Service Packs

Quarterly released Service Packs allow users to benefit from the continuous development of MDA V8. A new Service Pack installation replaces the former Service Pack installation (of the same MDA V8.x version). Reuse of configurations created with an older MDA V8 versions is possible.

Brief video about the basic usage of MDA V8.

A general brief overview of the MDA V8 functionality is available as PDF on the MDA download page.

MDA V8.6.0

The following improvements are available with MDA V8.6.0:

  • Import of Display Name Rule Sets from MDA V8 configurations
  • Filtering in Variable Explorer based on label files (*.LAB)
  • Support of Windows 11

For a complete overview of all improvements, and more details please see "What’s New" slides [pdf].

MDA V8.5.7

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.5.7:

  • Import of Calculated Signals from existing MDA V8 configurations

  • Enhancements for Read & Write support of textual measure file formats

    • Option to define the structure of the signal name, device, and unit information

    • More flexible handling of the time channel, e.g. for combined date and time information

  • MdfConvert.exe: support of customer specific textual measure file formats

For a complete overview of all improvements, and more details please see "What’s New" Slides [pdf]

MDA V8.5.6

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.5.6:

  • CAN Bus Trace Add-On: Support of ARXML files for interpretation of BLF file contents
  • For Display Name Rule sets variable target groups can be defined more flexible
  • Export of enumeration signals into textual file formats as decimal value or as text
  • Removed measure files are shown in File Explorer if these are causing ‘no-match’ signals
  • Better overview and access to MDA V8 feature videos

For a complete overview of all improvements, and more details please see "What’s New" Slides [pdf]

MDA V8.5.5

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.5.5:

  • Replacement of individual signals
  • Several Display Name Rule Sets can be created and applied
  • Export of measure data with definable equidistant time raster
  • Support of signals having a ‘nested conversion’

For a complete overview of all improvements, and more details please see "What’s New" Slides [pdf]

MDA V8.5.4

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.5.4:

  • Calculation Signals: Support of LookUp tables for Curves (1D) and Maps (2D) with linear or constant interpolation
  • Variable Explorer: Introduction of Quick Filters to find the relevant variables faster
  • Add-On: Video instrument for playing video files recorded using INCA Video Add-On
  • Measurement File Export: Automatic compression of MDF V4.1.x files

For a complete overview of all improvements, and more details please see "What’s New" Slides [pdf].

MDA V8.5.3

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.5.3:

  • Several improvements for Export functionality, e.g. include all signals from all files
  • First step towards LookUp table support in calculated signals: Curves in not interpolated mode
  • Add-On: Support of Bus Trace files (BLF) in combination with CAN DBC file

For a complete overview of all improvements, and more details please see ‘What’s New’ Slides [pdf].

MDA V8.5.2

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.5.2:

  • Command Line Tool 'MdfCombine.exe' for merging of measure files
  • Instrument and Axes Properties view for quick configuring
  • Displaying Event signals in the GPS map view
  • Improved signal re-assignment when pasting from another configuration

For a complete overview of all improvements, and more details please see ‘What’s New’ Slides [pdf].

MDA V8.5.1

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.5.1*:

  • Editing of measure file comment and other meta-information
  • Import of definitions for calculated signals from INCA and MDA V7 (*.xcs)
  • Creation of label files (*.lab) to support a quick re-selection in e.g. INCA Experiment Environment
  • Oscilloscope improvements: automatic update of cursor values, and new UI element for easier signal to axis assignment
  • Optimized font size and line spacing to have more compact list views

* To align Service Pack numbering of MDA V8.5 and INCA V7.3, the version number V8.5.0 was skipped.

For more details please see ‘What’s New’ slides [pdf].

MDA V8.4.1

Video language: English

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.4.1:

  • Snapshot Recording in combination with INCA V7.3.0 i.e. MDA V8.4.1 can be opened from INCA while the recording is still ongoing
  • Import of calculated signals used in INCA Experiment Environment
  • Synchronized cursors are displayed in the GPS Map instrument
  • Several improvements for oscilloscope, like option for default behavior for signal-to-axis assignment

For more details please see ‘What’s New’ slides [pdf].

MDA V8.4.0

Video language: German

The following major improvements are available with MDA V8.4.0:

  • GPS map viewer to display a track using longitude and latitude
  • Possibility to define rule for shrinking of long signal names to a relevant fragment
  • Apply a time offset for individual signals
  • Display of events (datatype EVENT, “$ signals”) in the oscilloscope
  • Connect to an already running EHANDBOOK-NAVIGATOR session (requires EHANDBOOK-NAVIGATOR V8.0)

For more details please see ‘What’s New’ slides [pdf].