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Category RSS FeedPosts by category Company (AE)zh, 24 Jun 2021 11:20:16 +0200Interfaces Made Fast and Easy – with the Softing TDX Design TemplatesVirtually identical user interfaces are required in test systems on a regular basis for new vehicles, new ECUs or even ECU variants – usually with only a few minor adjustments. Particularly, the high-end interfaces demanded by users today – in terms of the display, but also in terms of the operating concept – prove to be extremely time-consuming. The design templates in the after-sales tester Softing TDX help you work faster and ensure you gain top-quality results in a very short time., 16 Jun 2021 15:19:00 +0200 Commissioning Sequences – OTX makes it easy!After replacing or repairing vehicle components, the ECU and its peripherals must be adapted to each other again. In addition to only functional sequences, interaction with operating personnel to start individual process steps or enter parameters is often necessary. The advantages that OTX and the Softing OTX tools offer for a fast and robust realization of commissioning sequences are obvious., 09 Jun 2021 16:02:00 +0200 with TLS – Small Change, Major ImpactThe ISO standard on diagnostic communication “Diagnostics over Internet Protocol” – or DoIP for short, is becoming increasingly prevalent in modern vehicle architectures. This is not surprising as the advantages of this innovation are obvious. On the Internet, it is normal to transmit large amounts of data – in modern vehicles, data packages of several GBytes are no longer unusual. The trend towards remote diagnostics is also unstoppable, which is why the current edition of the ISO 13400 standard details the necessary data backup. The answer: DoIP with TLS., 04 Jun 2021 11:09:00 +0200 Fault Simulation – Automated, documented short-circuit and open load tests of ECU on-board diagnosticsIn daily operation, ECUs in the vehicle are exposed to a wide range of environmental influences, such as vibrations, strongly fluctuating ambient temperatures and high humidity. The components must therefore be able to handle all conceivable faults. For the test, these faults are simulated on the ECU pin and the respective behavior and diagnostic entry documented. Typically, such fault simulations are used for function tests during development, for testing, release and validation of ECUs and components, as well as for integration validation during HiL testing or at the Functional Mock-Up (FMU)., 31 May 2021 16:20:00 +0200 with the Telematics Gateway xTCUWith the xTCU telematics gateway from Globalmatix in combination with Memotec measurement technology – comprehensive information everywhere in real time. In racing, it is often just tiny details that make the difference between victory and defeat. In addition to the driver’s skill, it also depends on the racing team having the appropriate expertise. Among other things, data acquisition and measurement technology is installed in the vehicle in order to constantly monitor and ultimately optimize it., 21 May 2021 15:50:00 +0200 Test Complexitiy with Individual Test Systems by SoftingIt is a long journey from the start of engineering to the installation of all vehicle components and ECUs in the production vehicle. Comprehensive testing of the electronic components during the entire engineering process is essential. This is the only way to thoroughly safeguard and optimize hardware and software functions. Errors can be detected and remedied quickly – the earlier the better., 17 May 2021 12:23:00 +0200 – The Diagnostic Standard of TomorrowDue 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)., 11 May 2021 13:42:00 +0200 to the Virtual Softing Automotive Convention | May 5-6, 2021Invitation to the Virtual Softing Automotive Convention on May 5-6, 2021 | Due to the severe restriction of personal contact options since last year, we had to completely rethink events and customer appointments. With a creative digitalization concept based on current technology, we have created a virtual space that offers us the ideal event location. It allows our customers and partners to experience software solutions and exhibits in the office or at home., 12 Apr 2021 14:30:00 +0200 Gains Softwarehelden as a Strategic PartnerThe two Softing subsidiaries Globalmatix and Softing Automotive have today announced a strategic cooperation with digitalization experts Softwarehelden GmbH & Co. KG. In the past, the three companies have worked together on projects that have been implemented successfully and have now decided to bundle their core competencies in a cooperation. Customers will benefit from the perfect interaction of innovative hardware and intelligent software solutions., 15 Feb 2021 08:09:44 +0100 test equipment for maximum reliability in engineering and testsA 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., 02 Feb 2021 08:54:00 +0100 Story Bosch Rexroth: Intelligent Diagnostics for Mobile Electronics and Machines of the FutureBODAS-service 4.x – More than Maintenance and Repair | powered by Softing TDX: Mobile working machinery is an important segment of the entire vehicle market. Typically the machinery requires hydraulic drive technology, especially axial piston units, which make displacement with high pressure possible. The operating and environmental conditions in this segment are much tougher than for standard motor vehicles., 25 Jan 2021 09:41:00 +0100 Boards by Softing: Working as if you were working on a verhicle – but with full comfort!