Part No: MPDG-CANbus-Automotive-MCD
MCD Toolset is an applications and diagnostics tool for working with
electronic control units in the automotive industry, and is offered by
partnership between Dearborn Group Technology &
RA Consulting GmbH, two leading companies in the world of in-vehicle
networks and automotive development.
DiagRA MCD Toolset
is an integrated development package for application engineers in the
automotive arena. The DiagRA MCD Toolset is an applications and diagnostics
tool for working with electronic control units in the automotive industry.
It combines advanced diagnostic development features with calibration using
CCP and DAQ utilizing A2I, Can.db, and SMB as well as a generic scan-tool.
The DiagRA MCD Toolset is fully
modular and fully scalable - meaning that you can start off with any one, or
any combination of the modules, and then upgrade the package to include any
of the available modules as needed. A wide range of
Operating System availability, supporting nearly every
commonly-used hardware device, including all of DG^s products as well as
many J2534, PCMCIA, RS232, and USB-to-CAN devices make this the perfect
toolset to use across disparate platforms.
A highly competitive licensing and
maintenance scheme ensures this product is a ‘must-have’ for many OEMs and
suppliers that are struggling to ensure commonality across departments and
application areas with shrinking budgets.
DiagRA MCD Toolset - Standards
ASAM standards are supported and
new developments such as ODX and XCP are supported as these standards roll
out. In particular,
ISO 15765: Road vehicles
— Diagnostics on Controller Area Networks (CAN), (International Organization
for Standardization, 2004), is required in many countries, and Part 3 of
that standard, refers to the implementation of Unified Diagnostic Services (UDS)
In order to implement
UDX, RA Consulting has selected Open Diagnostic eXchange format (ODX), an
XML-based ASAM standard for describing diagnostically relevant ECU data,
which is now available on the DiagRA MCD Toolset product line. ODX is
currently being jointly developed by ASAM and ISO, and in the future is
anticipated to be proposed as an ISO standard. Vehicle, ECU and tester
manufacturers can use the uniform, OEM-independent ODX format to describe
and exchange ECU diagnostic data. ODX was designed to be an open exchange
format, and we believe it is the best choice for use in joint projects
between automotive OEMs.
DiagRA MCD Toolset - Other
Features & Benefits
Proprietary implementations can
also be accommodated rapidly. It is a integration of the already widespread
tools: MescaRA, CalimeRA, Codes and DiagRA. The functional range continues
to exist in the three options DiagRA M, DiagRA C and DiagRA D.
The significant advantage for the
user is in particular the common use of the device driver for the interface
hardware, of protocols and parsers for the descriptive files in A2L or DBC
format. Acquired data can be used across all tools. It is thus possible to
graphically display series of measurements from diagnostic measured value
blocks for comparison purposes in DiagRA M and to simultaneously calibrate
it in the DiagRA C adjustment option.
On-line operation can be started
and terminated from all three parts of the toolset. Thereby, whenever it is
technically possible, the same interface hardware is used. In spite of this,
for example if there are several CAN buses, it is still possible to operate
several interfaces. The settings necessary for this can be carried out
During this integration process it
was particularly important to ensure that the individual toolset options
could run separately. The approximately 5000 users of our DiagRA diagnostics
tool will be able to find this again completely in the DiagRA D software.
For the upgrade all that’s required is a valid software maintenance
contract. Each of the current users can buy the other options and add them
to his tool, which is already on an operating system, by means of a simple
upgrade, provided they are available on the same operating system.
Find out more:
Here are the details
on the various DiagRA MCD Toolset components.