This page provides a glossary of the most important terms all around miniHIL. More details can be found in the reference documentation.
Actor - A structural component of a ROOM model.
ActorClass - A structural component of a ROOM model.
Behavior - An Actor’s behavior in ROOM is modeled as a hierarchical finite state machine (FSM).
Binding - Connects two ports in a ROOM model.
CaGe (Case Generator) - Model based test language and tool to define, generate and run test cases for real-time systems.
DUT - Device Under Test.
eTrice - Eclipse based Real-Time Modeling Tool. eTrice provides an implementation of the ROOM (Real-Time Object-Oriented Modeling) modeling language together with editors, code generators for Java, C++ and C code and target middleware. eTrice is used in the miniHIL projects for the structural integration of simulation and test Actors, as well was for modeling event-driven behavior with state machines.
FSM - A finite state machine.
GUI - Graphical User Interface.
HIL - Hardware In the Loop: tests performed with the real hardware using special hardware to generate test stimuli and measure outputs
HTerm - Windows Terminal Program for communication and test via serial interface (RS232).
MSC - Message Sequence Chart. Diagram showing the (a)synchronous message interchange of components.
Port - Instance of a particular protocol in an actor.
Protocol / ProtocolClass - Interface definition for asynchronous interfaces in ROOM.
ROOM (Real-Time Object-Oriented Modeling) - Language implemented by the eTrice Modeling tool. ROOM was developed in the early 1990s for modeling real-time systems. The initial focus was on telecommunications, even though ROOM can be applied to any event-driven real-time system.
SAP (Service Access Point) - An SAP in ROOM enables the access to a ROOM service if connected to an SPP.
Simulator - The miniHIL H7 processor and software responsible for simulation the system controlled by the DUT.
SPP (Service Provisioning Point) - An SPP is an interface which provides in ROOM a service to a connected SAP.
State Machine - Short hand for Finite State Machine (FSM).
SUT - System Under Test.