MDT 2.0 - Modular Diagnostic Toolchain for the creation of complex diagnostic applications
MDT 2.0 - Modular Diagnostic Toolchain for the creation of complex diagnostic applications

MDT® 2.0 – Modular diagnostic tool

Next generation modular diagnostic tool for creating complex diagnostic applications. Based on ODX and OTX standard, as well as an MCD-3D server.

Key Features

  • ODX acc. to ISO 22901-1
  • OTX acc. to ISO 13209
  • Multi platform support
  • High-performance runtime system
  • MCD-3D server
  • ODX and OTX editor
  • Supported standards: CANopen, SAE J2534, SAE J1939, ISO 15765 (KWP2000 on CAN), UDS, DoIP, ...


ODX and OTX standard
The new MDT® 2.0 offers a standardized tool for accessing diagnostic data. The tool offers various options for the creation, structuring and implementation of diagnostic workflows based on the industry standard OTX (Open Test sequence eXchange) in accordance with ISO 13209, while the ODX standard (Open Diagnostic Data Exchange) guarantees the reusability of diagnostic services. In addition, MDT® 2.0 supports native RMI support and offers the innovative ODW Wizard (Sontheim OTX Diagnostic Wizard), which simplifies OTX editing in a very convenient way without breaching the ISO standard.

Multi platform support
The runtime was developed especially for multiplatform applications and offers GUI support as well as a platform-independent description of the runtime workflow description language. This reduces both the implementation and testing effort for your diagnostic applications across multiple PC, mobile or embedded platforms. The MDT® 2.0 allows you to create your diagnostic application once and run it on different environments such as Windows, Linux x86, Linux ARM or QNX without any customization.

Optimized runtime system for embedded diagnostics
The optimized runtime and the MCD-3D light server have been specially developed and optimized for embedded diagnostic applications. The extremely slim runtime system enables diagnostic applications directly in the vehicle (e.g. on the terminal or a telemetry unit), which offers the user completely new diagnostic possibilities.

Modern design
The MDT® 2.0 Authoring Tool is based on Visual Studio to meet the needs of modern developers. A new, clear and modern design allows the use of Visual Studio plug-ins for SVN, Git and other extensions commonly used for development. In addition, new graphical elements such as 2D and 3D animations can be used to create your diagnostic application, making diagnostics more visually appealing and more intuitive for service personnel and diagnostic users.

The MDT® 2.0 supports numerous international protocol layers such as KWP2000, SAE J2534, SAE J1939, ISO 15765 (Diagnostics on CAN) as well as proprietary and customer-specific protocols. The scope of services can thus be individually adapted to the requirements of the field of application.

Technical Data

Minimum system requirements for the runtime systemIntel Pentium III, at least 750 MHz, at least 256 MB RAM, at least 800×600 resolution, USB 1.1 or higher
Minimum system requirements for the development environmentIntel Pentium IV, 2 GHz or higher, 512 MB RAM
Supported operating systems and hardware driversfrom Microsoft Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) SP1
Supported CAN interfacesCOMfalcon®, COMhawk®, COMhawk® xt, CANUSB, CANfox®, CANUSBlight, PowerCAN-PCI V1 and V2, PowerCAN-PC104+, PowerCAN-PCI104 V2
General program structureGraphical program flow editor for internal data flow of a diagnostics page surface editor
Supported standardsODX 2.2.1 to ISO 22901-1, OTX to ISO 13209, CANopen, SAE J2534, SAE J1939, ISO 15765 (KWP2000 on CAN), UDS, DoIP, others available on request

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