Kvaser’s CAN Bus Interfaces Supported by MathWorks Vehicle Network Toolbox

Mölndal, Sweden, April 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Kvaser AB today announced that MathWorks’ Vehicle Network Toolbox now fully supports Kvaser Controller Area Network (CAN) hardware interfaces, enabling an out-of-box, direct connection between MATLAB or Simulink and the CAN bus.

Developers simply connect an interface, such as Kvaser’s Leaf USB to CAN device, to the CAN bus and plug the other end into a laptop running MATLAB and the Vehicle Network Toolbox to perform in-vehicle test and data analysis. Alternatively, a PC with Kvaser hardware and MathWorks software can easily be connected to an OBD-II port. A graphical user interface allows the user to view the CAN traffic and display the data; whilst encoding, decoding and filtering of CAN messages can all be performed from within the toolbox. Notably, the software allows users to work with industry-standard CAN database files.

Kvaser’s CAN interfaces and software are well-known throughout the automotive sector. Engineers working on simulations, test cells and prototype vehicles use Kvaser’s interfaces to collect and analyse data simply and efficiently.

Vehicle Network Toolbox software allows automotive engineers to send and receive CAN messages directly from MATLAB or Simulink. Test and analysis applications can be created in MATLAB using streaming CAN bus data. Similarly, streaming CAN data can be used to develop and verify algorithms designed in Simulink.

“Enabling the Vehicle Network Toolbox to work with Kvaser’s hardware further simplifies the workflow for automotive engineers to test and verify designs,” said Jon Friedman, automotive industry marketing manager, MathWorks.

Noted Lars-Berno Fredriksson, president of Kvaser: “Engineers need streaming, on-the-fly CAN bus analysis to determine how to optimize test procedures. Interoperability between the MathWorks’ Vehicle Network Toolbox and Kvaser’s hardware is good news for our customers, as well as the CAN ecosystem at large.”

About Kvaser:

With over 24 years of CAN development experience and more than 30 CAN-related products to their name, Kvaser AB (www.kvaser.com) is the CAN expert, bringing their deep knowledge in the field of CAN to industries that include Automotive, Avionics, Building Automation, Domestic Appliances, Hydraulic Equipment, Industrial Automation, Maritime, Medical, Military, Railway, Telecoms and Textiles.

Kvaser is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with regional offices in Mission Viejo, CA in the United States, and in Shanghai, China. Kvaser AB also has a global network of highly knowledgeable Qualified Resellers and Technical Associates. To find the nearest Kvaser supplier to you, please visit www.kvaser.com

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