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USB dongle

With up to four CAN FD channels

Published 2017-11-02

Intrepid (USA) has announced the ValueCAN4 family. It provides optionally also Ethernet (DoIP) and LIN connectivity.

The ValueCAN4 family is available with different cable configurations (Photo: Intrepid)

The supplier claims to support up to 1 Mbit/s for Classical CAN and up to 10 Mbit/s for CAN FD communication. The ISO 11898-2 standard specifies currently transceiver chip parameters for 5 Mbit/s. The dongle family complies with USB 2.0 and supports bit-rates of 480 Mbit/s. It features Type A or Type C connectors.

The products come in a metal case with protective rubber boot. They are equipped with up to four CAN FD channels. Software support for CANopen, CCP/XCP, Devicenet, J1939, Keyword 2000, OBDII, and other higher-layer protocols is available. Linux is supported. The products come with the company’s NeoIV DLL low-level software driver. Optionally, they provide Ethernet and LIN ports.

The CAN messages can be time-stamped (64 bit) with accuracy of 25 ns. The dongles can be used also stand-alone to download software and to emulate an ECU. The device supports the new ISO 15765-2 transport protocol allowing the use of CAN FD frames, in order to flash an ECU. To program the dongles, Function Block scripts and C code can be generated by means of the Vehicle Spy tool from Intrepid. Vehicle Spy Trial Edition software is included, which can be upgraded to the full Vehicle Spy software package.

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