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CANoe 8.5 SP4

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With Service Pack 4, the following changes become effective:


  • AUTOSAR Network Explorer: The data filter of the PDU timing is considered during the save process.
  • IL configuration dialog:
    • The dialog can be closed again with the ESC and Return key.
    • The sorting of the IL support column does not cause a crash.
  • Autosar
    • CAN FD descriptions in AUTOSAR 4.2 are supported in the same way as dbc descriptions.
    • DCM-I-PDUs with frame mapping are provided as PDU object.
  • Simple creation of include files directly in the CAPL browser
  • The detail view of the Trace Window can be updated automatically in fixed mode for the currently selected event
  • Panel Designer
    • New control for a standard LED with different styles (circle, square, triangle, …)
    • New control to display a LED band including color control
    • Easy integration of a background image within a panel
  • Triggered recording of videos in the Video window controlled manually or by CAPL
  • The precision of floating point system variables can be configured for the ASCII logging. 
  • The Mapping dialog now supports the data types UINT32 and UINT64. Some restrictions for assignments have been removed.

Graphics Window

  • The min/max column works correctly in offline mode
  • Support of SOME/IP signals with enum values

State-Tracker Window

  • The State-Tracker Window works under Windows 10
  • SOME/IP signals are supported

Diagnostics Feature Set

  • Support diagIsChannelConnected() and TestWaitForDiagChannelConnected() as well for DoIP
  • Support of OBD Interpretation for K-Line
  • The "Diagnostics/ISO TP..." configuration dialog and the OBD-II window are working correctly as well with Windows 10
  • Improved online help for diagnostics error messages
  • Several small bug fixes and improvements, especially for basic diagnostics, DoIP/HSFZ and K-Line

Test Feature Set


  • Logging of Test Feature Set Events in Standalone Mode is now deactivated per default.


  • Evaluation of syscall results is now possible for 64 bit installations of CANoe.
  • Results of the ChkQuery_StatProbe* functions revised.
  • In .NET C# the member „Instance“ allows the access to a concrete signal or system variable instance of a IRuntimeValue object.
    Example: Signal s = RuntimeObject<S>.Instance as Signal;

With vTESTstudio test units:

  • Test case annotations in the Test Diagram Editor enable definition of test cases independent of the graphical structure, i.e. independent of paths through the test diagram.
  • Support of datatype ‘Data’ (byte array) completed for system variables, parameters and interface functions, e.g. for setting, storing and checking diagnostic parameters of type ‘Data’.
  • Unsigned int system variables with 32 Bit and 64 Bit length can now be used also within the Test Table Editor.


  • Extended ID range for logical devices according to BAP specification 1.7 (LSG ID > 63) is supported.
  • BAP signals in Data window and Graphics window can be renamed.
  • Improved input of CAPL functions and event handlers for BAP in CAPL browser.
  • Encrypted software configuration files (.xm1) and function catalogs (.xmb) can now be used in the 64-bit variant of CANoe/CANalyzer. (Available with VAG CAN package version > 3.0.2).

Option .LIN

  • No new features in SP4.

Option .MOST

  • No new features in SP4.

Option .FlexRay

  • In the node filter the VectorSimulationNode can be deactivated too.
  • Robust behavior with reconfigured system buffer and FlexRay events.
  • FIBEX Explorer:
    • Additionally to the reference the object (signal, frame and PDU) itself is removed, if possible.
    • The integrated FIBEX Checker has now a command line interface.

Option AMD/XCP

  • A timeout setting for DAQ measurements allows detection of ECU drop outs
  • The COM interface does support measurement groups
  • The XCP/CCP window allows configuring of all parameters for page switching
  • The parameter mode of the CONNECT command can now be configured
  • Improved handling of bitmasks
  • The START_STOP_DAQ_LIST command is only sent for used XCP DAQ lists
  • The import of .xcpcfg files sets the channel number correctly
  • Improvement of connection establishment via XCP on Ethernet to very fast devices
  • AMD only: The ASAP2 Updater is now delivered in version 10

Option .Ethernet

  • Performance enhancements for GM FSA protocol
  • Support of SOME/IP-service signals for State-Tracker window
  • Support of SOME/IP-service signals for the Start Value window
  • Resolves an issue which prevents a final update of the Bus Statistic window at end of measurement
  • Resolves an issue which partially blocks the display of buffer overruns on the VN5610 interface
  • Resolves an issue displaying truncated Ethernet frames with a length greater than 1600 byte
  • Resolves a GUI issue which allows activation of hardware filters on VX0312
  • Resolves an issue which prevents the CAPL compiler to reject the $-notification access to SOME/IP-service signals in CANalyzer
  • Resolves an issue with respect to the combination of Ethernet and XCP which may lead to a program termination
  • Resolves an issue displaying multiple XCP connections in parallel in the Trace window
  • General stability improvements for the TCP/IP CAPL API
  • New TCP/IP CAPL API function to resolve a Host name into its IP address
  • Stability improvement of the CAPL compiler with respect to SOME/IP service signals
  • Performance enhancements for the Graphic- and Data window with respect to SOME/IP service signals
  • Performance enhancements for the Trace window with respect to the interpretation of Ethernet frames and export to the BLF logging format
  • Resolves a GUI issue of the Ethernet Packet Builder which partially prevents the indication of erroneous Ethernet frames
  • Resolves an issue of the Ethernet Packet Builder which initializes ICMPv6 packets with wrong values
  • Compatibility improvements with respect to Ethernet, dealing with AUTOSAR 4.2.1 files
  • Performance enhancements with respect to Ethernet, dealing with AUTOSAR 4.2.1 ECU extract files
  • Improved recognition of CRC signals in FIBEX databases with respect to Ethernet
  • SOME/IP-IL improvements:
    • One service can be established with multiple versions
    • The user can select the used Ethernet cluster in FIBEX and AUTOSAR 4.2.1 databases
    • Support of IPv4 fragmentation
    • General performance improvements
  • Solves an issue of the AVB IL which may interrupt the transmission of AVB CRF streams
  • Improvements on operation of the Ethernet IG block
  • Solves an issue with the configuration of the Ethernet default gateway which may prevent the start of measurement

