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SKU #: PR-22580-00, PR-22580-81
The all-in-one handheld CAN bus diagnostics device

The GEMAC CANtouch® sets a new benchmark for physical and logical analysis of CAN bus systems. Similar to a smartphone in size, the CANtouch features an intuitive touchscreen for conducting CAN test functions. Complete with a rechargeable battery, the CANtouch is an excellent choice for mobile and flexible CAN diagnostics tasks.

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The CANtouch® is an universal diagnosis tool for the start-up, analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and service/maintenance of CAN bus systems:

  • Latest measuring functions with easy and intuitive touchscreen operations
  • Physical and logical analysis for determining the quality of the CAN network
  • Measuring of Common-Mode-Voltage
  • Mobile and ready for use
  • Tap directly into a CAN bus and start measuring - without the need for a PC or laptop
  • Simplified evaluation system using a combination of traffic lights and smileys
  • From the developers of CAN-Bus Tester - world-wide CAN diagnostics market leaders
Licenses for optional software apps :
License, Node Measurement
CAN License key for node related physical layer measurement in bus system CAN
CANopen License key for node related physical layer measurement in bus system CANopen
DeviceNet License key for node related physical layer measurement in bus system DeviceNet
SAE J1939 License key for node related physical layer measurement in bus system SAE J1939
License Bus Wiring
License key for bus wiring measurements SW-22580-10
License Protocol monitor
License key for protocol monitor CAN (transmit/ receive) SW-22580-11
Property Value
The information herein is subject to change without notice.
General parameters and overview of functions
Bus systems CAN (ISO11898-2), CANopen (CiA301), DeviceNet (EN 50325–2), SAE J1939
Bit sampling 64-fold, 10240 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, bit timing adjustable
Bus status Bus traffic detection (display: dominant, recessive, not defined, bus traffic)
Display of the Bus traffic load (0 … 100 %)
characteristic, minimum and maximum value saving
Bus errors Display of detected frame errors
Distinction between active and passive error frames (0 … >50,000), trend chart
Bus voltages Display of the optional CAN supply voltage and shield voltage
Characteristic, minimum and maximum value saving
Common mode voltage Acquisition of the maximum voltage offset between the individual bus nodes
CAN level (absolute /differential) Acquisition and evaluation of the differential and absolute CAN levels of all bus nodes during operation
Node measurement Node related measurements
Quality value (signal quality), Disturbance-free voltage range, Edge steepness (falling and rising) and Oscilloscope display with message frame analysis
Online Trigger Error analysis with adjustable values, variable time slices and trigger function
Protocol monitor Send and receive of CAN messages
Electrical parameters
Power supply and battery* Integrated, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
External power input: SELV d.c. voltage 14 V, internal fused with 2.5 A
Operating with the supplied 35 W wide-range power supply unit only (SAW-14.0–2500)
Times-to-empty: Standby: up to 500 hours
Use: up to 36 hours
Measuring: up to 6 hours
Charge times: Quick charge to 80% in approx. 1 h
Full charge in approx. 2 h
Potential difference between the CAN bus and USB connections > 500 V AC
Voltage between any two terminals of the CAN connection or external ground, resp. > ±30 V DC
Quality value Range : 0,0 % … 100,0 %
Resolution : 0,1 %
Accuracy (typ.) :
Edge steepness Range : 0/64 … 64/64
Resolution : 1/64
.Accuracy (typ.) :
Disturbance-free voltage range Range : -0,75 V … +3,25 V
Resolution : 0,05 V
Accuracy (typ.) : 1,90 % ±100 mV
Measuring of the differential voltage Range : -0,75 V … +3,25 V
Resolution : 0,01 V
Accuracy (typ.) : 0,50 % ±10 mV (calibrated)
Measuring of the absolute voltage Range : -5,00 V … +10,00 V
Resolution : 0,05 V
Accuracy (typ.) : 0,50 % ±50 mV (calibrated)
Measuring of the shield voltage Range : -10,0 V … +1,0 V
Resolution : 0,1 V
Accuracy (typ.) : 0,25 % ±100 mV (calibrated)
Measuring of the CAN supply voltage Range : 0.0 V … 32,0 V
Resolution : 0,1 V
Accuracy (typ.) : 0,25 % ±100 mV (calibrated)
Measuring of the loop resistances Range :
0 Ω … 100 Ω
100 Ω … 1000 Ω
Resolution :
0,1 Ω
1,0 Ω
Accuracy (typ.) :
0,85 % ±0,2 Ω
0,85 % ±2,0 Ω
Measuring of the cable length Range : 2 m … 1000 m
Resolution : 1 m
Accuracy (typ.) : 5 % ±2 m
(signal propagation delay: 4.5 ns/m)
Mechanical parameters
Power supply unit connection Extra-low voltage socket
CAN connection 9‑pin D‑Sub connector
PC connection Self-powered device to USB Specification 2.0, full speed, in addition, electrically isolated
Connection of a drive for exchange of measuring data (USB mass storage device)
Housing Aluminum housing, cover glass
Ambient conditions Operation temperature: 5 °C … 40 °C
Storage temperature: ‑20 °C … 60 °C
Atmospheric humidity: 20 % … 80 %, non-condensing
Degree of protection of the housing IP20 to EN 60529
Dimensions 186 mm x 102 mm x 37 mm
Weight Approx. 860 g
CE conformity to EC Directive 2006/42/EC EC Directives
RL 2011/65/EG Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS)
RL 2012/19/EG Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
RL 2006/95/EG Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
RL 2004/108/EG EMC Directive
Harmonized standards
EN 60950–1:2006
+A11:2009 +A1:2010 +A12:2011
Information technology equipment. Safety. General requirements
EN 61000-32:2006 +A1:2009
Limits – Limits for harmonic current emissions
EN 61000–3-3:2008 Limits. Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection
EN 55011:2009 +A1:2010 Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
EN 61000 – 6‑2:2005 Generic standards – Immunity for industrial environments
EN 61000 – 6‑4:2007 +A1:2011 Generic standards – Emission standard for industrial environments
EN 61326–1:2006 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements
Flyer CANtouch®
CANtouch® Flyer in PDF format
Datasheet CANtouch®
CANtouch® Datasheet in PDF format
Manual CANtouch®
CANtouch® Manual in PDF format
Video CANtouch®
CANtouch® Product Video