Know-How & Solutions for CAN/CAN FD

Grafik CAN FD

CAN technology is used in the automotive, industrial automation and aerospace industries, in which OEMs and suppliers are confronted with many types of challenges. Vector supports you with professional tools, basic software and services.

Trust in our more than 30 years experience as market leader for CAN networking and in our high-quality products and competent services. Achieve maximum efficiency for your projects by:

  • Comprehensive and powerful software tool chain for all CAN/CAN FD projects
  • Flexible CAN/CAN FD network interfaces
  • Global engineering services and training


Watch our webinar recording "Introduction to CAN FD" and learn more about its difference to CAN and how the CANoe and CANalyzer software tools from Vector assist you in your CAN FD projects:
 

CAN XL

+++ CAN Moves Into the 10 Mbit/s Domain +++

Already Heard From CAN XL?

Just a few years after the market launch of CAN FD, a new CAN variant, CAN XL, is on the start – sometimes viewed with a little suspicion. In fact, CAN XL owes less to the marketing strategy of electronics suppliers than it does to the dynamic development in automotive electronics over the last few years. In particular, the advent of automotive Ethernet with IP technologies is changing some things fundamentally. Currently, service-oriented communication is establishing itself in the vehicle parallel to signal-based communication. In this context, CAN XL provides the basis for efficient cooperation between IP technology and classic, signal-based communication. With data transmission speeds of up to 10 Mbit/s, it closes the gap between CAN FD and 100-Mbit Ethernet (100BASE-T1).

Discover CAN XL!

Webinar Recording "Introduction to CAN XL"

Find out how the established CAN technology advances with CAN XL into the 10 Mbit/s domain. Will it be possible to support modern middleware-based communication concepts? Our CAN experts will present you everything you need to know. 

Topics: 

  • CAN XL basics – the main protocol concepts
  • CAN XL physical layer – advantages &limits
  • CAN XL and Ethernet – how does it fit together?
  • Outlook: CAN XL and Middleware  – a glimpse into the future

2x Technical Articles by Our Experts for CAN XL and Ethernet 

Technical CAN XL Article (1/2)

"CAN XL Provides the Basis for Seamless Cooperation With Ethernet"

 

Open Article "Introduction" (PDF)
Technical CAN XL Article (2/2)

"IP Concepts With CAN XL − Transformation of SOME/IP Towards SOME/CAN"

 

Open Article "IP Concepts with CAN XL" (PDF)

E-Learning

E-Learning for CAN

This E-Learning module is intended for all those who want to gain a better understanding of CAN communication technology. It is also ideal for all those who plan to participate in Vector training courses of the VectorAcademy.
 

Higher Layer Protocols

In addition to the CAN standard ISO 11898, there are a whole series of other protocols that can be set up on CAN or used with CAN. This also shows the manifold application possibilities of CAN in different application domains and industries.
 

Protocol Description
J1939 Standard for networking and communication in the commercial vehicle. The focal point of the application is the networking of the power train.
CANopen CAN protocol that defines communication and device functions for CAN-based systems. CANopen is a standardized network architecture used in industries such as railway, medical, industrial, agriculture, heavy truck & bus, marine, off-highway, factory automation, aerospace.
ISO 11783 CAN-based communication on open networks for mobile use in the agricultural sector. ISO 11783 is a multimaster network based on CAN, whose protocol is harmonized with J1939.
XCP Measurement and Calibration Protocol for optimal parameterization of ECUs

CAN FD SIC Transceiver

What is a CAN FD SIC Transceiver? This technology provides features for building complex network topologies at higher communication bit rates.

With just a few sentences we have summarized the most important for you.
 

Wake-Up Pattern in CAN/CAN FD Networks

Revised Wake-Up Pattern

With the ISO11898-2: 2016 specification, the wake-up pattern for classic CAN and especially for CAN FD networks has been revised: The new wake-up Pattern is significantly more robust than its predecessor from ISO 11898-5: 2007.

Our short article compares the wake-up patterns of the two ISO documents and describes how to create an appropriate wake-up pattern.
 

