NI Center of Excellence (CoE)One of the top three automotive suppliers needed to develop a very complex HIL system for ADAS testing in a very short time. We helped with designing the overall architecture, and have been working with the team ever since on migrating existing code to a modern framework, implementing best practices for professional software development, and guiding the developers to grow more proficient as a team.

Our first one-day workshop – which took place just before the COVID-19 situation forced us to work from home – was all about assessment. We reviewed the processes, tools and structures for software development with LabVIEW. We discussed current and future requirements with regard to the architecture of the software. Building on the excellent preparation by NI’s sales and field engineers, we hit the ground running and were able to identify a number of tasks to immediately execute on:

  • Migrate the customer’s QMH-based framework to Delacor’s DQMH framework (a standardized, publicly available und hugely popular framework) to ensure alignment and future scalability in terms of both development and support resources
  • Hold a customized two-day training/workshop for Delacor’s DQMH framework with customer-specific code examples and course module (virtual via Microsoft Teams)
  • Support the implementation of tools and processes needed for facilitating Continuous Integration (CI)

Since April 2020, we’ve been working together on implementing a basic collection of DQMH modules, a skeleton for real-time applications, a customer-specific way of working including source code control and issue management, and setting up an automation server that is triggered via a CI/CD mechanism.

Full case study coming soon!

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