PCAN-View Version History

2017-09-08 - Version 4.2.0

Improvements:

  • When setting the CAN-FD ISO-mode or the Device ID fails, an error code is provided in the error message
  • New possibility to configure the application window to stay on top of all other windows
  • Some minor improvements

Bug fixes:

  • Identifying PCAN-USB X6 channels was not possible
  • When the the Trace tab was undocked an Access Violation error could occur


2017-05-11 - Version 4.1.3

Bug fixes:

  • When the tracer was configured to linear mode, during recording the buffer was marked as 'full' only when the buffer was filled to 100% and one more message should be recorded
  • For Error Frames with error position 'passive error flag' no description of the position was displayed on the Trace tab
  • When the state of a cyclic transmit message was changed from paused to enabled and the transmit list already contained other enabled cyclic transmit messages, the transmit scheduling for the new message was corrupted for the first 500 milliseconds
  • Some other minor bug fixes and improvements

 


2017-02-22 - Version 4.1.2

Improvements:

  • Changed design of the Connect dialog box: CAN FD is now an option that can be enabled independently of the FD data bit rate
  • Added missing hardware tabs for PCAN-PC/104-Plus Quad, PCAN-PCI/104 Express, PCAN-MiniPCIe and PCAN-MiniPCIe FD
  • If the connection bit rate was changed externally, e.g. when connected to a remote PCAN-Gateway, the connection information in the status bar is updated automatically

Bug fixes:

  • Some minor bug fixes

 


2016-07-04 - Version 4.1.1

Improvements:

  • New 'Other' counter value on Trace tab, which is used for events and error counter changes
  • Imports PCAN-View 3 transmit messages, when the program is started for the first time

Bug fix:

  • Message counters on the Trace tab could show wrong values in Ring Buffer mode

 


2016-02-19 - Version 4.1.0

Improvements:

  • Support for the upcoming PCAN-USB X6
  • Support for the upcoming PCAN-PCI Express FD
  • When changing the ISO mode of PCAN-USB FD or PCAN-USB Pro FD no hardware reset must be performed for the change to take effect

Bug fix:

  • When a transmit list was loaded that contained cyclic transmit messages, paused transmit messages were not recognized as paused

 


2015-11-04 - Version 4.0.31

  • Bug fix: When connecting to a PCAN-ExpressCard an error message was displayed on some computers

 


2015-08-24 - Version 4.0.30

Improvement:

  • The firmware version of PCAN-Gateway hardware is now shown on the hardware tab

Bug fixes:

  • Sometimes the Bit Rate drop-down lists in the Connection dialog box were empty
  • Corrections regarding PCAN-Gateway hardware and Listen-ony mode
  • When a hardware connection was established in Listen-only mode and the hardware was plugged-out, the messages in the Transmit list were not activated again
  • Sometimes the Data Bit Rate drop-down list in the Connection dialog box showed the value 0 kBit/s

 


2015-06-26 - Version 4.0.29

Improvement:

  • A special hardware tab page is shown when a connection is established with a PCAN-Gateway

Bug fixes:

  • When the Windows theme "Windows Classic" was activated, the text of a selected receive message was barely readable
  • Connection dialog box: When a hardware entry was selected that was already in use by another hardware, the displayed warning message could overlap the selected entry

 


2015-05-11 - Version 4.0.28

Improvements:

  • Support for the CAN FD protocol
  • New dialog box to manage Bit rates and their individual timing parameters
  • For compatible PCAN hardware, bus errors are now displayed with indicators "OK", "Error Passive", and "Bus Warning", instead of BUSLIGHT and BUSHAVY
  • Number of messages in Transmit list is no longer limited to 30
  • Maximum number of Trace buffer entries increased to 1.000.000 messages
  • New possibility to establish a CAN hardware connection in Listen-only mode
  • CAN IDs can be displayed in hexadecimal or decimal format
  • Data bytes can be displayed in hexadecimal or decimal format, or as ASCII characters
  • New possibility to sort the Receive list according to CAN ID or Data Length
  • New possibility to sort the Transmit list according to CAN ID, Data Length, Cycle Time, Trigger, or Comment
  • User interface style can be switched between Windows default and "Dark" style

