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The latest update for the CW-921 configuration software for the CANnect gateway is now available.
New features include:
The new extension module now enables the proven fieldbus gateway CANnect to access CAN FD networks (ISO 11898 and non-ISO). Amongst other features the high performance extension offers four CAN FD interfaces, each with flexibly adjustable data transmission rates up to 8 MBit/s. Both Fibex and ARXML databases can be used for description files. Furthermore, there are numerous channels available for measurement and control tasks: Analog-digital converter, digital-analog converter and digital outputs.
The CW-401 current clamp meter with a measurement range of ±30 A (further measurement ranges on request) is well-suited for an ambient temperature of -40 °C to +120 °C. Here it achieves a relative accuracy of 1 % by the help of a temperature compensation. Thanks to its slewable measuring head as well as to its compact and robust design it is possible to take measurements in rugged environments or hard-to-reach places. Beside the current value the temperature can also be read out easily via CAN-connection. So that the received data can be processed in established tool chains.
With the arrival of the new software version 22.214.171.124, the Bus-Gateway CANnect has been further improved and equipped with several new features. In addition to the description files CANdb, ARXML and LDF (LIN) the A2L-format (XCP) is now fully supported. XCP is commonly used for an easy access to internal ECU variables. Another innovation is the bidirectional communication of CAN/LIN/XCP messages via Ethernet. The linking of various networks can be comfortably created by drag&drop. Even a comprehensive rest-bus simulation can be performed.
The CW-425 facilitates measuring working currents in the 0 µA to 30 A range. The wide measurement range is made possible by two different measuring shunts, which thanks to a switching delay of less than 2 µS ensures it is possible to switch from one to the other virtually seamlessly. The measured value of the CW-425 is issued via CAN bus; as a consequence, it can easily be integrated in different measuring chains. The field of application of the CW-425 is, for example, automated measurement of no-load and working currents of control units on HiL test benches.
CANWAY TECHNOLOGY GmbH and TraceTronic GmbH look back on 3 years of successful cooperation. Both partners will in future be strengthening their cooperation in the interests of their customers.
On of CANWAY’s fields of business is the development, production and commissioning of HiL test benches for both individual components and subsystems. These are complete subsystem test benches designed to protect control units produced by different manufacturers, which can be operated as single control units or in groups during the tests. To ensure these test benches are immediately up and running when installed at customer facilities in the automotive and supplier segments TraceTronic supplies customized software solutions for automated testing environments, test analyses and test data management. Numerous customers across the globe already work with system test benches from CANWAY that run ECU-TEST, TRACE-CHECK and TEST-GUIDE. “From our point of view the cooperation with TraceTronic was the obvious way to go, because both parties profit from the portfolio of services offered by the other company and both together can offer products and services with the best-possible value added for the customer” says Michael Raber, Managing Director of CANWAY. Jens Schindler, Head of Business Development at TraceTronic GmbH, is equally as pleased about the successful project development: “The positive feedback from the customers regarding the projects completed in the past three years has strengthened our resolve to intensify our cooperation with CANWAY.” For instance, the pending ECU-TEST version 6.3, the Signal Failure Injection Unit (FIU) from CANWAY will be directly integrated. For users of CANWAY test benches that means an efficient addition, because it is possible to directly control the FIU from within the ECU-TEST environment. Moreover, further integration of CANWAY products are planned for the future and are in the process of being developed with customer requirements in mind.
With the foundation of the CANWAY RESEARCH GMBH in Berlin in 2015 CANWAY is expanding its network of locations. The founding of CANWAY RESEARCH GMBH is a strategically important step in the further development of CANWAY. With focus on future technological topics as well as research projects CANWAY is consolidating and increasing its technological expertise. One focus of our activities will be the rapidly developing FPGA technology.
We will continue to develop and fabricate our products, implement customer-specific development projects as well as design and produce HiL test benches at our location in Ostbevern. Our location in Munich will remain the first point of call for all sales and customer support matters.
In addition to the standard version in a plastic housing a particularly rugged version of the CAN USB interface CW-101 is now also available with an aluminium housing. The enhanced protection against impacts and ingress of dust makes the device suitable for use in the field, for example by service technicians. With the supplied API (C/C++, C#) the CW-101 is easily integrated in proprietary programs. As well as Microsoft Windows™, Linux and Mac OS are also supported. A quick overview of the CAN bus is offered by the software CW-901, which is also included in the scope of supply.
The multibus gateway CANnect supports the network protocol XCP. Via XCPonCAN it is possible to retrieve and write memory contents stored in control units defined in an A2L file. XCP variables are linked in a tabular overview with the source and target signals on other bus systems, such as CAN or LIN, by means of a drag-and-drop operation. The autonomous functioning CANnect is deployed in, amongst others, test benches as well as to integrate new control units in an existing group of interconnected networks.
The CW-305 is a universal cable tester, which thanks to its modular concept can be used to test a wide range of different types of cable. The cable to be tested is connected via variably configurable interface modules. Once the details of a cable have been learnt its configuration is available for a wide variety of tests. In addition to rapid continuity, open circuit and short circuit tests on all lines the CW-305, which is controlled via a touchscreen, is also able to carry out a continuous test to detect cable breaks.
