‘Connect and go’ – Kvaser’s Top CAN Troubleshooting Tools for Everyone’s Workspace

02/12/2016 by Kvaser
CAN bus troubleshooting

Widely used because it is perhaps the simplest solution to connect a CAN network to a PC, Kvaser’s ‘Leaf Light’ series of CAN interfaces now boast several application-specific connectors that expand its use beyond automotive, to marine, embedded and commercial vehicle diagnostics. The Kvaser Ethercan Light CAN to Ethernet interface extends this simple connection for use in yet more settings: office networks, long distance data gathering and even high vibration environments.

Kvaser’s Leaf Light series and Ethercan Light share a common design philosophy: they work straight out of the box, with absolutely no configuration required. As simple, one-channel interfaces that anyone can use to connect a CAN network and a PC, they are perfect for troubleshooting scenarios, handling a CAN bit rate of 40 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s, and receive and transmit at 8000 messages per second, each time-stamped with 100 microsecond accuracy.

The Kvaser Leaf Light HS v2 and the Kvaser Ethercan Light sport sleek, ergonomically-designed housing that is robust enough for everyday use, but small and flexible enough for space-constrained applications, and provide galvanic isolation as standard.

Why Choose...

The Leaf Light HS v2

  • USB CAN interface.
  • Application-specific connectors available for automotive, marine, embedded and commercial vehicle.
  • 100% compatible with applications written for other Kvaser CAN hardware with Kvaser CANlib.
  • High-speed CAN connection (compliant with ISO 11898-2), up to 1 Mbit/s.
  • Full compatibility with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000 and DeviceNet.
  • Simultaneous operation of multiple devices.

The Ethercan Light HS

  • Ethernet connection with auto-MDIX using a standard shielded RJ45 socket.
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE), allows the device to receive both data and power over a single Ethernet cable.
  • Large on-board RAM buffer.
  • If your application experiences vibration, Ethernet provides a more stable connection than USB.
  • Supports extreme data throughput, quick reaction times and precise time stamping.
  • Excellent EMC performance.
  • Full compatibility with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000 and DeviceNet.
  • Reset to factory conditions using the reset device supplied.