Automotive Network Designers Reduce Complexity and Speed Development With K2L’s New-Generation OptoLyzer® Studio Software Optimized for CAN and LIN

Multi-Bus, Single-Software Tool Supports Complete Development Process from Early Design Phase to End-of-line Testing With Modern GUI Based on .NET Technology

Karlsruhe, Germany, Sept. 9, 2015 — K2L GmbH & Co. KG, today announced the latest version of its OptoLyzer® Studio software development tool, which enables automotive CAN and LIN network development with reduced complexity, cost and time for designers, testers and system integrators. This modern and easy-to-use .NET-based tool leverages cost-effective system and device development, allowing the use of common file formats and offering users the opportunity to create software extensions by adding their own functionality.

That open approach, combined with the ability to easily integrate into a larger internal development and test environment—or connect to other hardware tools from K2L, Microchip or any 3rd party—makes OptoLyzer Studio the automotive industry’s most flexible development option.

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Available now, this initial OptoLyzer Studio Entry Edition offers the ability to analyze the traffic on one CAN or LIN channel, and can be combined with the OptoLyzer Studio GUI and the Microchip CAN Bus Analyzer tool. A follow-up release planned for later this year will add the ability to combine with the Microchip LIN Serial Analyzer. Also available today, the OptoLyzer Studio Foundation CL Edition provides all capabilities for testing and analyzing network traffic over CAN and LIN systems, with synchronous time stamps, in one powerful GUI.

“With today’s launch of the CAN-LIN editions of our OptoLyzer Studio, it’s time to rethink the usability and efficiency of automotive network tools,” said Matthias Karcher, K2L’s senior manager. “The idea behind this software is to provide the automotive market with a single solution that reduces complexity and cost, and shortens time-to-market, for all activities related to test and simulation. It also covers all of the requirements for conducting analysis and verification, helping to ensure quality from the earliest design stages to full production.”

OptoLyzer Studio GUI
The OptoLyzer Studio’s main GUI includes a state-of-the-art, multi-view concept for synchronous data capture that is based on .NET technology. This makes steep learning curves a thing of the past. Offering powerful and efficient data-monitoring capabilities, the Trace View, the Signal Graph, the Activity View and the Filter View are the centerpieces of these new editions. The Trace View neatly arranges the messages of the different bus systems. The Signal Graph visualizes signals over the course of time; providing the user with a better understanding of what is going on in the system. With the help of the Activity View, users can create their own tasks by generating messages and setting bookmarks with a synchronous time stamp. They can also make use of graphical programming capabilities to define complex procedures, including special timing behavior inside the GUI.
Pricing and Availability
K2L provides several different editions of its CAN-LIN OptoLyzer Studio software that enable customized function ranges for specific use cases. The OptoLyzer Studio Entry Edition is available today for $390, and can be used with Microchip Technology’s CAN BUS Analyzer Tool. The OptoLyzer Studio Foundation CL Edition is also available today, for $1,290. For more information, visit® Studio.

A high-res screen shot of the OptoLyzer Studio software’s GUI is available through the editorial contact. To learn more, ask the experts from K2L about the OptoLyzer Studio by emailing

About K2L
K2L GmbH & Co. KG is a provider of development tools for devices that enable data communication over leading-edge automotive networks, such as CAN, FlexRay®, LIN and MOST® technology. K2L’s experienced and knowledgeable team provides a wide variety of solutions to fully support the standard V-model software development process used in the design of automotive electronic control units (ECUs). K2L can assist with all phases of the design process, including rapid prototyping, embedded device development, ready-to-run test solutions and highly productive test environments. To further assist with product development, K2L offers software components, engineering services, training modules and workshops, and technical support. For more information, visit the K2L Web site at

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Note: OptoLyzer, and MOST are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.

Tags / Keywords: OptoLyzer Studio, CAN, LIN, Automotive, Open Software, Multi-Bus

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