ECU Calibration
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Tools and Services for ECU Calibration


ECU calibration is an iterative process of measurement and calibration at runtime to optimally tune the parameters of your ECU algorithms.


The complete Vector system solution of multifaceted and specialized hardware and software tools covers a broad range of your task areas: from measurement and calibration to diagnostics and flashing for a wide variety of ECU interfaces. These comprehensive solutions support you over the entire development process: from functional development to bypassing and rapid prototyping solutions and finally test bench applications and test drives in the pilot phase and production. A calibration data management system ensures efficient, process-conformant data management while preserving high data quality.

By using high-performance software and hardware solutions you – as an ECU manufacturer or automotive OEM – benefit from Vector’s many years of know-how in the measurement and calibration field.

Measurement & Data Management

Flexible Recording of Measurement Data

The following tools facilitate the time-synchronized real-time acquisition and visualization of ECU-internal signals with CCP/XCP, KWP2000, and UDS, signals from CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet and MOST buses, as well as external measurement technology:


The all-round tool for measurement and calibration of ECUs
Scalable measurement and calibration hardware for maximum data transmission rates
Network Interface for Ethernet/BroadR-Reach and CAN
For analog measurement technology, Vector offers a complete portfolio of powerful software for acquisition, analysis and management of measurement data
Analog Measurement

Managing Measurement Data Professionally

vMDM is the solution for efficient management of large data volumes from development, bench testing and vehicle testing. Working with a server-based or cloud-based variant, users can perform CPU-intensive analyses of measurement data, create classifications and generate reports. vMDM simplifies the sharing and exchange of data between distributed teams.



Calibration & Data Management

Easily Modify Parameter Values

The following tools make it easier for you to efficiently calibrate parameter values:


Calibrate the parameters of your ECU algorithms online in the ECU or offline in the hex file
Display, compare and edit parameters created in ECU calibration easily
Manage calibration data efficiently with a database-supported platform for teams vCDM
Scalable measurement and calibration hardware for maximum data transfer rates of more than 100 MByte/s

Mastering Calibration & Configuration Data

The following tools make it easier for you to efficiently manage calibration data:


Display, compare and edit parameters created in ECU calibration easily
Manage calibration data efficiently with a database-supported platform for calibration teams vCDM

Analysis & Evaluation

vSignalyzer, CANape and vMDM offer many possibilities for efficient analysis of all types of measurement data.


vSignalyzer is a convenient tool for efficient evaluation and analysis of all types of measurement data. It offers extensive options for data visualization, as well as functions for manual and automated analysis and report generation.
CANape offers you numerous options for easy processing and evaluation of data from previous measurements – either manually or automatically.
vMDM (Vector Measurement Data Management) is the solution for efficient management of large data volumes from development, test bench operation and vehicle tests.

Diagnostics & Flashing

Detailed ECU diagnostics in the laboratory and in the vehicle

The following tools simplify reliable ECU diagnostics:


CANape’s integrated Diagnostic Feature Set gives you symbolic access to diagnostic data and services, providing the functionality of a full-fledged diagnostic tester
Easy to use diagnostic tester, which is largely self-configuring and conceals the complexity of the diagnostic protocols
Diagnostics on CAN and over IP with CANoe

Reliable Reprogramming of ECUs

The following tools make it easier to reprogram your ECU reliably and quickly:


Flash programming with CCP and XCP
(Re-)Programming easily and quickly – over CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet (DoIP)
Embedded software for flashing programs and vehicle-related data over CAN, LIN, FlexRay or Ethernet

ECU Drivers

Vector offers extensive support with free sample implementations of CCP or XCP in your ECU as well as comprehensive consultation and integration services for all aspects of your ECU software.


Further Use Cases

Rapid Control Prototyping provides you with mechanisms for testing control algorithms quickly and efficiently without having to replace the entire ECU software. This approach can be applied with both physical and virtual ECUs. Vector offers extensive support for control algorithm development, stimulation, data fusion, simulation and bypassing.



Description Files for Internal ECU Parameters

The following tools support you in working with ECU description files:


Convenient editing of the ECU description files in ASAP2 format
Easily create and edit ECU description files
Functional library for reading and writing ASAP2 files


Description files let the user access internal ECU parameters by symbolic names. A2L files are elementary components of every measurement and calibration operation.


Engineering Services

To let you fully concentrate on your ECU calibration tasks, Vector can support you with its know-how and tailor-made comprehensive solutions for your various other tasks.




Learn how the Vector tool chain can accelerate your projects.
Benefit from valuable know-how:

  • Technical articles & case studies
  • Application notes
  • Product videos & webinar recordings
  • Product descriptions
  • Demo versions
  • Trainings


Application Notes

Detailed information such as "How do I create an A2L file from CANape", "Interface Programming between CANape and MATLAB" and "CANape ASAM-MC3 Interface".

Product Videos

Highlights of CANape Version 16.0 – Calibrate ECUs Optimally
In this video you will get acquainted with the most important new features in CANape version 14, including offline evaluation of bus communication, visualization of vehicle position on a map with GPS data, graphic linking of Simulink or bypass models, and fast calculation and visualization of virtual signals.
CANape 12.0 – Optimized user-interface and efficient parameter handling
CANape – New axes simplify data evaluation
Easily create a measurement configuration in CANape

Webinar Recordings


Use these interesting presentations, expert tips and tool demonstrations to assure yourself a headstart in this area. You can watch these recorded webinars at any time.


Product Descriptions


Learn more about accelerating your ECU calibration projects with these detailed descriptions of Vector products:


Demo Versions


Workshops for Measuring and Calibration

Photo training at Vector


Get to know the Vector system solution for measurement, calibration and diagnostics: