SAE J2534-1 fully compliant driver for AVDI
What is SAE J2534?
J2534 is an interface standard designed by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and mandated by the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for vehicle ECU reprogramming. Its target is to create an API (Application Programming Interface) which would be adopted by all vehicle manufacturers, allowing the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) the ability to reprogram ECU’s without the need for a special dealer-only tool.
The EPS regulation mandates that automotive OEMs must comply with SAE J2534 pass-through reprogramming from model year 2004 and forward for their Powertrain ECU’s. Additionally, the specification includes a provision that allows OEMs to use the J2534 reprogramming method on 1996 through 2003 model year vehicles as long as OEMs make all necessary additional hardware (i.e. cables) available to the aftermarket. If an OEM cannot retroactively implement the J2534 pass-through reprogramming solution with or without special cables, they must make available to equipment and tool companies any information needed to develop aftermarket equivalents of their OEM-specific reprogramming hardware and software. J2534 pass-through reprogramming is mandatory on all vehicles from model year 2004 and forward, but it is only required for emissions-based ECU’s (e.g. Powertrain, Engine, Transmission). Additional ECU support (Chassis and Body) will be dependent on each individual manufacturer’s implementation priorities and reprogramming application capabilities. Many of manufacturers introducing J2534 not only like reprogramming standard they using it like standard for common diagnostic activities.
Each OEM is required to make available their ECU calibrations on their own service information web sites. It is the responsibility of each OEM to maintain and update their own sites with current calibrations available for download. Each SAE J2534 compliant interface can be used to access manufacturer’s reprogramming websites to update software of electronic control units in the vehicle.
For online access to ECU reprogramming and diagnostics click here.
Here are some of most the important points that need to be followed for successful reprogramming:
1. The vehicle’s system voltage must remain constant (specified by OE) during the reprogramming.
2. The vehicle’s electrical system needs to be functioning properly (e.g. battery state of charge and state of health, cable connections and alternator charge performance
Using the ABRITES Passthru driver your AVDI interface will become compliant to SAE J2534-1 (learn more about J2534 and ECU reprogramming).
Connected through high speed USB 2.0 or Bluetooth it can be used to perform online diagnostics or ECU reprogramming of a wide range of vehicles. It can be used also like Vehicle Communication Interface with many 3rd party software like:
Compatibility with VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda/Bentley/Lamborghini ODIS
Compatibility with Toyota/Lexus/Scion Techstream
Compatibility with Honda/Acura HDS
Compatibility with Volvo VIDA (full diagnostic capabilities)
Compatibility with DAS/Xentry - Star Diagnosis (only CAN Bus)
Compatibility with Ford Scanner
Compatibility with BMW - DIS over K-line and CAN bus
Compatibility with BMW - E-Sys, INPA, EDIABAS, NCS Expert, NFS over K-line and CAN bus
Compatibility with Rover/Jaguar IDS
Compatibility with Subaru Select Monitor III
Compatibility with Bombardier diagnostic software
Compatibility with GM - Tech2Win diagnostic software
Compatibility with HYUNDAI GDS
Compatibility with KIA GDS
Chrysler J2534 Flash Application
Current driver software version is 3.0.1
Supported bus protocols:
- CAN - GMLAN, ISO14229, ISO15765, J1939 - two CAN channel switchable single/dual wire
- KWP2000 (ISO9141, ISO14230)
- J2610 – under development
- A/D input
- Switching CAN bus and K-line on different PINs
Free software updates of the driver!
Driver is included in the package with AVDI interface.