Platform development for EoL testing of intelligent sensors

Platform development for EoL testing of intelligent sensors

Challenge

Task

  • test field for sensors with very high variant diversity

Objective

  • flexible platform software/software solution that displays the most diverse requirements of test objects
  • establishment, withconsideration of functional safety as a testing standard, in various worldwide facilities

Framework

individual testing software for each variant to be tested, however:

  • traceability of tests and tested sensors were not possible on a continuous basis
  • maintainability and software expandability were not ensured
  • unsatisfactory software quality

Solution

individual testing software for each variant to be tested, however:

  • traceability of tests and tested sensors were not possible on a continuous basis
  • maintainability and software expandability were not ensured
  • unsatisfactory software quality

Benefits

  • expandable, maintainable, robust and flexible software solution for all variants to be tested
  • fulfilled traceability requirements for individual sensors
  • realization of requirements based on functional safety requirements
  • homogeneous software solution (worldwide across factories and facilities)

Technologies

  • industrial measurement technology (National Instruments)
  • LabVIEW
  • compact RIO & FPGA
  • platform development
  • variant management
  • application lifecycle management (ALM)
  • IPC
  • relational data banks