 


2015-02-03 - Version 3.2.6

Improvements:

  • New Rx/Tx column on Trace tab

Bug fixes:

  • Connection dialog box: Wrong Device ID values were shown for PCAN-USB devices; wrong channel numbers were shown for PCAN-PC Card devices


2014-08-27 - Version 3.2.5

Improvement:

  • New PCAN-PCI tab or PCAN-PCI Express tab when using PCAN-PCI device driver 3.13 or newer

Bug fixes:

  • Connection dialog box: Hardware names were truncated after 20 characters
  • Transmit messages that had a comment with more than 80 characters caused an internal buffer overflow, which could cause unexpected effects in the user interface or even access violation messages
  • In multi-monitor environments, the position of the application window was sometimes not correctly restored at startup, so that the window would be invisible
  • Some other minor bug fixes

 


2013-07-09 - Version 3.2.4

Bug fix:

  • The comment about a transmit message was not saved correctly if the text contained quotes

 


2012-11-06 - Version 3.2.3

Bug fix:

  • Connection dialog box: Channel numbers were not always displayed for multi-channel PCI CAN hardware

Improvement:

  • Tracer: Entries for Error Counter changes show now just the error counters, and no more unnecessary information belonging to Error Frames

 


2012-09-06 - Version 3.2.2

Bug fix:

  • Since version 3.2.1, while establishing a connection with a PCAN-USB Pro hardware an error message “No argument for format %d” was displayed if the English user interface was active

Improvement:

  • Connection dialog box: Internal PCAN nets are sorted alphabetically

 


2012-07-06 - Version 3.2.1

Improvements:

  • When starting the program, the positions of floating tool windows are corrected if necessary, so that no window extends beyond the edge of the desktop
  • If a connection is established with a multi-channel hardware, the used channel number is displayed in the Status bar

 


2012-03-07 - Version 3.2.0

Improvements:

  • New Comment column in the Transmit list
  • Error Generator (PCAN-USB Pro):  The entered CAN-ID is always converted to Hex when leaving the edit field
  • The position of a message in the Transmit list can be changed by pressing [Ctrl+Arrow Up] / [Ctrl+Arrow Down]

Bug fixes:

  • The data bytes of selected transmit messages were not clipped to the data column if the column was too narrow
  • Connection dialog box: The bit rate of a selected hardware was not always shown correctly
  • The start time of a trace was not correctly written to the trace file

 


2011-07-18 - Version 3.1.5

Improvements:

  • The tracer will start automatically after establishing a connection if it was still active when the program was last exited

Bug fixes:

  • Messages that were transmitted on the same PCAN net by another application, and which were using the SingleShot CAN controller option, were not shown in the Receive list
  • Connection dialog box: If the channel number of a CAN hardware was higher than 2, the displayed channel number was not correct

 


2011-03-17 - Version 3.1.4

Bug fixes:

  • After the user interface language was changed from German to English, an Access Violation could occur when exiting the program
  • After deleting messages from the Transmit list, the entire list content was sometimes shifted to the left so that the ID column was no longer visible

 


2011-03-08 - Version 3.1.3

Bug fixes:

  • When using the "Windows Classic" design under Windows Vista or later an error occurred every time the application showed a message box
  • The Tracer stored an incorrect start time in the trace file

 


2011-02-01 - Version 3.1.2

Improvements:

  • New menu command File->Language->Automatic
  • If an 11-bit filter range was set, PCAN-View also received messages with IDs outside the selected ID range
  • A warning message is shown before the 5V output is activated on the CAN connector of a PCAN-PC Card, PCAN-ExpressCard, or PCAN-USB Hub
  • The data bytes of CAN messages in the Receive and Transmit list are now shown with fixed width characters to prevent horizontal jitter when the data changes rapidly

Bug fix:

  • PCAN-USB Pro: The labels for the maximum and minimum bus load indicators were interchanged

 


2010-10-21 - Version 3.1.1

Improvements:

