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CAN bus Training - CAN Fundamentals and PCAN-Explorer



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Class Dates and Locations:

  • September 17-18, 2018 in Chicago (Naperville), IL USA (Closed)
  • September 20-21, 2018 in Silicon Valley (Fremont), CA USA (Closed)


    Get started in the world of CAN bus (Controller Area Network) with the experts from our partner PEAK-System Technik in Germany. For the first time ever, this 2-day CAN bus training is being offered in the US

    The training is comprised of ½ day of theory on CAN Fundamentals, followed by 1 ½ days of a hands one workshop with the CAN analysis software - PCAN-Explorer. During the training, a CAN bus is built up and connected to the laptop computers of the students (each participant must have their own Windows laptop). A fully functional trial license of PCAN-Explorer will be installed on each computer. The software is then used to analyze the CAN bus traffic and messages.

    The class outline is as follows:


    CAN Fundamentals

    ( ½ day theory )


    • Properties and applications
    • CAN in the ISO/OSI model
    • Physical transmission types
    • High-speed CAN in detail
      • Structure
      • Bus lengths
      • Differential signal
      • Signal levels
    • Layout of a CAN frame
    • Arbitration
    • Frame types
    • Error detection and error states of the CAN controller
    • Possible error sources at implementation of a CAN bus
    • CAN FD


    PCAN-Explorer Introduction

    ( 1½ day workshop )


    • Possible applications
    • Features
    • Setup of PCAN hardware and software
    • First steps to a CAN connection
    • Managing the PCAN-Explorer
    • CAN recordings with the Tracer
    • CAN message filtering
    • Symbolic representation of CAN messages
      • Symbols File: structure, creation possibilities, application
      • Enums: textual representation of specific values
      • Multiplexers: alternating information in a CAN message
      • Timeouts for trouble shooting
      • CANdb handling (optional Add-in)
      • J1939: short introduction and instructions for use (optional Add-in)
    • Curve presentation and analysis (optional Plotter Add-in)
    • Self-made Instruments Panel (optional Add-in)
    • Introduction to scripting possibilities


    Class Day Information:

    • Attendees will receive:
      • Hardcopy binder of the presentation slides
      • USB memory stick with PCAN-Explorer trail software
      • Sample files for use with PCAN-Explorer
      • CAN bus background reference material
      • Peak Product DVD contents
      • Training certificate
    • Class size is limited to 12 people.
    • Classes will start each day at 8:30 AM and end at approximately 3:30 PM
    • Complementary lunch and refreshments are included on all course days.



    Online Ordering Information:

    • Your credit card will be charged for the course amount 1-2 days after you complete your online order. You will receive an email confirmation and credit card receipt.
    • No Cancellations will be accepted



    Delivery: Closed enrollment

    Availability: in stock

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    Warranty: 1 year Comprehensive support for all products


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