Effective test processes in the ECU development

Standardized test processes, reusable test cases, testing across different sites: The test automation software EXAM (short for EXtended Automation Method) is a solution and methodology for the graphical development of test cases. In addition to hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulation and test bench automation, areas of application include industrial automation, embedded development and software-in-the-loop (SiL) simulation.

Based on decades of experience in the field of test automation, MicroNova has created solutions to optimize and accelerate the test process. This means that HiL resources are used in the best possible way, and automation solutions relieve staff while keeping costs as low as possible.

Further Information

Video "Automated tests with EXAM" (German)

Webinar recording from June 2020, duration: 65 minutes

  • EXAM - concept and areas of application
  • Test setup
  • Product and architecture
  • Demo

Unified language for test situations

As a comprehensive methodology based on the Unified Modelling Language (UML), EXAM creates a uniform, platform-independent language for the representation of test situations. With this tool companies are able to establish uniform testing processes, ensure the reusability of test cases and run tests together with partners or suppliers beyond the boundaries of department and enterprise. Thanks to the high level of user-friendliness no in-depth programming skills are required to graphically model test procedures in sequence diagrams or activity diagrams.

Freeware license

EXAM's full scope of functions is free of charge - unique for a solution of this kind: The tooling is under Freeware license, the core libraries are available as open source. As part of the further development all parties concerned have always involved the users rather strongly. The result is an advanced system with tooling and libraries where both user-friendliness and functionality are equally significant.

Contact for more than 1,500 users

More than 800 users in the Volkswagen Group now use the solution, and a total of about 1,500 users. The EXAM experts at MicroNova assist in solving problems and provide customized solutions. They also offer professional and hands-on training. In all services related to EXAM, users benefit from the extensive know-how MicroNova has accumulated over many years of developing the test automation solution..

EXAM provides numerous interfaces for hardware and software components

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XiL Plattforms

  • ASAM XiL API (MAPort, EESPort)
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  • dSPACE ControlDesk 
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Measurement & Calibration

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  • dSPACE ControlDesk 


  • Vector CANalyzer
  • Vector CANoe

Environment Simulation

  • Digitalwerk ADTF

App Remote Control

  • Appium

Climatic Chamber

  • Vötsch VT4004
  • Weiss WT3-1500/70
  • Weiss WT3-180/70
  • CTS

Clamp System

  • WAGO Clamp I/O-systems


  • Decomsys BusDoctor
  • RS232
  • FTP
  • TCP

Data Formats

  • XML
  • Microsoft Excel


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