Global Patent Index - EP 1236108 A1

EP 1236108 A1 2002-09-04 - A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TESTING AND VALIDATING DEVICES HAVING AN EMBEDDED OPERATING SYSTEM

Title (en)

A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TESTING AND VALIDATING DEVICES HAVING AN EMBEDDED OPERATING SYSTEM

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN UM GERÄTEN MIT EINEM EINGEBETTENEN BETRIEBSSYSTEM ZU PRÜFEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE D'ESSAI ET DE VALIDATION DE DISPOSITIFS DOTES D'UN SYSTEME D'EXPLOITATION INTEGRE

Publication

EP 1236108 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00909951 A

Priority

  • US 0001583 W
  • US 11682499 P
  • US 13762999 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0043880A1] A system and method for improving quality assurance, imparting many person-months of time and cost savings, and streamlining the product development process of target device utilizing commercially available operating systems, such as Windows CE, includes a testing device which applies a suite of comprehensive validation test programs. This system and method, an O/S Validator (1), provides a fully automated design verification package for commercially available operating systems (1000a), Windows CE, by utilizing a host graphical user interface harness (12), a host to target communications (3), at least one test suite (11), and a result capture methodology (12). The O/S Validator (1) provides a faster and more accurate automated test suite technology for testing a port of a commercially available operating systems (1000a), such as Windows CE, to target hardware (1000, 9). In addition, O/S Validator (1) includes a comprehensive code-base developed specifically to purposefully stress the operating system O/S, device driver, OEM Adaptation Layer (OAL), and hardware interaction. The test suites (11) focus on identifying three primary defects including hardware design, hardware programming (drivers/OAL), and operating system interaction. Special diagnostic emphasis is placed on operating subsystems which have historically demonstrated the most problems.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 11/00; G01R 31/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 11/28 (2006.01); G06F 11/263 (2006.01); G06F 11/36 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 11/3688 (2013.01); G06F 11/263 (2013.01); G06F 11/366 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0043880A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0043880 A1 20000727; AU 3212300 A 20000807; BR 0009008 A 20020213; CN 1359492 A 20020717; EP 1236108 A1 20020904; JP 2002535773 A 20021022; KR 20010112250 A 20011220

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-03 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030801

2002-09-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010808

2002-09-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE