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CAN Data Displayed on Laptop Answered

I want to display CAN Data on my laptop. Any suggestions?

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Best Answer 8 years ago

We use EPICS http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/ for that at SLAC.  It runs on Linux, Mac and Windows (apparently).  There are probably plenty of other packages. 

Did you do a Google search for "CANBUS" and your laptop's platform?  If so, let us know what you found and why it didn't work.  If not, well, you know the drill.

It appears to be over my head.  Thanks for the response.

Sorry :-(  Are you acquiring your CANBUS from a car, or a "real" data acquisition system? 

For cars, there are plug-in devices you can purchase for (I think) a couple hundred bucks, and they can dump the data in ASCII or CSV format, rather than the native CANBUS binary. 

If you're part of a group working with a real data-acquisition or process-control system, then they ought to already have a software package (like EPICS, or maybe LabView?) that can do what you want.