Bus Tools

DGE is pleased to offer a number of tools for working with and testing vehicle communications buses.

 

GoPoint GL1

Just connect the GL1 (formerly goLINK) between your vehicle and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and remove the risks and surprises from driving. Actually measures the MPG your vehicle; tells you when fuel economy is running low relative to your driving habits.

For safety's sake and peace of mind, the code reader will speak with your vehicle to interrupt the dreaded CHECK ENGINE light. Is your vehicle safe to drive, will it cost a small fortune to repair? Find out quickly and painlessly using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

It's like having your own personal mechanic riding next to you!

 

Baby-LIN

Baby-LINThe Baby-LIN® is a PC to LIN-bus interface.  It provides communications with and control of devices on a LIN network via the USB port on the PC.  The Baby-LIN can function in standalone mode running stored command sequences.

The Baby-LIN is bundled with the LIN Works software suite, which includes an LDF Editor and the Session Configurator with which the  Baby-LIN can be programmed to simulate the LINbus master and/or multiple slave devices. 

An included DLL allows user program control via the DLL-API.  This API is easy to use and provides LIN transmit and receive functions.

The Baby-LIN unit utilizes a 32-bit microcontroller to handle all time critical tasks including message scheduling and LIN-bus protocol decoding. 

The Baby-LIN's LIN-bus voltage range is 9-36 Volts.  The LIN-bus is electrically isolated from the USB-side, eliminating interference between the PC and the vehicle electronics.  Flash-based firmware storage allows easy updates to accommodate changes to the LIN-bus specification. 

For more information, please see the Baby-LIN datasheet or the BabyLIN FAQ.

 

Baby-LIN RC

Baby-LIN RC version includes an integrated keypad, which allows the assignment of any LIN-bus command to a button.   For more information, please see the Baby-LIN RM datasheet.

 

Baby-LIN RM

Baby-LIN RMThe Baby-LIN RM expands the device capabilities by adding digital I/O and CAN bus interfaces.  CAN data and I/O may be mapped to LIN signals using the LIN Works software. 

 

 

 

CAN-Spy

CAN-Spy® is a compact and easy-to-use CAN-bus diagnostic and simulation tool that dramatically speeds up and simplifies the engineering process.  Whether you are troubleshooting a CAN-bus-related problem or developing a new module for a CAN bus, CAN-Spy can prove invaluable.

While CAN-Spy can transmit and display CAN messages, its real time-saving characteristic is its ability to scale and display the recorded While CAN-Spy can transmit and display CAN messages, its real time-saving characteristic is its ability to scale and display the recorded data in engineering units with text names.  The tool can be used in a standalone mode or can be configured using a PC via a RS-232 connection with optional software.  CAN-Spy messages are capable of linking to real-world analog and digital I/O via a DB-25 connector for real-time stimulus and measurement.  For more information, check out the CAN-Spy datasheet here.

Additional software is available for configuring the CAN-Spy. Please contact us for more details.

 

CAN High Speed to Low Speed AdapterHi Lo Adapter

This simple adapter allows the CAN-Spy tool to be used in low speed fault tolerant CAN systems.  The adapter enables the transmission and reception of fault tolerant CAN messages with CAN-Spy, which is designed for High Speed CAN communications.  The small external adapter simply plugs into the DB-9 CANconnector on the top of the CAN-Spy tool.  The low speed bus is then connected to the open end of the adapter and the baudrate adjusted on the tool.  This CAN high speed to low speed adapter may be used for other applications as well.  For more information, check out the IF-CAN-BC datasheet.

 

Bluetooth Diagnostic Tool

BDTOur Bluetooth Diagnostic Tool (BDT) is a portable test system for a Hands Free Module (HFM) running in a vehicle with a CAN (high or low speed) or J1850 bus system. The BDT provides a set of diagnostic functions such as trouble code retrieval, module data retrieval, and HFM re-flash file transfer over a Bluetooth wireless link.  The BDT can also act as a phone simulator or a bus monitor tool. 

The BDT utilizes an iPAQ PDA in a rugged case with an external Bluetooth compact flash (CF) card and serial CAN/J1850 bus interface module (SJC) with The BDT utilizes an iPAQ PDA in a rugged case with an external Bluetooth compact flash (CF) card and serial CAN/J1850 bus interface module (SJC) with appropriate interface cables.  The BDT simplifies the process of debugging an HFM system with an easy to learn and use PDA touch screen system.  Detailed message displays and diagnostic session logging enables the user to quickly determine and document HFM system faults. 

Additional information is available here.

 

J1850 Mini Flight Recorder

MFRThis popular communication bus tester allows engineers to conveniently view and log J1850 bus traffic.  Built around a Palm PDA, the Mini Flight Recorder (MFR) is small, lightweight, and easy to use.  Additional information is available here.

 

Please contact us for more details.