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 VCI with numerous interfaces and high-performance PowerPC. Including LUA scripting and linux op­er­ating system

Key Features

  • 4× CAN interface acc. to ISO 11898
  • WLAN interface
  • RS232, 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 displays and nine LEDs always indicate the current operating status/error code of the device.

The COMfalcon® plus has a total of four CAN interfaces and a Freescale PowerPC arch­i­tec­ture. The connection to the diagnostic PC is established via WLAN/LAN or bluetooth as an option. In addition to the CAN channels other interfaces such as RS232 or K-Line are available for diagnostic purposes.

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 store your own in­for­ma­tion such as

create and implement flash routines or ECU de­scrip­tions and thus access the CAN or file sys­tem, for example. Furthermore, the em­bed­ded applications are portable and can be reused 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 feature enables the CAN levels to be read in IO-related as well as active and passive termination resistors to be measured and thus, for example, to carry out fault diagnosis on a vehicle or machine. This is particularly important if data is lost from the network, which can be caused by short circuits, for example.

Technical Data

CPUFreescale PowerPC
Memory4 GB (for data logging optionally up to 32 GB Flash NAND)
CAN4× CAN interface acc. to ISO 11898
Baud rates50 Kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
CAN Termination resistance measurementTerminating resistor of the vehicle CAN network with active bus
CAN Port2× 7-pole M16 port (like Sontheim CANUSB-2)
RS232, K-LineM12 5-pin female connector
K-/L-Line (acc. to ISO 9141-2, ISO 14230-4)
baud rate up to 56 kBaud/s
LANM12 4-pin female connector
10/100 Mbit LAN, D-coded
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
Operating temperature–40°C up to +60°C
Storage temperature–40°C up to +85°C
Supplyvia CAN 12 V – 24 V

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