The K-DCP Engineering toolchain is an integrated toolset which caters to all diagnostic engineering use-cases and processes across the OE vehicle development flow.
The toolchain has been designed to embrace and leverage the benefits of data re-usability, transparency and uniformity throughout the development process. It encompasses tools that enable the OEM system and component engineers to seamlessly execute activities such as:
As an integrated set-up, the Engineering toolchain enables >30% reduction in authoring efforts (when compared to tool-chains existing in the market today), whilst delivering improved and consistent data quality.
The tool-chain enables authoring productivity gains by driving the following improvements:
The Database Designer offers a comfortable working environment for diagnostic functional specification of all the ECUs within a vehicle. Users can create standards compliant ODX data for OEM and supplier industries.
Effective data management is a critical element of a successful diagnostic solution. KPIT understands that regardless of data volume (single ECU, system or entire platform), an effective tool is required that can enable rapid visualization, understanding and data modification.
The Database Designer is the perfect solution. It provides standards compliant, drag-and-drop, element-by-element ODX (or PDX) manipulation capabilities without the need for any intermediate import/export.
The ECU Editor is a productivity-focused, use-case specific authoring environment that enables collaborative, quality data authoring through re-use and validation whilst isolating authors from the underlying content deliverables.
As vehicle systems evolve and electrical complexity increases, it is essential that diagnostic data authoring keeps pace. The product development cycle is facing growing pressures from tightly-controlled programme timelines, multiple design inputs and a continuing trend towards service-oriented, function-based systems.
The ECU Editor meets this challenge head-on and is designed from the ground-up to promote efficiency and productivity through use-case focused features that actively re-use existing authoring effort.
KPIT’s OTX Authoring Suite (AS) is a re-imagination of OTX authoring that focusses on simplifying the overall authoring experience, whilst understanding and optimizing the productivity of different user groups.
KPIT understands that whether the organization is large or small, diagnostic engineers should be focusing on the development of relevant diagnostics applications and functions.
To that effect, KPIT provides a fully-integrated, feature-rich, productivity-focused authoring suite that truly meets the modern authoring needs. The suite delivers use-case specific functionality such as:
KPIT’s Engineering Tester is an essential tool for verification of diagnostic functions throughout the vehicle. It provides ECU and communication protocol monitoring and manipulation features that leverage integrated diagnostic data and can be utilized for use-cases such as parameter monitoring/update, bus-monitoring, and flashing.
It is an essential tool for observing behavior and identifying functional defects during the diagnostic development process. It provides advanced functionality that improves engineer productivity and lowers development cost.
KPIT’s ECU Validator is an Automated Diagnostic Compliance Tester tool. It provides Diagnostic protocol testing and ECU implementation validation and is mainly used by testing departments and ECU suppliers.
With the ECU Validator, ECU conformity certification is no longer a high-cost process, nice-to-have or an after-thought. This is now an integral part of your diagnostic data process and under your control.
KPIT’s Business Integration platform provides a cohesive and unified end-to-end data flow across K-DCP Tools to left-shift the diagnostic data development process. It leverages standard enterprise methodologies to ease data transition between departments and truly provide a joined-up, single diagnostics development platform.
It follows Enterprise integration methodologies, with industry specifications like REST HAL, OPEN API, etc; to expose diagnostic data services within the diagnostic data development process.
KPIT tools are integrated out-of-the-box, and authorized external applications can easily be added through simple integration interfaces.
KPIT’s Business Integration Platform joins the dots between processes and tools, and: