Embedded Systems are used more and more in the field of mechanical engineering. This situation leads to an increasing demand for efficient test strategies for Embedded Systems. In my presentation I would like to demonstrate our approach with a real life example. In the example IËll discuss the test strategy for a PC104 based control system for a material testing machine.
At the Technical University, Munich I studied mechanical engineering and as I was interested in software engineering I took some classes in computer sciences. While I was doing my PhD in developing a robot simulation system, which I got in 1993, I improved my knowledge in software engineering. From 1993 until 1997 I was working as a Research & Development Manager at Zwick Company, Ulm - Germany.
Since 1997 I have been one of the General Managers of Software Factory GmbH, Munich. In addition, since 1998 I have been working with the Munich based firm itq GmbH as a General Manager. Together, Software Factory GmbH and itq GmbH form the Software Quality Center. With some partners of the Technical University of Munich and VDMA (German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers' Association), we work on approaches to improve the quality especially in the field of embedded systems.
Since 1998 I'm Vice President of the VDMA Software department.