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.