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Studying the efficacy of face masks involves CAN

A cough aerosol simulator that uses CAN as the primary communication protocol is being used to study how well face masks and face shields block cough aerosols.

Hexadecimal and Binary Numbering Systems

Understanding hexadecimal (hex) and binary is all about understanding numbering systems, or number bases. Here’s an overview, with a few links to explore.

Comparing CAN interface transfer delays

Testing four different types of Kvaser CAN interfaces in order to compare the difference in transfer delay between interface types.

Kvaser’s June 2020 Software Release

Kvaser's latest software release supports Linux 5.6 kernel. Notable changes and additions include: Python canlib package (pycanlib): Support has been dropped for v2.7, v3.4 and v3.5, but added for v3.7 and v3.8. Kvaser Drivers for Windows SDK (canlib): This release fixes a bug that made programs fail when run on a computer with older CANlib drivers installed. ... Read More

A CAN test system for accident reconstruction & road testing

A test system for use in operational road tests and accident reconstructions created by automotive forensic analysis experts at Advanced Analysis Associates, Inc.and Automotive Systems Analysis, Inc., is detailed in a paper entitled “A Multi-Purpose Vehicle Test Instrument with MCC DASYLab Graphics and Kvaser CAN Interfaces” that can be found here. Explains co-author, Bill Rosenbluth: ... Read More

CAN Signal Analysis with Spreadsheets and Kvaser’s CanKing SAE J1939 Example

A few of the customers I’ve worked with over the last few years have indicated a need to analyze a limited number of CAN signals within an SAE J1939 data stream. Although Kvaser has many partner companies that offer plenty of powerful choices for CAN analysis software, it is sometimes desirable to graph a signal ... Read More

Applying a J1939 DBC file and building a simple test script in CanKing

In the previous post I introduced some of the free software downloads from Kvaser, and gave an example of how to use some of these tools for learning about CAN, and for CAN development and test projects while at home. There is no specific hardware required for this, just a computer. The primary software tools ... Read More

Introducing an ideal pairing for CAN & LIN bus development

K2L’s OptoLyzer® Studio software has been extended to work with the Kvaser Hybrid 2xCAN/LIN interface, among other Kvaser devices. The latest version of K2L-branded OptoLyzer® Studio (OLS V1.7.1) now supports the Kvaser Hybrid 2xCAN/LIN, Kvaser Hybrid Pro 2xCAN/LIN, USBcan Pro 2xHS v2, Leaf Light HS v2, Leaf Pro HS v2 and Leaf Professional LIN, adding ... Read More