Measuring, Calibrating and Logging of ECUs and ADAS Sensors

ECU Calibration with CANape

The primary application area of CANape is in optimizing parameterization (calibration) of electronic control units. During a measurement process, you can simultaneously calibrate parameters and record signals. The communication between CANape and the ECUs takes place via protocols such as XCP or via microcontroller-specific interfaces with the VX1000 measurement and calibration hardware. CANape supports various ADAS sensors such as radar, LIDAR and video. Combined with high-performance hardware, CANape can store multiple gigabytes of data per second. Calibration data management and convenient measurement data evaluation including data management as well as reporting make CANape a complete tool for ECU calibration. Of course, CANape also provides access to bus data, diagnostic data and analog measurement data.


  • Open and flexible platform through use of standards
  • Acquire and record measurement data from various sources synchronously and analyze them on your own PC. Or transfer the data to the cloud and analyze it there in the vMDM measurement data management system using the same tools
  • Comfortably adjust and save parameters and manage them locally on your own PC Or directly into server- or cloud-based calibration data management system vCDM
  • High-performance connection to control units and sensors (radar, LIDAR, video ...) with highest data rates via the VX1000 product family or Automotive Ethernet
  • Process-safe logging-solution through interaction with CANape log
  • Comfortable integration of analog measurement technology with high sampling rates (High voltage measurements on inverter with 1MHz sampling rate)
  • High-precision calculation of e.g. power values of the electric drive with the functions of eMobilityAnalyzer library
  • Automated measurement data evaluation through data mining
  • Visualization of Simulink/Stateflow models
  • Rapid prototyping platform as efficient process environment for code and models
  • Open interfaces for hardware integration of Third party providers
  • Integrated programming language for calculations and automation of CANape

Application Area Measurement & Calibration

Calibration/Parameter Setting

Screenshot CANape Calibration windows
You can conveniently visualize and modify the various types of parameters in the calibration windows

Representation in parameter setting is either alphanumeric or graphic. User-configurable panels give the user a customized interface for displaying and calibrating characteristic parameters. The following functionality is offered in parameter setting/calibration:

  • You can set parameter values either online in the ECU’s memory or offline in the cache of CANape. The Offline mode lets you process ECU parameters before or after measurement without requiring a connection to the ECU.
  • Parameter calibration in parallel to measurement data acquisition
  • All of an ECU’s parameters can be calibrated in a single window, the Parameter Explorer
  • Structures with parameters can be viewed in their entirety in the Parameter Explorer
  • Generation of a parameter set based on a specific time point in the measurement file
  • Merging of parameter sets to make new version levels and feed the data back into software development via C, H or MATLAB files
  • Parameter set files are managed in CDM Studio
  • Parameter set files can be loaded, visualized and edited in calibration windows. This also enables batch operations on parameter set files.
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Screenshot CANape windows for measurement

CANape acquires internal ECU measurement parameters synchronous to ECU processes via the CCP and XCP measurement and calibration protocols. Data measured from the ECUs are logged time-synchronous with other measured data (from serial bus systems, GPS, audio, video or from other measuring equipment) and are represented in many different ways. The multi-recorder concept makes it possible to simultaneously configure different measurements and start and stop them independently of one another. Each recorder saves its measured values in a separate file.


Features of measurement data acquisition and visualization in CANape include:

  • Various window types and user-definable panels for graphic representation
  • The ASAM measurement data format MDF 4.x writes measurement files without a time-consuming post-process for sorting. MDF 4.x also supports measurement files with a size over 4 GB.
  • CAN bus data may be logged in either BLF or MDF 4.x format
  • Detailed display of DAQ list utilization in the measurement configuration
  • Optimized DAQ lists configuration enables maximum data transfer independent of data types
  • Analysis of bus communication in the Trace window
  • Structures defined in the ECU source code can be used as measurement objects
  • Virtual signals can be calculated online with the help of an internal script language or with MATLAB/Simulink models by combining real variables from various sources
  • Extensive trigger options for data logging including pre-trigger and post-trigger times (also for audio and video)
  • Time-synchronous acquisition of scalar values and arrays
  • Decoding of encrypted CAN messages
  • Configuration of the Vector data loggers for CCP and XCP measurements including seed & key handling
  • Rates of up to 100 MByte/s for XCP data and radar raw data are possible from the ECU depending on the interface used with the VX1000 measurement and calibration hardware data
  • Reliable and time-synchronous documentation of driving situations via audio and video recordings without keyboard input

