Industry’s First 5-channel Programmable Interface and Datalogger

01/02/2015 by Kvaser

2nd February 2015 – Kvaser AB has introduced a 5 channel high-speed controller area network (CAN) to USB interface and datalogger that allows users to monitor and log data from multiple CAN channels using just one device. The Kvaser Memorator Pro 5xHS not only time synchronises the data transmitted and received across all five buses but also automatically synchronises with other Kvaser interfaces connected to the same PC, resulting in simpler, more accurate multichannel data capture.

The Kvaser Memorator Pro 5xHS has a 26 pin HD DSUB that connects to a splitter with five 9 pin DSUBs, and one USB connector that easily links to any USB port on a host computer. Only one USB port needs to be allocated when monitoring multiple CAN buses, reducing the need for an external hub in many applications.


A special feature of the 5-channel Memorator Professional is its ability to run user-developed scripts. Like Kvaser’s Eagle interface and datalogger, the Memorator Pro 5xHS’s script functionality allows users to develop highly customised applications written in the Kvaser t programming language, such as CAN protocol converters, CAN gateways and advanced CAN logging functionality. Application-specific scripts for this device will also be available from Kvaser’s network of technical associates, who all have different domain expertise. As such, this device is designed to appeal to engineers in industries as broad ranging as automotive development, machine control and industrial network connectivity.

Commented Lars-Berno Fredriksson, president of Kvaser AB: “A five channel combined interface and datalogger in Kvaser’s trademark form factor is a first for the industry. It transforms the task of multiple CAN channel data gathering, making the process easier and quicker for engineers and the process more robust.”

Martin Sventén, General Manager at Accurate Technologies AB notes: “New engines typically undergo rigorous performance and durability testing on a dynamometer rig for days at a time. Typically, multiple CAN channels monitor all parameters, but interfacing with them can mean a rat’s nest of cabling at the dyno or indeed, during in-vehicle testing. This product decreases cabling complexity and frees up USB ports on the PC. The datalogging capability means that results from up to five CAN channels are recorded on one card, thus avoiding the difficult situation of trying to combine logfiles from two or three different memory cards.”

When connected to the host computer, the Memorator Pro 5xHS is automatically in interface mode and when connected only to CAN, it is in datalogger mode. Power is derived from the USB connection, CAN and an in-built power supply.

The Kvaser Memorator Pro 5xHS is compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000® and DeviceNet, and will also be CAN FD upgradeable via firmware. It is supported in newer versions of CANLIB and Kvaser Memorator Config Tool software.


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