof and certification. This also requires suitable simulations and HV-compatible accessories.

VIN|ING 2000 – The Innovative Leap in ECU Access

VIN|ING 2000 – The Innovative Leap in ECU Access

Vehicle Communication Interfaces (VCIs) are the central component when it comes to tester systems accessing the electronic control units (ECUs) that perform a wide range of control and regulation tasks in modern vehicles, including diagnostic functionality. The answer to the increasingly complex tasks and requirements of diagnostics is the multipurpose VCI VIN|ING 2000.

SOVD – The Diagnostic Standard of Tomorrow

SOVD - Service Oriented Vehicle Diagnostics

Due to current megatrends such as autonomous driving, significantly higher computing power is required in the vehicle than can be provided by today's ECUs. Consequently high-performance computers (HPCs) are being installed in the vehicle to implement both centralized control and diagnostic functions. Standardization of the interface is therefore an obvious step, and is currently being carried out in ASAM e.V. under the name SOVD (Service Oriented Vehicle Diagnostics).

Individual test equipment for maximum reliability in engineering and tests

Test Equipment by Softing

A large number of different cables, adapters and peripheral simulations are used in the engineering of vehicle electronics, the testing of electronic and electrical components and in component integration into the complete vehicle. The use of standard products is rarely possible here. Test equipment specially adapted to the control unit, vehicle series or test environment is nearly always required.

Test Boards by Softing: Working as if you were working on a verhicle – but with full comfort!

Test Boards by Softing

A range of original components can be conveniently attached and connected to each other on test boards according to their target arrangement in the vehicle. This is the perfect way to subject, in particular, the cable harness and ECUs to complex networking and function tests in conjunction with real sensors, actuators and other subsystems. Test boards thus enable flexible tests for series validation – long before tests are possible on real vehicles.

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