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Archive RSS FeedPosts by date: 2019 / 0en, 24 Sep 2020 19:58:51 +0200Seasons´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 and Security: Brave new worldDiagnostics and Security: Gateways for hackers and how to close them – As long as diagnostics takes place locally, in other words using a cable connection between the diagnostic tester and the diagnostic interface or the vehicle, it is safe to assume that the diagnostic system is basically secure as far as unauthorized access is concerned. But the picture changes as soon as there is a remote data connection over the Internet., 28 Oct 2019 09:59:00 +0100 Softing TDX Release 2.2 Enables the Dynamic Loading & Supplementing of Diagnostic ProjectsA frequent challenge for diagnostics in the field, particularly in the machine environment, is that the ECU configuration of the machine is not known in advance and that a diagnostic project may have to be adapted or supplemented dynamically during runtime. With the new version 2.2. of the repair shop tool Softing TDX, it is possible to load and even supplement diagnostic projects dynamically, depending on the machine configuration., 21 Oct 2019 09:45:00 +0200 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 THE DATE – Automotive Testing Expo USA 2019Meet us at Automotive Testing Expo USA, Oct 22-24, 2019 in Novi, MI, USA. 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., 04 Oct 2019 13:43:00 +0200 and Convenient Diagnostics in ECU and Vehicle Engineering over DoIPSofting Automotive offers wireless and wired adapters for secure, convenient diagnostics in ECU and vehicle engineering. Communication with a Device under Test (FMU, HiL, vehicle, ..) takes place over the DoIP interface between an application and the VCI VIN|ING 600 (WLAN to Ethernet Bridge). Alternatively, we offer wired connections using patch cords and individually angled OBD diagnostic connectors on RJ45., 25 Sep 2019 09:48:00 +0200 Programming | Updating ECUs with Softing DTS.monacoECU and vehicle updating is an important application area for Softing DTS.monaco, as an accompanying measure in the engineering process to validate various software versions, but also to prepare the automated flash procedure for manufacturing and after-sales service., 18 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +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 measurement and actuator interaction with Softing DTS.monacoThe visually meaningful representation of measurement parameters and their thresholds is necessary particularly at the test bench and in vehicle validation. Softing DTS.monaco helps visualize various states regardless of whether a NOx sensor has to fulfill its values within a certain time or if it has to be indicated that pressure or temperature has reached a threshold value., 09 Sep 2019 09:34:00 +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 Recommendation: Diagnostic Communication with Road-Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile MachineryThe book "Diagnostic Communication with Road-Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery" is all about standardized diagnostic communication between a diagnostic tester and E/E systems of road-vehicles and non-road mobile machinery such as agricultural machines and construction equipment., 29 Jul 2019 10:37:00 +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 Apps from Softing AutomotiveWe develop tailor-made applications for mobile end devices in the business-to-business field. In doing so, we specialize on the important platforms iOS and Android. We develop solutions for mobile end devices along the entire process chain., 23 May 2019 10:51:57 +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 Telematics by GlobalmatixConnect the Unconnected to get in-vehicle data from road to cloud - On the racetrack at the Nürburgring Softing Member Globalmatix proves its solution xTCU. Installed in a Porsche GT4 CS of the racing team ESBA Racing, the xTCU transmitted real-time vehicle data from the inside of the car during the long-distance championship to be analyzed in the box., 01 Feb 2019 08:56:19 +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 – Product Manager Christian Weiner @ IQPC Berlin 2018Merging environment of on-board and off-board vehicle diagnostics, the role within Functional Safety ISO26262 and current challenges for OEMs and suppliers implementing new remote, connected and secure. Christian Weiner, Product Manager Diagnostics and Remote Services, provides insights in his presentation at the annual IQPC Automotive Diagnostic Conference Berlin 2018., 05 Nov 2018 08:44:00 +0100 US @ Testing Expo USA 2018Stop by our booth #3048 at the Automotive TESTING EXPO in