PCAN-XCP API
API Implementation of the Universal Measurement and Calibration Protocol

Description

The PCAN-XCP API is a programming interface for the communication between Windows® applications (Masters) and electronic control units (Slave ECUs). The Universal Measurement and Calibration Protocol (XCP) is a further development of the CAN Calibration Protocol (CCP) by ASAM. XCP supports multiple transmission mediums, but is not compatible to CCP.

For accessing the CAN hardware in the computer, PCAN-XCP utilizes the programming interface PCAN-Basic, which is part of the scope of supply of every CAN interface from PEAK-System. The PCAN-XCP API package is available free of charge.

 

 

Features

  • Implementation of the Universal Measurement and Calibration Protocol (XCP) by ASAM for the communication with control units
  • Windows® DLLs for the development of 32-bit and 64-bit applications
  • Physical communication via CAN or CAN FD using a CAN interface of the PCAN series
  • Uses the PCAN-Basic programming interface to access the CAN hardware in the computer
  • Thread-safe API
  • One API function for each command of the XCP standard
  • Additional commands for communication management

System requirements

  • Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (32/64-bit)
  • At least 2 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz CPU
  • For the CAN bus connection: PC CAN interface from PEAK-System
  • PCAN-Basic API

Scope of supply

  • Interface DLLs for Windows® (32/64-bit)
  • Examples and header files for all common programming languages
  • Documentation in HTML Help format

Downloads

PCAN-XCP API

API for the development of software for the communication with ECUs according to the Universal Measurement and Calibration Protocol (XCP)

PCAN-Basic API

API for the development of applications with CAN and CAN FD connections for Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (32/64-Bit)

More

Additional information on other pages:

PEAK-System Forum: Section for the PCAN-XCP API for questions and support
PCAN-XCP API version history
The new standard CAN FD: support and compatible products
APIs for standardized protocols of the automotive sector