More Know-How

Fact Sheet:


Presentation Slides:

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Benefit from these presentations, expert tips and tool demonstrations:

Webinar Recording  
How to optimally disturb CAN/CAN FD networks with the new VH6501 interface
February 2018, duration 45 min.
play the recording
Flashing ECUs over CAN/CAN FD, Ethernet, FlexRay or LIN with vFlash
November 2017, duration 47 min.
play the recording
Introduction to CAN FD
January 2013, duration 50 min.
Speach Recording
High-speed reprogramming and calibration with CAN FD: A case study
Peter Decker, Vector Germany, at the 14th International CAN Conference in Paris; duration 18 min.
play the recording

 

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Benefit from these most popular technical articles and conference papers: 

Title  
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IP Concepts with CAN XL - Transformation of SOME/IP towards SOME/CAN
Transformational change in automotive communication systems (2/2)
August 2020 in Hanser automotive
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CAN XL provides the basis for seamless cooperation with Ethernet
Transformational change in automotive communication systems (1/2)
July 2020 in Hanser automotive
Automated analysis for vehicle communication
CAN tools – then and now
March 2017 in CAN Newsletter
open the article
Eye diagram analysis for CAN FD - Fast identification of poor signal quality
December 2016 in CAN Newsletter
open the article
New communication paradigms in automotive networking - Ethernet and CAN FD are the new trailblazers
August 2015 in Automobil Elektronik
open the article
Secure communication for CAN FD
November 2014 in CAN Newsletter
CAN FD: Fast measurement and reprogramming
September 2014 in CAN Newsletter
CAN gets even better - Ways to transition from classic CAN to the improved CAN FD
April 2013 in Elektronik automotive
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Do you have technical questions and are looking for suitable answers? Our KnowledgeBase provides the most important!
 

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Poster

The clearly structured DIN A1 wall poster provides you with important technical details on the message structures of CAN and CAN FD.

You are provided with the most important innovations with regard to ISO 11898-1:2015 in compressed form.

Training

Seminar for CAN/CAN FD

If you would like to get detailed information on CAN/CAN FD just visit our "CAN Fundamentals" seminar.

You will get a general introduction to serial bus systems in the motor vehicle and a basic knowledge of CAN (Controller Area Network). This includes the characteristics of the physical characteristics of a CAN network and knowledge about characteristics of the CAN/CAN FD protocol.

Get our know-how!
 

Advantages of Vector Solutions and Products

Graphic of the comprehensive CAN tool chain by Vector
The comprehensive CAN tool chain by Vector

No matter in which application area you use our products, you benefit from these advantages:

  • Sophisticated products and competent services by years of experience in the automotive networking industry
  • Support of CAN FD technology
  • Universal multi-network tool chain for easy integration of new technologies into existing vehicle architectures

 

Development and Testing

Develop and test your ECUs efficiently and reliably with these special software and hardware from Vector:

Graphic of Vector tools for development and test CAN/CAN FD
Monitoring / Remaining Network Simulation
Analyze all in-vehicle communications across bus and protocol boundaries and take advantage of functions for analyzing and stimulating CAN, but also LIN, FlexRay and more.
Conduct remaining bus simulations across networks and test ECUs and entire networks using a single tool that offers functions for analyzing and stimulating CAN, but also LIN, FlexRay and more.
The VN1600 interface family is an advanced development of the proven CANcaseXL product – a USB interface. While the VN1610/VN1611 offers 2 channels, and its focus is on lower size and weight, the VN1630A/VN1640A with 4 channels emphasizes flexibility as well as I/O support.
Test Hardware
Vector´s VT System is modular test hardware for efficient ECU tests and functional tests. Together with CANoe, the VT System represents a high-performance and flexible test solution.
ECU Basic Software
The MICROSAR.CAN package contains the basic software (BSW) modules defined in the AUTOSAR architecture for CAN communication and many useful enhancements. Furthermore it is suitable, for example, as a basis for calibration with XCP for gateways or for reprogramming.
MICROSAR.CAN is part of MICROSAR – the embedded software for your AUTOSAR ECUs.
OEM-specific embedded software for CAN communication in motor vehicles. The exact scope of functions is specified by the OEMs and is often based on the ISO, OSEK, or ASAM standards.
Prototyping / Small Production Runs
Vector Controllers are ECUs for specific use cases with a focus on data communication. Whether charging communication (VC-VCCU) or multi-gateway (VC121-12): benefit from proven hardware already qualified for vehicle use. In addition to CAN, the Vector Controllers have numerous interfaces and features for successful prototype or serial use.

