Softing DTS.monaco – All-in-one Engineering Tester

Universal development test – Enables to ensure that diagnostic communication and vehicle diagnostics work reliably.

Softing DTS.monaco enables the comprehensive testing of diagnostic communication, diagnostic data and diagnostic sequences in the areas of engineering, testing and preparation of manufacturing tests. It can be adapted flexibly both for a whole range of different test tasks and for different user groups.


Areas of Application

  • Development of diagnostic and control functions for ECUs
  • Function test and validation
  • Integration and system test
  • Preparation of test sequences for Manufacturing and Service
  • Analysis of returns and Quality Assurance


  • Reduced costs and familiarization time as DTS Monaco covers the functionality of several tools, previously separate: OBD scan tool, data and bus monitor
  • Fast results thanks to intuitive operation and preconfigured templates
  • Top quality thanks to early detection and remedy of communication problems and function errors
  • Highly effective thanks to flexible adaptability to various tasks
  • Communication data and test results can be fully documented

Flexibly Adaptable to the Relevant Task

DTS Monaco is part of the Diagnostic Tool Set product family and is based on the DTS Base System. Monaco stands for Modular Analyzer for Vehicle Communication. A clearly laid out start page enables simple and fast access to the functions required most frequently. The actual workspace is divided into two: one area with a fixed layout and one with layouts that you can toggle between. A status display below shows communication server messages. The various functions are realized using special, configurable interface elements. These “HMI Controls” can be arranged freely in the layouts in configuration mode and comprehensively configured.

Early Detection of Problems and Errors

In execution mode, a configured workspace can be “started”. In doing so individual functions can be started automatically and communication can be established in advance if so required. Self-generated test sequences enable both simple and very complex function tests. This makes it possible to detect, and remedy, communication problems and function errors at an early stage. Communication data and test results can be documented in entirety in the process.

Fast Results

For typical use scenarios predefined templates including an universal database for the OBD self-diagnosis as well as various protocol templates (WWH-OBD, J1939-73 among others) are supplied. In Demonstration mode, all functions can be tested, even without an interface and a license, using a detailed example including simulation. Furthermore, the tool has a completely integrated OTX runtime for running complex test sequences in accordance with ISO 13209. An authoring tool for creating such OTX sequences can be started directly from DTS Monaco.

Separately Available Solutions


  • Testing communication
  • Analyzing data on bus
  • Examining ODX data vs. ECU
  • Reading/deleting error memory
  • Programming flash memory
  • Displaying measuring values
  • Parameterizing ECUs
  • Coding variants
  • Executing ECU routines
  • Testing OBD functions
  • Creating/executing test sequences
  • Identifying built-in ECUs


  • Communication server: ISO MVCI-Server/ASAM MCD runtime system (COS)
  • ODX data interface: ISO 22901-1/ASAM MCD-2D
  • Programming interface: ISO 22900-3/ASAM MCD-3D
  • VCI access interface: ISO 22900-2 (D-PDU API) via CAN/-FD, K-line, Ethernet
  • ISO 13400 (DoIP)
  • ISO13209 (OTX)
  • ISO 14229 (UDS)
  • ISO 14230 (KWP2000)
  • ISO 15031 (OBD)
  • ISO 15765
  • ISO 27145 (WWH-OBD)
  • SAE J2534
  • SAE J1939
  • and many more

HMI Control Libraries



HMI Control Libraries - Communication
Bus TraceBasic analysis of both diagnostic and on-board communication on the bus level with hex. representation
Diagnostic ServicesExpert data verification and communication tests with full access to all Diagnostic Services
Symbolic TraceAnalysis of diagnostic communication on the application level with symbolic representation
Service TableSingle or cyclic execution of a Diagnostic Services List Control
OTX (replaces OTX Script Console)Processing complex diagnostic sequences in accordance with ISO 13209 (OTX)


HMI Control Libraries - Control
AnnotationVisualizing tests with pictures, text or linked RTF/PDF/CHM files
Communication ControlAutomatized connection establishment and clearing of ECU communication
Logical Link ListMonitoring and influencing the communication status of ECUs
Toggle SequencesStarting of any desired service sequences incl. optional pre-/post-actions, e.g. changing the ECU state


