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The latest technical article written by Dr. Stefan Krauß explores the current approaches for ECU testing. The Global Product Line Manager Testing presents current development activities and approaches for comprehensive and structured ECU testing, as well as appropriate concepts by Vector.

Specifically for electrically-powered commercial vehicles and buses, Vector developed the controller VC36PLC-24. We show you how to easily and cost-efficiently realize standardized communication with the charging infrastructure.

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AUTOSAR / Embedded Software and Systems / Safety

Adaptive AUTOSAR for the New Volkswagen Electric Vehicle Platform

Speech: Adaptive AUTOSAR

At the Vector Congress 2016, Dr. Marcel Wille from Volkswagen gave an exciting view on the Adaptive AUTOSAR strategy of VW and the E/E architecture of the upcoming MEB vehicle platform. Watch the video of the worth knowing lecture!

More News about AUTOSAR / Embedded Software and Systems / Safety

Vector enables flashing of Linux-based ECUs according to OEM requirements. Get more information!


Timing-Architects (TA) and Vector join forces for multi-core development. Benefit from a complete tool chain for developing your distributed multi-core real-time systems. Vector enables global sales of TA products. More information about the universal tool solution.


New AUTOSAR Advanced Training! Enhance and deepen your knowledge in special areas, such as optimization tasks, requirements for functional safety and new technologies. Register now.


Has Functional Safety Ceased to be a Topic of Interest? – Statement of Dr. Heling, Leader of the “Software ISO 26262” working group within ZVEI and Director of the Embedded Software Product Line at Vector. To the statement.


Current Approaches for ECU Testing – What Really Matters

Current approaches for ECU testing

What are the current developments and approaches for ECU testing? What are the appropriate methods? Do previous test approaches actually support all cutting-edge technologies, such as ADAS or autonomous driving? Learn in this management article what is really important and which concepts Vector offers as solutions. To the technical article.

More News about Testing

Poor CAN / CAN FD network signal quality is easy to evaluate with the right methods – such as eye diagram analysis. How to identify and correct negative impacts when configuring these networks at an early stage. Read here.


Experience innovations in ECU quality assurance and testing in the automotive and commercial vehicle sector live on May 15 and 16, 2017 at the 3rd. Vector Testing Symposium in Stuttgart. Save the Date.


Hybrid Aircraft Tested Successfully – A Continuous Test Solution with CANoe and the VT System. To the article.

Network Interfaces


High demands on real-time and latencies when testing ECUs? The new high-performance network interface VN8911, for CAN FD, LIN and FlexRay with Intel ATOM Processor combines both, also in stand-alone operation mode. Get more information here.

Automotive Ethernet

Know-how: Time Synchronization in Automotive Ethernet Networks – Balancing Act Between AUTOSAR, IEEE, and TSN

Time Synchronization in Automotive Ethernet Networks

In order to be able to use Ethernet in the automobile for time-critical applications, some challenges in terms of time synchronization have to be mastered. The current possibilities and limitations of Ethernet networking in the vehicle as well as future solutions and improvements are described in this article.

ECU Calibration

Calibration Data Management Solution without Internal Expenses for Installation, Operation and Maintenance?

vCDM in "Software-as-a-Service" mode

Reach your goals faster with vCDM in "Software-as-a-Service" mode. Besides the user access to the PC, a CDM solution consists of a server and the database. This infrastructure can be subscribed from Vector on a project-related basis. Use a CDM solution quickly without effort and simultaneously have full cost transparency! All advantages at a glance.

More News about ECU Calibration

Reliably solving measurement tasks with vMeasure exp. More information about flexible measurement software.


Easy collaboration on parameter set files within a team: New CANape option for processing the same data sets jointly. All information!


128 pages know-how about XCP measurement and calibration protocol in the 3rd extended edition of the XCP reference book. It’s also available as e-book. Order now for free.


AUTOSAR-compliant Diagnostics at the Touch of a Button

AUTOSAR-compliant Diagnostics at the Touch of a Button

With CANdelaStudio 8.5 SP2, Vector introduces a solution for AUTOSAR-compliant parametrization of diagnostic basic software for vehicle ECUs. Development teams at vehicle and ECU manufacturers are now able to generate AUTOSAR DEXT files (Diagnostic EXTtracts) at the push of a button. Read more.


Quick Realization of Charging Communication of Electric Buses and Trucks


Are you looking for an ECU for the communication of electric buses and trucks with the charging infrastructure? The VC36PLC-24 has been particularly developed for use in commercial vehicles. It provides a PLC interface for communication with the charging infrastructure, CAN interfaces, control of the Combo 2 connector and much more. Inform yourself now.

More News about E-Mobility

“Booster” of E-Mobility: Inductive Charging. Read in our technical article, how the industry is now converting the results from the evaluation phase of ongoing development projects into specific products. Read the article free of charge.

Development of Distributed Systems

E/E Development for Future Vehicle Innovations

E/E Development for Future Vehicle Innovations

A lot of change, a lot of challenges - This applies to the development of modern electric/electronic architectures today more than ever. Numerous development criteria must be taken into account, and classic vehicle domains need to be linked to new functions in the areas of driver assistance and autonomous driving. Two technical articles show, how to be on route here with model-based design tools and how to solve complex development tasks successfully as a team:


The article "E/E development for future vehicle innovations" describes alternatives for implementing an E/E development platform and database.


The article "How to master the next generation of E/E systems?" focuses on architecture design in PREEvision.

Become a PREEvision Certified Application Engineer!

New training program from March 2017.



Which industry trends and technologies are relevant in 2017? We have spoken with technology companies worldwide. Benefit from the industry trends and our recommendations (PDF).

Company News and Events

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Upcoming Events within the next 3 Months

Visit us at an event in your area or take part in a webinar conveniently from your workplace. Participation is free of charge. We look forward to meeting you.

Vector TechDays / TechNights:

07.02.2017: Vector TechDay Santa Clara

Vector Events:

16.02.2017: Vector CAN FD Symposium 2017, Stuttgart


27.04.2017: Vector E-Mobility Engineering Day 2017, Stuttgart

Fairs & Congresses:

07.02.2017: Automotive Ethernet Congress, Munich


22.02.2017: Automotive Industry Technology Expo, Bangkok


22.02.2017: Vehicle Testing & Engineering Expo, Bangkok


06.03.2017: Automotive Testing Expo 2017 Korea, Seoul


14.03.2017: embedded world, Nuremberg


14.03.2017: 17. Internationales Stuttgarter Symposium


28.03.2017: Bordnetze im Automobil, Ludwigsburg


28.03.2017: messtec + sensor masters, Stuttgart


25.04.2017: Aviation Electronics Europe, Munich

Vector Webinars:

09.02.2017: Functional Safety with ISO 26262 – Principles and Practice


22.02.2017: Manage Calibration Data Professionally with vCDM 6. 0 – What’s New


22.02.2017: Automotive Cyber Security – Challenges and Practical Guidance


08.03.2017: Flashing ECUs over CAN (FD), Ethernet, FlexRay or LIN


05.04.2017: Vehicle Diagnostic Testing – Quick and Easy with Indigo


06.04.2017: Automated Testing of Diagnostic Protocol Implementation and Integration . . .


26.04.2017: OBD Diagnostics – Indigo as OBD / WWH OBD Scan Tool

All upcoming Events in detail!

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