Newsletter February 2012

Newsletter February 2012

News in brief:

  • Bus analysis with Caromee now also supports Ethernet, more
  • FlexCard Windows 7 (64-bit) driver available soon
  • FlexCard Linux driver with DMA under development
  • Follow us on Twitter

FlexConfig RBS, Gateway and Control – Update 2.1

In FlexConfig RBS, Gateway and Control we have developed a software solution that enables you to rapidly and easily configure remaining bus simulations, gateways and manipulations between two buses. The latest Version 2.1, which is expected to be available from March 2012, will provide you with yet more features for working with vehicle networks. So without any additional expense you can update existing projects to new K-matrices. Version 2.1 now also supports a low-speed CAN data bus. This increases the number of options for connecting ECUs, thus providing data transfer between FlexRay, high-speed CAN and low-speed CAN. Also new is the synchronization between two FlexRay networks by means of the FlexRay cycle counter: as well as the existing solution with synchronization to the frame start, you can now also include the cycle counter when calculating the offset. As a result the routing time in the gateway can be configured deterministically.

A new highlight is that in versions after update 2.1 relevant manipulations can be stored permanently on the FlexXCon midget hardware using FlexConfig Control in order for data to be manipulated even more easily in gateway mode. The benefit: without the need for any new programming, manipulations that have already been used are available again following a hardware reset. Most of the additional features have been integrated in FlexConfig Control. As well as the option to logically link four trigger criteria, there have also been a number of improvements to details which make FlexConfig Control even more versatile to use. For instance there is now an option to use signal manipulations even for complex signals and situations - with the usual simple, easy functionality.

If you would like further information on FlexConfig RBS, Gateway and Control 2.1: click here

Come and meet us at one of the following trade fairs and events

Embedded World
For the tenth time "Embedded World" in Nuremberg will be opening its doors between 28th February and 1st March. The Eberspächer Electronics sales team invites you to drop by for some in-depth discussion at Stand 526, Hall 4 at this, the industry's largest trade fair in the world.

Testing Expo
We will also be at Testing Expo in Stuttgart from 12th to 14th June 2012 where we will be exhibiting our product solutions in the field of vehicle networking. 

European Automotive Industry Technology Roadshow
Our sales team has a special trip to look forward to in March 2012: as partners of the European Automotive Industry Technology Roadshow we will be spending four weeks traveling around Great Britain and Germany visiting customers; the tour will include visits to the headquarters of some fifteen vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. If you want to know whether and when we'll be coming to your site, get in touch with us at:

Eberspächer Electronics training

To make life easier for newcomers to FlexRay we offer practical and professional training covering this new technology. We will provide you with expert training on these courses and will bring in examples to show you ways of working with FlexRay and how to make the most of the advantages of this bus system.

For more information get in touch with us.