The ES583 interface can be used to collect ECU measurement, calibration, and diagnostic data as well as to reprogram an ECU’s flash memory via FlexRay.

10/21/2014

Small and easy to use - the new, compact ES583 FlexRay USB interface

There is a growing demand for small, portable vehicle bus/PC interfaces that can be operated without an external power supply. For several years, ETAS has been answering this need with its ES581 CAN Bus Interface USB Module. Now the successful ES58x hardware series is being expanded to include the new ES583 FlexRay USB Module. Once again, the priority was to design a small-scale module that is easy to use: this piece of hardware is so lightweight and compact that it can be easily trans-ported in a laptop bag.

The ES583 interface can be used to collect ECU measurement, calibration, and diagnostic data as well as to reprogram an ECU’s flash memory via FlexRay. Here, a second internal FlexRay node is responsible for initiating communication with the bus node connected. This makes it possible, for instance, to flash an individual ECU on the lab bench – away from the FlexRay environment the unit is connected to in the vehicle.

To ensure that the ES583 module can be easily integrated into software tools provided by third-party suppliers, the ETAS EBI-IP ECU and Bus Interfaces Integration Package comes with an open interface.