TRACE-CHECK Release 2021.2

Top features at a glance

Access to structured signal data for ASAM Open Simulation Interfaces (OSI)


OSI data streams contain complex and also structured signals. For the creation of test cases and analyses, ECU-TEST offers the possibility of using complex structures in the test case and trace analysis in addition to leaf elements. Structures can be read and recorded in the test case, as well as used in trace analysis. Access to the elements of a structure is simplified by an auto-completion mechanism.

The feature can be activated on request. If you are interested, please contact us at

Downstream analysis execution distributed by TEST-GUIDE

By performing trace analysis downstream, you can release valuable test resources sooner and significantly increase the test throughput of your HiLs/prototypes.

For projects or packages that are executed with downstream analysis, only the test case is initially taken into consideration. The resulting recordings and analysis jobs are passed on to a configured TEST-GUIDE, which distributes the analyses to available infrastructure.

The TEST-GUIDE ResourceAdapter simplifies making ECU-TEST available on physical or virtual machines or in containerized environments. After completion, the results of the analyses are automatically collected in TEST-GUIDE.


In addition to this application scenario, downstream analysis distribution is also available in the Automotive DevOps Platform workflows with playbooks.

Enhanced transfer of plot formatting and improved table view in AutoSPY Viewer


The view in the AutoSPY Viewer differed from the report regarding the superimposition of signals and their colors. Here, adjustment always had to be carried out manually with a lot of effort. With the new version, the view in the AutoSPY Viewer has been synchronized with the Trace analysis report. If the AutoSPY Viewer is opened starting from a plot step, the signal sequence configured there and the distribution of signals to different plots and axes are taken into account.

The line style, line color and markers of individual signals are also copied as far as possible. Signals for which formatting is not explicitly specified are automatically shown with different colors and line styles.

Furthermore, the viewer adjusts the column width when double-clicking column separators in the table view so that important information such as timestamps, flag names or the (primary) signal label is fully legible. Truncated column headers or table contents are displayed as a tooltip.

Additionally, the tool is now fully Unicode-capable, i.e. the path to AutoSPY files as well as the signal names included can contain arbitrary Unicode characters.

Support of SYNC messages for time synchronization for FlexRay, CAN and Ethernet (PTP)

TRACE-CHECK now supports the analysis of time synchronization messages for CAN, FlexRay and Ethernet (PTP) following the AUTOSAR specification. For CAN and FlexRay these messages can be used for trace synchronization.

Additionally, the new trace step template CalculateSyncTime is provided to calculate the SyncTime from SyncTimeSec and SyncTimeNSec.


Textual axis labels for plots


For a simplified and faster error analysis in reports, TRACE-CHECK now supports the textual representation of enumerated signals. Instead of the numeric values of scalar, interpreted signals, their text representation or both can be depicted at the axis.