Test Management and Automation


  • Manage and automate MIL, SIL, and HIL testing
  • Use your favorite expert test authoring tools
  • Enjoy full traceability from requirements to test cases, test parameters, and test results – directly ensuring ISO 26262 compliance
  • Monitor all test activities with comprehensive dashboards and custom reports
  • Benefit from automatic consistency checks to prove that your tests are pertinent for the variant under test

SYNECT helps centrally manage data for the main test tasks, such as test development and test management. dSPACE offers a powerful testing tool chain optimized for the dSPACE test portfolio. From test authoring, test automation and test management to test execution on simulation platforms, SYNECT supports and optimizes the entire test process.

Test Development – Efficient and Traceable

  • Develop requirements-based tests
  • Use expert test authoring tools, such as AutomationDesk, NI TestStand, Vector CANoe/vTESTstudio, or use Python or MATLAB® scripts
  • Transfer tests directly to the test management tool without any manual effort
  • Speed up test development for new ECU variants by using variant-based parameterization and automatic consistency checks
  • Store and manage test case parameters, and verify the results of assigned tests

The SYNECT Test Management – Test Development module gives test developers the means to efficiently develop tests while maintaining traceability. If formalized test requirements are used, test cases can be automatically derived from the textual requirements. You can easily store different sets of parameter values for different test variants and reference them for future testing.

SYNECT AUD Authoring Framework (TAF)

  • Sophisticated tabular user interface for authoring test steps via drag & drop
  • Increased flexibility for integrating custom tests/actions
  • Optimized approach to organizing custom libraries and test cases
  • Reusable frameworks for multiple projects, resulting in less maintenance
  • Platform-independent framework that is compatible with different HIL models for the same test cases

If dSPACE AutomationDesk is already your favorite tool for test authoring and automation, dSPACE has developed a solution that simplifies the way you use AutomationDesk even further and lets you author test cases and test steps faster and more easily. The solution is called test authoring framework (TAF). With the TAF, even testers with little AutomationDesk experience can start authoring basic tests, benefiting from the tabular user interface and the step-based approach.

Test Planning and Execution – Powerful and Monitored

  • Systematically plan and control test execution
  • Track and evaluate the entire test progress
  • Monitor test results, archive the test result history, and generate reports for a comprehensive overview
  • Trace requirements up to the test results by connecting to requirement management tools
  • Check the requirement coverage and assess the maturity of the system under test at any time
  • Manage test execution on different platforms: HIL systems, VEOS, MicroAutoBox, Simulink®

The SYNECT Test Management – Planning & Execution module helps you manage and automate test execution. Execute tests on specific test systems or queue tests to be automatically executed by available test systems, whether the test systems are next door or in another country. The built-in execute queue displays the status of all executions on the different test systems.

Using SYNECT Test Management in combination with the integrated HIL workflow management, you can fully automate all steps required for HIL system setup, test preparation, execution, and evaluation, making testing much more efficient.

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