Supported Hardware Interfaces and Protocols

  • Bus monitoring of CAN, CAN FD, Automotive Ethernet, SOME/IP, FlexRay, LIN, SAE J1939, GMLAN, CANopen and MOST
  • XCP on CAN, CAN FD, FlexRay, Ethernet, RS232 
  • High-speed controller interfaces such as JTAG, DAP, LFAST, RTP/DMM, Nexus AUX, AURORA via Vector’s VX1000 measurement and calibration hardware
  • Fast PCIe processor interface over VX1000
  • Interfaces for video sensors
  • DoIP (Diagnostics over Internet Protocol)
  • CCP 
  • ISO 14230 (KWP2000 on CAN) and ISO 14229 (UDS). ISO/TF2 and VW-TP2.0 transport protocols
  • ISO 14229 (UDS) over FlexRay with the ISO transport protocol and the “AUTOSAR” and “BMW” transport protocols upon request
  • KWP2000 on K-Line
  • Measurement technology from many third-party manufacturers

Others upon request.

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The VX1000 System is a modular solution with a data throughput of more than 100 MByte/s for measurement and calibration tasks. It can be used in the vehicle, on test benches or in the laboratory. To achieve maximum data throughput with minimal effects on ECU execution times, data is accessed via microcontroller-specific data trace and debug interfaces.

By using the standardized XCP on Ethernet protocol, in addition to interfacing with CANape you can interface to other measurement and calibration tools as well. Depending on the controller used, a measurement may have practically no effect on the controller.

Photo with Base Modules VX1132 and VX1060, VX1453 Generic HSSL POD, VX1543A Serial POD
Base Modules VX1132 and VX1060, VX1453 Generic HSSL POD, VX1543A Serial POD
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  • Vector scalable measurement and calibration hardware VX1000 for maximum data transfer rates of up to 100 MByte/s
  • Vector hardware for CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet and MOST
  • Yokogawa's quick measurement technology solution RAMScope via AUD interface
  • ETAS`s XCP-on-Ethernet Interface for Automotive ECUs XETK
  • Compact Dynamic's solutions for ECU connections via Dual Ported RAM
  • iSYSTEM's on-chip & in-circuit emulations for various processors and via different debugger interfaces
Graphic supported measurement systems and manufacturers for ECU communication by CANape
Supported Measurement Systems / Manufacturers for ECU Communication
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CANape records measured data fully automatically as a stand-alone data logger. The tool acquires internal ECU data synchronous to analog measured data and bus data with the help of prepared measurement configurations.

Data logging made easy

Data loggers are autonomously operating, robust devices that are permanently installed in the vehicle and log measured data over a longer period of study. In combination with a conventional industrial PC on the market, CANape meets all of the preconditions required for use as a data logger:

  • Time-synchronous signal logging from a wide variety of sources: ECUs, communication buses, measurement sensors, video, audio and GPS.

  • Start of a preconfigured measurement without requiring user interaction.

  • Fault-tolerant measurement: if errors occur, measured data acquisition continues or is reset, e.g. in case communication is interrupted.

  • You can use trigger conditions to reduce the volume of saved data and start (diagnostic) scripts such as fault memory reports.

  • Recording of audio comments during measurement: the driver's voice recorded with a microphone supplies important auxiliary information on the specific driving situation for analysis, and lets the driver keep both hands on the steering wheel.

