During the ECU development process, measurement data that refers to different states of calibration data must be compared. The ETAS MDA (Measure Data Analyzer) measurement data analysis tool lets users visualize, further process, analyze, and document measurement data. The tool supports MDF (Measurement Data Format) and enables users to evaluate correlations between diagnosis data and measurement signals from the ECU and from sensors and vehicle buses.
Measurement data can be displayed in a uniform layout with the help of predefinable configurations. Using the same views and settings to display signals from different measurements makes it easy to compare measurements. Layouts for printing and documenting measurement results can easily be configured to comply with corporate design specifications. Evaluation results can be saved in MDA as MDF and XDA files for selected signals and time ranges.
The MDA data analysis tool is available as a component of the INCA base product or as a standalone tool.
ETAS currently offers two versions of MDA:
The MDA V7.2 measurement data analysis tool lets users display and analyze measurement data using virtual oscilloscopes with YT and XY display modes, as well as tables and statistical analyses. In addition, this version offers a wide range of functions that support the display and analysis of measurement data.
The latest version of the measurement data analysis tool, MDA V8.1, enables rapid processing even with large files and data volumes as regards the number of signals, the channel groups, and the measurement values. This version supports measurement files in the new MDF V4.x format, standardized by ASAM, and older, proprietary versions of the MDF format that are still used by numerous development and testing tools. In MDA V8.1, measurement data can be processed in both the new and the older formats, and the various formats can all be converted into all the others.
Version 8.1 of the new MDA has been available alongside MDA V7.2 since September. All INCA users can download the new version free of charge from the Download Center.
The range of functions in MDA V8 is enhanced continously, taking user requirements into account, through software updates in the form of quarterly-released service packs. In this way, ETAS provides a tool that lets users analyze the large volumes of data that can result from measurements using the new FETK ECU interface, the ES89x ECU and Bus Interface Modules, INCA V7.2, or the new ES820 drive recorder module.
- Visualize and evaluate ECU and vehicle measurement data
- Use in-vehicle or on the test bench in combination with INCA
- Use as a standalone tool
- Generate measurement files in MDF format
- Automatic display of measurement data in MDA after end of recording in INCA
- Synchronization of cursors and time intervals for different displays
- Calculation of derived signals
- Separation of display layouts and measurement data
- Shell extension for managing measurement files with Windows Explorer