Diagnostics

The following software products support vehicle diagnostics for CAN/CAN FD:

Simulation and Test Tools
With the Diagnostic Feature Set contained in CANoe, you analyze diagnostic communication according to the UDS or KWP2000 standard. CANoe can be used both as a diagnostic tester and for simulation of ECU diagnostics; ODX or CANdelaStudio description files are used for parameter assignment. A complete OBD-II Tester is also already integrated in CANoe.
With the Diagnostic Feature Set contained in CANalyzer, you analyze the diagnostic communication according to the UDS or KWP2000 standard. CANalyzer can be used as a diagnostic tester for ECU diagnostics; ODX or CANdelaStudio description files are used for parameter assignment. A complete OBD-II Tester is also already integrated in CANalyzer.
DiVa is a CANoe extension for automated testing of implemented diagnostic software in ECUs. Test cases are generated based on a diagnostic description.
CANoe.DiVa is designed for use by the vehicle manufacturer and the supplier.
Indigo is an easy-to-operate diagnostic tester that largely configures itself and masks the complexity of the diagnostic protocols. It provides a quick overview of the status of a vehicle and allows detailed diagnostics of individual ECUs.
A large number of applications from the vehicle and ECU diagnostics are directly mapped by Indigo. Diagnostic tasks are conveniently handled with a minimum number of user interactions.
Embedded Software
The MICROSAR.DIAG package contains the basic software (BSW) modules defined in AUTOSAR for implementation of the UDS protocol and other requirements for diagnostics defined by the OEM. For ECUs without a special diagnostics specification, an OEM-independent package is available. For example, the MICROSAR.DIAG is appropriate for:
  • OEM-specific implementation of the error logging and management
  • OEM-specific implementation of the diagnostic protocol for communication between the diagnostic tester and ECU
  • Stopping certain functionalities due to active error entries
 
MICROSAR.DIAG is part of MICROSAR – the embedded software for your AUTOSAR ECUs.
CANdesc
CANdesc (diagnostic embedded software component) is used to implement the aspects of the diagnostics that are independent of the function and hardware of the ECU.
CANdesc enables both the vehicle manufacturer and the ECU manufacturer to implement a uniform, cross-product diagnostic protocol for different type series and vehicle manufacturers.

Calibration and Flashing

These Vector software products enable the reprogramming, measurement and calibration of individual control units via CAN/CAN FD:

PC
vFlash is an easy-to-operate tool for programming one or more ECUs via CAN/CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay and DoIP.
The primary application area of CANape is optimizing the parameter set (calibration) of ECUs. The communication between CANape and the ECUs takes place via protocols such as XCP or via microcontroller-specific interfaces with the VX1000 hardware.
CANape and VX1000 enable measuring, calibrating, and flashing via XCP with a high data throughput and minimum runtime influencing of the ECU.
ECU
The MICROSAR.CAN package contains the basic software (BSW) modules defined in the AUTOSAR architecture for CAN communication and many useful enhancements. Furthermore it is suitable, for example, as a basis for calibration with XCP for gateways or for reprogramming.
MICROSAR.CAN is part of MICROSAR – the embedded software for your AUTOSAR ECUs.
OEM-specific embedded software for CAN communication in motor vehicles. The exact scope of functions is specified by the OEMs and is often based on the ISO, OSEK, or ASAM standards.
The Vector Flash Bootloader is a uniform solution for reprogramming of ECUs during development and during production and service. It conforms to the specifications of the respective manufacturer and is coordinated and further developed with this manufacturer on a continuous basis.

