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Matthias Vogel
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineer
Division Manager Electronics | Software
+49 (0)6021 35 88 - 153
Andreas Fries
Industrial Engineer
Deputy Division Manger
+49 (0)6021 35 88 - 242

Software development of diagnostic application

  • Task

    Adaptation and further development of a tool for CAN diagnostics of instrument consoles. Based on an existing diagnostic application, project-specific changes should be made to allow testing of new product series.

  • Performance

    During analysis and later implementation, it was found that the changes continually ran up against the limitations of the existing system. This provided the opportunity to re-envision the diagnostic application. Then product-specific changes could be updated and changed more easily. The design was made significantly more modular, thus taking into consideration future adaptations occurring from new product series.

    Software service range
    • Programming and configuration of instrument consoles
    • Error diagnosis
    • Uses graphical modules for simpler operation
    • Option of defining own messages, macros and panels

    Tools used
    • CAN, LIN, MOST (Vector CANoe),
    • DOORS, MKS
    • LabVIEW
    • PC (Windows), text editor and spreadsheet program

  • Summary

    • The redesign of the diagnostic software permitted a modular structure
    • Simpler operation due to easy-to-manage graphical frontend
    • Future product series can now be more easily integrated