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For vehicle electronics

The HSD VCI Interface by Samtec comes with Bluetooth or USB ports to interface with a PC. It also features CAN and K-Line as vehicle interfaces, which makes the product suitable for mobile service applications.

The product comes in an aluminum housing with D-Sub connector (Photo: Softing)

THE BLUETOOTH INTERFACE ENABLES MOBILE USAGE in service and development. It also makes it possible to connect mobile devices like tablets and smartphones to the vehicles through new applications. The standardized D-PDU API (ISO 22900-2) supports various communication protocols: J1939, UDS (ISO 14229), and KWP 2000 (ISO 14230, ISO 15765). The HSD VCI can also be used as an alternative pass-through device in accordance with J2534. Together with the diagnostic tool set DTS from Softing, it is possible to implement a complete solution in accordance with MCD-3D standard ISO 22900-3 with ODX technology (Offloaded Data Transfer).

The product comes with multiple independent communication channels such as up to two CAN, two K-Line, and one LIN port. The real-time execution of vehicle bus protocols directly on the interface provides reaction time and real-time behavior independent from the PC operating system. The product provides wireless diagnostics via Bluetooth and tethered diagnostics via USB. An electrical isolation between host and vehicle interfaces is provided.

Possible application areas are mobile applications for vehicle development and service (aftermarket), ECU programming, customer specific variants for diagnostic or service testers with own branding, aimed at cars and trucks. Since the HSD software can updated at any time, it is prepared for future applications. Customer specific software solutions can also be implemented on this base. Samtec is a part of Softing. Both companies are German.

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Kvaser Sontheim