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.
Nevertheless, the modular system established and introduced at Softing makes it possible for cables, adapters and other test equipment to be realized extremely flexibly and at the same time cost-effectively – always tailored to the specific requirements and the concrete application.
Our many years of experience in engineering and setting up test equipment pays off. Our solutions are compelling thanks to their durability, quality and maximum reliability.
Long before connecting cables from series production are available, vehicle ECUs must be reliably and flexibly connected to engineering and test systems.
Whether with a vehicle connector, with connectors for measuring, load or supply lines – the variety of required designs is enormous. We supply connecting cables for practically every application.
In the areas manufacturing and quality assurance, vehicle electronics and ECUs often have to be connected to test systems in a partially assembled state – without housing and connectors.
We design and realize suitable test adapters for this purpose. Our adapters guarantee safe contact between the electronics and the tester. On request, the adapters can also be designed for a very high number of contact cycles at any time.
In the course of vehicle engineering it is often necessary to directly access IO signals, communication or supply lines of an ECU. Breakout boxes make it possible to disconnect practically all cables connected to the control unit connector individually or to connect them to measuring systems for measuring purposes.
In early engineering phases, direct and immediate access to IO signals or communication interfaces of an ECU is necessary. With a distribution box, individual IO signals as well as ECU data traffic can be reliably measured, recorded or connected to suitable remote stations. Power supplies or displays can be flexibly integrated to suit the particular use.
Similar to the distribution box, lab cars offer direct access to IO signals and ECU communication – although extended by integrated load simulations, sensor or actuator equivalent circuits or communication counterparts. Optionally, load simulations or equivalent circuits can be manipulated by the operator and influenced directly on the lab car.