- 4× independent CAN interfaces
- WLAN/LAN interface
- Bluetooth interface (optional)
- BroadR-Reach (optional)
- Data logging, scripting, CAN
- Optionally with GNSS
- Housing with integrated bumper and protection class IP44
The Vehicle Communication Interface – New standards in the service sector
COMfalcon® IoT combines the robustness of our proven interfaces with the latest interfaces and features. Thanks to modern LTE (2G fallback) communication, you can transmit data at any time and from anywhere. Remote diagnostics or even flash-over-the-air applications, such as on an integrated on-board telemetry are thus possible at any time, even in the handheld area. Other wireless interfaces include WLAN and Bluetooth 5.0 LE to establish a connection to a diagnostic device. In addition, the device also has a LAN interface and a BroadR-Reach interface for broadband data exchange. The VCI can be connected to a vehicle via four independent CAN (CAN FD ready) channels.
Housing and status indicators
The COMfalcon® IoT has a robust IP44 housing with bumper as well as extremely stable heavy-duty connectors. A software configurable trigger function for easy and individual data recording is also integrated. Thanks to its compact design and high shock resistance, COMfalcon® IoT can be used in various areas of the automotive industry. Two multicolor LED bars and an LED status display always visualize the current status/error code of the device.
Customized cable harnesses
In addition to standard cable sets, customer-specific cable sets can be provided at any time. Via a 25 pin connector the VCI can be connected to a vehicle via the customized or standardized (OBD/ISO) interface.
Own embedded applications can be operated directly on the COMfalcon® IoT without the need for a third device (laptop or PC). This makes it possible, among other things, to create your own information such as flash routines or ECU descriptions and implement them on the VCI and thus access the CAN or file system, for example. OTX workflows and ODX descriptions can therefore function out-of-the-box with the new COMfalcon® IoT. This makes applications possible in which the complete diagnostic application is located on the VCI and a popular LAN/WLAN-capable end device (WIN/MAC/Android) takes over the display. The embedded applications are portable and can be reused for future Sontheim VCI generations.
Controller and operating system
A powerful dual core controller, 500 MB of RAM and the integrated Linux operating system ensure maximum performance and flexibility. Data up to 64 GB can be stored on the integrated memory.
Optionally, the Vehicle Communication Interface also features GNSS. This allows the current location to be recorded and transmitted worldwide. In addition, the IoT Device Manager provides the appropriate cloud software. Whether for updates-over-the-air or fleet management tasks – the portal offers OEMs all the options for state-of-the-art analysis of all devices in the field.
|32-bit microcontroller, Cortex-A9 (dual core)
|512 MB DDR3
|up to 64 GB
|50 Kbit/s up to 5 Mbit/s
|4× on 25-pin D-Sub
|1× on 25-pin D-Sub
|M12 4-pin female connector
10/100 Mbit LAN
|1× acc. to IEEE 802.11b, g, n (internal antenna)
|1× optional 2.1+EDR, Power Class 1.5, BLE 4.0 and ANT
|LAN status LED (green and yellow)
WLAN/Bluetooth status LED (green and yellow)
4× CAN status LED (green and yellow)
|110 mm × 150 mm × 35 mm
|Synthetic material, protection class IP44
|–40°C up to +60°C
|–40°C up to +85°C
|via D-Sub 12 V – 24 V
via round pole 12 V stabilised
- ODX support according to ISO 22901-1
- OTX support according to ISO 13209
- MCD-3D Server
- Platform independent
- 1× CAN interface acc. to DIN ISO 11898
- 1× RS232 interface
- 1× USB 2.0 interface
- Powerful 32 Bit Microcontroller