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CAN Software Tools

Free Software Tools for esd CAN Boards

esd provides these tools as part of the free esd software development kit (SDK) designed for the efficient setup and analysis of CAN applications and networks. Operational with all esd CAN hardware interfaces including CAN-PCI, CAN-USB, EtherCAN and others.

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Runs under all popular Windows operating systems:
  • Windows 98/ME,
  • Windows NT/2000/XP/XP x64 Edition,
  • Windows Vista



CAN Tools Designation:

Zoom View - CANreal


display of CAN data

Zoom View - CANplot

grahically display of CAN data

Zoom View - CANrepro

replay of pre-recorded CAN messages

Zoom View - CANscript

Python scripting tool

Zoom View - COBview

analysis and diagnostics of CANopen nodes


CAN Tools data sheet (PDF-File)

CAN SDK release notes (PDF-File)

Minimum System Requirements:


processor from 300 MHz on or Pentium type

128 MB RAM

25 MB free HD drive space

VGA graphics board

CAN network with esd PC-CAN-module

(Note: For a running CAN network at least two CAN devices are necessary.)



Windows 98 SP2, Windows NT SP6, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, Windows XP, Windows XP x64 Edition, Windows Vista

Internet Explorer from version 5 on

esd CAN API (comes with the windows driver package of the esd PC-CAN hardware module) 

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