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., 01 Dec 2020 09:33:00 +0100 Machine Has To Work!After-sales service provides service networks for vehicles and machinery – often on a world-wide scale. These generally pursue one goal: to reduce downtimes and thus the total cost of ownership (TCO). The core business includes fast, targeted maintenance and repair. This not only requires the use of an efficient repair shop tester, but also places special demands on its worldwide availability and updatability via a modern back end., 13 Oct 2020 09:15:00 +0200 Twins: Repair Shop Diagnostics and Authorization ManagementThere are tens of thousands of individual repair shop testers in the field today. On top of that, they are deployed all over the world by different users with different requirements and authorizations. Improper handling can lead to serious damage. This multi-user scenario can only be mastered with an appropriate allocation of tester functions and central administration. Integrated authorization management fits into the core processes and, furthermore, offers additional security., 12 Oct 2020 14:47:00 +0200 THE DATE – 14th Conference on DiagnosticsThe 14th Conference on Diagnostics in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems will take place on 18th and 19th May, 2021. This year the topics will again focus on current challenges and new technologies concerning test and diagnostics in E/E-Systems in motor vehicles in combination with an interconnected infrastructure, new assistance functionalities, remote diagnostics as well as the compliance of legal requirements and standards., 05 Oct 2020 10:17:00 +0200 THE DATE – Softing Diagnostic Convention 2020On October 12, 2020, we are opening the doors of our virtual showroom for the very first time. This way we will have no trouble in bringing technical presentations as well as our solutions and exhibits to your office or home. We would be very pleased to be able to welcome you to our first event on virtual ground, the Softing Diagnostic Convention 2020!, 14 Sep 2020 06:24:00 +0200 envisions secure, reliable predictive maintenanceModern heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and buses but also forestry and agricultural machines or construction equipment, are packed with E/E components that support selfdiagnostic functions and increase the quality of maintenance, service, and repair processes. In service workshops, “right the first try” reduces expensive downtime and saves a lot of money. This objective is supported by a process that captures the already generated in-vehicle data and sends it to a cloud server for analysis and the creation of vehicle- and/or fleet-specific predictive maintenance sequences. The sequences support the service technician in the predictive maintenance process, 11 Aug 2020 15:25:53 +0200 DTS 9: New Generation of the All-in-One Engineering Tester Now Available!Following the successful launch at pilot customers, the new generation of the high-performance and use-case-optimized Diagnostic Tool Set (Softing DTS 9) is now available. New functionalities enable even faster and more cost-efficient diagnostic development – exactly what is needed for the growing complexity of E/E architectures and shorter product development cycles Softing DTS.monaco makes it possible for developers, engineers and technicians to create consistent diagnostic functions and sequences on the basis of international standards and to ensure that diagnostic communication works reliably over the entire value chain., 10 Jul 2020 09:38:00 +0200 Options in Softing DTS.monaco – Interactively and Individually Designable User InterfacesWith the new generation of the Diagnostic Tool Set – Softing DTS 9 – the integration of OTX sequences in the Monaco workspaces now makes it possible for entire release sequences, continuous operation controls as well as certifications to be safely integrated into the working environment to prevent operating errors. OTX allows you to freely define both the user interfaces and the stored diagnostic sequence., 05 Jun 2020 14:12:00 +0200 THE DATE – WCX™ Digital SummitSofting is part of the WCX™ Digital Summit | June 16-18, 2020 – This June, thousands of engineers, researchers and decision makers from across the industry will converge online to collaborate on the shift to mobility in the first ever WCX™ Digital Summit. The SAE International WCX™ has an unrivaled track record for building better engineers by providing the latest technical information on connectivity, emission, environment, occupant protection, safety, security, design, manufacturing, powertrain and propulsion, and so much more, plus the latest information on