Real-time software suite

Suitable for CAN FD adapter

[2018-05-08] Kithara Software has announced support for the PCAN-USB FD adapter by Peak-Systems with the real-time environment Realtime Suite. In doing so, Kithara expands its cooperation with the German supplier.

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Digital service

Trailer data to the cloud

[2018-03-08] Mercedes-Benz’ Uptime is an integral solution detecting driving-relevant repair and maintenance scope of hitched-up trailers. It collects trailer data available in the CAN-based in-vehicle networks.

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Trailer system with telematics

For fleet management applications

[2018-03-08] Peterson (USA) has introduced the CAN-based Pulse system. It controls the real-time status of the trailer and alerts the driver and fleet manager via Bluetooth respectively cellular communication.

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Goepel Electronics

ISP software

For flashing ECUs via CAN

[2018-01-12] The Flash-IP solution by Goepel (Germany) allows programming electronic control units via CAN. Typical applications include flash programming during development, at end-of-line and in repair stations.

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Data logging software

Supports TEDS

[2018-01-12] With Ipemotion 2017 R3, Ipetronik offers an updated version of its measurement data logging software. It now includes a plug-in interface for analysis operations and extensions in protocol and traffic measurement on in-vehicle networks.

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Embedded Systems Academy

CANopen FD

Support for all tools

[2017-12-19] Embedded Systems Academy is now adding CANopen FD support to all their CANopen products. The first line of products supporting CANopen FD is the CANopen Magic software for the analysis and test of networks.

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ESP software update

Malfunctioning can cause brake problems

[2017-12-14] Daimler recalls some G-class models. The ESP (electronic stability program) software needs to be updated.

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Video game

Firefighting with CAN

[2017-10-20] Firefighting fans can now gain some insights into Firefighting Simulator, a simulation game currently in development for PC. Astragon Entertainment and developer Chronos present the Firefighting Simulator Showroom.

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Ampire Electronics

Gateway with firewall

Can immobilize CAN networks

[2017-09-18] Ampire Electronics (Germany) provides the CAN-Firewall gateway. It can communicate encrypted with an iPhone.

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Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)


Application service API for CAN

[2017-08-09] Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has released the Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0 platform. It supports CAN.

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Support for NXP micro-controllers

[2017-07-27] NXP has expand its Autorsar solutions. The company offers software packages for the MPC56 and MPC57 families.

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Featuring CANopen

[2017-07-19] Goal (Generic Open Abstraction Layer) by Port (Germany), is a middleware to integrate real time communication in IoT and Industry 4.0 applications. It supports CANopen and was developed for Renesas’ MCUs.

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Isobus tablet app

[2017-06-30] The Easy on board app from Claas (Germayn) has received official AEF certification as an Isobus terminal. The app is suitable for a tablet PC and can be used to operate Isobus implements.

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Software platform

Developing an evaluation safety solution

[2017-06-08] Arccore is building safety-critical software on the Nvidia Drive PX platform to power automotive systems. The used Autosar-compatible software makes use of CAN.

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CAN FD package

Creating Windows applications

[2017-05-23] Peak-System has extended the development package PCAN-Developer and the included PCAN-API programming interface with CAN FD. Windows applications can now be created with CAN and CAN FD connections.

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Security framework

Example software now available

[2017-05-04] After publishing the CANcrypt book, Embedded Systems Academy (Germany) now provides software examples on its security solution.

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Sensor + Test 2017

CAN products and more

[2017-05-04] At the exhibition, Ipetronik (Germany) presents hardware and software products for research, test, and development requirements in the automotive industry.

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GUI software

Interfacing real-time systems

[2017-04-12] Visualconnx by Add2 (England) is a visualization and control software product, allowing real-time hardware or software interfacing, monitoring, and logging. It can be used to communicate via CAN.

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CAN analyzing software

[2017-03-30] Wineman Technology announced its CANalytics tool. This platform can run on different CAN interface boards.

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Measurement data logging software

Vehicle acoustics, bus analysis, and Caetec integration

[2017-03-30] With Ipemotion 2017 R1, Ipetronik offers an updated version of its measurement data logging software. The release focuses on the development of acoustics and online/offline vehicle bus analysis as well as on the integration of Caetec hardware.

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Platform for automotive ECUs

[2017-03-30] NXP has launched the S32K1 ARM-based MCU family. All members provide ISO CAN FD connectivity and are supported by a software suite.

