IQANdesign 6.08 released

Gustav Widén (System support) 2 years ago in IQANdesign updated 11 months ago 12

Feature highlights 6.08

Support for new Bluetooth module, IQAN-G12

IQAN-G12 is a new Bluetooth to CAN gateway with improved speed and range, and a possibility to increase security.

In IQANdesign system layout, the module “G1x” is used for both G11 and G12.

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IQAN-G12 is designed to be backwards compatible with G11 and works with previous version (4.01-6.07)

The G12 enables increased security by supporting pairing between the G12 and the Bluetooth device that connects to it. To configure pairing and control the passkey, the G1x module has new properties specifically for G12.

Bluetooth connections on IQANdesign and IQANrun

It is now possible to connect from the PC tools to a G11 or G12.

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To use this feature, it is recommended to check that the PC has up to date drives for the Bluetooth chipset. Older chipsets may not work.

CRC parameter channel updates

It is now possible to set a custom polynomial on the CRC parameter channel. The message counter is moved to separate channel called CVC. It is used as a parameter connected to a JFIN, JFOUT, GFIN or GFOUT.

This makes it easier to implement CAN interfaces to e.g. sensors that include checksum and counter.

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Example of CRC parameter for a Parker LORD TFD.

Touch number pad for PIN code channels

PIN code on PCC can now be entered with touch number pad. The number pad works with touch and external buttons/encoder. 

Spinner is still presented if enter PIN button was pressed with external button.

Keep connections when moving channels between function groups

If a channel is moved out of scope, IQANdesign keeps its old connections and show "invalid context" error instead of "undefined reference" error as before. This makes it easier to move channels when redesigning function group structure. 

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Read more in release notes

Other updates include new TSC1 properties, mixing of 11-bit generic with J1939, MD4 touch improvements, easier simulation of clone files and several bug fixes.

See release notes for details:





Is there any way to allow a J1939, 11 bit generic and diagnostic port to all be on one.  Because with a MC41, with only 2 CAN ports this doesnt help out to much if your second port is a generic can port also.    When the diagnostic port is in use, we could disable the 11 bit can if this would be a solution.


With the update in IQANdesign 6.08, 11-bit generic and J1939 can be mixed. 

Diagnostics bus can be mixed with J1939, but not with generic CAN.  

Thats unfortunate, that would have allowed me to reduce the amount of programs I have to have and could cost reduce a couple of our projects.  As we have to use an MC42/3.  Just because we are only using 2 generic can bus inputs.  We don't have any J1939 modules on this.   And I would love to be able to use an MC41 as its a simple program and the smaller form factor would fit in this application better. 

Update IQANdesign 6.08.28 is available: 

-Support for EDP bit in J1939 channels.

-Firmware update for MD4 CAN-C/D

See Release notes - IQANdesign 6

The previous version IQANdesign 6.08.25 finds this via Check For Updates. 

All earlier versions redirect to https://www.iqan.se/downloads.html, where this latest 6.08 release is found. 

IQANdesign 6.08.30 is released:

This updates the MD4 firmware for new co-processor CAN-C/D to version 2.05, solving two problems that affected some applications. See Release notes - IQANdesign 6

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I'm getting this after downloading via Help>Check for updates on two separate installations (computers).

I received the same error.

Thank you. Found the problem with check for updates, it happens when downloading via check for updates using IQANdesign 6.08.28

To get 6.08.30, use the IQAN software downloads page


I also received same error, 

seems to be a common problem !?


Is it possible to replace a G11 by a G12 without updating the project in the controller ?

Or it is necessary to uptade the project version with IQANdesign 6.08 ?

The G12 is backwards compatible, it works also on earlier versions. By updating to 6.08, you can use the new security features in the G12.