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Danlaw’s MxSuite Now Integrated with IBM Rational ALM Tool Chain

MxSuite Embedded Software Test Environment now validated, ready for Rational

Danlaw, Inc., a global provider of automotive embedded engineering solutions, announces their plug-in Mx-Suite RQM Adapter for the Rational Quality Manager (RQM). This allows engineering teams developing electronic modules to centrally manage test case generation and execution with test results tied directly to requirements.

With MxSuite RQM Adapter, MxSuite test artifacts can be linked to Rational Quality Manager Test Cases, which in turn provide traceability to all other ALM components like requirements, change management, planning, defect management, etc. Test scenario creation in MxSuite can now be initiated from the RQM. Test cases in RQM will launch the MxSuite when executed, either locally or over the network. After the completion of the test, a snapshot of the test result is displayed in RQM and a then a PDF report and full detailed results are automatically uploaded to RQM. The results can be loaded back into Mx-Suite for further detailed review or analysis at a later point in time.

“Integrating MxSuite with Rational Quality Manger provides automated testing capability plus real-time planning, lifecycle traceability and in-context collaboration,” said David Cole, Software Architect of Danlaw. “Built-in support of MxSuite with various hardware, tools, and communication protocols eliminates the need of interfacing RQM individually with each of them, thereby reducing effort, time, and cost.”

The MxSuite Embedded Software Test Environment is designed to help automotive ECU module suppliers produce their products more efficiently and with higher quality through continuous integration. Using intuitive graphical diagrams, software requirements are easily documented with performance criteria and tolerances, therefore simplifying software validation. MxSuite allows engineers to test development concepts using virtual prototypes before electronics are available.

MxSuite is used to validate models (MIL), execute tests on developer-written or auto-coded software (SIL), as well as run tests with bench and hardware in the loop (HIL) equipment. Comprehensive support is provided for AUTOSAR development and testing for both MIL and SIL. Automotive OEMs and tier 1 suppliers across body, powertrain, chassis, safety and infotainment alike continue to rely on MxSuite for its intuitive user interface and complete test coverage.