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There are several Oscilloscopes available with various levels of support for analysing CAN and LIN signals. In alphabetical order, not by capability.

Agilent Technologies

CAN/LIN (N5424A) Option for Automotive Applications The Agilent N5424A CAN/LIN option (Option AMS) allows you to trigger on either standard or extended CAN message IDs, including the message ID of a remote transfer request frame. It supports triggering on a data frame, and allows you to specify message IDs, data and data length for filtering messages of interest. Triggering on active error frames also is supported. In addition, the N5424A supports triggering on specific LIN frame IDs and includes color-coded parity and check sums errors. http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/product.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&ckey=763117&nid=-35491.536908657.00&id=763117


LA1034 LOGICPORT 34 channel Logic Analyzer
was recommended By Rich Webb on comp.arch.embedded

  • 500MHz Timing-Mode (Internal Clock)
  • 200MHz State-Mode (External Clock)
  • Advanced Multi-Level Triggering
  • Real-Time Sample Compression
  • +6V to -6V Adjustable Logic Threshold
  • CAN, I2C, SPI, RS232, 1-Wire and more
  • Built-in 300MHz Frequency Counter
  • USB 1.1 and 2.0 Compatible

built-in interpreters for CAN, I2C, SPI, 1-wire, RS232 and ISO7816-3 (SIM/Smart Card) protocols and much more.


CANbus TDM for WaveRunner? 6000A oscilloscopes. An oscilloscope is the perfect solution for locating CAN Bus physical layer problems and debugging CAN Bus controllers and systems. It is unique in allowing a user to correlate physical layer signals with protocol layer data information. Having all of this information in one place will allow users to intuitively find problems that they weren't aware of, will increase parts and systems reliability, and will lower costs. http://www.lecroy.com/europe

Vehicle Bus Analyser VBA, allows trigger definitions like “DATA=3f” or even better from a data base “CAN Steering Angle=3f”. http://www.lecroy.com

Pico Technology

Pico Scope

Makes a reasonably priced scope product for USB automotive CAN http://www.picotech.com

Purchase online at: http://intrepidcs.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/38osCsid=2390a0966d7ea57acc2e2cc5a1540bea

Pico Scope is distributed by Intrepid Control Systems, Inc., a global provider of innovative vehicle network and embedded tools.


Tek has both CAN and LIN bus decoding, allowing both to be decoded and correlation for measurements through CAN-LIN or CAN-CAN gateways. Integration with the ATM-1 allows comprehensive CAN triggering with outstanding scope performance on the TDSVNM software and the DPO7000 series instruments.

TDSVNM is available as free trial software and runs on both DPO and TDS series windows scopes.

Tek also provides application notes.

DPO4000 and MSO4000 allow CAN trigger and decode onscreen.




Vector CANscope

Non application specific scopes

USB scopes and other scopes with storage may be used for CAN, seek those supporting export into computer uploads for tool analysis.

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