CANgineLight FMS is a small FMS-RS232 converter. It was developed to
provide an easy access to FMS data in commercial vehicles. Information
can be read out from every device equipped with a serial interface. By
using ASCII strings as output format, CANgineLight is completely
platform-independent, eliminating the necessity for specific software or
drivers. CANgineLight is the newest addition to the CANgine family. You
benefit from modern hardware combined with high-tech expertise from
more than 10 years experience in FMS-RS232 converter-development.
FMS data sets are received in real time and are buffered internally.
Configuration is performed using simple commandos via the serial
interface. The timer-controlled output and the selection of the output
data are parametrizable. Every message defined in the FMS3-standard
system may be selected for data output.
For flexible subsequent processing of the FMS data, three different data
output formats are available. Each of these three formats is optimized
to either be read by the user, to be displayed in spread-sheet
applications or for further software-processing.
Power supply is provided via CAN connector. Status LEDs show
operation mode and indicate error conditions. Timer-controlled output
can be adjusted between 100ms and several hours. Additionally,
CANgineLight has a trigger mode in which output will be performed by
sending a character via serial interface.
show parameter settings
set axle count for serial transmission
set autostart feature on or off
set cycle time for serial transmission
set cycle time unit for serial transmission
compatibility mode for CANgine FMS V 9.3
set decimal separator for serial output
set RS232 echo on or off
send error register info to serial link
enable support for FMS 3
set mask for data selection
send data set (in normal operation mode if data request mode is selected)
set protocol to truck or bus FMS protocol
restart FMS polling (exit configuration mode)
set output format
send version information to serial link
Sample data output
In addition to traditiona
l CANgine FMS output formats, CANgineLight
supports another format shown here which is optimized to get parsed by
the host system. Each FMS message is displayed in one line with the
message name as prefix. All information is separated by semicolons and
sent without any physical units.Every line is transmitted with an appended checksum. Because of this feature, the output format is suitable for a robust implementation in an environment with difficult conditions.