In nearly every branch, there are electronic systems, managing the cooperation of different components or modules. For avoiding failures of these highly complex systems, the safe and reliable work of every single component is essential. Feedback about the correct function is only provided by permanent tests, economical and reliable just by the automated execution.
For many years now, AKKA has developed the test automation tool PROVEtech:TA, an operational software for the control and automation of test systems. It is tailored to the complex industry requirements. Besides the administration of test suites and their results, PROVEtech:TA offers the opportunity to handle signals and messages for different test scenarios.
For optimal testing within teams, the architectural design is multi-user accessible and hardware independent. Furthermore, the installation uses a database to ensure a consistent data handling. With the assignment of access rights and user rights, several test systems can use the same database independently. Our result: consistent and efficient tests in premium quality.
The Workpage offers user-friendly and diverse control and display elements, which help to stimulate and visualize signals, execute data acquisitions and record all change steps. During the evaluation of the measurements at the desk, the next tests can already run on the test system.
OUR ADDED VALUE
- High-quality software package due to our extensive experience in the practical software development
- Flexible, platform independent tool, integrating customer requirements early in development
- Perfect test coverage through real-time capability
- Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL): Testing a single or several interconnected ECUs
- Software-in the-Loop (SiL): Testing of the ECU software before the ECU actually exists
- Model-in-the-Loop (MiL): Testing of ECU models
- On-Board-Test: Testing in the vehicle Testing during current production engineering
- Testing in after-sales product analysis processes
- AKKA PROVEtech:RE
- ETAS LabCar
- National Instruments VeriStand and LabVIEW-RT
- Opal-RT Technologies RT-LAB
- QTronic Silver
- The MathWorks xPC Target
- dSPACE DS1005/1006, MicroAutoBox, SCALEXIO
WITH THE MODULAR CONCEPTION
The essential key component of the control software PROVEtech:TA is the Test Manager. It combines the environment for programming the test scripts and the complete management of all existing and executed test cases including revision control. The test scripts can run separately or in groups and they are stored together with the test results and reports in a database. These comprehensive functions enable a comfortable execution of regression tests.
For precise time measurement and reaction, tests using the Real-Time Automation Engine (RTAE) run on a real-time computer. The Automation Library helps defining the according sequences and parallelisms. In case real-time is not necessary for your use-case, it is even possible to execute the same test programs on non-real-time platforms. This helps you to migrate between real-time and non-real-time systems.
The diagnostics module in PROVEtech:TA enables the execution of diagnostics services and jobs. This typically includes accessing the ECU fault memory, variant coding and flashing. PROVEtech:TA supports ASAM MCD-3 D compliant diagnostic servers of diff erent providers for exchanging standard diagnostic messages with your ECUs using the UDS or KWP2000 protocol.
For testing the robustness and reliability of ECUs, the fault simulation module can inject electrical faults into the wiring and manipulate the network topology. In combination with the diagnostics module a typical use-case is to check if the ECU detected the fault and recorded the according trouble code. PROVEtech:TA supports different fault simulation hardware types from various vendors.
PROVEtech:TA integrates the ASAM CCP and XCP protocols for measurement and calibration in a seamless way. Access all your A2L file signals just like any other signal of your test system and measure them synchronously.