CAN (Controller Area Network)
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Know-How & Solutions for 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 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 (FD) projects
  • Flexible 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:

Advantages

  • Sophisticated products and competent services by years of experience in the automotive networking industry
  • Support of CAN FD technology
  • Universal multi-bus 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:

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
VC121 is a universally usable ECU for gateways and I/O controllers. The VC ECU platform is ideally suited for fast and universal use in vehicle prototypes and small series. Based on this modular platform, we work together with you to develop a solution that is optimally tuned to your individual requirements.

Diagnostics

The following software products support vehicle diagnostics for 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.DAIG 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 (FD):

PC
vFlash is an easy-to-operate tool for programming one or more ECUs via 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
(the device is also a CAN disturbance interface;
to be used with CANoe only)
USB CAN (FD)
VN1600 Interface Family USB CAN (FD), LIN, J1708
VN5610A, VN5640 USB CAN (FD), Ethernet
VN7572 PCIe CAN (FD), FlexRay, LIN, J1708
VN8900 Family USB (RT PC) CAN (FD), FlexRay, LIN, J1708
VN7610 USB CAN (FD), FlexRay
VN7640 USB CAN (FD), FlexRay, Ethernet, LIN
VN8810 USB CAN (FD), LIN, DoIP, UDS, K-Line
Bus transceivers for CAN (FD), LIN, J1708 and FlexRay

 

 

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 (FD), LIN
Mobile data loggers to record the data communication of extensive networks CAN, FlexRay, LIN, MOST150
GL5000 Family Mobile data loggers to record the data communication of very extensive networks
CAN (FD), FlexRay, LIN, MOST150
and
Combination of USB oscilloscope hardware and software for bit-accurate analysis of the bus communication CAN (FD), FlexRay, LIN

 

Poster

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

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

More Know-How

Fact Sheet:


Presentation Slides:

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Benefit from these presentations, expert tips and tool demonstrations to get further CAN (FD) know-how:

Webinar Recording  
"How to optimally disturb CAN (FD) networks with the new VH6501 interface"
Recorded February 21, 2018; duration approx. 45 min.
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"Flashing ECUs over CAN (FD), Ethernet, FlexRay or LIN with vFlash"
Recorded November 7, 2017; duration approx. 47 min.
watch the recording
"Introduction to CAN FD"
Recorded January 15, 2013; duration approx. 50 min.
 
 
Speach Recording
"High-speed reprogramming and calibration with CAN FD: A case study"
Speach by Peter Decker, Vector, at the 14th international CAN Conference in Paris, France; duration approx. 18 min.
watch the recording

 

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Read these most popular CAN/CAN FD articles and conference papers and benefit form this knowlegde:

Title  
"Automated analysis for vehicle communication"
Published March 7-8, 2017, in CAN in Automation ICC Paper
"CAN tools – then and now"
Published March 2, 2017, in CAN Newsletter, issue 1/2017
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"Eye diagram analysis for CAN FD - Fast identification of poor signal quality"
Published December 1, 2016, in CAN Newsletter
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"New communication paradigms in automotive networking - Ethernet and CAN FD are the new trailblazers"
Published August 27, 2015, in Automobil Elektronik, issue 7-8/2015
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"Secure communication for CAN FD"
Published November 24, 2014, in CAN Newsletter, issue 4/2014
"CAN FD: Fast measurement and reprogramming"
Published September 2, 2014, in CAN Newsletter, issue 3/2014
"CAN gets even better - Ways to transition from classic CAN to the improved CAN FD"
Published April 9, 2013, in Elektronik automotive, issue 3-4/2013
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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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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.

Training

Seminar for CAN (FD)

If you would like to get detailed information on 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 (FD) protocol.

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