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Software support

Codesys for gateways

[2017-03-21] Codesys by 3S supports CAN and CAN FD gateways by Peak. The provided software is used to serve the Codesys environment in conjunction with the runtime system.

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S├ęphane Los

CAN Newsletter magazine

Ada language for automation

[2017-03-06] Stéphane Los has developed the A4A framework for designing industrial automation applications using the Ada language.

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Mercury Systems


Strengthen automotive data security

[2017-02-15] The security software solution CAN Guard by Mercury Systems (USA) was designed to protect vehicle data networks.

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Automotive Summit 2017

Apps for automotive industry and smart factories

[2017-02-07] At the Automotive Summit, In-tech presents the OrangeCtrl system, which consists of a hardware box and a complete Linux operating system. It is based on CAN.

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Farming simulation

CAN goes video game

[2017-01-25] Lely’s CAN-based milking robot and Isobus-featured grassland machines were added to the Farming Simulator 17 video game.

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Automated driving platform

Prototype ECU for mass production

[2017-01-11] Renesas and TTTech provide together the highly automated driving platform (HADP) electronic control unit (ECU). It is based on the dual R-Car H3 system-on-chips (SoCs) and the RH850/P1H-C micro-controller.

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Karamba Security

CES 2017

Software enables ECUs to protect themselves

[2017-01-05] Karamba Security provides cyber-security solutions. In Las Vegas, the Israeli company demonstrated its software, which makes automotive ECUs secure against attacks of hackers.

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Smart Testsolutions

Testing software

Support for three CAN interfaces

[2016-12-20] Release 2.0 of Smart Testsolutions’ MCM-Process RT software supports three CAN interfaces and has Ethercat communication capabilities. In addition, the software has been enhanced to better address cell voltage monitoring (CVM).

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SPS IPC Drives 2016

CAN driver supports CAN FD

[2016-11-24] Microcontrol presents its CANpie with CAN FD functionality at SPS IPC Drives. The CAN driver facilitates the migration from Classical CAN to CAN FD.

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Red Hat

Operating system

Linux platform supports CAN

[2016-11-23] Red Hat, an open-source supplier, has announced the availability of its Enterprise Linux 7.3. The embedded Linux operating system (OS) supports CAN and Bluetooth.

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SPS IPC Drives 2016

64-bit memory use for embedded RTOS

[2016-11-22] Tenasys (Germany) introduces 64-bit extended memory for its real-time operating system platform Intime. The operating system can be used with RT-Lua, which integrates several CAN interfaces with CANopen.

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Eicma 2016

Motorcycles connect to smartphones

[2016-11-10] Bosch’s Myspin system enables the use of apps on motorcycles and other two-wheelers. The first solution was presented in a BMW motorcycle TFT instrument cluster.

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SK Pang

Open source

KCD format describes CAN communication

[2016-11-03] The KCD format is an open source CAN database format. It is used by several projects.

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Android app

Configurable CAN ID filtering

[2016-10-27] With the latest release of Ipetronik’s Ipemotion app 2.15 and corresponding Ipehub2 firmware 1.4.1, users benefit from configurable CAN ID filtering using the IPEhub2 web interface.

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Silicon Labs buys Micrium

[2016-10-17] Chipmaker Silicon Labs has acquired the Micrium software house providing operating systems and CAN low-level driver as well as CANopen protocol stacks.

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Design tool

Configuring CANopen slave devices

[2016-09-29] Epec (Finland) has released a new version of its system design and configuration tool Multitool. The added features make it easier to configure third-party CANopen slave devices.

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First Autosar basic software with ASIL-D

[2016-09-19] Exida has verified that the Autosar 4 basic software from Vector fulfills the requirements of ISO 26262 up to the ASIL-D level. In the assessment, the software components for the CAN communication were evaluated.

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Software update

JSON interface added to CAN-over-IP gateway

[20.06.2018] The PCAN-Gateway product family from Peak-System enables the connection of CAN networks via IP networks. The CAN messages are packed as data in TCP or UDP messages and forwarded via an IP network.

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Product portfolio

CAN crisscross

[16.07.2018] For over 25 years, Add2 has provided solutions and services to automotive, aerospace, and process controls clients. Their portfolio includes a range of Classical CAN-related product families.

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National Instruments

Data-logging software

Integrating CAN signals

[06.06.2018] NI’s Flexlogger is a configuration-based data-logging software for validation tests. It enables sensor configuration and data logging of mixed signals to verify electromechanical systems, all without programming.

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