COMfalcon plus - flexible VCI with numerous interfaces
COMfalcon plus - flexible VCI with numerous interfaces
COMfalcon plus - flexible VCI with numerous interfaces
COMfalcon plus - flexible VCI with numerous interfaces
COMfalcon plus - flexible VCI with numerous interfaces
COMfalcon plus - flexible VCI with numerous interfaces

COMfalcon® plus

Extremely flex­ible CAN interface with numerous inter­faces and pow­er­ful PowerPC. In­clu­ding LUA scripting and Linux oper­ating system

Key Features

  • 4× independent CAN interface
  • WLAN interface
  • RS232, RS422, RS485, K-Line
  • Protocol handling
  • Optional with data logging, scripting, CAN voltage level oscilloscope funcionality
  • Optional with integrated SD card
  • Compact housing with protection class IP65


Housing and status display
The interface has a robust aluminium housing with protection class IP65. Due to the com­pact design and the high shock resistance COMfalcon® plus can be used in different areas of the automation and automotive in­dustry. Two 14-segment display and nine LEDs always indicate the current oper­a­ting status/error code of the device.

The COMfalcon® plus has four independent CAN channels and a Freescale PowerPC archi­tec­ture. With WLAN/LAN and optional Bluetooth a connection to a dia­gnos­tic device is es­tab­lish­ed. For the diagnosis, besides the CAN interfaces, various other interfaces like RS232 or K-Line are available.

LUA Scripting
Own embedded applications run directly on the COMfalcon® plus in LUA without the need for a third device (laptop or PC). Among other things, it is possible to create and implement your own information such as flash routines or ECU de­scrip­tions and thus access the CAN or file system, for example.

Furthermore, the embedded applications are portable and reusable for future Sontheim VCI generations.

Error frame detection
This function enables the monitoring and observation of a CAN network. The COMfalcon® plus has its own logic to detect error frames and to count up in a certain internal memory area. This is used to identify intermittently occurring errors such as fake messages of a CAN participant.

ID related level measurement – resistance measurement/current measurement
This function allows to read the CAN level also IO related and to measure active and passive ter­mi­na­ting re­sis­tors, e.g. for dif­ferent dia­gnoses on a ve­hicle or a ma­chine. This is espec­ial­ly im­por­tant if the net­work can lose data caused by short circuits, for example.

Technical Data

CPUFreescale PowerPC
Memory4 GB (up to 32 GB)
CAN4× CAN interface acc. to ISO 11898
Baud rates50 Kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
CAN Termination resistance measurementTerminating resistor of the CAN network with active bus
CAN Port2× 7-pole M16 port (like Sontheim CANUSB)
RS232, K-LineM12 5-Pin female connector
LANM12 4-pin female connector
10/100 Mbit LAN
WLAN1× acc. to IEEE 802.11b,g,n,d,e,i up to 65 Mbit/s
Bluetooth (optional)2.1+EDR, Power Class 1.5, BLE 4.0 and ANT
USBUSB 2.0 IF Connector, Typ A
14-segment displayBoot information, K/L-line mode, RS-mode, measurement, error codes
LEDsLAN Status LED, green and yellow
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Status LED, green and yellow
4× CAN Status LED, green and yellow
RS232 / K-/L-Line Status LED, green and yellow
Dimensions (l×w×h)110 mm × 150 mm × 35 mm
HousingAluminium, Protection class IP65
Storage temperature–40°C up to +85°C
Operating temperature–20°C up to +60°C
Supplyvia CAN 12 V – 24 V

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