Welcome to the CAN-bus Wiki project

CAN Analyzers

A lot of CAN analyzing software is available. Most of them belongs to special hardware. But some are working with generic CAN drivers like COTI or can4linux. Simple but often useful analyzing tools are commonly available for free when buying the hardware.

There are two different kinds of hardware to consider:

Hardware using commercial available CAN controllers with access only to Layer-2 or higher

Open Source

  • horch a simple Linux analyser application using the can4linux device driver. horch is hosted at SourceForge.
    It can be started as simple console application but also as CAN server acting network wide as TCP/IP server giving remote access to CAN.


Hardware with access to the physical layer, sometimes called bus-analyzer

(as opposite to protocol analyzers)

Matlab and Mathworks Simulink may be used with these products (a CAN Toolset for Matlab may be purchased separately).

QR Code
QR Code testequipment:cananalyzers (generated for current page)