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New CANalytics Platform to Bring CAN Bus Test Technology to Applications Across Industries

Posted by admin on December 19, 2016

We're excited to announce our new CANalytics software. The new platform provides an interface to maximize the benefits of CAN bus hardware, particularly for automotive and aerospace applications where it provides a durable network that supports communication between multiple electronic control units (ECUs).

On CAN networks, devices are equipped with controller chips to allow them to see, filter, and prioritize messages. Traditional CAN analysis tools created to provide an interface and automate devices on the network are extremely extensive and subsequently expensive. Because much functionality often goes unused and the tool is needed during only a portion of development, the cost of an advanced platform is difficult to justify. The new CANalytics platform from Wineman Technology makes all the benefits of CAN accessible in one cohesive application with a CAN interface as a standalone executable.

Easily Import and Export Files From Multiple Hardware Platforms
R&D and test organizations use CAN to simulate an ECU and test resulting signals. With the new CANalytics platform, R&D or ATE engineers can develop custom applications through a fully featured interface, and use that interface to integrate automated processes. The CANalytics platform includes a CAN database and editor.

Also unlike other CAN interface platforms, CANalytics will work with a variety of CAN hardware, reducing overall test system cost. It currently supports NI-XNET and Advanced Vehicle Technologies AVT-853 hardware, and Wineman Technologies plans to add support for additional hardware platforms over time. The platform:

  • Supports import/export of .DBC files
  • Supports import/export of XML definition databases created with NI LabVIEW
  • Includes a LabVIEW API
  • Simulates an ECU from a CAN perspective as defined by the database file
  • Collects and catalogs bus traffic to trace windows and log files
  • Sends outgoing messages to a specific bus
  • Views all CAN traffic on a specific bus
  • Can be automated by any program/scripting language that can make a TCP connection and serialize/de-serialize JSON data

Watch a vide overview and demo of CANalytics below.

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