Visualization and analysis of CAN data in Eclipse with CAN adapters

The Controller Area Network (CAN bus) is a robust vehicle bus standard, designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with one another in applications without a host computer.

toem has developed an extension for CAN, CAN FD and SocketCAN for its signal workbench "impulse". Based on the integration of the PCAN-Basic API, all interfaces of PEAK-System are supported. Thanks to the impulse CANBus Extension, software developers can evaluate, display and process CAN data from one or more CAN and CAN-FD buses simultaneously within the Eclipse environment. In concrete terms, incoming and outgoing CAN messages can be displayed as analog and digital signals, value tables and diagrams. In addition, message contents such as bits, integers and texts can be extracted and recorded.

It is also possible to create symbols or import them from symbol files of versions 5 and 6. In addition to the determination of variables and filters, impulse also offers the possibility of scripts, for example to send messages or to handle incoming messages in a user-defined way. Linux developers can compile the CAN bus connection themselves if required.

impulse serves software developers as a tool for visualizing and analyzing complex semiconductor and multicore software systems as well as for debugging. All components are fully integrated into the Eclipse Eco system (Windows, Linux and OS X/macOS).

Visualization and analysis of CAN data in Eclipse with CAN adapters More about the CANBus extension

About Peak System

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 field buses CAN and LIN.

Over time, in addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, offices were established close to Hamburg and Dresden. In France, PEAK-System S.A.R.L., an independent subsidiary was established.

About toem GmbH

toem GmbH was founded 2009 and is based in Germany near Duesseldorf.
The vision of toem is to assist developers in maximizing their potential by offering simple and pragmatic tools for boosting productivity.
„We are experts regarding eclipse tooling, efficient java, semiconductor and embedded multi-core software architectures and offer support and tools to maximize transparency and effectivity in technical domains.“

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