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Windows Software for Converting Trace Data

Products like PCAN-Explorer, PCAN-Diag FD or PCAN-Router Pro FD are capable of recording the data traffic of the connected buses. The PEAK-Converter software for Windows® converts trace files to various output formats for further processing or analysis. Besides the formats of PEAK-System (*.trc, *.btr, *.btrc), third-party formats like *.csv or *.asc are also provided.

  • Conversion of trace files to different trace formats and to CSV (see table below)
  • Step-by-step user guidance with integrated help
  • Start possible in the command line with parameters, suitable for scripting
  • Batch conversion of multiple trace files in one pass via drag-and-drop or command line

Conversion possibilities

Source Target
ASC - - -
BTR - -
LTRC - - - -
BTRC - -

  • TRC: CAN trace file by PEAK-System, text format, e.g. from PCAN-View for Windows
  • ASC: CANalyzer log file, text format
  • BTR: Binary trace file by PEAK-System, e.g. from the PCAN-Router Pro, can contain several traces (sessions)
  • LTRC: LIN trace file by PEAK-System, text format, e.g. from PLIN-View Pro for Windows
  • CSV: Comma-separated values, common tabular text file format, e.g. for import in spreadsheets
  • BTRC: Binary trace file by PEAK-System, e.g. from the PCAN-Diag FD, can contain several protocols like CAN, LIN, etc.

More information about the file formats is available in the program help.


System requirements

  • Windows® 11 (x64), 10 (x86/x64)
  • At least 2 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz CPU
  • PEAK-Converter software
  • Documentation in HTML Help format


Conversion of trace data to various output formats using the conversion software PEAK-Converter for Windows® 11 (x64), 10 (x86/x64).


Additional information