European standards for digitalization

of railway transportation

ETCS Validation Bench

Product Description

The importance of railway transportation is increasing, both in carriage of goods and transportation of passenger. In tomorrow’s mobility, railway transportation has to adapt to people’s needs across national borders. The European Train Control System (ETCS) unifies the different infrastructures of the individual countries and the different control technology of the trains and enables cross-border traffic. SPHEREA supports this important step with solutions for component certification.

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Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing (HiL) simulates the entire environment of individual components in or on the train. The core of the test benches and test applications is SPHEREA’s real-time test environment U-TEST. Depending on the requirements, model-based software tests, the simulation of complex data bus and communication systems or real physical signals can be part of the test. Due to the flexible configuration of U-TEST, the needs of the user is the main focal point and the efficient and reliable execution of the test task can be guaranteed.

Whether full validation test bench for control computers or dedicated test application of individual components, SPHEREA combines the corresponding know-how with state-of-the-art testing for tomorrow’s rail traffic.


  • Validation according to European standards
  • Reliable verification of required specifications
  • Compatibility checks
  • Real-time testing applications

Application Area

  • Railway industry
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop
  • Simulation
  • System validation
  • Component test
  • Manufacturing

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