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CANape supports among other things:

  • Many common high-resolution radar and video sensors
  • LIDAR sensor components such as IBEO HAD, Quanergy, Velodyne
  • µEye-cameras from the company IDS Imaging Development Systems as reference camera
  • Other cameras with a DirectX driver are also supported
  • ADMA gyro system for vehicle dynamics testing from GeneSys Elektronik
  • NMEA-compatible GPS receiver

An open interface is available for integrating other systems: the DAIO (Digital/Analog IO) interface for high-performance analog measurement solutions. Users can create the drivers needed for this themselves. In development, Vector can support you with sample programs, a driver generator and other services.

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Graphic CANape with supported systems for analog/digital measurement

The following measuring devices can be interconnected to CANape:

  • Vector I/O solutions
  • All measurement data acquisition devices connected to the PC via the CAN bus, e.g. devices from the companies Caetec, CSM, IMC or Ipetronik
  • AD-Scan MiniModul pro from CSM (2 Mbit/s bandwidth with overclocked CAN bus for up to 10 kHz sampling rate)
  • CSM 800 kHz measurement solution with EtherCAT to XCP on Ethernet Gateway
  • ETAS measurement module series ES400 and ES600 - ES650
  • Analog and digital measurement hardware from NI, including the DAQmx series
  • IMP thermal measurement module from Solartron
  • ADwin systems from Jäger Computergesteuerte Messtechnik
  • QuantumX and SoMat eDAQ from HBM
  • Mx-SENS 8 over XCP on Ethernet from Ipetronik
  • faceLAB from Seeing Machines (video systems for acquiring visual perspectives in the areas of driving safety research and human-machine interaction)
  • Dikablis from Ergoneers (video systems for acquiring visual perspectives in the areas of driving safety research and human-machine interaction)

An open interface is available for integrating other measurement systems: the DAIO (Digital / Analog IO) interface for high-performance analog measurement solutions. Users can create the drivers needed for this themselves. In development, Vector can support you with a development kit, sample code, documentation and services.

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Measuring and calibrating per ASAM MCD3

CANape's automation interface offers functions that enable symbolic access to bus and ECU data. A positive effect is the significant time and cost savings for potential application programs. The functionality of the automation interface is organized into the following areas:

  • Setting up devices: all bus and ECU interfaces supported by CANape are available via the automation interface (CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Diagnostics, CCP and XCP)
  • Measuring: supported are functions for setting up the measurement configuration, starting and stopping the acquisition process and for accepting the measured data
  • Reading and calibrating parameter values
  • Diagnostics: setting input parameters, executing diagnostic functions, polling output parameter values, reading fault memory
  • Executing scripts

The typical use case for the automation interface is test benches. CANape supports the ASAM interfaces ASAP3 and ASAM MCD 3MC as well as a problem-oriented C-API and a user-friendly, high-performance COM interface. Access to diagnostic data is also via an easy to use interface, which reduces the complexity of a MCD3-D interface to just a few functions.

Overview of your advantages

  • CANape's universal interface gives a client application access to key vehicle bus systems and protocols.
  • Great flexibility by convenient integration of CANape in different tool chains: that is how CANape can be controlled via Excel, MATLAB M-Files, test benches, Visual Basic programs and many more.


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Application Area Diagnostics & Flashing

Screenshot CANape diagnostic testing
Structurized display of the supported diagnostic functions. All DTCs including the environment data are displayed.

Besides handling diagnostics for individual ECUs, CANape also gives the user a look at vehicle functions across ECUs by means of functional addressing. Besides CAN and FlexRay, the K-line is also supported as a physical interface. CANape can also be used to symbolically access diagnostic data and services. The description files may exist either in ODX format or in the Vector CDD format. If no special diagnostic description file exists, the supplied generic files for UDS and KWP2000 enable symbolic access to functions and raw data.