consumer metrics and regulatory standards., 01 Jun 2020 12:35:00 +0200 Paper on In-Vehicle Diagnostic SystemsNew SAE International technical paper "In-Vehicle Diagnostic System for Prognostics and OTA Updates of Automated / Autonomous Vehicles" by Peter Subke, Muzafar Moshref and Julian Erber (Softing Automotive) – The increasing complexity of microcontroller-based automotive E/E systems that control road-vehicles and non-road mobile machinery comes with increased self-diagnosis functions and diagnosability via external test equipment (diagnostic tester)., 29 May 2020 11:55:41 +0200 Training Sessions in April – Register now!In spite of standardization and user-friendly tools, the complexity of vehicle diagnostics basically demands more or less sound know-how, depending on the area of application and requirements. Whether beginner or advanced, of course we are happy to support you with your daily challenges and offer a wide range of basic and specialist training sessions and workshops on the topics of vehicle diagnostics, the ODX and OTX standard and the use of our tools., 06 Feb 2020 08:59:00 +0100 Safety | ISO 26262Software is the most important driver of automotive innovations. And this is why software must be developed to an appropriate level of safety to ensure that, in the case of a fault or error, neither the driver of a particular vehicle or other road users should suffer any harm., 13 Jan 2020 15:19:00 +0100 Softing TDX Release 2.3 with automated & centralized Software UpdatesThe new release 2.3 of the repair shop tester Softing TDX is now available, featuring automated and centralized software updates. This saves time and considerably reduces the effort involved in maintenance., 07 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0100´s Greetings 2020We wish all our customers, suppliers, partners, employees and friends a Merry Christmas and health, happiness and success for 2019! We are looking forward to continuing our successful partnerships and collaborations next year!, 18 Dec 2019 11:13:00 +0100 Possible Development Efficiency with Remote EngineeringDevelopment projects are increasingly being handled by teams whose members are spread all over the world. Remote Engineering allows efficient networking of global work capacities. However, there are a number of aspects that need to be considered during implementation to ensure a smooth process., 07 Oct 2019 14:36:00 +0200 Protecting a cyber-physical remote diganostic communication system against cyberattacksThe wireless and remote connection between a diagnostic tester and a fleet of vehicles can be considered a technical masterpiece, but only if new challenges such as closing security gaps are mastered. The article analyzes the components of the cyber-physical system (CPS) for remote diagnostic communication and provides measures to improve the resilience against cyberattacks., 16 Sep 2019 14:41:00 +0200 Forward into the Future - Diagnostics in Global Engineering TeamsThe automoive industry is facing major challenges due to the complexity of electric and autonomous vehicles of the future. As a result, work is taking place on global teams, resulting in turn in massive changes in both engineering and the tool landscape used., 10 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0200 Down Errors: The Perfect Diagnostic Tool in Vehicle Engineering – Whatever the Application CaseVehicle engineering is facing a range of challenges. This is why today manufacturers and their suppliers work together at a global level at which they need to be able to exchange data safely all over the world. The range of vehicles is constantly diversifying while the engineering cycles are becoming ever shorter. Vehicles must be maintained over the entire product life cycle which means that more and more tasks have to be completed in an ever shorter time., 02 Sep 2019 13:20:42 +0200 THE DATE – ELIV Congress 2019Meet us at the international congress for automotive electronics ELIV on October 16-17, 2019 in Bonn, Germany. In the fast-paced automotive market, it is of greater importance than ever before for OEMs and suppliers to have transparency when it comes to quality and reliability in all their often globally distributed process sequences. At ELIV (electronics in vehicles) congress in Bonn, Germany we will show you the support we can provide with our innovative and flexible diagnostic and test solutions., 26 Aug 2019 14:39:00 +0200 Quicktest – Identfying and testing errors with documentation with Softing DTS.monacoThe identification of a test unit as well as the reading out of the error memory are activities which are repeated throughout the product life cycle. Regardless of whether HiL, test bench or vehicle – the versions as well as any error memory entries which might occur must be acquired and documented in every test sequence., 22 Aug 2019 12:27:00 +0200 THE DATE – COMVEC™ 2019Meet Softing Automotive at COMVEC™ on September 9-11, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN, USA. The COMVEC™ Technology Connection is the convening point for the community that develops vehicles and equipment