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SavvyCAN is a cross platform QT based C++ program. It is a CAN bus reverse engineering and capture tool. It was originally written to utilize EVTV hardware such as the EVTVDue and CANDue hardware. It has since expanded to be able to use any socketCAN compatible device as well as the Macchina M2 and Teensy 3.x boards. It can capture and send to multiple buses and CAN capture devices at once.
It has many functions specifically meant for reverse engineering data found on the CAN bus:
- Ability to capture even very highly loaded buses
- Ability to connect to many dongles simultaneously
- Scan captured traffic for data that looks coherent
- Show ASCII of captured data to find things like VIN numbers and traffic to and from the radio
- Graph data found on the bus
- Load and Save many different file formats common to CAN capture tools (Vector captures, Microchip, CANDo, PCAN, and many more)
- Load and Save DBC files. DBC files are used to store definitions for how data are formatted on the bus. You can turn the raw data into things like a RPM, odometer readings, and more.
- UDS scanning and decoding
- Scripting interface to be able to expand the scope of the software
- Best of all, it's free and open source. Don't like something about it? Change it!
Need to get in touch for support? kidderc at the domain of gmail is the way to do so.
LINUX (Somewhat broken. Use the bleeding edge build for now)
Windows (32 Bit)
The windows 64 bit files are not available currently. But, the 32 bit version above should work fine on 64 bit Windows.
There is now a bleeding edge binary compiled for LINUX. This is built from the most up to date commit on GitHub but there are no promises about stability. If you'd like to try it then go to: https://github.com/collin80/SavvyCAN/releases/tag/continuous
GVRET Firmware Updater (Updated Nov 10, 2017 - Version 343)
M2RET Firmware Updater (Updated May 18, 2018 - Version 345 - Recompiled May 7 2020 to fix issues with SDCards)
ESP32RET Firmware Updater (Updated Mar 17, 2019 - Version 363)
The GVRET/M2RET/ESP32RET firmware updaters have scripts for use with Windows and OSX. It can be used to automatically update the firmware to the newest version without having to compile anything.
A half hour video that walks through SavvyCAN and how to use it. The video is a little dated now (several SavvyCAN versions old) but still a good resource for getting into SavvyCAN.
GVRET compatible capture devices are available at EVTV.me
http://store.evtv.me/proddetail.php?prod=ArduinoDueCANBUS&cat=28 (Dual CAN with sdCard)
http://store.evtv.me/proddetail.php?prod=EVTVDue2 (Single CAN all-in-one board)
http://store.evtv.me/proddetail.php?prod=TeslaCANKit&cat=28 (Tesla Model S Kit with adapter)
The source code can be accessed on GITHub.
Recent Changelog (for a more complete changelog see github):
April 14 - 2019 (V197)
Fixes and improvements to overwrite mode
Add automatic determination of file format while loading (still a bit beta quality)
Various fixes to exiting program and opening windows
The new graph window now shows which signal you used when setting up the graph
Better support for pseudo sending when no buses are actually set up
Mar 30 - 2019 (V196)
Fixed file loading for a few of the formats
Added CANOpen Magic file format
Changed formatting in Comparator window to be clearer
Fixed coloring for DBC signals
Reverted timestamp changes from V195 as it breaks things on Windows 10
Mar 17 - 2019 (V195)
The Connection window should be a lot more intuitive now. Setting enable/disable and baud rates should all work now (update ESP32RET as well if you're using an ESP32)
Add ability to load and save Cabana formatted files
Add ability to save CANAlyzer ASC files
Add ability to clone signals within the current message. Right click and select clone or select a signal and push F2
Add signal caching. Mostly used by overwrite mode so that in that mode you get all signals within the message and can see their last updated value
Revamped File Comparator window to be more intuitive and less confusing
Reformat timestamps on main view to look better in a variety of circumstances
Feb 27 - 2019 (V192)
Fixed a crash bug in Flow View
Many fixes to coloring issues when using a 'dark' theme in your operating system
Allow Frame Playback window to send frames even if no connections exist - Useful for testing against saved log files
Automatically find ESP32RET devices on the local network and provide them as options to connect to
