How Checkta boosts embedded development

embedded development  


In a world where time to market is constantly accelerating, the demand for real time embedded systems of increasing complexity and rapidly changing requirements presents new challenges to engineers with responsibility for development, testing, calibration and validation. Checkta is a range of simple-to-use, cost-effective devices for engineers to assist them in meeting these challenges by allowing the full stimulation of Electronic Control Units on the desk. For many years now, complex real time embedded systems have been tested using Hardware in the Loop (HiL) systems to simulate the plant before prototype hardware becomes available. However, HiL systems are an expensive and therefore limited resource, usually situated in their own laboratories, requiring complex and time-consuming set up and configuration. Testing is often done at a later stage during the development process than is ideal, potentially resulting in long feedback loops and greater costs.


Checkta Stimulus Generators can be used to enhance the development process prior to HiL and field validation, greatly increasing the probability that testing with valuable HiL and hardware resources will be a success. Checkta empowers the development team by providing an autonomous platform that enables early and repeated evaluation of the target system.


Engineers can evaluate early and often, giving them continual, short feedback loops, increasing productivity and reducing the risk of failure in HiL and field validation.
An important distinction is made between a Stimulus signal and a Simulated signal for Checkta Stimulus Generators.
  • A Stimulus signal is a signal that is considered to be close enough to exercise an input stage sufficiently to confirm the input stage/software feature functions.
  • A Simulated signal is a signal that is considered to be sufficiently accurate to confirm an input stage/software feature works to specification.