Robot replaces manual testing
Berner & Mattner: MESSINA RS Test Automation for Infotainment/Interior Electronics
Where once car stereos or climate control were located, now head units of multi-functional infotainment systems can be found. The variety of infotainment functions has to be verified for different implementations. MESSINA RS executes the test sequences through precise control of a six-axis robotic arm enabling to run tests fully automated day and night. This allows for a greater testing depth in shorter time periods. The robotic arm precisely replicates the driver's operation therewith enabling automated testing of new and future operating concepts - such as touch screens, push rotary actuators or the changing of CDs.
Unique architecture and interface
MESSINA RS is based on the proven concept of the testing platform MESSINA. Model-based test specifications are stored in Rhapsody or Enterprise Architect as a sequence. They are imported into MESSINA and automatically converted into the required test codes. The parameters for the test sequence execution can be specified individually. The automatic tool change also allows for different test sequences to run automatically during the night or over the weekend. The MESSINA real-time HiL technology synchronously captures robot actions and all ECU signals relevant for test evaluation. The signals range from voltage and current values to CAN or LIN bus system signals. Open interfaces of the MESSINA RS system facilitate the integration into the customer's existing tool environments.
More information and a video showing MESSINA RS in live use can be downloaded at www.berner-mattner.com/....
Über Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH
Berner and Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH specializes in systems engineering, development and testing of complex electronic and mechanical systems. We offer a variety of services ranging from consulting, conceptual design, software and systems development to the setup and operation of entire test and integration systems.
We are a strategic partner for our customers' development departments of the automotive, energy, defence, mechanical engineering, space and transportation industries, providing customized software and engineering solutions based on our products and services. In doing so, we optimize efficiency and quality of our customers' software and system development. This is why leading companies such as Audi, BMW, Bombardier, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Siemens and many more have been placing their trust in Berner and Mattner's expertise. The company with headquarters in Munich was founded in 1979, currently employs 370 people at 7 sites in Germany and Austria and is a member of the international Assystem Group. Further information on Berner & Mattner: www.berner-mattner.com.