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PCAN-Diag 2

SKU #: IPEH-002069-V2
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Original price $1,059
Current price $985

The PCAN-Diag 2 designed by PEAK-System Technik is a handheld diagnostics unit with a multitude of functions to assist with troubleshooting of a CAN bus, such as detection of the CAN bit rate, bus load measurement, and CANbus termination check. CAN messages can both be received and displayed as well as transmitted either as individual messages or entire sequences. The internal memory card allows tracing and playback of the CAN traffic.

The dual-channel oscilloscope inside the unit enables CAN signal visualization. Different trigger events such as single CAN IDs, start of frame, end of frame among others can be used. The CAN frames are decoded based on the recorded signal graph which allows to detect errors within the frame.

To assist with clear and easy allocation of incoming CAN messages they can displayed as symbols . In order to create the symbol files needed for this feature PEAK supplies the PCAN-Symbol Editor software as part of the delivery contents.

A color display with OLED technology provides the user with excellent readability even under strong ambient light conditions. The PCAN-Diag V2 operator selects and handles the individual diagnostic functions using a push dial. Besides the default high-speed CAN other CAN transceiver modules are also available on request for connecting to low-speed (LS) or single-wire CAN (SWC).

The PCAN-Diag V2 can be powered using an AC/DC wall adapter or by means of four 1.5V AA batteries.


Delivery Contents:

  • PCAN-Diag 2 in plastic casing
  • Configuration software PCAN-Diag Editor for Windows® 10, 8, 7 (32/64-bit)
  • PCAN Symbol Editor for Windows® Details ...
  • Conversion software PEAK-Converter for Windows® 10, 8, 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Batteries (4 x 1.5 V AA)
  • Micro USB connector cable
  • Power supply unit with changeable plugs for Euro, U.S., and UK
  • Manual in PDF format
  • Printed quickstart guide

Delivered in shockproof plastic box

Overview of functions

  • Selection of the bit rate from a preset list or from 8 user-defined values
  • Automatic bit rate detection based on a fixed value list
  • Switchable listen-only mode
  • Switchable silent startup function (listen-only mode at wrong bit rate)
  • Symbolic display of incoming CAN messages using symbol files, taking into account enums (lists of values), multiplexers, and ID ranges
  • Symbol files can be set up using the software PCAN-Symbol Editor supplied with this product
  • Recording of incoming CAN messages to the internal memory card
  • Playback of trace files
  • Conversion of trace data to various output formats using Windows® software
  • Transmitting individual CAN frames or CAN frame lists
  • Decimal, hexadecimal, or binary entering of CAN data. Data change of a single transmission message during runtime.
  • Measurement of the CAN bus load, display over time chart (incl. error frames if required)
  • Bus-load time diagrams can be saved as Bitmap screenshots
  • Measurement of CAN termination for High-speed CAN bus, even while the system is running
  • Switchable CAN termination for the connected bus, depending on the transceiver module used
  • Voltage measurement for all pins of the CAN connector (D-Sub)
  • Management of device configuration, transmit lists, symbol files, and all recorded data (screenshots, trace, and CSV files) in projects
  • Optional auto-reset on bus off error

Features of the software PCAN-Diag Editor for Windows®, supplied with this product:

  • Convenient configuration of all available device settings
  • Compilation of transmit lists
  • Configuration of up to 8 bit rates per project
  • Device configuration, transmit lists, and associated symbol files can be saved in projects
  • Projects can be transferred to the memory card of the PCAN-Diag 2 using an USB connection

Note about the trace function

With the firmware 1.4.8 tracing of CAN messages is now possible. In order to record also at a high bit rate together with high CAN bus load, a hardware upgrade is vailable for devices that had been delivered before February 2012. If you are interested and for further information, please contact class="EmailLink" href="">

Oscilloscope functions

  • Oscilloscope with two independent measurement channels, each with a maximum sample rate of 20 MHz
  • Display of the CAN-High and the CAN-Low signals as well as the difference of both signals
  • Inspection of external signals (with frequencies up to 1 MHz) with a probe via the BNC connection
  • Trigger configuration to frame start, frame end, CAN errors, or individual CAN frames based on their CAN ID
  • External measurement devices can be triggered using the BNC connector
  • Depiction of raw CAN frames
  • Decoding of CAN frames from the recorded signal trace
  • Display of various properties and of measuring data of the decoded CAN frame using the Report function
  • Current view can be saved as a Bitmap screenshot
  • Memory depth can be set to up to 64 kSamples
  • Recorded sample data can be saved as a CSV file
  • Extensive zoom functions
  • Time measurement with a resolution of up to 50 ns
Interface(s) Internal Memory Card for saving projects. Also can be used as a USB mass storage device when connected to a PC
Power Supply 4, 1.5V AA batteries or included AC wall supply (8-50VDC)
Included In Box Plastic case for carrying
Protocols High-speed CAN ISO 11898-2, CA transceiver module on request for low-speed CAN ISO 11898-3 or single-wire CAN SAE J2411
Software PCAN Diag Editor Software & PCAN Symbol Editor Software included
Display OLED display with 320 x 240 pixels
Connector(s) CAN connection via DB-9 connector
Operating temperature 0°C to +50°C
PCAN-Diag 2 manual
PDF User's Manual in English
PCAN-Diag 2 quick start
PDF Quick Start Guide in English
PCAN-Diag 2 package
Package includes software PCAN-Diag Editor and PCAN-Symbol Editor, the default project, the latest device help, and documentation (German and English).
Conversion of trace data to various output formats using the conversion software PEAK-Converter for Windows® 11 (64-bit), 10 (32/64-bit).
PCAN-Diag2 firmware
Firmware update
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