MDA V7.2

ETAS MDA V7.2 (Measure Data Analyzer) is used for displaying and analyzing ECU and vehicle measurement data in MDF or ASCII format. To this end, the MDA V7.2 offers four views: graphical (YT and XY oscilloscope), tabular, and statistical as well as a map view for GPS data. Users can personalize the layout and contents. The MDA V7.2 provides many useful functions such as zooming or scrolling through the measurement data, synchronizing various displays, or searching for events using freely definable conditions. In addition, MDA V7.2 supports the definition, calculation, visualization, and analysis of signals, events, and bits. For documentation and visualization, displays created using the MDA V7.2 can be printed out according to user-defined templates. Measurement data files or parts thereof can be exported to MDF and ASCII formats.

The final service pack for MDA V7.2 will be released in December 2019. Please find information about this service pack (What’s new) and the service pack itself in the Download Center.


The MDA V7.2 measurement data analysis tool can be used for various applications:

  • Visualization and evaluation of ECU and vehicle measurement data
  • Location display synchronous with measurement based on GPS data in a map view
  • Data analysis with the help of many application-specific functions


  • Time-saving reuse of configuration settings due to separation of display configuration and measurement data
  • Capability for easily comparing different measurement files thanks to the option to display signals from different measurement files in one instrument.
  • Time comparability of data by visualization of signals with different time frames on a joint time-axis
  • “Snapshot functionality”: Even while measurement files are still being recorded in INCA, it is possible to display and check the measurement data recorded thus far directly in MDA. 


  • Display:
    • Yt/xy oscilloscope, tabular and statistical display, and a GPS map view
    • Visualization of measurement breaks, special events, and comments on measurement
    • Display of measurement values at a specific time via cursor
    • Zooming and scrolling within the display
    • Synchronization of cursors and time intervals of different displays
    • Graphical shifting of measurement curves along x-axis
    • Interruption of time-axes for joint display of relevant measurement curve excerpts in one display
  • Analysis:
    • Calculating signals derived from original measurement data
    • Exchanging signal calculation formulas with INCA
    • Searching for events based on freely definable conditions
    • Commenting on events within displays
    • Placing bookmarks at special points for subsequent analysis