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J1939 Communication

Vehicle network communication using J1939 protocol

Create J1939 parameter groups and channels to transmit over a CAN network using MATLAB® or Simulink®.


You cannot run on Linux® any Simulink models that contain blocks from the Vehicle Network Toolbox™ J1939 Communication block library.


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canDatabaseCreate handle to CAN database file
j1939ChannelCreate J1939 CAN channel
configBusSpeedConfigure bit timing of J1939 channel
startStart channel connection to J1939 bus
stopStop channel connection to J1939 bus
receiveReceive parameter groups from J1939 bus
transmitSend parameter groups via channel to J1939 bus
discardDiscard available parameter groups on J1939 channel
filterAllowAllOpen parameter group filters on J1939 channel
filterAllowOnlyAllow only specified parameter groups to pass J1939 channel filter
filterBlockOnlyBlock only specified parameter groups on J1939 channel filter
canDatabaseCreate handle to CAN database file
j1939ParameterGroupCreate J1939 parameter group
j1939ParameterGroupImportImport J1939 log file
j1939ParameterGroupTimetableConvert CAN messages or J1939 parameter groups into timetable
j1939SignalTimetableCreate J1939 signal timetable from J1939 parameter group timetable
extractAllOccurrences of specified J1939 parameter groups
extractRecentOccurrences of most recent J1939 parameter groups
extractTimeOccurrences of J1939 parameter groups within time range


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j1939.Channel PropertiesProperties of the j1939.Channel object
j1939.ParameterGroup PropertiesProperties of the j1939.ParameterGroup object


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J1939 Network ConfigurationDefine J1939 network configuration name and database file
J1939 Node ConfigurationConfigure J1939 node with address and network management attributes
J1939 CAN Transport LayerTransport J1939 messages via CAN
J1939 TransmitTransmit J1939 message
J1939 ReceiveReceive J1939 parameter group messages


J1939 Interface

J1939 is a high-level protocol built on the CAN bus that provides serial data communication between electronic control units (ECUs) in heavy-duty vehicles.

J1939 Parameter Group Format

The application layer deals with parameter groups (PGs) sent and received over the network.

J1939 Network Management

Each device on a J1939 network has a unique address.

J1939 Transport Protocols

J1939 transport protocol breaks up PGs larger than 8 data bytes and up to 1785 bytes, into multiple packets.

J1939 Channel Workflow

Diagram to transmit and receive J1939 parameter groups.

MathWorks Virtual Channels

Emulate virtual CAN channels provided with the toolbox.

Supported Block Features

Supported features of blocks in the Vehicle Network Toolbox block library.

Timing in Hardware Interface Models

Determine block execution frequency and relate to real-world time.

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