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Teledyne LeCroy Extends Leadership in Automotive Test with CAN Flexible Data (FD) Rate Serial Trigger and Decode Solution

Industry's First CAN FD Solution Aimed at Simplifying the Design and Debug of Automotive Systems Using the New CAN Flexible Data Rate Standard

Chestnut Ridge, NY, June 17, 2014 - Teledyne LeCroy today introduces the industry's first CAN Flexible Data (FD) Rate trigger and decode solution, adding to their existing suite of automotive test tools for CAN, LIN, FlexRay, SENT, MOST and BroadR Reach. The CAN FD trigger and decode solution enables designers using this new standard to gain unprecedented insight in to their systems, correlating physical layer signals and protocol layer data on a single display. The CAN FD trigger can isolate Frame IDs, specific data packets, remote frames and error frames. The decode uses a color coded overlay that clearly identifies different parts of the data being captured, allowing the user to quickly identify different parts of the CAN FD data such as Frame IDs, status bits, and message data.

Along with having the best method of displaying decoded data, Teledyne LeCroy offers the ability to decode 4 busses simultaneously. These 4 busses can be a combination of any protocols, including CAN FD and classic CAN at the same time. Decoded data can also be seen in an interactive table. Entries in this table can be selected and automatically zoomed, preventing the need to scroll through long records. To further simplify how data is located, a search function is built in to the zoom trace to quickly locate a specific Frame ID or data message.

Pioneering Automotive Trigger and Decode Solutions Since 2004

Teledyne LeCroy pioneered serial data trigger and decode in an oscilloscope with the introduction of the original CAN trigger and decode product in 2004. Since then, the patented algorithms used to deconstruct physical layer serial data signals and display decoded data have been deployed to simplify the design and debug of automotive systems using LIN, FlexRay, SENT and now CAN FD. In addition to support for automotive standards, Teledyne LeCroy has a broad range of serial bus trigger and decode solutions ranging from I2C and UART to USB3 and PCIe® Gen 3.

What is CAN Flexible Data (FD) Rate?

CAN FD is the next generation of the popular CAN standard. As CAN has reached the bandwidth limits of what it can transmit, CAN FD enables higher bit rates and longer data payloads. CAN FD goes beyond the 1 Mb/s limit of classic CAN and will transmit data at up to 10 Mb/s. CAN FD data payloads may now consist of 64 bytes per frame as opposed to the 8 byte per frame limit of classic CAN.


CAN FD Trigger and Decode is available on a wide variety of Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes. Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscope users who already have CAN Trigger and Decode can upgrade their system to CAN FD Trigger and Decode.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that measure, analyze, and verify complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes and protocol test solutions used by electronic design engineers in a wide range of application and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.

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