Automated Test System for Electronic Control Units and Prototypes of Them in Vehicle Networks 2001-01-0061
The number of electronic control units (ECU) in modern automobiles has steadily increased lately. Joining them in a vehicle network causes complex bus structures, in which ECU's of different suppliers have to cooperate. In order to keep the development effort as small as possible, the automobile industry would rather have the possibility of testing these bus structures in an early state of development. This was the reason why we created a test system for the network management of a CAN-Low-Speed network, which supports the test of an electronic control system in many states of development. This test system is able to check different network structures and to search errors in the ECU's by checking the network management.
This is done by an automatic test that generates an evaluation and a report.