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