Diagnostic Systems by Sontheim

Diagnostic systems

The complexity and the diagnostic demands on modern machines and systems have increased enormously in recent years. The electrification of ve­hi­cles and machines re­quires expert tools with which the systems can be dia­gnosed. For years, Sontheim has been offering manufacturers and suppliers an in­te­gra­ted portfolio of diagnostic so­lu­tions, from the development of dia­gnos­tic se­quen­ces to the final dia­gno­sis. We rely on international standards such as ODX and OTX and guarantee reusability of diagnostic procedures and efficient, short de­vel­op­ment cycles.

Our systems are platform-independent, which means that diagnostics can be performed on a wide variety of target platforms, whether on a service PC or lap­top, on a mobile device, in the cloud or embedded directly in the vehicle. Finally, in addition to the diagnostic soft­ware, the por­tfo­lio also includes the appropriate Vehicle Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Inter­faces (VCI) for fast and secure access to your machines. With Sontheim as your partner, you have expert know­ledge from a single source for holistic dia­gnos­tic app­li­ca­tions and Service 4.0 applications.

MDT 2.0 - Modular Authoring System based on standards

MDT® 2.0

Modular authoring sys­tem for the cre­a­tion of complex dia­gnos­tic app­li­ca­tions in the auto­motive sector. Based on ODX and OTX stan­dard and an MCD-3D server.

  • ODX support according to ISO 22901-1
  • OTX support according to ISO 13209
  • MCD-3D Server
  • Platform independent
MDT Service Cloud - worldwide, independent diagnostic access

MDT® Service Cloud

The MDT® Service Cloud enables in­ter­ac­tive data exchange of your dia­gnos­tic app­li­ca­tion at any time and from any lo­ca­tion world­wide.

  • Simple data exchange
  • Administration of session logs, HEX files, etc.
  • HTTPS logging & SSL/TLS encryption
  • Direct ERP connection
CLCM 2.0 - Communication Lifecycle Manager

CLCM 2.0

The latest generation of the Communication Life­cycle Man­ager en­ables the entire ve­hicle data man­age­ment based on ODX in just one tool.

  • Mgmt. of all fieldbus-based data
  • Web-based tool
  • ODX 2.2.0 support according to ISO 22901-1
  • Automatic code generation
High-performance Vehicle Communication Interfaces


High-performance Ve­hi­cle Com­mu­ni­ca­tion In­ter­faces for de­vel­op­ment, pro­duc­tion and ser­vice app­li­ca­tions in the auto­mo­tive sector.

  • Up to 6× CAN interface
  • WLAN, LAN, Bluetooth, USB, ...
  • LIN, RS232, RS485, ...
  • With logging function
D-PDU-API - Standardized vehicle access


The D-PDU API enables stan­dar­dized ve­hi­cle ac­cess for our dia­gnos­tic tools.

  • According to ISO 22900-2
  • Standardized programming interface
  • Easy integration into our Modular Diagnostic Tool Chain
SAE J2534 API - PassThru API


The standard (PassThru API) forms the uni­form com­mu­ni­ca­tion ba­sis for the re­pro­gram­ming of con­trol units in the vehicle.

  • Standardized driver for Sontheim interfaces
  • Uniform programming interface
  • Execution of customer-specific J2534 applications
CANexplorer 4 - Fieldbus analysis software with intuitive handling

CANexplorer 4

Don’t lose any time du­ring CAN bus dia­gnos­tics and ben­e­fit from the mo­du­lar soft­ware for ac­qui­si­tion, proces­sing, dis­play and trans­mis­sion of CAN data.

  • Fieldbus analysis tool
  • User-defined measurement setups
  • Receive, process, send and abstract
  • J1939 and CANopen protocol support
Protocol Stacks - CAN, UDS, DOIP...

Protocol Stacks

High performance and precisely tailored to you. The modular design gua­ran­tees quick and ea­sy integration.

  • UDS stack acc. to ISO 14229
  • DoIP stack acc. to ISO 13400
  • Diagnostic Event Manager for UDS and J1939
  • Flashbootloader accord. to ISO 25119 SRL-2
BreakOutBox - Development- and test systems

Breakout box

Factory and mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­na­ry Break­out box for easy cab­ling and con­nec­tion of various mea­sure­ment setups.

  • 2× analysis connector (Sub-D25)
  • 5× CAN interface according to ISO 11898
  • Simple cabling
  • For vehicles from L6

Case Studies – Diagnostics

Case Studies - MDT 2.0 – Modular diagnostic tool 2.0

MDT® 2.0 – Modular diagnostic tool 2.0

In cooperation with several major mobile machinery OEMs, we have continued the success story of our MDT® (Modular Diagnostic Tool) and developed the next generation… more

Case Studies - Stack Solution (UDS and DoIP)

Stack solutions (UDS and DOIP)

Sontheim Industrie Elektronik has developed and integrated various stack solutions for large agricultural and construction machinery manufacturers as well as for a German car manufacturer… more