Utilizing the CANnect it is possible to map signals and messages from CAN and LIN buses with one another. The configuration software depicts the mappings clearly arranged and configured in a table. In addition, it is possible to carry out calculations with all signals via a formula editor. User adaptable lookup tables as well as the option to suppress the transmission of messages via controls make it possible to create complex configurations, which are executed following their one-off transfer to the device over the Ethernet.
The CW-401 is designed for a measurement range of ±30 A and a temperature range of -20 °C to +110 °C (-40 °C to +120 °C optional). The use of intelligent analysis algorithms enables the CW-401 to achieve an accuracy of 1% across practically the whole of the measurement range. With a rugged aluminium housing the system consists of a basic unit and a separate, flexibly adjustable measuring head, which allows the user to take measurements in places that are difficult to access. The measured values are outputted via CAN bus and as analog voltage.
The CW-39x series of electronic, high-current relays from CANWAY make possible fast and contract-free switching of max. 70 A direct current loads (140 A pulse load). They replace conventional electromechanical relays; however, they offer the advantages of the integrated semiconductor technology and rugged design in an IP40 rated housing, which include a long service life, rapid switching times as well as a large number of switching cycles. Depending on the relay they are controlled either via a voltage signal or via CAN bus. The CW-392 is also equipped with a current meter integrated in the load circuit, whose measured values can be issued via the CAN bus.
The CW-219/220 from CANWAY is a high-performance platform for DSP-based analysis of vibration signals. The signals acquired via vibration sensors are analyzed by different algorithms and monitored with the aid of characteristic curves. The module is designed for use in a wide range of applications including test benches for engines, transmissions and pumps as well as high-speed test benches for tires. On these test benches the CW-219/220 recognizes a change in the structure of the tires to detect early signs of damage.
With the CANnect II CANWAY offers a high-performance and extremely versatile gateway to network different bus systems. Messages and signals are mapped using a drag-and-drop operation in the software CW-921 and modified by means of the powerful formula editor. The user-friendly operating concept of the previous version has been resolutely further developed and new functions added. The versatile configuration options make the CANnect II ideally suitable for a wide range of applications, for example in test benches and vehicles.
With the CW-140BM CANWAY offers a bus interface for different automotive bus systems. The basic version provides two CAN buses, two LIN buses and two channels with digital-analog converters. A typical application is controlling actuators via the LIN bus, for example to actively open or close the air-vanes in front of the radiator grille by defined amounts during aerodynamic tests of vehicles.
Under the designation CW-301 CANpwr, CANWAY offers a module for fast automated control of power relays via CAN messages and manual switches. This makes it possible, for example, to activate the power supply in mobile measurement applications by means of a specific CAN bus signal or charge batteries installed in measurement technology according to defined vehicle statuses.
CANWAY has received an order from BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) China, a joint-venture between the BMW Group and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., to deliver turnkey hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) subsystem test benches to the facilities in China. BBA has placed its trust in CANWAY expertise and services in the field of HiL test benches as well as its ability to manage the entire project.
CANWAY has completed the development project “CW-131 Optical Transmission Unit” together with a large automotive OEM. The requirements to be resolved included bidirectional transmissions across whole bus systems such as FlexRay, CAN, LIN, and Ethernet over long distances up to 500 m. Amongst others, it is used to network approval tests of control units on HiL test benches.
About one year after opening its new company building in Ostbevern in Münsterland, Germany, CANWAY, is planning to increase the size of its production areas. Increased demand for solutions in HiL test bench engineering applications has driven the necessity to expand its buildings. In addition to component test benches CANWAY also builds complete subsystem test benches and offers a comprehensive range of services from troubleshooting analyses to drawing up concepts through to maintenance of test benches on site at customer locations.
Many users in laboratory environments or in automation engineering make use of high-precision digital multimeters when working on new developments or striving to eliminate faults in their precision electronics. CANWAY has further developed the bidirectional CAN-Ethernet gateway CW-102 and also implemented the interface “Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments protocol“ (SCPI).
With its CW-300 series CANWAY offers a modular platform for testing and automating engineering tasks including, for example, for HiL test benches. In addition to D/A converters, current sinks and relay controls the series has been extended with the addition of an A/D converter, a module for current measurements, a signal multiplexer (e.g. for CAN and FlexRay™) as well as a signal FIU.
To be able to further grow its services in the field of developing test benches CANWAY technology GmbH has opened new facilities in Ostbevern near Münster in Germany. Project teams made up from hardware and software development engineers now have space in the approx. 900 m² office and workshop building to realize innovative and customer-specific concepts and solutions. More than 270 m² of additional workshop space is now available to build test benches.
With the opening of its new company headquarters in Ostbevern near Münster, Germany, CANWAY technology GmbH is expanding its network of locations. As a medium-sized company operating in the electronics branch of industry we offer system designs from a single source supplier: From the concept phase to developing prototypes and realizing completed systems through to series production and intensive after-sales support - CANWAY is a competent partner for your development project.