miniHIL Documentation

What is PROTOS miniHIL?

PROTOS miniHIL is an innovative hardware solution designed with the motto Hardware-in-the-loop for everybody to streamline the testing process for embedded systems. In the realm of software and hardware development, the need for robust testing is paramount, especially in the early stages of a project. MiniHIL addresses the challenges posed by the complexity of modern embedded systems, which often interact with physical interfaces and real-time inputs.


In this section you can find the motivation for the development of the miniHIL product and why it can make a huge difference for your development of embedded systems.

About this documentation

This documentation classifies the various pieces of information in several levels, indicating the required level of expertise for each. You will find icons on the pages indicating the intended audience as shown in the table below:


Intended for beginners with the miniHIL


Intended for users with some experience with the miniHIL


Intended for power users with e.g. an excellent understanding of eTrice, the hardware or Cube

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Suitable for everyone

Overview over the miniHIL

Check out this page to get an overview over miniHIL and its components.


We strongly recommend to read the book by Bran Selic et al. which introduces the underlying concepts of the ROOM technology.

Getting Started

A guided tour aimed at making you familiar with the the miniHIL hard- and software.


Check out this section for tutorials on various topics, ranging from introduction material to specific use cases.

Development Environment

Information about the tools and project configuration. This includes the miniHIL IDE and miniHIL project structure, as well as build customization and integration.

Reference Documentation

On those pages you can find the reference documentation for the various parts of the miniHIL product.


  • [ROOM] Bran Selic, Garth Gullekson, Paul T. Ward. 'Real-Time Object-Oriented Modeling'. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1994. ISBN 978-0-471-59917-3.