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iSAFT CAN/CANOpen Front-End


The iSAFT CAN/CANOpen Front-End is a CAN data interface with advanced asynchronous transmission and 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 flight devices or ground testbed devices implementing the CAN/CANOpen protocol family.

It is provided as a rackmount system with a 4 channel CAN interface with CAN/CANOpen simulation and bus monitoring capabilities. It is based on the iSAFT graphical tool chain, for configuration/management of CANOpen Slave nodes simulation (locally or remotely). It consists a powerful device for the validation of on-board data networks at early stages. The system is fully compliant to the general EGSE requirements for space missions and relevant ECSS standards.

As a CAN Monitoring Tool (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


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 in FPGA
  • 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 Front-End Software package includes:

  • Modern Graphical User Interface for complete local operation (Windows 10)
  • GUI for operating specific configurations (simulation, recording, traffic generation)
  • Boards and channels management / configuration application
  • CAN simulation engine
  • CANOpen Nodes Simulation engine (Slave nodes configured via DCF file)
  • 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 DCF files import enabling decoding and automatic interpretation of CANopen frames (decoding of parameter values is not currently supported, e.g. PDO frame data are displayed as bytes)
  • Graphical tools for recordings management, searching and filtering
  • Filters configuration application, selective tracing (filtering) based on selected CAN IDs
  • 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, JSON, CSV, or plain text
  • Remote Access APIs in C++ / Python / Java (Windows / Linux)


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

  • EDEN APIs & S2K MIB for integration with CCS
  • CCSDS C&C APIs & S2K MIB for integration with CCS


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