SAE J1587
Standard for data exchange between different ECUs based on SAE J1708 networks

Solutions for your J1587 Networking

SAE J1708 defines a serial, bidirectional network for use in the commercial vehicle industry. The SAE J1587 Standard regulates communication and standardized data exchange between different ECUs based on SAE J1708 networks.


  • Standard used for serial communications between ECUs on a heavy duty vehicle and also between a computer and the vehicle

  • J1587 is an application layer and is used together with J1708, which is the physical layer

  • Can be seen as predecessor of SAE J1939

  • Available since more than two decades

  • Very popular in USA especially for diagnostic

Vector ­- The SAE 1587 Specialist

Vector Informatik is a member and guest of SAE J1587 committees and participates regularly in the workshops. Thanks to Vector's expertise and many years' experience in the J1939 and J1587 environment, you profit from high-performance products and services with which you can solve your challenging problems more efficiently, faster, and more cost-effectively.

With a continuous tool chain for all J1587 projects, Vector has the right solution for you:

  • perfectly-attuned software tools
  • individual service

Vector Tools

The following products from Vector assist you in your SAE J1587/J1708 projects:

Simulation, test, and analysis tools for J1587/J1708
Running applications on CAN, SAE J1939 and SAE J1708/J1587 networks