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Testing the Interfaces for Mechatronic Systems

Liviu Mihai Sima1 and Miron Zapciu1,2,3
  • 1 Department of Robots and Production Systems, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2 Academy of Romanian Scientists, Bucharest, Romania
  • 3 Transport Research Institute Incertrans S.A., Bucharest, Romania


The evolution of mechatronic systems had a large impact in recent years. When comparing them in terms of their mechanical, electrical and electronic components with their older variants, responds to a more elevated level of commands and requirements. Their testing has become more complicated and hybrid methods are often used. Hardware and software interfaces are used for this software. Hardware interfaces use a predictive approach method, developed linearly in the form of a "cascade". The software approach includes system requirements, where using a hybrid combination of test methods is preferred. Testing of hardware and software interfaces must be as accurate as possible, as is choosing the right models for the respective component or integrated system. This study discusses the use of "Waterfall" and "V" as a hybrid test method. The purpose of this article is to present such a test method.

Journal of Mechatronics and Robotics
Volume 6 No. 1, 2022, 22-27


Submitted On: 23 February 2022 Published On: 11 April 2022

How to Cite: Sima, L. M. & Zapciu, M. (2022). Testing the Interfaces for Mechatronic Systems. Journal of Mechatronics and Robotics, 6(1), 22-27.

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  • Hardware and Software Interfaces
  • “Waterfall-V” Testing
  • Mechatronic System