The X-Analyser is a software tool, used in conjuction with CAN and/or LIN interface hardware, for analysing CAN and LIN based systems . X-Analyser can be used to display and data log network traffic in a variety of ways. It can also be used to generate data and simulate simple CAN or LIN devices. It is designed to work on a PC platform, running under Windows 7 or Vista.
Why use X-Analyser?
Other network analysis software available are more difficult to use and often contain obscure menu structures. However, the design philosophy for the X-Analyser has been to make it as easy as possible to use, and to provide the main features in a single window (rather than multiple windows), making it simpler to use within restricted enviroments such as within a vehicle. The X-Analyser also supports the extensive hotkeys for the same reasons.
The result is the easiest to use, most intuitive to use network analysis tool on the market. Therefore it is ideal for CAN and LIN beginners, but also has very powerful features ideal for CAN and LIN experts.
Go to X-Analyser Features for a full list of Features.
Other benefits include:
Higher Layer Protocol Support
The Higher Layer Protocol features allow the user to monitor the CAN bus data in the context of a variety of higher layer protocols (e.g. DeviceNet, CANopen and SAE J1939). Higher layer protocol awareness plug-ins can be obtained from Warwick Control as additional purchases.
CAN Higher Layer Protocols
The X-Analyser supports the LIN protocol used in the automotive industry for low speed applications.
Transmit CAN messages
There are several ways a developer can build up messages with the X-Analyser to transmit on a device or system under test. There is the General Transmitter routine that allows the build up of a series of CAN messages in raw format. Single messages can be injected through the Object Transmitter feature.
Also, there is Signals/CANdb oriented format that can be implemented through the Interactive Generator
Automotive Industry Standard File Format Support
The X-Analyser supports automotive industry standard file formats meaning that it is compatible with other tools on the market. It can therefore be used alongside other tools, or replace them as a more intuitive and powerful alternative.
Node or Network Simulation
Node or network simulation is possible via the C/C++,.NET feature and/or the Soft Keil Interface. These use open programming languages and not obscure proprietary languages. See Scripting Feature
Product Versions Available
The X-Analyser comes in four different versions:-
- X-Analyser Demo: – Free. No hardware required. Only demonstrates messages being displayed in the capture screen
- X-Analyser Appetizer: – Free for Softing and Kvaser interfaces. Monitor buffer/display limited to 22 messages.
- X-Analyser ECO: – Send and Receive CAN messages (1000000 message buffer size).
- X-Analyser Standard Edition: – Full Featured X-Analyser with Signals/CANdb functions and Interactive Generator
To get the X-Analyser Demo or Appetizer then visit the downloads page. Note that to download these files you have to register on the website (which only takes a minute!).