PCAN-Diag 2

PCAN-Diag 2 – Handheld CAN Bus Diagnostics Unit

  • High-speed CAN (ISO 11898-2), CAN transceiver module available on request for Low-speed CAN (ISO 11898-3) or Single-wire CAN (SAE J2411)
  • Complies with CAN specifications 2.0 A/B
  • CAN connection is D-Sub, 9-pin
  • Select from fixed and 8 user-defined bit rates
  • Display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Power supply via batteries (4 x 1.5 V AA) or using supply unit provided (low-voltage socket on unit)
  • Management of device configuration, transmit lists, symbol files, and all recorded data (screenshots and CSV files) in projects
  • Internal memory card (2 GB) for saving projects. Can also be used as a USB mass storage device when connected to a PC
  • Operating temperature range from 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)

Overview of functions

  • Selection of the bit rate from a preset list or from 8 user-defined values
  • Automatic bit rate detection based on a fixed value list
  • Switchable listen-only mode
  • Switchable silent startup function (listen-only mode at wrong bit rate)
  • Symbolic display of incoming CAN messages using symbol files, taking into account enums (lists of values), multiplexers, and ID ranges
  • Symbol files can be set up using the software PCAN-Symbol Editor supplied with this product
  • Recording of incoming CAN messages to the internal memory card, if required, with CAN ID filtering
  • Playback of trace files
  • Conversion of trace data to various output formats using Windows® software
  • Transmitting individual CAN frames or CAN frame lists
  • Decimal, hexadecimal, or binary entering of CAN data. Data change of a single transmission message during runtime.
  • Measurement of CAN bus load, display by means of a time diagram, switchable display of error frames
  • Bus-load time diagrams can be saved as Bitmap screenshots
  • Measurement of CAN termination for High-speed CAN bus, even while the system is running
  • Switchable CAN termination for the connected bus, depending on the transceiver module used
  • Voltage measurement for all pins of the CAN connector (D-Sub)
  • Management of device configuration, transmit lists, symbol files, and all recorded data (screenshots, trace, and CSV files) in projects
  • Optional auto-reset on bus off error

Features of the software PCAN-Diag Editor for Windows®, supplied with this product:

  • Convenient configuration of all available device settings
  • Compilation of transmit lists
  • Configuration of up to 8 bit rates per project
  • Device configuration, transmit lists, and associated symbol files can be saved in projects
  • Projects can be transferred to the memory card of the PCAN-Diag 2 using an USB connection

Oscilloscope functions

  • Oscilloscope with two independent measurement channels, each with a maximum sample rate of 20 MHz
  • Display of the CAN-High and the CAN-Low signals as well as the difference of both signals
  • Inspection of external signals (with frequencies up to 1 MHz) with a probe via the BNC connection
  • Trigger configuration to frame start, frame end, CAN errors, or individual CAN frames based on their
    CAN ID
  • External measurement devices can be triggered using the BNC connector
  • Depiction of raw CAN frames
  • Decoding of CAN frames from the recorded signal trace
  • Display of various properties and of measuring data of the decoded CAN frame using the Report function
  • Current view can be saved as a Bitmap screenshot
  • Memory depth can be set to up to 64 kSamples
  • Recorded sample data can be saved as a CSV file
  • Extensive zoom functions
  • Time measurement with a resolution of up to 50 ns


CAN Bus Access Tools

At Embedded Logic Solutions we offer a wide range of CAN communication modules and adapters to suit your End-User or OEM CAN bus requirements.  Whether its a CAN to USB adapter, a CAN PC plug-in card or an embedded CAN Module for your new data logger design, our CAN modules and software solutions, from world leaders like Peak-System Technik and Sys-Tec Electronic, have your CAN bus requirements covered so that you may concentrate on the development of your main application and improve your time to market.

Founded in 1999, PEAK-System is a leading provider of hardware, software, and services for the mobile and industrial communication sector with emphasis on the CAN and LIN field buses. The product range includes Hardware, Software and Accessories.


SYS TEC electronic GmbH

Founded in 1990, SYS TEC electronic GmbH specialises in developing and implementing customer-specific solutions for distributed automation and embedded communication based on CANopen and Internet connectivity.