New func­tions in CAN-Bus Tes­ter 2 – User software

With the actu­al soft­ware ver­si­on 4.6.6 you get some use­ful impro­ve­ments. Plea­se click at the screen shots to see a big­ger version.

Com­po­si­ti­on of Qua­li­ty Level

In gene­ral the qua­li­ty level is a theo­reti­cal value, com­po­si­ted from steep­ness of edges, dis­tur­ban­ce free vol­ta­ge level and reflec­tions. Plea­se read this arti­cle for more details about it. In the new soft­ware ver­si­on it is now pos­si­ble to show how the mea­su­red qua­li­ty level is com­po­si­ted. With this it may be easier to know, which of the three values is respon­si­ble for a dete­rio­ra­ti­on. It is dis­play­ed wit­hin a tool-tip when you place and hold the mou­se poin­ter over the value for a moment, both wit­hin the sin­gle node mea­su­rement and wit­hin the bar view of all nodes with selec­ted node.

Reso­lu­ti­on of Traf­fic Load Display

The reso­lu­ti­on of the traf­fic load dis­play is now increa­sed. Ins­te­ad of sho­wing a inte­ger per­cen­ta­ge, now tenths of per­cent are show­ed. The dis­play is high­ly accu­ra­te and based on the last second. Valid CAN frames are detec­ted and are shown in a litt­le dis­play besi­de the traf­fic load bar. CAN-FD frames are detec­ted and added to the traf­fic load. This is also dis­play­ed besi­de the traf­fic load bar.

CANo­pen Mas­ter wit­hin the node list

Detec­ted CANo­pen-mas­ters are now shown in the node list or can be manu­al­ly added. Becau­se wit­hin a CANo­pen net­work it is pos­si­ble to have more than one mas­ter, an assign­ment of the type is pos­si­ble. With this func­tio­na­li­ty mas­ters can now be mea­su­red on phy­si­cal level.

Import of CAN­touch mea­su­rement archives

Alre­ady wit­hin ver­si­on 4.6.4 the­re was an exten­si­on to import CAN­touch mea­su­rement archi­ves. With this it is now pos­si­ble to get the popu­lar mea­su­rement reports from CAN­touch measurements.

Sta­tis­tic func­tio­na­li­ty in the pro­to­col monitor

The pro­to­col moni­tor was impro­ved with a sta­tis­tic func­tion for rela­ti­ve time stamps. You can now see how much time was bet­ween 2 messa­ges from a node, mini­mal, maxi­mal and average. This is of cour­se also avail­ab­le for the stan­da­lo­ne pro­to­col moni­tor CAN­vi­si­on.

Novem­ber 2016

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