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CAN-Bus Tester 2

SKU #: PR-22517-10

The CAN-Bus Tester 2 is a universal diagnosis tool for the start up, analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and service/maintenance of CAN bus systems. Typical problems which occur during the operation of CAN bus systems such as node failures, faults in the communication or complete standstill of the plant, often have their origins in the physical bus characteristics. The CAN-Bus Tester 2 provides an overview of the signal conditions on the bus, which helps you to locate and rectify frequently occurring error causes instantly. During the installation phase of CAN bus plants the integrated wiring test is especially useful. It is possible to check the bus cabling by using different measurement methods and thus the transfer properties are ensured. You can also perform comparing measurements directly on the running plant over its lifetime and thus prevent standstills.

For long-term monitoring of CAN bus systems GEMAC developed the CANobserver®. Both devices – the CAN-Bus Tester 2 and the CANobserver® – form the CAN-Bus diagnosis family.

  • Bus systems:
  • Baud rates (5 kbit/s ... 1 Mbit/s)
  • Measuring of the signal conditions:
    • General quality level (0 ... 100 %)
    • Disturbance-free voltage range, rising and falling edges
  • Continuous monitoring
    • Bus status, bus traffic load, error frame counter
  • User-friendly protocol monitor (CAN, CANopen)
  • Online trigger (real-time monitoring of the bus for logical and physical errors)
  • Testing of cables (Short-circuits, interruptions, loop resistances, cable length)
  • Straightforward application software:
    • Management of measurements (measurement types, measuring points, measuring times)
    • Comprehensive test record, broad variety of export functions

Fields of Application:

  • Commissioning of CAN bus plants
  • Wiring test, module check
  • Service/maintenance of CAN bus plants
  • Troubleshooting and analysis of the bus characteristics
  • Development of CAN modules
  • Final production testing
Property Value
The information herein is subject to change without notice.
Bus systems CAN (ISO11898-2), CANopen (CiA301), DeviceNet (EN 50325–2), SAE J1939
Bit sampling 64-fold, 10,240 sampling points
Bit timing Adjustable BTL cycles (tq), sample point and resynchronization jump width (SJW)
Supported baud rates Depending on bus system: 10; 20; 50; 100; 125; 250; 500; 800; 1000 kbit/s
Additionally user-defined: 5; 33.3; 62.5; 75; 83.3; 200 kbit/s
Automatic detection via baud rate scan
List of stations Automatic detection via Station scan
Designation, CAN ID, ID type, Node ID, MAC ID, Source address, can also be entered manually
List of Measurements Possibility to measure at different measuring points and at different times
Sorting by measurement type, measuring point and measurement time
Quality level Value representing the signal quality (0 …100%)
The minimum value and maximum values saved timestamp
Disturbance-free voltage range and edges Disturbance-free voltage range (typ. ‑0.75 … 3 V, resolution 50 mV)
Edge steepness (falling and rising, specified in 1/64th of the bit width)
The minimum value and maximum values saved
Oscilloscope display Trigger on message frames with the specified ID, trigger position can be set
Frame analysis and full frame recording
Decoding according to the protocol (CAN, CANopen, DeviceNet, SAE J1939)
Zoom (six stages)
Online Trigger Real-time monitoring of the bus for logical and physical errors
Resolution can be set (10 ms … 1 min)
Oscilloscope display and e-mail notification on triggers
Automatic evaluation Limit value settings and measured-value evaluation according to:
  • critical quality level
  • critical disturbance-free voltage range
  • critical edge (rising and falling)
Bus status Bus traffic detection (display: dominant, recessive, not defined, bus traffic)
Bus traffic load Permanent display of the bus traffic load (0 … 100%)
Minimum and maximum values saved
Error frames Constant display of detected frame errors
Distinction between active and passive error frames (0 … >50,000)
Protocol monitor CAN: Reception of CAN message frames incl. filtering, Transmission of CAN message frames and sequences (message lists)
CANopen: Interpretation of all CAN messages according to the CANopen spec as SDOs, PDOs, NMT-, Heartbeat-, Emergency-, Sync- and Timestamp
(CiA301, CiA302, CiA305, CiA401, CiA402, CiA404, CiA406, CiA408, CiA410, upgradeable)
Test record Comprehensive, configurable measuring and test record on DIN A4:
  • Letterhead with tester and customer contact data
  • The tabular representation of the measured values
  • Graphic representation of the measured values
Export function Measuring data as a configurable CSV file
Graphical measured-data representation as a configurable bitmap (.bmp,.jpg,.png)
Firmware and FPGA configuration can be updated via USB
CE conformity
Equipment safety EN 60950–1:2006/A1:2010
Low-frequency interference emission EN 61000–3-2:2006/A1:2009/A2:2009
High-frequency interference emission EN 55022:2006/A1:2007
Interference immunity EN 61000–6-2:2005/AC:2005
Electrical parameters
Power supply Via the supplied wide-range power supply (9 … 36 V DC
Current consumption 0.55 … 0.15 A
Measuring of the differential voltage typ. -0.75 V … 3.00 V
Measuring of the loop resistances typ. 0 Ω … 800 Ω
Measuring of the cable length typ. 0 m … 500 m
  • 0…100 m: Resolution: 0.5 m, Accuracy: 3 % ± 1.5 m
  • 100…500 m: Resolution: 1.0 m, Accuracy: 10 % ± 10 m
for a signal runtime of: 4.5 ns/m for CAN/CANopen/SAE J1939, 4.3 ns/m for DeviceNet
Measuring of the CAN supply voltage 0 … 36 V
Potential difference between the connections CAN bus, USB and oscilloscope 50 V DC (or 71 V AC)
Trigger output for the oscilloscope BNC socket, electrically isolated, H pulse, approx. 2 bits wide, level approx. 5 V
Mechanical parameters
Supply voltage connection Extra-low voltage socket
CAN connection 2 x 9-pin D-Sub connector
PC connection Self-powered device to USB Specification 1.1, electrically isolated
Trigger output for oscilloscope BNC socket, electrically isolated
Housing Aluminum sheet housing
Temperature range Operation: 5 °C … 40 °C
Storage: -20 °C … 60 °C
Humidity Operation: 20 % … 80 % (non-condensing)
Storage: 20 % … 80 % (non-condensing)
Degree of protection of the housing IP20 to EN 60529
Dimensions (Device /Case) 170 mm x 134 mm x 40 mm /504 mm x 354 mm x 119 mm
Weight (Device /Case) Approx. 600 g /Approx. 5000 g
The CBT2 is a Class A device. Such devices can cause interference in residential areas. In this case, the plant operator can be required to take appropriate measures and to bear the costs of such measures.
Scope of Supply
Information Sheet CAN-Bus Tester 2
Manual CAN-Bus Tester 2
Software CAN-Bus-Tester 2
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