The most frequent scenario for a CANoe simulation consists of a real system under test (SUT) and one or more simulated remote stations. These components enable correct communication.
The complexity and number of components in a CANoe simulation is determined by the requirements posed of the SUT: What has to be simulated?
Generally, a system under test is not restricted just to communication, however, it also interacts with its environment. For this, the simulation can be expanded as necessary with real interfaces for the I/O controllers, actuators, and sensors. However, the real actuators and sensors cannot always be used, which is why substitute loads are generally deployed.
Depending on the scope of the required CANoe simulation, in addition to the environment, environmental factors and physical effects can also influence the behavior of the simulation. These influences can be incorporated with the modeling of actual road traffic flows, general physical events or extensive controlled systems, for example.
The maximum possible complexity of the CANoe simulation is achieved if all simulation components named are deployed.