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Kvaser DIN Rail – Remote Device With I/O Pins

In this article, we take a look at the Kvaser DIN Rail and how to control this device using CANlib. Overview HW The Kvaser DIN Rail family is a collection of Ethernet to CAN/CAN FD interfaces with support for I/O ports via add-on modules. The housing has a mounting clip that attaches to a 35 ... Read More

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BY Magnus
Carlsson

How to test if your CAN termination works correctly

It is well known, in the CAN community at least, that every CAN and CAN FD network should be terminated with a 120 Ohm resistor at each end of the bus. More information can be found on ‘Why use a resistor?’ and how to maximise signal quality in the whitepaper ‘Using termination to ensure recessive ... Read More

How to connect multiple Kvaser BlackBirds

In this document I will show the different methods available for connecting one or more BlackBirds to a single computer. I will also investigate issues related to disturbance and unexpected delays when using multiple BlackBirds. Writer: Lars-Göran Fredriksson, Field Application Engineer, Kvaser AB Version: V1.01 2019 An Introduction to the Kvaser BlackBird v2 Kvaser BlackBird ... Read More

Using kvmlib to read log Files from Kvaser Memorator Light HS v2

The Kvaser Memorator Light HS v2 features a single CAN channel, but two CAN message buffers that are used as ring (FIFO) buffers. One buffer logs all messages on the bus, the other buffer logs approximately 1000 messages before and 1000 messages after any error frame. The Kvaser Memorator Light HS v2 also automatically determines ... Read More

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BY Magnus
Carlsson

An Introduction to J1939 and DBC files

This is an introductory guide to understanding and working with J1939 DBC files.  Prerequisites: Have a basic understanding of representing numbers in Hexadecimal format. Understand the concept of serial data communications. CAN Basics web-based training from Kvaser. UNITS 1, 2, and 3 minimum, or equivalent knowledge. Summary The DBC file is an ASCII based translation file ... Read More

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BY Bryan
Hennessy