Berlin, September 8th, 2015

Better with Standards

Kithara joins ASAM

Founded by German premium automobile manufacturers, the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM) welcomes its newest member. This move will enable Kithara Software – the Berlin company for real-time solutions – to expand its collaboration potential in the field of automotive testing.

The numerous new and further developments for the automotive bus systems FlexRay, CAN and LIN in real-time have become part of Kithara’s core portfolio by now and are an integral component in modern test applications. This is why the membership with ASAM represents an important as well as obligatory step for Kithara.

“Due to the fact that many of the newest enhancements of the »RealTime Suite« have been developed specifically for automotive measurement and testing systems, joining ASAM was an obvious decision. As a member, we are able to collaborate even closer with automobile and testing equipment manufacturers as well as suppliers.” Uwe Jesgarz, managing director of Kithara Software GmbH, explained confidently.

Since the founding in 1998, ASAM and its members have focused on the networking and standardization in the field of automotive development. Protocols, file formats and APIs defined by ASAM standards are aimed at conformity between measurement, application, diagnosis and testing devices.

The real-time solutions by Kithara for the automotive bus systems FlexRay, CAN and LIN are especially relevant in this case, since accurate testing data can only be achieved by maintaining strictly defined reaction times in microsecond range. Consequently, only with “hard” real-time capabilities, high-quality automated testing rigs are able to generate precise and usable test results. The »RealTime Suite« not only supports the mentioned communication systems but also machine vision as well as automation, which are equally important for this field.