CANtrace – CAN bus Analyzer software
Product Code: CANtrace
6 900,00 kr
A Powerful CAN BUS analyzer software – CANopen & J1939
CANtrace is an easy-to-use CAN network analyzer, that lets you trace, decode and plot CAN messages and signals in real-time, or log everything for post processing in the comfort of your office.
It works with your current Kvaser, Softing, Vector or Peak hardware and it supports both CANopen and J1939 protocols. CANtrace supports also Python scripting and CAN FD.
Try full version of CANtrace! Free trial license and support for 20-days
View and Decode Any CAN Message
Data is transmitted on the CAN bus in 0-8 byte long messages, including a CAN ID and data length (DLC). And the message timestamp from your CAN interface, and that’s about all you get from a free CAN tool.
RAW CAN Data
But what does it mean?
Is it data, configuration or an alarm?
Most free CAN tools will display the raw data, but you have to decode every message manually, flipping through thick protocol manuals to find out what 0x40 really mean.
CANtrace Does the Decoding
With CANtrace you don’t have to decode the CAN data manually. The included CANopen and J1939 protocol parser will decode protocol headers, while the connected databases (DBC) will decode signal values.
CAN Data Decoded by CANtrace
Use Your Existing CAN Interface
Embrace the freedom with CANtrace, where you can kick-start your journey without the need for costly investments in expensive CAN hardware. If you are like most CANtrace customers, your engineers already use at least one CAN interface, and with CANtrace it’s possible to tie your CANtrace license to your existing hardware.
If you own a CAN interface from any of the following manufacturers, it will work with CANtrace. Unlock the flexibility of CANtrace as it enables seamless sharing among multiple users, as long as you harness the power of the same Kvaser, Softing, or Vector CAN hardware. With licenses tied to the hardware, Kvaser, Softing, and Vector users can collaborate effortlessly, while Peak hardware users enjoy license tethered to their PCs. Experience the freedom of collaboration with CANtrace!
- Kvaser AB (all models)
- Vector Informatik GmbH (all models)
- Peak System (all models)
- Softing AG (all models)
Users can use additional Python scripts inside the program to extend the default functionality of CANtrace. Scripts can be used to create, filter, and modify signals dynamically for different uses. Descriptive example projects are also included in the public CANtrace folder.
CANtrace support CAN FD
CAN FD is now supported when using Kvaser CAN FD. Long CAN FD messages can be received and displayed in the trace window, signals from long CAN FD messages can be decoded and shown in the data and graph tabs. There is also full support for logging and playback of CAN FD messages in ASC format.
Human Readable Data (DBC Databases)
Many CAN messages contain several different data values, or signals, a complex process to manually decode the binary data.
With CANtrace the complex process is made fairly simple. In CANtrace the signals are decoded and displayed in human readable form. The real-world data from your CAN network can be monitored, logged and plotted using familiar engineering units. You will see the RPM and temperature in the same format you are used to.
Unleash the power of CANtrace as it decodes signals with utmost precision, utilizing your existing CAN database in the widely adopted DBC format. Seamlessly connect a separate database to each CAN interface (channel), and take advantage of the convenient built-in database editor that comes bundled with CANtrace. Experience the ease and efficiency of signal decoding like never before!
Plot Your Data in The XY Graph
- CANtrace contains a powerful graphical presentation of data where you can plot multiple signals in a xy graph.
- The graph supports multiple J1939 signals as well as signals from manufacturer specific DBC databases.
- The graph supports multiple data-cursor styles for each signal for you to take the measurements. e.g. X-Y, Y, Period, Peak-Peak and Frequency.
- The signals can be scaled and moved using simple mouse commands
- They can be scaled individually or as a group, and signals are color coded for clarity of display.
- The X-Y graphs can be printed to your standard windows printer with the click of a button
- The graph can be saved to a file when you need to include it in a report or on your website.
You can produce graphs from data you logged with any CAN logger, as long as it supports the popular Vector asc log format.
Logging and playback log file
CANtrace supports Vector ASCII format CAN log files. In addition to recording log data from multiple channels. CANtrace can also play back log files to the CAN bus. Any log file in ASC format can be used to generate data on the CAN bus. This feature can be very useful for simulation, testing and bus traffic generation.
How to use the logging functionality and how to playback the log file in CANtrace
Supports The J1939 Protocol
Experience the trace view come alive as it decodes J1939 parameter groups (PG) into easily understandable human-readable format. In addition, CANtrace supports the J1939 transport layer protocol and can both send and receive suspect parameter embedded in transport layer segments. CANtrace comes with a J1939 database in DBC format. This allows natively decoding the standardized 8-byte J1939 messages that are specified in the SAE J1939 Digital Annex.
CANtrace also supports combining the included J1939 database with a customer-specific database. This enables the decoding of vehicle-specific parameters.
For J1939 format databases, CANtrace is able to mask out both priority, source address and destination address fields which allows the use of compact J1939 databases that works with a variety of different vehicles.
Ideal for Field Work
Gear up for fault-finding missions beyond the office or R&D department with the portable power of CANtrace! Designed from the ground up to be user-friendly and visually impressive, CANtrace ensures seamless performance on small laptops, handheld displays, and standard desktop monitors. Take your CAN toolbox anywhere with confidence! Install CANtrace on your rugged tablet PC and you will have a CAN logger you can leave for hours or days in the engine compartment of the equipment you are diagnosing.
Download 20-days trial of the full version of CANtrace
Try a full, unrestricted version of CANtrace now to get free email support with your 20-days evaluation. Trial version is fully functional and offers every feature available in CANtrace.
Get the trial license: Send your CAN hardware name and serial number to email@example.com
Paid full version includes also one year of free support services and version upgrades. Delivered electronically to anywhere in the world.
Drivers for supported CAN hardware:
It works with your current Kvaser, Softing, Vector or Peak hardware. Check that you have the driver of your CAN hardware installed on your PC. Download the driver from manufacturer’s website and install the driver manually.