Real-Time Solutions

Vector offers you solutions with deterministic time behavior for real-time critical applications, such as the simulation of complex networks or bypassing:

Network Simulation
Conduct remaining bus simulations across networks and test ECUs and entire networks using a single tool that offers functions for analyzing and stimulating CAN, but also LIN, FlexRay and more.
CAPL-on-Board
This special run mode for CAPL network nodes enables time- and performance-critical simulation models to be run directly "on-board" on the network interface.
 
Benefits:
  • Less jitter / less timer delays
  • Less PC utilization
 
High Performance Interfaces as RT Server:
 
The VN8900 and VT6000 real-time systems consist of these 2 components:
 
User PC:
  • As front-end for operation of graphical user interface of CANoe
  • As host for the logging of data and test results
     
High performance interfaces: RT server as runtime environment:
  • For the remaining bus simulation and environmental simulation
  • For execution of test scripts

Benefits:
  • User interface and simulation part are isolated from each other. For this reason other PC tasks, such as compiling, virus checking, Outlook, etc., do not adversely affect the bus simulation and measurement.
  • System configurations can be easily scaled based on user-defined requirements, e.g. monitoring, soft real-time simulation, real-time simulation.
  • The same model can be run both in a real-time environment and in a conventional environment.
  • The model can be run in the real-time environment with higher accuracy and lower jitter and is thus more deterministic.
  • The workflow is the same as the standard CANoe workflow.
 
Bypassing
The primary application area of CANape is optimizing the parameter set (calibration) of ECUs. The communication between CANape and the ECUs takes place via protocols such as XCP or via microcontroller-specific interfaces with the VX1000 hardware.
CANape and VX1000 for measuring, calibrating, and flashing via XCP with a high data throughput and minimum runtime influencing of the ECU.
Interlinked Bypass Solution
Our solution to set up a bypass:
  • A complete solution for bypassing is available 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.

Benefits:
  • Seamless configuration of the bypass in CANape for VN8900
  • Simulink Viewer for online monitoring of Simulink inclusive state-flow display
  • Vector bypassing blocked set for Simulink is included
  • Parallel and stand-alone bypass execution
  • Deterministic time behavior in computing the bypass functions
 

Hardware Products

Network Interfaces:

Interface PC Connection Network
(device is also a CAN disturbance interface; to be used with CANoe only)
USB CAN/CAN FD
PCIe CAN/CAN FD,J1708, LIN, SENT
VN1600 Interface Family USB CAN/CAN FD, J1708, LIN, (SENT)
VN4610 USB CAN/CAN FD, IEEE 802.11p
VN5600 Family USB CAN/CAN FD, Ethernet
VN7572 PCIe CAN/CAN FD, FlexRay, J1708, LIN
VN7610 USB CAN/CAN FD, FlexRay
VN7640 USB, Ethernet CAN/CAN FD, DoIP, FlexRay,IEEE 802.11p, J1708, LIN
VN8810 USB, WiFi CAN/CAN FD, DoIP, LIN
VN8900 Family USB (RT PC), Ethernet CAN/CAN FD, FlexRay, J1708, LIN
Bus transceivers for CAN/CAN FD, FlexRay, J1708, LIN and SENT



Further Hardware:

Tool Feature Network
GL1000 Logger Family Mobile data loggers to record the data communication of small networks CAN, LIN
GL2000 Logger Family Mobile data loggers to record the data communication of moderate-sized networks CAN, (CAN FD), LIN
Mobile data loggers to record the data communication of extensive networks CAN, (FlexRay), LIN
GL5000 Logger Family Mobile data loggers to record the data communication of very extensive networks
CAN/CAN FD, FlexRay, LIN
Combination of USB oscilloscope hardware and software for bit-accurate analysis of the network communication CAN/CAN FD, FlexRay, LIN

 

Benefit from further Vector solutions:

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