Novi, Michigan! We will discuss the topic “DIAGNOSTICS 4.0” and new technologies such as Remote-Diagnostics, Cloud-Diagnostics and Telematic Applications., 17 Oct 2018 10:55:00 +0200|ING 2000 – The future starts now!Softing´s new high end VCI VIN|ING 2000 flexibly masters all future diagnostic challenges! VIN|ING 2000 not only makes it possible to master today‘s stand­ard use cases with WLAN or a USB connection to the computer – it is also perfectly prepared for upcoming remote-diagnostic tasks and stand-­alone operation., 16 Oct 2018 11:21:00 +0200 information poster – Order now for free!ODX (Open Diagnostic data eXchange) describes an XML format for exchanging diagnostic data. It contains both diagnostic specifics and flash data for individual ECUs, as well as information on accessing the entire vehicle network., 01 Oct 2018 11:58:00 +0200 DTS 8 Release 14 – facilitates ECU access over DoIP and CAN FDRelease 14 of Diagnostic Tool Set 8 (DTS 8) from Softing Automotive is now available. Users benefit from extended functionality in ECU flashing over the standards DoIP and CAN FD. The user interface has also been improved. The number of vehicle interfaces supported in DTS 8 has once again been extended., 17 Sep 2018 10:31:00 +0200 information poster – Order now for free!UDS (Unified Diagnostic Service) is based on the standards KWP2000 for K-Line and CAN. It was developed with the goal of standardizing different implementations of the predecessor standards and new requirements stemming from further developments in technology and new standards to form one generally valid diagnostic protocol. UDS describes the layer 7 protocol (diagnostic services) but is based on an extended version of the diagnostic protocol of KWP2000 on CAN (ISO 15765-2)., 14 Sep 2018 13:58:00 +0200 THE DATE – ELIV MarketPlace 2018 in Baden-Baden, GermanyOn October 16 and 17, 2018, the 8th International VDI Congress ELIV MarketPlace is taking place in Baden-Baden, Germany. The congress is focusing on electronic applications in passenger cars, and commercial / off-highway vehicles. Some 450 specialists will be meeting up to keep abreast with current trends and developments as well as exchange intersectoral information., 10 Sep 2018 15:32:00 +0200 information poster – Order now for free!Information poster for free | OTX – Open Test sequence eXchange format OTX describes a sequence language for exchanging diagnostic sequences in the ECU life cycle. The actual linguistic scope (core) is tailored to the particular diagnostic application with standardized extensions, but is also easy to extend with proprietary solutions for other applications., 10 Sep 2018 14:37:00 +0200 information poster – Order now for free!Information poster for free | DoIP – standardized vehicle diagnostics over Ethernet With Diagnostics over IP, diagnostic services introduced over UDS are used over TCP/IP and Ethernet. This enables much higher data rates than with CAN, representing great potential for savings both in terms of time and expenses in the case of complex diagnostic tasks and flash applications., 23 Aug 2018 15:08:00 +0200 – new member of the Softing GroupInexpensive and secure access to data from mobile units is currently one of the key competencies when it comes to penetrating the fastest-growing markets., 03 Aug 2018 14:14:00 +0200 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 China 2018With more than 400 participants from OEMs and Tier1s, Softing Automotive can look back on an exciting Roadshow through China. Focus of discussion was on the challenges and possibilities of Diagnostics 4.0 with the topics Remote and Cloud Diagnostics, Fleet Management, Automotive Ethernet and Diagnostic over IP (DoIP)., 20 Jul 2018 11:35:00 +0200 4.0 – Diagnostics in the Driving SeatVehicles are increasingly connecting themselves with their environment: with other vehicles, parts of the infrastructure, the cloud. And this is in fact the key to new functions such as autonomous driving. Together with the increasing electrification of vehicles, this is placing even more demands on diagnostics – but at the same time is also presenting completely new opportunities., 11 Jul 2018 16:49:00 +0200 Testing Expo Europe 2018Automotive megatrends have a great influence on automotive manufacturers and suppliers but also on tool manufacturers. At Testing Expo Europe 2018, we will be showing you the scope of our support in the core areas diagnostics, measuring, testing and communication with our flexible and highly efficient tools., 28 May 2018 16:13:00 +0200 training sessions from Softing Automotive!You want to know all about diagnostic programming, flash programming and ECU communication fast without having to spend lots of time studying relatively “dry” vehicle