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“Specialists in aerospace on-board data networks„
“25 years of experience in highly specialized, mission-critical industrial projects„
iSAFT CAN/CANOpen Simulator / Recorder


The iSAFT CAN/CANOpen Simulator / Recorder is an advanced Data Front End with traffic generation capabilities that simulates CAN/CANOpen devices or instruments, enabling S/C integration tests before the availability of Flight Models. It also constitutes a high performing, modern network traffic capture, recording and analysis tool for the validation of satellite/spacecraft on-board communication protocols and data networks implementing the CAN/CANOpen protocol family.

It provides a 4 channel CAN interface with CAN/CANOpen simulation and bus monitoring capabilities. It is based on the iSAFT graphical tool chain, for the configuration/management of the simulation (locally or remotely). It consists a powerful device for the validation of on-board data networks at early stages, minimizing costs and schedule. It can be part of EGSE Data Front Ends and implement the core functionality of an EGSE controller.

As a Recorder, it is capable of capturing data packets on multiple CAN buses, time stamping, recording, and delivering them to a powerful Protocol Analyzer for further processing & analysis. Operating on a multi-Gbytes powerful HW platform, the SW environment is based on the iSAFT graphical tool chain, thus allowing the management, filtering & searching of the recordings. It is used for troubleshooting and problem solving at various development stages, minimizing the impact on cost and schedule.


Rackmount System Portable System


The systems are typically built on CPU Intel i7- Quad core and O/S Windows 10 64Bit.


A Quad CAN PCIe NIC is included with the following characteristics:

  • Four CAN channels
  • ISO 11898-2 physical layer support
  • Bit rates from 10Kbps to 1 Mbps
  • CAN error injection and advances triggering/filtering capabilities in FPGA (time-triggered transmission, pattern matching etc.)
  • IRIG option for common time-stamping across all network interfaces (SpW, 1553, CAN) with 62.5ns accuracy
  • 64 messages receive buffer

Quad CAN PCIe NIC (with IRIG support)


The iSAFT CAN/CANOpen Simulator/Recorder Software package includes:

  • Modern Graphical User Interface for complete local operation (Windows 8, 10)
  • GUI for operating specific configurations (simulation, recording, traffic generation)
  • Boards and channels management / configuration application
  • CAN simulation engine
  • CANOpen Nodes Simulation engine (Slave or Master depending on DCF file used in configuration and operations performed by Client SW)
  • Full error injection (at physical & protocol level) and error detection capabilities
  • Recording function of received / transmitted packets based on Wireshark Protocol Analyser
  • Wireshark Plug-Ins for decoding of standard CAN, CANOpen Messages
  • Support EDS and DCF files import enabling decoding and automatic interpretation of CANopen PDO frame values & parameters
  • Graphical tools for recordings management, searching and filtering
  • Filters configuration application, selective tracing (filtering) support for various protocols and packet patterns
  • Programmable transmission triggers per channel, independent triggers for start/stop of capture
  • Statistics utilities, real-time statistics display per channel (CAN bus statistics, CANopen statistics)
  • Traffic logs export to XML, PostScript®, CSV, or plain text


Optionally, the software package can include interfaces with EGSE Central Checkout System:

  • EDEN APIs for integration with CCS
  • CCSDS C&C APIs for integration with CCS


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