spanning the on-highway, off-highway (agriculture, construction, industrial), ground defense, and mining sectors., 19 Aug 2019 13:48:00 +0200 ECU or Functional Diagnostic Specification with Softing DTS.monacoDuring the life cycle of an ECU/vehicle, various diagnostic services and functions specified by the OEM or legislator have to be supported. Softing DTS.monaco can be used for a first step in this partly approval-relevant validation., 01 Aug 2019 12:05:00 +0200 and Debugging the establishing of tester ECU communication with Softing DTS.monacoRegardless of the integration level of software and ECUs, com­munication problems along the OSI communication layers result in specific challenges for diagnostic experts. These problems are critical for the remaining life cycle of the vehicle because, for example, in manufacturing, this behavior can lead to delays in or an entire absence of vehicle programming., 11 Jul 2019 14:48:00 +0200"Tübinger Innovation Days 2019" at Softing AutomotiveOn 1 July 2019 one of the twelve "Tübinger Innovation Days 2019" will take place at Softing Automotive in Kirchentellinsfurt, Germany. Exiting lectures on the topic "Communication Standards 5G, Bluetooth 5.1 & Co.", including Alois Widmann, CEO of the Softing subsidiary Globalmatix, with his lecture "5G radio technology for industrial processes and connected vehicles" are waiting for you., 26 Jun 2019 18:24:37 +0200 DTS 9 – The New Generation of the All-in-One Engineering TesterAs the complexity of E / E architectures and the ever-decreasing product cycles in vehicle development increases, the challenges facing the tool and process landscape of both OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are increasing. We as Softing Automotive understand the challenges of our customers and will continue to offer a reliable and application-optimized expert diagnostic solution - the Diagnostic Tool Set (DTS) in a new generation 9., 18 Jun 2019 13:17:00 +0200 Megatrends Drive Diagnostic DevelopmentAutomotive Trends such as electric and autonomous driving are leading to paradigm shifts in the E/E architecture. This in turn is leading to new challenges in vehicle diagnostics, but at the same time is opening up opportunities for improving the quality of diagnostics and increasing efficiency. there will be new ways of diagnosis with even cloud-based systems., 13 Jun 2019 11:43:06 +0200 Diagnosis for SOTASofting published an technical article "Integrated Diagnosis for SOTA" about the advantages of using a lean diagnostic runtime system on a high-performance vehicle interface: Vehicles of the future will require complex vehicle diagnostics. To satisfy these requirements, Softing now offers a new VCI generation as well as an easy-to-use software component which can be implemented universally for running diagnostic tasks. The combination of the two products covers new use cases and offers users particular benefits., 10 Jun 2019 14:10:00 +0200 Signs Contract with Key AccountGlobalmatix AG, a 100% subsidiary of Softing AG, signed a contract with a key account customer for the delivery of hardware and services for the management of commercially used mixed brand automotive fleets., 23 May 2019 08:27:13 +0200 THE DATE – Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2019Meet us at Automotive Testing Expo Europe, May 21-23, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. Come and see our entire product and service portfolio for yourself. It ranges from hardware and software products through customized solutions to mobile app solutions and engineering services., 14 May 2019 13:26:09 +0200 DTS 8 – Release 16 now available!The Release 16 of Softing Diagnostic Tool Set 8 (DTS8) is now available! The new version contains numerous improvements and extensions, such as the improved support of dynamically created measurement value lists (Dynamically Define Data Identifier), a improved Consistency Check for ODX authoring and additional possibilities in variant identification., 10 May 2019 14:33:00 +0200 THE DATE – 13th Conference on Diagnostics 2019The 13th Conference on Diagnostics in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems will take place on 7th and 8th May, 2019. This year the topics will again focus on current challenges and new technologies concerning test and diagnostics in E/E-Systems in motor vehicles in combination with an interconnected infrastructure, new assistance functionalities, remote diagnostics as well as the compliance of legal requirements and standards., 30 Apr 2019 12:17:51 +0200 Trainings – OTX Expert SeminarAssuming basic OTX scripting skills, this seminar draws on interesting examples to introduce additional functions of the OTX standard. Furthermore, the application of advanced features of Softing will be explained and put into practice., 18 Apr 2019 12:38:13 +0200 our new Product Catalog!In our product catalog we provide you with an up-to-date overview of the Softing Automotive range. With our core areas of expertise, diagnostics, measurement and testing, we provide customized solutions for automotive electronics., 20 Mar 2019 10:11:10 +0100 THE