  • Under Windows 2000, or under Windows XP and later if using the "Windows Classic" design, the toolbar was painted with a style that looked out of place
  • If the PCAN tools "PCAN Status Display" or "PCAN Nets Configuration" are found in the same directory where PCAN-View is located, a new menu "PCAN Tools" is shown that offers quick access to these tools

Bug fix:

  • The trace mode indicator on the Trace tab was not painted correctly under Windows 2000 or under Windows XP and later if using the "Windows Classic" design

 


2010-10-13 - Version 3.1.0

Improvements:

  • The user interface language can be switched between English and German
  • The number of QXMTFULL errors that have occurred for cyclic transmit messages is displayed in the Status bar (requires PCAN driver version 3.5.2 or later)

Bug fixes:

  • When sending messages manually, transmit errors were not processed and displayed, e.g. QXMTFULL
  • After re-connecting PCAN-View, the error counters "Overrun" and "QXmtFull" in the Status bar were not set to 0

 


2010-09-23 - Version 3.0.9

Improvements:

  • If a connected PCAN hardware is plugged out, the connection indicator in the Status bar is updated to show the correct (internal) hardware icon
  • All labels "Baud rate" changed to "Bit rate"

Bug fix:

  • If a connected PCAN hardware was plugged out, after opening the Connect dialog box again a wrong PCAN net was indicated as the connected net

 


2010-06-17 - Version 3.0.8

  • Bug fix: Connect dialog box: An exception "List index out of bounds" occurred if a hardware was selected that already had another PCAN application to it, and which used a custom Bit rate setting

 


2010-06-09 - Version 3.0.7

  • Bug fix: Because of a repaint problem it could happen that incorrect values were shown for the data bytes of a CAN message. Clicking on the message with the mouse then displayed the correct values

 


2010-06-02 - Version 3.0.6

Bug fixes:

  • The Error Warning QOVERRUN was not recorded by the Tracer
  • Transmitted RTR messages were not recorded by the Tracer

Changes:

  • If tracing of Error Frames is activated, receiving of Error Frames is always enabled in the driver when starting the Tracer even if no hardware is plugged-in. If a hardware is plugged in during a recording, Error Frames can be recorded immediately without stopping and restarting the recording

 


2010-05-26 - Version 3.0.5

  • Improvement: New PCAN-ExpressCard tab with the possibility to control the 5V output on the CAN connector of a PCAN-ExpressCard

 


2010-05-14 - Version 3.0.4

  • Improvement: Identifying of CAN channels by flashing of the associated CAN LED can now also be performed for PCAN-USB hardware

 


2010-04-22 - Version 3.0.3

  • Improvement: New command Help->Device Driver Version that can be used to show information about the device driver that is currently in use

 


2010-04-14 - Version 3.0.2

Bug fix:

  • The hardware image on the PCAN-PC Card tab was missing.

Improvements:

  • Support for the PCAN-USB Hub hardware: Possibility to change the device number and to control the PWR-OUT output on pin 9 of the CAN connector
  • Hardware images of PCAN-USB and PCAN-USB Pro updated

 


2010-04-06 - Version 3.0.1

  • Bug fix: If the option Tracer->Log Data Frames was deactivated, no more data frames were shown in the Receive list

 


2010-03-26 - Version 3.0.0

Changes:

  • Only one PCAN-View for all devices: the Connection dialog box shows CAN hardware and nets (if available) from all devices (PCI, USB, PC Card, etc.)
  • Loading and saving of transmit lists
  • The messages in the Transmit list are stored in the Windows Registry when exiting the application and automatically restored when the program is started the next time
  • New possibility to record messages
  • Multiple messages can be selected in the message lists at the same time, and can be copied, cut, and pasted via the clipboard
  • Possibility to set the Device Number of PCAN-USB, PCAN-USB Pro, and PCAN-PC Card
  • The bus load measured by a PCAN-USB Pro hardware can be displayed
  • Programming of the PCAN-USB Pro error generator.
  • Tabbed user interface. The Tracer, Bus Load, and Error Generator tabs can be undocked from the main window
  • Identifying of PCAN-USB Pro channels by flashing of the associated CAN LED
  • Support of the new device driver for virtual CAN hardware