App reads, writes directly to CAN, FlexRay, LIN

App reads, writes directly to CAN, FlexRay, LIN

By eeNews Europe

Created in the first place to enable diagnosis of electronic systems in the car, the orangeCtrl system from in-tech GmbH consists of an interface box that can be connected to all relevant automotive data bus systems such as CAN, FlexRay or LIN. The direct connection to these bus systems enables the orangeCtrl system to intercept almost any data communication process in the car. In state-of-the-art vehicles, up to 50.000 messages per second are sent across these buses.

An additional Android app monitors sensor data on the CAN bus and transmits them via WiFi or Bluetooth to mobile terminals, enabling users to visualise and control any kind of data in real-time. The app offers engineers and software developers to access test vehicles, making complex test computers redundant. The app contains several programmable quick-selection buttons that enables users to trigger frequently used diagnosis functions with one click. “With orangeCtrl, users can read out selected vehicle conditions, carry out diagnosis jobs or reset the error memory. Individual dashboards for specific use cases can be developed upon request, the company says.

The system can also be used in industrial environment within Industry 4.0 or IoT R&D projects, facilitating the development of production environments based on machine learning algorithms.

The app is currently available for Android and the Windows Phone operation system. Upon customer request, it can also be ported to Apple’s iOS.

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