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…

September 13, 2019 Bryan Hennessy
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Database formatter in CanKing

In the latest version of CanKing (v6.6), a new DBC Formatter has been included. We will here take a look at this formatter and see how it can be used to show signal values in the output window of CanKing. We will be using the Kvaser Virtual CAN Driver, so no interface is needed to…

March 1, 2018 Magnus Carlsson
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