When debugging in an environment of networked ECUs, debuggers are often of limited use, especially if errors only occur sporadically or in the test vehicle. In such cases, the proven measurement and calibration protocol XCP offers useful services. Described in the following is a method for using XCP to monitor processes in the AUTOSAR basic software (BSW) and in the software components (SWCs). Certain features must be added to the basic software for these measurement purposes. Specialized extensions for the analysis tool allow for efficient debugging and easy evaluation.