Star Cooperation has released an update for their Android software Flex Config Analyzer. Version 3.0 adds various features around visualizing CAN, LIN, and Flexray data on mobile devices.
With the Flex Config Analyzer software, engineers and technicians can illustrate their CAN, LIN, or Flexray data on a smartphone or tablet. According to the company, the system is ready for use and can be operated by inexperienced users, as the matching bus interface is connected wirelessly via Bluetooth or WLAN. New display sets can be generated and stored. The touchscreens of mobile devices suit the visualization of the necessary signals.
Additional features in version 3.0 include that, in addition to CANdb and ldf, now also Autosar XML as well as Fibex files can be imported in the analyzer, which is the base for the following choice of signals to be visualized. For the illustration, there are different visualization elements at hand like graphs, speedometer elements, buttons, signal lights, labels, and more that can flexibly be positioned on the surface.
An alarm function for when a critical value is exceeded was also added in this update. Another feature is logging selected signals with optional voice recording that can be activated via a trigger signal or a click. Pre- and post-logging mechanisms are also available.
The Flex Config Analyzer 3.0 supports different bus interfaces. In addition to Flex Card Air-S, a bus interface for LIN and CAN, the Flex Device-L also wirelessly transmits bus data of a CAN and Flexray bus to the Flex Config Analyzer 3.0. Flex Device-L is a development tool for vehicle networking that supports non-ISO CAN FD. An update is planned for May 2016: with it, Flex Device-L – in combination with the restbus simulation Flex Config RBS – will support ISO CAN FD. The Flex Config Analyzer in combination with the Flex Device-L is planned to support ISO and non-ISO CAN FD this summer.
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