Feb 21 - 2019 (V190)
Bugfixes and improvements to TCP/IP remote connection to ESP32RET
Bugfixes for DBC handling
Allow GVRET serial connection to automatically connect to either ESP32RET serial or GVRET/M2RET
Add 'Save to Spreadsheet' command in Graphing view
Bugfixes for loading graphing definitions
Added ability to use any QT SerialBus compatible driver. But, now you have to use a SerialBUS virtual driver if you want to send traffic without any physical hardware (or use VCAN in linux)
Drastic updates to Sniffer window - addition of many extra modes
Updated help files to match new functionality
Restructured Frame Info window and added a graph of each data byte over time
Fixes for linux and OSX to make window management a little easier
Fixes to loading of Vector ASC files
Fixes for auto scroll mode
Fixed frame # display in Playback Window
Fixed PCAN file loading
Better sorting by timestamp for Main window and ISO-TP decoder
Ask for confirmation when closing a DBC file and automatically close sub windows
Restructured DBC Signal Editor to fit in a smaller resolution
Warning when starting Overwrite mode and make it actually work like it should
Fixed a few more places with hardcoded number of buses
June 19 - 2018 (V187)
Fix GVRET serial on OSX
Several small fixes for file loading
Sketchup pro 2016 mac. Fix DBC signal interpretation for signals near the 64 bit boundary
Fix UDS and ISO-TP code to work with extended frames
June 04 - 2018 (V186)
Fixes to socketcan (Previous release added some nasty bugs)
Addition of error frame and RTR reception in socketcan driver
Fixed loading of native and CRTD files that included frames with zero data bytes
Fixes to online help file system
Fixes to GVRET TCP/IP system
Fixed BLF file loading
Fixed ability to save and automatically reload connection settings
Reworked the Range State window to provide better results
Fixed interpreted frames glitch on Windows
Added ability to set filters with keyboard in Playback window
Fix to allow custom frame sender to send frames with ID = 0
Apr 24 - 2018 (V184)
All screens have built-in documentation now! Press F1 when a screen has focus to get help for that screen.
The font size used in the program can now be changed. This is helpful for hiDPI monitors. 4K is painful otherwise.
Many new file loaders (Canalyzer ASC and BLF, PCAN v2, canhacker trace files)
Save to candump format
Fixes for DBC loading
Remove DBC status from main screen (use the DBC File Manager)
Clean up in GVRET code, extra fault handling
GVRET devices can send MARK events that show up in this program now
GVRET support over TCP/IP. Only supported on ESP32 at the moment.
Fixes for Custom Frame Sender Window, Realtime mode in Flow View, ISOTP/UDS Decoder, Scripting Interface
Fixes to auto scroll mode on Main Screen
IDs shown as either 3 or 8 hex digits on Main Screen
ASCII column on Main Screen shows any text characters in the CAN data
Columns on Main Screen can be resized and should stay that way when program is next run
Sorting enabled on columns on Main Screen. Click column headers to resort
Fixes to overwrite mode to make it work better with interpreted frames
Removed irrelevant menu items - some were half done, some not meant for general usage. They're gone now.
Added additional example files (mostly scripts to show how it can be used)
Graphing Screen now has a coordinate readout that gives you the coordinates of the nearest point on the nearest graph to where you clicked. Double clicking puts a circle at that point.
Nov 9 - 2017 (V180)
Graphs can now be OpenGL accelerated for added prettiness and perhaps a speed boost. This is a preference.
Sped up realtime graphing
Ability to utilize multiple scripts at the same time
Scripts can have user editable parameters now (found in a list)
Frame data analysis now has a graphical histogram
Continuous logging mode - ability to log to file in realtime so data is constantly written to disk.
Fixed TAB order for all forms
ISOTP and UDS decoding VERY much expanded
Connection window rewritten to be much more intuitive.
Ability to use J1939 for DBC decoding
M2 and CANDUE2.2 boards are now supported along with their third bus (dedicated Single Wire CAN)
Playback window has been totally rewritten to be multi-threaded
Playback window also now supports original frame timing
Main frame list can now be sorted by various columns
Sent frames are now timestamped with true microsecond resolution
Other misc bug fixes
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