Free diagnostics software for CAN bus

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Free CAN analyzer & diagnostic tool

CANrunner is a CAN analyzer and diagnostic software tool built with the cross-platform Qt toolkit. It is a powerful tool for software developers and service engineers, providing advanced data monitoring and analysis capabilities.

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Screenshot of CANrunner UI
Screenshot of CANrunner on Windows

buildUse Cases

  • Monitor real time data on CAN bus
  • Analyze and catch problems on CAN bus
  • View CAN bus statistics
  • Parse CAN protocol specific data
  • Future: Remotely diagnose CAN bus over Ethernet by connecting to WRM247+ remote device


  • Operating systems: Windows, Linux
  • Multiple hardware support (Kvaser, IXXAT, SocketCAN)
  • Simultaneous diagnostics of multiple channels
  • Channel status information
  • Protocol parser plugin architecture that enables easy implementations of custom protocol parsers
  • Advanced general filtering
  • Protocol specific filtering through parser plugin architecture
  • Fixed and running modes
  • Configurable load generation
  • Logging of CAN frames
  • Flexible user interface
  • Playback of log-file
  • Frame sending

assignmentRelease Notes

CANrunner version 1.2

Updated March 20, 2017

  • Stability fixes
  • Playback of log files
  • Minor UI updates


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