CAN bus Anaylzer

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CAN bus Anaylzer

Postby wellison on Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:42 am

I am currently adding a PDM to my M800 & ADL system. Some power control signals will come from the CAN bus. If I have power problems (failures) what CAN bus analyzer, UTC are people using to identify where the problem is located?
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Re: CAN bus Anaylzer

Postby PQatPIT on Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:04 am

This:

http://www.peak-system.com/PCAN-USB.199.0.html?&L=1

Reasonably priced and has never let me down. Software is not the best but manageable. :)
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Re: CAN bus Anaylzer

Postby SDean on Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:56 am

Hi Wellison,

We use these devices for basic CAN Analysis work.

http://www.vscom.de/vscom-usb-can.html

And Busmaster software to operate it.

http://rbei-etas.github.io/busmaster/
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Re: CAN bus Anaylzer

Postby PEI330Ci on Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:54 pm

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Re: CAN bus Anaylzer

Postby wellison on Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:25 am

Thanks for the responses. Do other race teams worry about not being able to isolate, at the track, which CAN connected devices are not sending/receiving correctly on the CAN bus?
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Re: CAN bus Anaylzer

Postby David Ferguson on Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:41 am

I recently learned about the Motec CAN utility "CAN Inspector" that uses the UTC (or Ethernet bridged dash) you already have. It's found in the Utilities V1.11 downloadable from: http://www.motec.com.au/software/latestreleases/

It doesn't really do much more than capture addresses and raw data fields, but often that's all you need to diagnose if data isn't being transmitted from some device, or what address are sending data.
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Re: CAN bus Anaylzer

Postby wellison on Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:59 am

Thanks everyone, I have downloaded the CAN inspector and will test it's functions next week.
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Re: CAN bus Anaylzer

Postby adrian on Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:08 am

Just so everyone is aware, CAN Inspector currently only works with M1 ECUs and the UTC. The functionality will be rolled into future releases of Ethernet enabled Dashes.
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