Agilent Technologies Introduces CAN-dbc Symbolic Triggering and Decoding, Differential Active Probes for Testing CAN Serial Buses with Oscilloscopes

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced CAN-dbc symbolic decoding and triggering in its InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series and all Infiniium Series oscilloscopes, along with two differential active probes that are ideal for automotive measurement applications, including Controller Area Network serial buses. CAN buses are used extensively for control and sensor monitoring in automotive applications as well as a broad range of industrial and medical equipment applications.

CAN is based on differential signaling, and the new active probes offer differential support for physical-layer signals on this bus. The new N2818A 200-MHz bandwidth differential active probe with Agilent’s AutoProbe interface has a high-input impedance of 1 MΩ and low-capacitive loading of just 3.5 pF, which is ideal for CAN bus measurement applications. The new N2819A differential active probe provides 800-MHz bandwidth for higher-bandwidth measurement applications in automotive ECUs. Agilent also offers probes with long cable and high-temperature measurement capability, which often are required for automotive environmental testing.

Additional information about the CAN symbolic support option for InfiniiVision 4000 Series oscilloscopes is available at and