Technical Data

MDA V7 Minimum MDA V7 Recommended MDA V8 Minimum MDA V8 Recommended

PC hardware

2 GHz dual-core processor 3 GHz Pentium® quad-core processor 2 GHz dual-core processor 3 GHz Pentium® quad-core processor or equivalent
DVD-ROM drive for software installation, if installed by DVD
Network adapter
VGA graphic card with a VGA display and resolution of 1024 x 768 with min. 16-bit colours XGA graphic card with a XGA display and a resolution of 1024 x 768 with 16-bit colours and DirectX 7 support Graphic card with at least a resolution of 1280 x 1024, 1 GB RAM, 32-bit colours and DirectX 9 support

Operating system

Windows® Vista SP1 (32-bit) or higher*
Windows® 7 SP1 (32 or 64-bit) or higher
Windows® 8 (32 or 64-bit) or higher
Windows® 8.1 (32 or 64-bit) or higher
Windows® 10 (64-bit) or higher

* Support up to MDA V7
Windows® 8.1 (64-bit) or higher
Windows® 10 (64-bit) Version 1803 or higher
Windows® 10 Enterprise (64-bit) LTSC 2016 or higher
MDA V7 runs in 32-bit compatibility mode on a 64-bit operating system
(English, French, Japanese, Chinese and German operating system versions are supported)



Free Disk Space

500 MB [1] >10 GB [1] 5 GB [1] >10 GB [1]
[1] Size of application data not included
Important notes:
- In order to run MDA, the user must have read and write access to the registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ETAS (for more details about user privileges, please refer to section 3.1.4 “User Privileges Required for Installation and Operation" in the user’s manual.
- For installing MDA on Windows 7 Ultimate, the Microsoft hotfix "Windows6.1-KB968211-x86" must be installed previously.
- Hyper-threading must be supported by the CPU.
- To enhance the MDA performance, it is recommended to use computers with as much memory (RAM) as possible and a fast hard disk drive.
- It is recommended to keep the target operating system always updated (with latest updates for Windows® operating systems from Microsoft).
- Multiple monitors can be used, but there is no special functionality in MDA7 for them.

This product has been developed and released for use in automotive applications. For usage in other domains please contact your ETAS representative.