CANexplorer 4 - Fieldbus analysis software with intuitive handling
CANexplorer 4 - Fieldbus analysis software with intuitive handling
CANexplorer 4 - Fieldbus analysis software with intuitive handling
CANexplorer 4 - Fieldbus analysis software with intuitive handling
CANexplorer 4 - Fieldbus analysis software with intuitive handling
CANexplorer 4 - Fieldbus analysis software with intuitive handling

CANexplorer 4

Don’t lose any time during CAN bus diagnostics and benefit from the modular software for ac­qui­si­tion, pro­ces­sing, display and trans­mis­sion of CAN data

Key Features

  • User-defined measurements setups with graphic elements and Drag and Drop
  • Receive, editing, send and abstract raw data
  • J1939 and CANopen protocol support
  • Modular design with expansion options
  • Import and export from signal databases


CANexplorer 4 is a completely newly de­ve­loped fieldbus analysis software with a significantly extended range of functions and considerably improved handling. The ad­vanced modular con­cept opens up com­plet­ely new pos­si­bil­i­ties for analysis and data recording of the entire CAN bus data transfer. During the development of the software, special emphasis was placed on intuitive handling, a wide range of functions and flex­ible application capabilities. For this pur­pose a protocol processing is im­ple­ment­ed, which allows an in­ter­pre­ta­tion according to CANopen and J1939. Further protocols can be added easily via update.

Measurement setups are created quickly and clearly by drag and drop and are also displayed in a project tree. The new CANexplorer provides 4 different elements for processing CAN data, such as classic text-based traces, graphs, bar graphs, LEDs, filters and triggers. Of course, mul­ti­thread­ed sup­port for parallel operation alongside other app­li­ca­tions and vi­su­a­li­za­tion with different function modules is also im­ple­men­ted at the same time.

Data processing
CANexplorer 4 offers various functions to process CAN data. In addition to the classic text-­based traces, messages can be defined as signals and displayed in bar graphs, speed­o­meters, LEDs, graphs and text.

The creation of a measurement setup is done by an in­tui­tive graphical connection via drag and drop of the in­di­vi­dual function modules. Thus even complex processes can be dis­play­ed visually in a simple and com­pre­hen­sible way.

By using triggers and filters, the data vi­su­a­li­za­tion can be cus­to­mized. The new CANexplorer additionally enables interactive par­ti­ci­pation in bus traffic by gen­er­ating and send­ing mes­sages. Processing is either manual, fully automatic or trig­gered by a trigger.

Data abstraction
In addition, integrated protocol processing en­ables automatic inter­pre­ta­tion according to CANopen and J1939. The CAN data is then directly avail­able as pre-processed read­able in­for­mation. Further protocol stacks can be added with up­dates. For all pro­prie­tary protocols and raw CAN data the in­te­grated manual symbol editor can be used to define symbols.

Parallel operation
With its multithread support, CANexplorer 4 allows parallel operation alongside other applications on a PC and vi­su­ali­zation with dif­ferent function mo­dules at the same time.

Technical Data

Transmission/reception of CAN messagesSignal generator with different signals (sine, sawtooth, square, counter)
Manual transmission of definable CAN messages
Cyclic transmission of definable CAN messages
Block transmission
FilterCANexplorer 4 supports filtering by identifiers, data bytes, symbols and message types
TriggerCANexplorer 4 uses both pre and post triggers
Signal databasesStorage of messages in a database and visualization using text and graphic elements for easy handling
editor for generating and processing signals (message, multiplexer, key, groups and signal)
Various data types are supported for both data import and export
VisualizationTrace, graph, bar-graph, speedometer, symbol monitor
Data processingWriting in log-data, replay-mode
Protocol supportRaw CAN, CANopen, J1939, implementation of proprietary protocols on request
Bus StatisticOverview of sent and received messages, bus load, CAN level
Quick TraceFast monitoring of the CAN channels without prior creation of a measurement setup
Operating systemWindows 2000 SP4, XP, Vista (32-bit), 7, 8, 10
CPU1,6 GHz Intel Pentium
Working memory512 MB
Graphic card1024×768, 16 Mio. colors
Required hard disk spaceat least 80 MB
Supported CAN HardwareCOMfalcon®, CANUSB, CANfox®, CANUSBlight
PowerCAN-PCI V1 und V2, PowerCAN-PC104+, PowerCAN-PCI104 V2
Further CAN hardware support available on request

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