I'm reviewing the Microchip CAN Analyzer for a Road Test.
It'll be used in a CAN Bus that I'm designing. This first test is to see if It can capture data in the logic layer.
I've filmed my attempts to install and try out the software.
Similar to one of my fellow road testers, I had issues installing from the provided DVD. It worked with the version on Microchip's website.
I don't have a physical CAN bus yet. That's WIP. My current setup is on the logic level, treading the 3V3 signals directly from the microcontrollers.
I wasn't able to capture data immediately, but after a few hops and bumps I got it working. The Analyzer logs data on the logic level of my CAN setup.
Here's a video capture of that:
That's not a bad result for a noon of playing around. I'll try to send some data from the analyzer in the next blog.