As a diagnostic tester CANape offers these functions:

  • Diagnostic console from which you can select, parameterize and execute diagnostic functions
  • Window for displaying and processing fault memory, symbolic display of DTCs, and environmental data
  • Integrated access to measurement, calibration and diagnostic data, e.g. with visualization of fault memory entries in the Graphic window
  • ODX-controlled flash programming by script
  • Analysis of all aspects of diagnostic communication in the Trace window: messages, transport protocol data, protocol data, and diagnostic data
  • Address-oriented access to A2L-defined ECU data via diagnostic functions
  • Visualization of the chronological flow of diagnostic functions
  • Scripts for automating diagnostic sequences
  • .Net, as a script language, provides many new diagnostic functions and enables exchange of scripts between Vector diagnostic tools – this eliminates the need to maintain different scripts.
  • Easy-to-use automation interface for executing diagnostic services
  • Functional addressing, e.g. use of a diagnostic function to query the IDs of multiple ECUs
  • Support of 3D servers on request
  • Access to OBD data with dedicated display in the OBD window
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In flashing new program versions, both the CCP/XCP and diagnostic protocols are supported. The easiest way to perform diagnostic-based flashing is to use vFlash projects. The flash tool from Vector supports over 50 different flash specifications with user-friendly templates. The process involves implementing ECU-specific sequences in vFlash projects. You can select these projects in CANape and use them directly for flashing.

Graphic CANape flashing ECUs
Flashing ECUs efficiently with CANape
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Application Area Measurement Evaluation

Evaluation of Measured Data & Data Mining

Screenshot CANape data mining
Convenient data mining user interface for automatically evaluating measured data

CANape offers you numerous options for easy processing and evaluation of data from previous measurements – either manually or automatically:

  • Script-driven and automated evaluation of measurement files
  • Arithmetic evaluations using the integrated script language, your own C/C++ based functions or MATLAB/Simulink models
  • Convenient search function and analysis of large quantities of data via the data mining user interface
  • Convenient linking of search conditions permits efficient description and execution of complex analyses
  • Display of signals over a time axis or XY representation
  • Manual study of signal responses by zoom, search functions, and measurement cursors
  • Input of comments for offline analysis
  • Use of customizable print templates
  • Import and export of different measurement file formats
  • Export of sequences from measurement files with synchronous video segments
  • Easy handling of measurement files with the Measurement File Manager

Case Study Daimler: "Analyze large quantities of measurement data rationally and flexibly"

On test benches and in durability tests, automotive OEMs collect important information on the behavior of vehicle components under realistic conditions. However, in view of the enormous quantities of data that are generated and their complex interrelationships, it is often a time-consuming process to subsequently identify and analyze the relevant data sets. To accelerate the analysis of measurement data in testing its automatic transmissions, Daimler AG relies on automated data evaluation by the CANape measurement and calibration tool.  

Highlights Version 19.0

High performance

  • Fast loading of very large description files, such as A2L, arxml, ...
  • Simultaneous loading of many measurement files
  • Direct online calculation with Sampling rates up to 1 MHz

Process reliability

  • Use your CANape project now also as a logger configuration with CANape log

Cost efficiency

  • The eMobility-Analyzer now calculates all necessary parameters for the development of electric motors - without special components
  • Measure and parameterize models directly in Simulink without a paid option
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Precisely calculate the performance data of your electric drive during the measurement.

You need precise performance data of your electric drive? But don't have the time to use expensive and unwieldy solutions?

Then simply use familiar mechanisms in CANape. The eMobilityAnalyzer is available as a function library and calculates all physical quantities necessary for electric motor development, such as inverter efficiency, active, reactive and apparent power of the electric motor, etc. 

At sampling rates of 1MHz the calculated values are extremely precise, because they detect every harmonic.

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Log your data. All. Process secure. Comfortable.

They connect all ECUs, ADAS sensors, buses, etc. to CANape log. CANape log is the data logger based on an industrial PC that is configured directly from CANape and records data at up to 1GByte/s.  You connect your CANape to CANape log via Ethernet, configure and verify everything in CANape and have completely configured your logger. No room for configuration errors. Process safety is that convenient.