protocols? Softing can make it happen., 14 May 2018 11:34:00 +0200 9 – Prototype sighted!DTS 9 – Coming soon! The more than 20-year success story of Softings Diagnostic Tool Set continues., 07 May 2018 11:54:00 +0200 integrated solution for diagnostic and bus communicationKratzer Automation sent out an invitation to attend the company’s motto day on electromobility that took place on January 25, 2018. Softing presented a high-performance solution for bus communication on the road. The real-time-capable middleware combines both diagnostic as well as measurement and test tasks., 02 May 2018 08:31:00 +0200|ING 2000 – Powerful VCI for Manufacturing and After-Sales ServiceWith a compact design and WLAN, LAN and USB as interfaces to the host system as well as CAN, K-Line and Ethernet to the vehicle, VIN|ING 2000 is particularly well suited for future-proof diagnostic applications. The MVCI server on the VCI enables Remote scenarios as well as ODX- and OTX-based stand-alone solutions., 16 Apr 2018 12:42:00 +0200 extends its Automotive presence in ChinaSofting and its long term distributor Windhill have jointly founded „Softing Technology Shanghai“. The Joint Venture recognized the significance of the Chinese Automotive market which is showing a rapidly growing demand for products and projects related to vehicle diagnostics, a core competence of Softing Automotive Electronics division., 21 Feb 2018 15:50:00 +0100 Studio v3 – Now across platforms!The OTX Standard enables the exchange of diagnostic processes between all departments involved in the vehicle life cycle – from development to service. Softings new OTX Studio v3 complements this concept by separating the graphical interface from the diagnostic-/OTX-processes on all modern platforms like Android, iOS, Linus and Windows. “Create once, use many times” is consistently realized., 03 Jan 2018 13:07:00 +0100 via DoIP – remote diagnostics and measurement dataDiagnostics over Internet Protocol (DoIP) is increasingly finding its way into modern vehicle architectures. The Ethernet-based communication protocol is a prerequisite for highly efficient vehicle access by the diverse range of applications in vehicle diagnostics and measurement data recording., 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +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 TDX: ODX- and OTX-Based Diagnostic System FrameworkODX und OTX haben sich als Diagnosebeschreibungsformate in der Automobilindustrie weitgehend durchgesetzt. Insbesondere OTX, das von Anfang an für die Belange der Servicebereiche bei den OEMs entwickelt wurde, wird inzwischen zunehmend in Servicetestern eingesetzt., 17 Oct 2016 14:59:00 +0200 8: Complete solution for vehicle diagnostics with new functions and extensionsThe new release 11 of Softing’s Diagnostic Tool Set is a very effective upgrade: Alongside support for Windows 10 and all other current platforms, consideration of updated automotive standards and the maintenance of authoring systems for ODX and OTX, the engineering tester DTS Monaco in particular features considerable extensions and improvements., 06 Jun 2016 15:33:00 +0200|ING interfaces – for innovative vehicle communicationsThe interfaces of the VIN|ING family are oriented toward current trends. Innovative vehicle communication concepts are easy to implement with a hardware design tailored exactly to the tasks. The first two interfaces of our new VIN|ING product family, VIN|ING 600 and VIN|ING 1000, are now available., 06 May 2016 15:50:00 +0200 ASYST – app for Audi service and testing available nowCAR ASYST – app for Audi service and testing: mobile app system solution for vehicle diagnostics and testing. Softing Automotive released CAR ASYST the mobile app system solution today. CAR ASYST supports wireless vehicle diagnostics and engineering tests on Android smartphones., 05 Jan 2016 15:55:00 +0100 TDX for Diagnostics and Flash ProgrammingSofting TDX is the modular, flexible solution for diagnostics and flash programming in the repair shop and in road tests. The universal repair shop tool is intended to be used by vehicle and component manufacturers. It supports all necessary diagnostic functions in troubleshooting, repair and in the setup of entire vehicles or individual components., 24 Oct 2014 09:22:00 +0200 app development for vehicle test and diagnosticsOBD app development for vehicle test and diagnostics: Information and communication in and with the vehicle are central elements of automotive development. At Softing Automotive, we develop tailor-made applications for mobile end devices in the business-to-business field. In doing so, we specialize on the important platforms iOS and Android., 06 Oct 2014 10:11:00 +0200 – 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