DATE – messtec + sensor masters 2019Visit us at the messtec + sensor masters show on March 26-27, 2019 in Stuttgart! Get exciting insights on the latest developments and applications and get to know our innovative remote diagnostic solutions., 13 Mar 2019 09:47:00 +0100 Trainings – OTX Introduction SeminarThis seminar provides a comprehensive overview about the OTX standard. Even without programming skills, the participant will be able to create first diagnostic scripts and execute them by means of the authoring tool Softing, 11 Mar 2019 10:28:00 +0100 THE DATE – 16th CTI Conference Automotive DiagnosticsThe CTI Conference Automotive Diagnostics on 19 & 20 March in Munich is once again the ideal event for diagnostic experts. Get insights on how the current megatrends such as automation, connectivity and e-mobility are influencing vehicle diagnostics., 07 Mar 2019 14:40:56 +0100 Automotive extends its operations in the NAFTA region – New strategic partnership with DG TechnologiesMunich/ Farmington Hills, February 18, 2019 – Softing Automotive can proudly announce today the new strategic partnership with DG Technologies for joint NAFTA operations., 18 Feb 2019 14:44:07 +0100 Trainings – ODX Introduction SeminarThis seminar provides first insights into the concept of data driven diagnosis by means of the standardized data exchange format ODX and describes the structure of the data as well as typical applications., 11 Feb 2019 13:25:00 +0100 Trainings – Basics of Vehicle DiagnosticsBasic understanding of diagnostics for road vehicles – Ideal basis for a full introduction to the world of vehicle diagnostics. Comprehensive introduction to the most important topics of data communication such as bus systems, diagnostic protocols, architecture of test systems and applications., 07 Jan 2019 11:58:00 +0100´s Greetings 2018We wish all our customers, suppliers, partners, employees and friends a Merry Christmas and health, happiness and success for 2020! We are looking forward to continuing our successful partnerships and collaborations next year!, 19 Dec 2018 11:14:00 +0100 and Gemalto go full speed with high performance IoT Automotive TelematicsMunich/ Amsterdam, December 13, 2018 – To meet growing demand for secure, high performance IoT telematics solutions, Gemalto and GlobalmatiX, a fully owned subsidiary of Softing AG, have teamed up to deliver an innovative solution. The Gemalto Cinterion LTE Cat. 1 IoT Module and a Gemalto eSIM deliveres a secure, reliable wireless connectivity for the GlobalmatiX Telematics Control Unit (xTCU) enabling continuous monitoring, communications and remote predictive maintenance. The solution is available immediately to global OEMs., 13 Dec 2018 18:33:00 +0100 skills with specialist training!For our customers, we have converted our expertise and long-term experience into a compact, modular range of training programs which is divided into practice-oriented user workshops and in-depth theoretical training seminars., 27 Nov 2018 15:04:00 +0100 4.0 by Softing – Order free info poster!Remote-Diagnostics becomes “Diagnostics 4.0“ – With more than 100 ECUs in the vehicle, pressure is increasing to ensure more efficient diagnostics of these ECUs. In parallel to this development, the dependence on ECU functions in many instances today makes reliable statements in diagnostics increasingly difficult – which means that the quality of diagnostics overall must increase. The answer to these challenges are called remote diagnostics and cloud diagnostics., 08 Nov 2018 11:49:00 +0100 Automotive – New StructureWith its Automotive units, Softing is a reliable partner offering a wide range of services in the areas of diagnostics, measurement and testing. The company is aiming to structure the Automotive portfolio more clearly, optimize the processes relevant for clients and bundle expertise. To this end Softing has initiated a reorganization process in the Automotive segment which takes effect on August 1, 2018., 01 Aug 2018 14:46:00 +0200 Tool Set 8: Release 12 now facilitates the flashing of data of more than 4 Gigabytes – also over DoIP!The latest release 12 also comprises several improvements in relation to performance and user-friendliness. Further development focused in particular on the flashing of large quantities of data. The logging of the OTX Runtime and the handling of the vehicle quick test in the engineering tester DTS Monaco have also been simplified., 13 Mar 2017 15:28:00 +0100 in der Prüfvorbereitung – früher Test erstellen, schneller zur ProduktionsreifeGerade in der Prüfvorbereitung fehlt oft ein wichtiges Puzzleteil: eine geeignete Gegenstelle zur Verifikation der Prüfabläufe., 28 Nov 2016 16:59:00 +0100 – frontloading in test preparationCreating test sequences is often challenging along the entire value chain: The ECU required as a test counterpart is missing. But particularly in the test environment, the test methodology should be developed at an early stage to run function tests as soon as the ECUs are available. Which means it is useful if the test sequences are already available and tested., 12 Aug 2014 11:07:00 +0200