Data logging is stand-alone and is monitored and controlled via an app. Easy to use for everyone. No special know-how is required.

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Capture data objects and raw data from any ADAS sensors in your vehicles

You have to implement your ADAS projects and cannot wait for release dates of CANape? We have understood that. In order to be able to directly integrate the most diverse sensors, we introduced our concept of "Distributed High Performance Recorder" (DHPR). It allows any number of sensors to be integrated into CANape without having to develop at the CANape Core.

In addition to the new VN5000 Ethernet interfaces, the new video solutions are also available for physical connection. The VX1161 is a modular hardware optimized for the vehicle with space for six plug-in modules. It offers the functionalities of any combination of VX1000 base modules, bus interfaces and video grabbers.

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Visualize road traffic data objects detected by ADAS sensors

ADAS sensors provide detailed information about the vehicle's environment. The sensor analyzes the data, identifies road users and describes information (position, speed ...) as data objects. For example, the sensor sends these data objects in the form of object lists to fusion control units.

The transmission of the object lists is signal-based or as an already defined data object in form of a structure. A data object that describes a point cloud of a lidar, for example, can be used directly in CANape for visualization. In the case of a signal-based description, the signals must be assigned to the data objects. The assignment is performed by the Signal Object Adapter in CANape. Online measured signals or already stored measurement files serve as the source.

For verification purposes, the data objects are clearly visualized in special ADAS windows. These windows also display additional information such as position data and videos from reference cameras. This allows you to quickly and easily see at which point of the environment the objects were detected.

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One license, multiple tools.

vSignalyzer is derived from CANape. All data evaluation options in CANape work exactly the same way in vSignalyzer.

Your CANape license is installed in your vehicle, but you want to analyze your data at your desk? Simply continue using CANape. You only need one vSignalyzer license. CANape recognizes it and you can analyze your data without a vSignalyzer installation.

Start CANape without a license and work in restricted mode. In this mode projects and configurations can be edited freely. Data analysis requires a license.

Your CANape projects contain many hundreds of megabytes of description files (A2L, ARXML, ..)? Please excuse me, but it takes time to load these data volumes.

To save you time, you can simply use vSignalyzer to load your CANape projects. This is fast because the description files are ignored. You will quickly see your configuration and the measured values. You do not need a separate license. vSignalyzer also works with a CANape license. 

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Exploit the full potential of model-based development. Without additional option costs.

You develop model-based with Simulink? Connect your model in Simulink directly to CANape via XCP on Ethernet. Use our free Blockset and measure any variables from the model and adjust its parameters. All from the familiar CANape interface.

The previous option "Simulink XCP Server" is no longer required for this purpose in CANape Version 19.0 and higher.

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Object Verification for Driver Assistance Systems Incl. High-Performance Data Acquisition from ADAS Sensors

CANape already gives you the ability to time-synchronously log and display video/audio signals together with ECU parameters, CAN/LIN/FlexRay/MOST bus messages and analog/digital signals as well as GPS signals. Option Driver Assistance extends the CANape measurement, calibration and diagnostic tool by adding a verification solution for driver assistance systems (ADAS).


Screenshot Option Driver Assistance "Object Verification"

Application Areas

The flexible configuration capabilities of the Driver Assistance Option cover a wide range of application areas in the development of driver assistance systems:

  • Check object recognition algorithms for ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), "stop and go" systems, and parking assistance systems with the help of object overlaying
  • Develop lane keeping systems or adaptive lighting for curves and display driving lanes as curves
  • Provide useful testing support of traffic sign recognition systems with linking of bitmaps
  • Development and optimization of image processing algorithms
  • Supports Car2x functionalities (display and overlay in the GPS window)

Features and Advantages

CANape Option Driver Assistance displays objects acquired by the sensors of a driver assistance system in a video image recorded synchronous to the measurement. Based on object data computed by the ECU, geometric symbols or bitmaps are superimposed on the video image at specified points on the image. Verify the ECU’s object recognition algorithms quickly and reliably by comparing recognized objects to the real environment. To verify the functionality of image processing algorithms, you can link them by DLL in CANape. Ease of configuration, high flexibility, and user-friendly control are qualities of the Driver Assistance Option.

