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PCAN-MiniDiag FD, a basic diagnosis device by PEAK-System

PEAK-System has launched the handheld device PCAN-MiniDiag FD for the basic diagnosis and fast checking of CAN and CAN FD buses. The company is known to be a provider of hardware, software, and services for automotive and industrial communication.

According to the company, PCAN-MiniDiag FD is a compact, low-cost handheld device that allows service technicians and developers to access networks of vehicles, machines, or industrial equipment whose configuration is unknown. For this, the nominal bit rate for CAN and additionally the data bit rate for CAN FD are determined using bit timing measurement.
Furthermore, the device has measuring functions for the termination, bus load, and voltage levels at the CAN connector. The device has membrane keypad and casing that provides an increased protection. The power is supplied by three replaceable batteries.

The new CAN FD standard (CAN with Flexible Data rate) is primarily characterized by higher bandwidth for data transfer. The maximum of 64 data bytes per CAN FD frame (instead of 8 so far) can be transmitted with bit rates up to 12 Mbit/s. CAN FD is downward-compatible to the CAN 2.0 A/B standard, thus CAN FD nodes can be used in existing CAN networks.
Source: Press Release

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