HMI Control Libraries - Function
DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)One-off or cyclical reading and deleting of an ECU fault memory
ECU IdentificationReading of the identification information of single ECU or the whole vehicle
FlashECU programming - see next page
OBDValidating and releasing the self-diagnosis - see next page
Soft KeyExecute sequences of services, jobs or sequences via buttons
Tool Quick TestFast determination of the vehicle status regarding ECU identification and fault memory
Variant CodingPowerful expert tool for coding of a single ECU


HMI Control Libraries - Measurement
Service TableReadout of measured values and adaptation of parameters values within a service or parameter list
RecorderRecord/store (list, gauges and scope views) and adapt (actuator view) ECU variables and parameters
Graphical InstrumentVisualize and adapt ECU variables and parameters using various graphic elements
Technical Articles
Universal Vehicle Diagnostics in spite of OEM-Specific ODX Data
All-in-one Tester for the Vehicle Diagnostics
Advantages of Using Current International Standards in Vehicle Diagnostics
Vehicle Diagnostics - From Nuisance to Necessity (Part 1+2)
Technical Data  
MVCI server and OTX runtime systemSee data sheet: Diagnostic Tool Set 8 – System Overview
Standard compliance (selection)ISO 22901-1/ASAM MCD-2D (ODX) V2.2.0 and 2.0.1 (Open Diagnostic Data Exchange),
ISO 22900-2 (D-PDU API) via CAN/-FD, K-line and Ethernet (ISO 13400 DoIP/Tester – Gateway: DoIP_Vehicle/single MVCI)
ISO 22900-3/ASAM MCD-3D version 3.0.0 – application interface,
ISO 13209 (OTX) version 1.0 (Open Test Sequence Exchange),
ISO 14229 (UDS), ISO 15765, ISO 14230;
ISO 15031, SAE J1979 and SAE J2012 (all OBD),
ISO 27145 (WWH-OBD), SAE J1939
Special PC requirementsScreen resolution ≥ 1024x768 (XGA) – depend. on the number of HMI Controls to be displayed in parallel
Templates within delivery scopeCommunication and Analysis, Error Memory, Measuring and Parameterizing, Onboard Diagnostics, Programming, Test Sequences
Example workspacesExtensive Monaco example workspace as introduction into the main features based on the sample database within delivery scope
Order Numbers 
DTS8L+MONACOEngineering tester DTS 8 Monaco for testing of diagnostic communication, data and sequences. Comprises the basic scope of functionality with regard to both, editing and high level diagnostic functions. High application security as workspaces/layouts/controls CANNOT be modified/configured/saved. The diagnostic functionality is limited to the controls of the library Communication.
DTS8L+MON-MINDOption: Creating and configuring of workspaces in DTS 8 Monaco. Combines the unrestricted configuration of layouts and controls as well as the possibility to save workspaces (DTS8L-MON-CONF) with the Interface Designer (DTS8L-MIND), which enables to create/delete/rename workspace layouts as well as to create workspace templates.
DTS8L-HMI-LIBSOption: All other diagnostic functions (i.e. HMI Controls) of DTS 8 Mona co, which are not included in the basic scope of functionality.
DTS8L+FLASHDTS Flash tool for the flexible flash programming of ECUs based on DTS Monaco. The diagnostic functionality is limited to the HMI controls Flash, Bus Trace, Symbolic Trace as well as Toggle Sequences.
DTS8L+OBDDTS OBD tool for the comprehensive validation and release of the onboard diagnostics of individual ECUs or an entire vehicle based on DTS Monaco. The diagnostic functionality is limited to the HMI controls of the library Communication as well as the HMI control OBD.
DTS8L-MON-MSPMaintenance and Support Package incl. support by telephone and e-mail with regard to installation, setup and operation; minor and medium software upgrades free of charge as well as major software upgrades at a reduced rate
Supplementary Products and Services
S-DONGLEMicro USB license dongle, as an alternative to licensing on a hardware interface
Other cross-product optionsSee data sheet: Diagnostic Tool Set 8 – System Overview
Trial versionFor your free trial version of Diagnostic Tool Set 8 and OTX Studio please contact us at info.automotive[at]softing[dot]com
Data SheetDTS 8 Monaco
Data SheetDiagnostic Tool Set 8 - System Overview
Data SheetDTS 8 Monaco Daimler – additional information for Daimler, subsidiaries, affiliates and suppliers

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