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Direct Connection Between CANape and vMDM for the Provision and Analysis of Measurement Data

Graphic with most important vMDM components
Overview of the most important vMDM components

vMDM (Vector Measurement Data Management) is the solution for efficient management of large data volumes from development, test bench operation and vehicle tests. With vMDM, you can save your measurement data securely, protect it against unauthorized access and simplify the exchange of measurement data between distributed teams. Large-scale CPU-intensive analyses, classifications and reports are performed centrally on a server without any computational requirements on the engineer’s workstation.

Overview of Advantages

  • Secure storage of measurement data from test benches, road testing and endurance testing
  • Protection of data through organization of measurement data files in a private or public cloud with user-specific permissions
  • Easy searching, filtering and display of measurement data
  • Automatic indexing of measurement data on import
  • Flexible data indexing based on metadata containing measurement attributes, calculated metrics, and data provided by other systems
  • Automated data analysis and data mining on the vMDM server without any computational load on the user’s PC
  • Project-specific reporting of measurement data and statistical analysis
  • Scalable solution for multi-user environments
  • Familiar working environment through seamless integration with the Vector tool landscape. You define scripts, data analytics and data mining functions as usual in vSignalyzer or CANape.
  • Minimum IT investment and operational cost for cloud-based operation

Basic Functions

  • Integration of vMDM in CANape for navigation, searches and data transfer
  • Interactive and automated analysis of the measurement data stored in the vMDM server in CANape
  • Simple drag & drop export of measurement files from the vMDM server
  • Creation of queries for the storage of dynamic search requests
  • Export of query results in CSV format for creation of statistical analyses
  • Setup and management of data catalogs as well as of user permissions
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Easy Collaboration on Parameter Sets Within a Team

Screenshot CANape Option vCDM: collaboration on parameter sets within a team
Simple loading of a shared data set in CANape. The vCDM Option eases collaboration for teams.

A calibration data management system like vCDM coordinates collaboration in large teams distributed across the globe. vCDM comprises many functions for organizing working positions and for rights and variant management. The system was designed to be open, in order to support various data sources and tools.

The full range of vCDM's functions is not necessary for many collaboration models, however. The CANape vCDM option gives many users the functionality they need in order to work with vCDM. The workflows have been optimized for calibration engineers and are fully integrated in the CANape user interface. In addition, CANape vCDM provides a simple model for collaboration in small and mid-sized teams.

Overview of Advantages

  • High user acceptance because of CANape's seamless integration and intuitive user interface. All procedures are carried out in a single tool.
  • Secure data exchange with conflict detection and resolution during parameter changes made simultaneously by two editors
  • Great transparency through tracking changes to parameter values
  • No investment costs with the Vector Cloud offer (operating costs are written off)
  • Scalable solution: From two to two thousand users. It is possible to upgrade to vCDM.
  • CANape and vCDM server: Two perfectly matched, tried and trusted applications
  • The CANape vCDM option can also be used on an existing vCDM system

Basic Functions

Users will work with CANape's data set administration. Any data sets can easily be shared with other users. Invited colleagues can subsequently download these data sets directly onto their CANape. Changes to parameters can be transmitted to the network. At the same time, changes by colleagues will be updated on your own PC. Conflicts which arise from simultaneous changes to the same parameter will be displayed immediately and resolved by the user. You can see who made changes to individual parameters and when.

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Bypassing Computation with Deterministic Time Behavior

Screenshot CANape Option Bypassing

A complete bypassing solution is available to you by interlinking CANape, VN8900 and the VX1000 measurement and calibration hardware. The VN8900 network interface serves as the computational platform here, and the VX1000 System assures a high-performance measurement and calibration connection to the ECU. In CANape, the overall solution is configured, and the signals and parameters are visualized.


