12/12/2017

Anniversary year at ETAS

ETAS celebrated several anniversaries in 2017. This year marks 20 years of INCA, for instance. With its INCA software products, ETAS has been offering flexible tools for the calibration, diagnostics, and validation of automotive electronic systems for two decades now.

A few INCA figures from the past make it clear just how much has changed in the past 20 years. When INCA 1.0 was released in 1997, it comprised an incredible eight floppy disks. INCA V6, launched in 2007, was the first version to enable the open integration of hardware as well as an open experiment environment. These factors certainly contributed to its success in the market. INCA has more than 30,000 users around the world, and the latest version is INCA V7.2.

And INCA is in good company, as the ETK product family has also had reason to celebrate in 2017. Our customers have associated ETK with a high-performance calibration interface for 25 years. This product family consists of a remarkable array of ETKs, XETKs, and FETKs. As such, these powerful ECU interfaces facilitate the development and calibration of electronic control units in motor vehicles.

If we look back in time to the year 1989, we can see the initial development of ETK products. In 1992, the ETK-M would become the first parallel ETK that a customer put into operation. 1999 marked the first serial ETK in the market, and project teams with Japanese customers, in particular, would go on to write the next chapter in the success story of ETAS calibration systems. Another milestone occurred in 2011, when the XETK-TRACE made it possible to take measurements without influencing the runtime behavior of ECUs. The FETK ECU interface was then launched in 2015. This interface offers a one-of-a-kind combination of high transmission rates of data and small latency times.