MDT 2.0
MDT 2.0

MDT® 2.0 – Modular Diagnostic Toolchain

Next-generation modular dia­gnos­tic tool for crea­ting complex dia­gnos­tic app­li­ca­tions in the auto­motive sector. Based on the in­ter­nat­ional stan­dards ODX and OTX, 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 format)  accor­ding to 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 breaking the ISO standard.

Multi platform support
The runtime was developed especially for mul­ti­plat­form app­li­ca­tions and offers multi-platform GUI support as well as a plat­form-independent des­crip­tion of the run­time work­flow 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 platforms such as Windows, Linux x86, Linux ARM or QNX without modifications.

Runtime optimized 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 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 diagnostic page
Surface editor
Supported standardsODX 2.2.0 acc. to ISO 22901-1, OTX acc. to ISO 13209, CANopen, SAE J2534, SAE J1939, ISO 15765 (KWP2000 on CAN), UDS, DoIP, others available on request

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