March 28, 2006 10:37 ET

Teradyne and Softing Use Automotive Standard to Connect Their Systems

ISMANING & HAAR, Germany--(CCNMatthews - Mar 28, 2006) -

Using ASAM-standards not only simplifies the process of creating and testing diagnostic information for vehicle manufacturers and control module suppliers, but also enables different tool suppliers to interconnect their systems. Teradyne (NYSE:TER) and Softing proved the standard-conformity of their product platforms in a cross-test, by linking the diagnostic authoring- and runtime system GRADE-X™ and the DTS-CommunicationServer (DTS-COS) via the ASAM MCD-3-D interface.

"DTS-COS proved yet again to be a platform for diagnostic applications", Mr. Steffelbauer, Manager Standard Products, Softing commented: "Being the first product on the market, DTS-COS provides a highly developed maturity."

"The minimal effort required for realising this connection shows the effectiveness of the open architecture of GRADE-X and success of the ASAM standards" comments Martin Eichhorn, Teradyne Product Manager GRADE-X.

The GRADE-X authoring- and runtime system can make use of tested and approved DTS7-COS ODX-diagnostic information via the ASAM MCD-3-D interface. Therefore, control modules can be accessed among others using all EDIC®-platforms and their various protocol implementations.

Teradyne and Softing presented the test results at the ASAM-membership meeting in March 2006.

About Teradyne Diagnostic Solutions

Based in Manchester, England, Teradyne Diagnostic Solutions provides diagnostic support to producers and users of complex electronically controlled vehicles throughout the complete product lifecycle, from design through manufacturing to service. It currently employs over 370 people with offices located worldwide. For more information visit www.teradyne-ds.com.

About Teradyne

Teradyne is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics used in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. In 2005, Teradyne had sales of $1.08 billion, and currently employs about 4,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradyne.com. Teradyne ® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All product names are trademarks of Teradyne, Inc. (including its subsidiaries) or their respective owners.

About Softing

Softing AG, based in Haar near Munich, has been a reliable system partner to vehicle manufacturers, system and ECU suppliers and provided powerful tools and solutions for more than 15 years. Softing, with around 170 employees and a turnover of over 20 million Euros, is the specialist for ECU communication and vehicle diagnostics in the vehicle. Long-term customers of Softing include all leading automobile manufacturers. Softing is one of the top suppliers with around 50,000 installations in the growth market for test and diagnostic systems in vehicle electronics.



Contact Information

  • Teradyne Diagnostics Solutions
    Jenny Shaw, Tel: +44 (0)161-491-9149
    Email: jenny.shaw@teradyne.com
    +44 (0)161-491-9104 (FAX)