Overview of Advantages

  • Multiple bypass computations can be performed in parallel and be activated or deactivated
  • Deterministic time behavior in computing the bypass functions VN8900 network interface with integrated real-time computer serves as an execution platform for the bypass algorithms
  • Seamless configuration of the bypass in CANape for VN8900
  • CANape offers visualization of the bypass model and the ECU model with access to measurement data and parameters
  • As an alternative to use of a PC, the VN8900 may also be used as a platform for the runtime environment for DLLs from the model-based code generation process
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Display of Thermodynamic Data and Informative State Charts for Online and Offline Analysis

Screenshot CANape Option Thermodynamic State Charts
Switch between different chart types at a single click

During the development and testing of all types of air conditioning and cooling systems, physical variables such as pressure and temperature are recorded at the test bench or test vehicle – usually together with other measured signals and internal controller values. To evaluate the system configuration and the employed components and coolants, engineers working in the field of air conditioning technology need specific ways of visualizing thermodynamic data.With the option Thermodynamic State Charts for CANape, you can now also display thermodynamic data synchronized with other measured data and generate highly informative state charts for online and offline analysis.


Overview of Advantages

  • Many different possible configurations for the individual design of the state chart types that are available for selection.
  • Selection of thermophysical properties from the extensive TILMedia materials library from the specialist TLK-Thermo permit the use of both real gases and mixtures.
  • Online calculation of the state charts and consequently also individual adaptation of the isolines


The option Thermodynamic State Charts makes it possible to generate individually designed thermodynamic state charts in just a few clicks. These simplify the online analysis of automotive coolingcycles, for example.

You can choose between the following types of chart

  • Pressure-enthalpy (ph),
  • Pressure-specific volumes (pv),
  • Pressure-temperature (pT),
  • Temperature-enthalpy (Th)
  • Temperature-entropy (Ts)

When configuring your chart, you can choose from a wide range of materials and even mixed materials are possible. The variables that are relevant for the displayed state chart are calculated from the measured signals, for example for temperature and pressure, on the basis of the material data. It is possible to determine missing cycle reference points.

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Product Descriptions

Fact Sheet:

Product Information:

  • CANape (PDF)
  • Option Driver Assistance (PDF) – Object verification for driver assistance systems (ADAS) incl. high-performance data acquisition from ADAS sensors
  • Option vMDM (PDF) – Direct connection between CANape and vMDM for the provision and analysis of measurement data
  • Option Simulink XCP Server (PDF) – Visualize and parameterize Simulink models easily and efficiently
  • Option Bypassing (PDF) – Bypassing computation with deterministic time behavior
  • Option Thermodynamic State Charts (PDF) – Display of thermodynamic data and informative state charts for online and offline analysis
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Intel Core i5, 3.0 GHz or higher
Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.6 GHz
Memory (RAM)
16 GB (special tasks may place greater demands on the system. Please contact CANape Support if you need further assistance)
8 GB
Hard drive capacity
≥ 2.0 GB (special tasks may place greater demands on the system. Please contact CANape Support if you need further assistance)
Screen Resolution
1280 x 1024
1024 x 768
Graphics Card
DirectX 9.0c or higher
Operating System
Windows 7 (SP1) / 8.1 / 10 
Note: Only 64-bit versions are supported
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Version History

Overview with all releases and service packs for CANape versions 10.0 – 17.0.

Screenshot CANape Version 1.0
CANape Version 1.0

Since November 1996, ECU calibration engineers have used CANape in order to adapt controller behavior to various vehicle models by changing only the parameterization, not the program code. In the course of over 20 years, thousands of new functions and user requests have been incorporated into the tool.


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CANape Fundamentals Workshop

Vector offers many different opportunities for you to build your knowledge of CANape and broadening it. We recommend our CANape Fundamentals Workshop as an entry-level course in CANape. It is best to take this basic course before attending advanced training courses that are also offered. However, you may register for any of the courses independently.

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