Vector optimizes automotive bench test with new execution platform

Vector optimizes automotive bench test with new execution platform

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Vector has introduced the VN8917 real-time execution platform, which consists of a high-performance base device and various interface plug-in modules, to optimize test with complex MATLAB simulations or CANoe configurations.

CANoe is a family of development and testing software tools from Vector for automotive HIL and SIL applications. These reliable tools can be applied throughout the entire development process, from planning to system testing, including HIL on prototype hardware or real target hardware as well as SIL in virtual execution environments on the computer, in virtual machines or in the cloud. Extensive application options offer engineers who design, develop and test networks the right project support in each case. 

The VN8917 base unit with integrated 11th generation Intel XEON processor is suitable for multi-channel configurations and extensive FlexRay and Ethernet simulations. In addition, the network interface supports co-simulation applications, as well as MATLAB simulations with high-performance requirements.

The VN8917 execution platform offers the necessary performance required for high-performance CANoe test configurations. This applies, for example, to applications that require a high data throughput and need to access multiple bus channels and I/Os. The connection to the PC is established via Ethernet or USB 3.0. Ethernet data rates of up to 2.5 Gbit/s are supported.

In addition, the VN8917 execution platform offers standalone operation of CANoe simulations. This allows CANoe simulations to be carried out autonomously in the test bench environment without an operating PC.

Furthermore, the fast onboard memory is suitable for logging bus events.

Key advantages of CANoe software test tools include:

  • Only one tool for all development and test tasks, whether in SIL or HIL context
  • Easy automated testing with consistently reusable test runs
  • Simulation of error situations early in the development process to easily identify and correct problems
  • User-friendly graphical and text-based evaluation of results
  • Independence from hardware and other software components and therefore ideally suited for CI/CT environments right from the start of the project
  • Comprehensive ways for simulating and testing ECU diagnostics

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