Sumac

An efficient tool used for calibration, measurement and visualization of embedded control systems or ECUs. 

Calibration, measurement and visualization of embedded control systems

Sumac is an efficient tool used for calibration, measurement and visualization of embedded control systems or ECUs. It works either offline or in real-time via XCP communication or DBC-based CAN measurement.

The intuitive and lightweight interface makes it ideal during software development, calibration, testing and validation. It is intended for all stages of the development cycle.

Automatic reload of the A2L file simplifies testing scenarios when frequently using a new software release, for example in when building rapid prototypes or when the team works according to agile processes.

Advantages of Sumac

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[Smooth user-friendly measurement and calibration]

Calibration

Calibration screenshot
Calibration screenshot
Measurement screenshot
Measurement screenshot

Measurement and analysis

Tutorials

Analysis with cursors

Demonstrates usage of Sumac cursors to measure frequency and phase shift of two sinus signals.

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Incremented and decremented calibration

Shows how elements in a calibration map can be incremented and decremented with individual step sizes for the elements in the map.

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Axis options

How to work with fixed and adaptive axis ranges and how to use the same axis for several signals.

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Conditional measurement background color

Background color for measurements in scalar tables can be set depending on value. This is very useful to get a fast overview of the system status.

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Stored recordings

How to analyze a stored recording. Note that data from the last online session is always available for analysis just as data from a stored recording.

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Calibration Upload and download

Calibration Upload and Download with Sumac

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Measurement of CAN networks

Sumac can also measure and record CAN networks defined by DBC files. Any number of CAN networks can be monitored simultaneously as and XCP session is active. Signals defined in a DBC file and XCP measurements can be shown in the same plot, written to the same recording file etc.

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Node-locked license management

Describes how to add a node-locked license to a computer.

Node-locked license

This license model ties a license to a single computer. No additional hardware is required. Follow the steps below to activate your license.

  1. Start CodeMeter Control Center.
  2. Choose File->Import License… and select <Product>.WibuCmLIF (included in the delivery package).
  3. Select the CmActLicense imported in previous step and click License Update. See screenshot for example.
  4. A wizard will be started. Use the wizard to create a license request. Send the exported license request file to sales@udokaelectronics.com.
  5. In return from sales@udokaelectronics.com you will get a license update file. Use the same wizard for importing this license update files as you used to create the license request.

Evaluation license management

Describes how to add a evaluation license to a computer.

Evaluation license

This license model ties a license to a single computer. No additional hardware is required. Follow the steps below to activate your license.

  1. Send a mail requesting a trial license to sales@udokaelectronics.com. In return you will get a license update file.
  2. Start CodeMeter Control Center.
  3. Choose File->Import License… and select the license update file you got from sales@udokaelectronics.com. 

Licensing

System requirements

  • Windows 10 or later.
  • For CAN a CAN device is required. Sumac supports ETASKvaser and PEAK-System and Vector CAN devices. 
  • We are an authorized distributor for Kvaser and can therefore deliver complete measurement solutions including both software and hardware. From Kvaser we recommend the Semipro or Pro series. Note that we do not recommend the any of Light variants from Kvaser due to their limited capacity to handle high bus loads.
  • ASAP2 (.A2L) file required. See Acam toolsuite for A2L creation and management.
  • ECU with XCP 1.0 or later (for real-time operation only).

Downloads

Sumac

There is no installation wizard. Just download and unzip the archive to a folder of your choice.

Sumac 1.3p8 for Windows

If you’re interested in builds for Linux or MacOS – contact us!

Prerequisites

Sumac uses Codemeter for license management. Hence Codemeter runtime is required. If it isn’t already installed get it from https://www.wibu.com/support/user/user-software.html

Sumac for Windows needs Microsoft Visual Studio Redistributable. Download and install vc_redist.x64.exe if it isn’t already installed.

CAN device drivers

Due to the large number of CAN device vendors supported Sumac doesn’t come bundled with CAN device drivers. Below follows links to the drivers for each supported CAN device vendor.

ETAS
First the driver for the device itself is needed. The download is a package called Hardware Service Pack. Install this first and then install the driver for your specific device from within Hardware Service Pack.


An addition, the BOA integration package from ETAS is required. During installation choose the 64-bit version since Sumac is a 64-bit exe. The path to the DLLs in the BOA integration package must be manually added to the system PATH. Default folder for  these DLLs is 
C:\Program Files\ETAS\BOA_V2\Bin\x64\Dll\Framework

Download both packages from https://www.etas.com/en/products/download_center.php

Peak
https://www.peak-system.com

Vector
https://www.vector.com

Please contact us via:  info@udokaelectronics.com for trial license.

Sumac v1.3p8

Release date: 2021-11-14

  • XCP protocol trace view
Sumac v1.3p6

Release date: 2021-11-02

  • XCP over CAN FD for Vector HW
Sumac v1.3p4
 

Release date: 2021-08-14

  • Support for ASAM CDF file format for calibration parameters.
  • Minor GUI bugfixes
Sumac v1.3p3

Release date: 2021-08-14

  • It’s now possible to drag-and-drop items on empty space in the sheet. The appropriate measurement and calibration windows will be created.
  • Minor GUI bugfixes
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Sumac v1.3p2

Release date: 2021-07-19

  • Allow unused empty RECORD_LAYOUT in A2L file.
Sumac v1.3p1

Release date: 2021-07-17

  • Support for ETAS CAN devices
Sumac v1.3

Release date: 2021-07-03

  • Support for XCP over UDP/IP
Sumac v1.2p6

Release date: 2021-06-11

  • Minor GUI fix for Chinese characters.
Sumac v1.2p5

Release date: 2021-06-08

  • Support for spaces in network names
  • Parsing of DBC files with SIG_VAL
Sumac v1.2p4

Release date: 2021-05-29

  • Support for multiplexing in CAN bus measurements.
  • Support for non-ANSI characters in paths.
Sumac v1.2p3

Release date: 2021-04-27

  • GUI bugfixes.
Sumac v1.2p2

Release date: 2021-03-30

  • Unit column in scalar table windows and YT-scopes is now possible to hide.
Sumac v1.2p1

Release date: 2021-03-21

  • Support for fixed-point ECUs.
Sumac v1.2

Release date: 2021-03-14

  • Support for DBC measurements. Any number of CAN networks defined in a DBC file can be monitored simultaneously as one XCP connection is active
  • Support for Vector hardware
  • Numerous minor improvements to the user interface.
 
Sumac v1.1p3

Release date: 2021-01-29

  • Bugfix regarding PEAK drivers when Kvaser drivers are installed too.
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Release date: 2021-01-28

  • Erase memory during software download is now optional
  • Crc for software download can be turned off.
  • Crc32 for software download now parameterized with polynomial, initial remainder, final xor, reflect input and reflect output.