We provide some free software and utilities that are of use to Embedded Systems engineers. They have no restrictions or limitations, but may require a CAN interface from PEAK.
CANopen File Player
Our file player can replay in real-time various files onto the CAN bus. It requires a PEAK CAN interface. Supported formats include:
- PEAK PCAN-View log files
- Vector CANalyzer log files
- ESAcademy CANopen Magic log files
- Concise Device Configuration Files
- Concise DCF CSV Files
This allows quick and easy reproduction of background traffic for standardizing testing, analysis of previous network operation and debugging of networks. Files can be played at full speed or singles-stepped through to play one message at a time.
The Concise DCF CSV file option allows sophisticated test sequences to be constructed, including sequences for interacting with bootloaders, with support for:
- SDO read/write
- SDO read to a buffer and write from a buffer
- LSS configuration
- Wait for bootup/heartbeat
- Setting SDO and back-to-back timeouts, number of retries
For full details of the concise DCF CSV file format used and it's capabilities please see appendix A of the user manual.
Electronic Datasheet Checker
The evaluation version of our CANopen Architect EDS editor can be used as a free EDS checker.
Simply import the EDS (or DCF) then click on the toolbar icon to check the file. Files can be checked against CiA301 and optionally against a variety of device profiles. The checker output can be copied and pasted into reports, text files and emails for documentation and sharing.