Option .Car2x

  • Trace Window - Detail view:
    • It is possible to enable the automatic update of the detail view for the selected event in fixed position mode. This simplifies the observation of signals in application messages.
    • Application message signals of datatype BIT STRING are interpreted and displayed as bit field.
    • The possibility to use datatype BIT STRING in Binary Large Objects (BLOB) of DSCR messages (IEEE WAVE / SAE J2735) improves the interpretation of individual named bits.
  • Additional support of WAVE Security Services (WSS) according to IEEE 1609.2/D9 2015-08 v3 for WAVE Short Message Protocol (WSMP) and WAVE Service Announcement (WSA) including COER encoding and decoding (Canonical Octet Encoding Rules).
  • WAVE Peer to Peer protocol (IEEE 1609.2/D9 2015-08) for certificate distribution supported.
  • Additional PSID/AID values for CA Basic Service, DEN Basic Service and WAVE WSA
  • The support of UPER frames enables the processing of UPER encoded messages (Unaligned Packed Encoding Rule) in a simple DER framework (Distinguished Encoding Rule) according to SAE J2735 2015-09 e.g. for the application messages SignalPhaseAndTiming (SPAT) and MapData (MAP).
  • Simulation Setup / Car2x Interaction Layer: The Car2x Interaction Layer is automatically added to network nodes which have nodes assigned configured in the Car2x database.
  • Car2x Interaction Layer: The new function C2xSetMapPosition()allows to display a certain position on the Map Window's map.
  • The sample configurations V2xSystemDemo and V2xBasicConfiguration contain an example database according to SAE J2735 2015-09.
  • Resolved Issues
    • Map Window: Support for Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
    • Car2x Network Explorer: Usability improvements
    • WLAN Packet Builder:
    • Initialization and interpretation of destination address corrected
    • Usability improvements for WSMP (IEEE 1609.3)
    • Trace Window
      • Detail view: WLAN - Action frame header is displayed as byte field in case of values which are not supported for interpretation.
      • Interpretation for WSMP (IEEE 1609.3) with WAVE Element ID 129 and 130 corrected.
  • Simulation Setup: WLAN channels may be deactivated individually. No network interface is necessary for deactivated WLAN channels.
  • Car2x Interaction Layer: DSRC Message Ids (IEEE WAVE/SAE J2735) and assigned names are supported even if they have been changed in the Car2x database. CAPL include files need to be generated again after modification.

Option .AFDX

  • Interactive Generator AFDX:
    • Usability improvements (keyboard control)
    • Multiple signal values may be changed to the same value in one step.
  • Resolved Issues:
    • Assignment of application channels:
      • VN5610 with only Line B can be configured.
      • Additional device conflicts are detected.
      • Usability improved for configurations with many channels
    • Bus statistics: Counter overrun corrected.
    • Interactive Generator AFDX: Saving and opening of AFDX packet configurations corrected.
    • Replay Bock AFDX: Immediate transmission of the first packet corrected.
    • AFDX Interaction Layer: On calling function AfdxInitPacket() an invalid source IP address is replaced by and a corresponding warning is reported in the Write Window.

Option .A429

  • Mapping Configuration: A429 signals are supported.
  • The Visual Sequencer supports A429 signals and ARINC-429 words which are available in an assigned database.
  • Network Hardware Configuration: The direction (Rx/Tx) can be set by means of a context menu. On working mode change from 'Real bus' to 'Simulated bus' the direction is not changed anymore (Rx -> Tx).
  • Assignment of application channels is restricted to channels with the same direction (Rx/Tx).
  • Write Window: Hardware parameter settings are displayed in working mode 'Simulated bus' as well.
  • Test Feature Set (TFS): ARINC-429 words are supported in the functions testGetWaitEventMsgData(), testJoinA429WordEvent() and testWaitForA429Word().
  • Test Service Library (TSL):
    • ARINC-429 words and A429 signals are supported by message cycle time check and signal evaluation checks.
    • ARINC-429 words and A429 signals are supported by the check specific status report functions ChkQuery_EventMessageId(), ChkQuery_EventMessageName() and ChkQuery_EventSignalValue().
  • Label Librarian:
    • Standalone tool
    • Library with standardized ARINC-429 words
    • Selection of standardized ARINC-429 words for export into DBC format
  • Resolved Issues
    • The extraction of bus statistic data from ASC logging files has been corrected.
    • Simulation Setup: A429 channels may be deactivated individually. No network interface is necessary for deactivated A429 channels.

Option .J1939

  • Support in Checks for Global Parameter Groups, that are sent sent via Transport Protocol to the specific address

Option .ISO11783

  • Iso11783 Interaction Layer can connect now process variables from Process Data Dictionary and objects from Object Pool with system variables;
  • Virtual Terminal works properly even in the environment with many active Virtual Terminals;
  • Virtual Terminals supports the „Move to another VT“ technic;
  • Iso11783 databases are cleaned from  consistency check – errors;
  • Iso11783SystemDemo is reworked.

Option .CANopen

  • The CANopen IG does not show the NMTMaster from the database for SDO access


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