PCAN-Explorer 6 analyzer and diagnostic tool

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The PCAN-Explorer is a versatile, professional Windows® software for the observation, control, and simulation of CAN busses. Besides CAN 2.0 A/B, the PCAN-Explorer 6 now also supports the CAN FD standard with up to 64 data bytes per CAN message.

For all information about the PCAN-Explorer 6, just click on the following link: www.peak-system.com/quick/CiA-CPG-5

Features (short version):

  • Connection with up to 16 CAN channels
  • Simultaneous use of multiple CAN interfaces independent of the hardware type
  • Support for the CAN specifications 2.0 A/B and FD
  • Transmission of CAN FD data with bit rates up to 12 Mbit/s
  • Clear display of the CAN traffic with various information
  • Configurable symbolic message representation
  • Easy manual and periodic message transmission
  • Data logging with tracers and the 4-channel Line Writer
  • Playback of trace files with optional loop function
  • Multiple flexible filters, also usable for recorded trace files
  • Automation of small tasks or complex processes with macros or VBScript
  • Management of settings, information, and files in projects
  • Export of entire projects including linked files to handy packets for archiving or sharing

Optional functionality upgrades:

  • Plotter Add-in: Recording and graphical representation of multiple signal sequences
  • Instruments Panel Add-in: Representation of digital and analog signals via graphical instruments for easy simulation of complex CAN applications
  • J1939 Add-in: Support for functions of the SAE J1939 network protocol
  • CANdb Import Add-in: Direct use and optional import of CANdb files

System requirements:

  • Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (32/64-bit)
  • At least 2 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz CPU
  • For the CAN bus connection: PC CAN interface from PEAK-System
  • Free USB port for copy protection dongle (only for portable license)


We offer training sessions for the PCAN-Explorer and CAN basics for groups or individuals. If you are interested, please contact training@peak-system.com.

For more information about PEAK-System, please visit the manufacturer's website: www.peak-system.com