ECU Testing and Verification Using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

Thorough and reliable testing is essential to verify and test controller designs. The automotive and aerospace industries have the most challenging electronic testing requirements. Electronic Control Units, or ECUs, are often used in these industries, where high reliability and high operational predictability are critical. The correct operation of these ECUs is typically verified by using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation. Paul Bovingdon, Technical Engineering Manager at Pickering Interfaces, discusses the current trends in testing and benefits of using the industry standard PXI platform for HILS automated fault insertion and sensor simulation.