Vector, leading manufacture of software tools and components for the development of electronic systems, and froglogic GmbH, which specializes in test automation of graphical user interfaces, have together developed a solution for testing GUI-based embedded systems. The objective is to offer an integrated toolchain to develpment and test engineers from a wide variety of industries. Software tools from both the classic GUI test as well as from the ECU test are combined here. Comprehensive quality assurance is thereby ensured in all development stages.
Figure 1: Software-based embedded systems require not only testing of the specific software components but also testing of the user interface. Image rights: © Metamorworks
A common request within the scope of testing distributed systems is the inclusion of the complete system, including the graphical user interface (GUI). To this end, froglogic and Vector have combined their Squish test domain tools for GUI tests as well as CANoe and vTESTstudio for testing embedded systems to enable efficient quality assurance of the complete system.
Based on the open interfaces of Squish and the support of C# in vTESTstudio and CANoe, a plug-in was developed through which the complete functionality of Squish can be accessed directly from CANoe tests – including image- and property-based verifications, OCR as well as professional UI automation.
Figure 2: Tool chain for the integrated functional GUI test. Image rights: Vector Informatik GmbH
With the integrated approach of Vector and froglogic, users are able to realize fully integrated end-to-end tests in which the GUI control elements are stimulated before the resulting effect is verified at the hardware interfaces – and vice versa.
Free demo versions are available to interested parties:
- Squish from froglogic is available at firstname.lastname@example.org
- CANoe and vTESTstudio from Vector can be obtained from email@example.com
- The joint plug-in from froglogic and Vector can be downloaded at
com/resources/Connection_ Squish_and_vTESTstudio_CANoe. zip as well as at https://download.vector.com/ addons/Connection_Squish_and_ vTESTstudio_CANoe.zip
froglogic GmbH is a global leader in the software test automation market, providing state-of-the-art solutions to enhance software quality in any industry context. froglogic offers cutting-edge tooling to support GUI test automation, code coverage analysis and test result management, enabling customers to assess and steer their Quality Assurance efforts across an application’s lifecycle.
With products transforming the DevOps process and enabling users to develop and ship high-quality code, froglogic was recognized in the 2018 and 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation. froglogic supports over 3,500 customers in diverse industry segments worldwide, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and additional offices in the USA and Poland.
Vector is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet.
Vector has been a partner of automotive manufacturers and suppliers and related industries since 1988. Vector tools and services provide engineers with the decisive advantage to make a challenging and highly complex subject area as simple and manageable as possible. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. Worldwide customers in the automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace, transportation, and control technology industries rely on the solutions and products of the independent Vector Group for the development of technologies for future mobility.
Vector worldwide currently employs more than 3,000 people with sales of EUR 770 million in 2019. With its headquarters in Germany (Stuttgart), Vector has subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Romania, South Korea, India, China, and Brazil.
Figure 1: Image rights: © Metamorworks
Figure 2: Image rights: Vector Informatik GmbH