Development tool CANoe comes with improved menu structure

May 02, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Automotive software tool vendor Vector Informatik (Stuttgart, Germany) has introduced version 9.0 of its proven development tool CANoe. The most apparent improvements are a fundamentally revised operating concept of the tool, which is aligned to the most important application areas. This simplifies initial use of the tool for beginners but professional users also can benefit from a simplified menu structure. Plus, the software now supports the Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) standard.

CANoe is a software tool for developing individual ECUs as well as entire in-car data networks. It supports the entire development process from planning to final system testing. In Version 9.0, Vector is forging new paths with its operating concept. The menu structure is now organized according to the most important application cases: Analysis, Simulation, Test and Diagnostics. This new operating philosophy was implemented based on a contemporary “ribbon” approach.

The menu ribbon configured by the user also improves quick access to frequently used functions. The menu ribbon can be conveniently used to control logging, signal generators and macros. In addition, important windows and dialogs can be added to a favorites list. From the ribbon, the user can also insert important analysis windows – such as Trace, Graphic or Data Windows – into the measurement setup.

Version 9.0 of CANoe also supports the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI). FMI is an open standard for exchanging simulation models (FMUs) between the tools of various manufacturers. CANoe can import and simulate FMUs as well as export them. FMU export is especially helpful to make connections between CANoe and other tools in an easy way and via a standardized interface.

With regard to Autosar, the new CANoe version supports the system description for Autosar 4.2. There is also a new communication layer for displaying and processing dynamic Autosar PDUs in “PDU streaming”. Both new features are available for Ethernet and CAN FD.

In addition, the Interactive Generator Block (CAN IG) was fully revised and provided with a modern user interface. Now, signal generators are configured in CAN IG in the same way as for signal generators that are available as separate functions. This means that CANoe users do not need to learn different concepts.

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