Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of novel measurement and graphing capabilities to their industry leading CAN Flexible Data-Rate (FD) serial trigger and decode solution. Teledyne LeCroy is the only provider of CAN FD measurement and graphing capabilities, and was the first to provide a trigger and decode solution for CAN FD in June of this year. The new CAN FD trigger and decode solution with measurement and graphing capabilities (CAN FD TDM) enables designers using this new standard to gain unprecedented insight in to their systems, correlating physical layer signals and protocol layer data on a single display while also measuring and plotting bus performance. These tools can be used to measure the time between two CAN or CAN FD messages, or from a message to an analog signal. These measurements can then be extracted to recreate analog waveforms.
CAN FD TDM links dedicated CAN FD triggering with powerful CAN FD timing and message data evaluation. The CAN FD trigger can isolate Frame IDs, specific data packets, remote frames and error frames. The decode uses a color coded overlay that clearly identifies different parts of the data being captured, allowing the user to quickly identify different parts of the CAN FD data. The new CAN FD TDM provides specific CAN FD measurement parameters for quick and easy accumulation of statistical information on a wide variety of events, and provides graphical display tools that permit visualization of the data.
Along with having the best method of displaying decoded data, Teledyne LeCroy offers the ability to decode four busses simultaneously. These four busses can be a combination of any protocols, including CAN FD and classic CAN at the same time. Decoded data can also be seen in an interactive table. Entries in this table can be selected and automatically zoomed, preventing the need to scroll through long records. A search function is built in to the zoom trace to quickly locate a specific Frame ID or data message.
CAN FD is the next generation of the popular CAN standard. As CAN has reached the bandwidth limits of what it can transmit, CAN FD enables higher bit rates and longer data payloads. CAN FD goes beyond the 1 Mb/s limit of classic CAN and will transmit data at up to 10 Mb/s. CAN FD data payloads may now consist of 64 bytes per frame as opposed to the 8 byte per frame limit of classic CAN.
Pricing and Availability
CAN FD TDM is available on a wide variety of Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes and has a US List price of $4,650. Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope users who already have CAN or CAN FD Trigger and Decode can upgrade their system to CAN or CAN FD TDM.