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Integration Testing Tool Comes with Enhanced Support of ASAP2

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The latest version of Tessy, a tool to automate unit / integration testing of embedded software and distributed by Hitex Development Tools, now offers enhanced support of the ASAP2 standard. Tessy can use the standard’s conversion rules to change a (physical) test input value into a binary value, which then can be used for the test. Conversely, Tessy can convert binary test results into physical formats the test engineer is used to. This allows him to work in a familiar way when generating test cases and checking test results.

Tessy has already supported the ASAP2 standard for more than ten years. The new release now also enables the initialization of characteristic curves with physical values. All kinds of definition for axises and data from ASAP V1.5.1 are supported by Tessy. Furthermore, all values that are entered in Tessy using the integrated editor or that are imported into Tessy from files are converted to the nearest valid physical value according to the ASAP conversion rule in question.

ASAP2’s full name is ASAM MCD-2 MC. ASAM stands for the organization (Association for the Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems) and MCD for Measurement, Calibration and Diagnosis. It is a standard for the conversion of physical values in their ususal representation (e.g., temperature in °C) and the internal (binary) representation of the value in the memory of a computer. This conversion may not be trivial, i.e., a binary zero does not need to represent 0°C in any case, but the binary zero may represent for instance -40°C (and the binary one may represent -39.5°C). The standard is mostly used in the automotive field, where values from the memory of an electronic control unit (ECU) need to be converted for input and display using external tools, e.g., calibrating tools.

Hitex Development Tools, Irvine, CA. (949) 863-0320. [www.hitex.com].