OTX – ISO 13209 (Open Test sequence eXchange format)

OTX (Open Test sequence eXchange format) is an international standard and describes a sequential function chart for the exchange of diagnostic and test se­quen­ces in the automotive industry. The standard enables diagnostic sequences to simultaneously de­scribe enough im­ple­men­tation details, so that these can be carried out both on spec­i­fi­ca­tion level and display. In addition, OTX directly supports the variant manage­ment, which simpli­fies the adap­ta­tion of the pro­ces­ses considerably.

The standard consists of three parts:

  • ISO 13209-1 describes the motivation and applications.
  • ISO 13209-2 defines the core language. This includes all language elements incl. basic variable types, prozedure declarations, control structures, expansion options and troubleshooting. The core language is kept generic and therefore also suitable for applications outside of the automotive industry.
  • ISO 13209-3 defines the standardized extensions (OTX Interface Definitions), which provide new instructions and data types. These are, for example, tailored for diagnostic communication with the control units of vehicles or for interaction with the user