HIOKI has launched the CAN Unit U8555 and Wireless CAN Unit LR8535 for use with the LR8450 series Memory HiLoggers.
By allowing a single Memory HiLogger LR8450/LR8450-01 to record and display both CAN signals and analog measured data, the new products will help streamline the development and evaluation of automobiles and other transportation equipment.
Controller Area Network (CAN) is used for communication inside the car. Many onboard sensors transmit information as CAN signals, but engineers working to develop and evaluate automobiles also need to track analog measurement data such as voltage and temperature. In the past, the recording of CAN signals and analog measurement data had problems such as difficulty in centralized management because each data is recorded on a separate instrument.
At the same time, CAN has been gaining popularity outside the automotive industry, for example the fields of robots, medical equipment, and IoT systems in factories, due to its high expandability. Those areas are also exhibiting growing demand for the ability to centrally manage CAN signals and various types of analog measurement data.