This post is updated regularly because the offerings are being requested or reviewed. Posts will be generated with results and finding about the software and associated hardware.
If there was one standout as far as high quality information it come from https://www.csselectronics.com/
Their hardware is not the least expensive but it’s reasonable 182 us dollars, that would be the most expensive component we have purchased so far but compared to the China Made garbage it’s probably worth it in time savings to get something that actually works and has support
I am working through this list, so far none are free and none work, I am deleting as I go through the list, hopefully i can come up with a solution that works and is Free
(Sent a request for info and pricing)
CANLab is a network analysis tool used for the analysis of CAN bus network analysis.
Supports CAN FD, J1939, and LIN. Can be used with a variety of CAN interfaces.
CANLab can be used to view and analyze network activities, record the data, replay the data, send and receive the CAN messages, simulate.
It also supports scripting using C# language. CANLab is mainly used as an automotive CAN bus analyzer tool.
CanKing is a CAN bus analyzer tool free of cost. Supports CAN FD. Suited for development work. You can send and receive CAN messages, log the data, filter messages, virtual CAN channels.
CANtrace (Bullshit cost 600bucks, company doesn’t respond to trial request)
CANtrace is an easy-to-use CAN analyzer, that lets you trace, decode and plot CAN messages and signals in real-time, or log everything for post-processing.
It works with variety of hardware. It supports J1939 and CANopen.
Raptor-CAN (requested beta version (free)
Raptor-CAN offers a simple, low-cost, and easy-to-use solution for practically any CAN bus monitoring & debugging needs.
It can monitor, log, or send data to the CAN bus. It allows resending the recorded data.
CanEasy (This looks promising Free trial for 1 year and they reply to request)
CanEasy is a Windows-based development tool used for simulation, analysis of the CAN bus network.
Supports UDS and XCP/CCP diagnostic functions. It works with industry-standard CAN interfaces.
Due to the automatically generated panels, the high level of automation and programmability, CanEasy can be used very quickly and flexibly.
Module Analyser (couldn’t figure out how to get software)
Module Analyser used to acquire, view and monitor CAN, LIN, and FlexRay BUS traffic.
It can be used to monitor the CAN network bus integrity and for troubleshooting. Also used for CAN and LIN node simulation.
It supports OBD, UDS, J1939. Module Analyser has data logging capability.
X-Analyser (one channel software Free, requested )
The X-Analyser is a powerful, low-cost Windows-based tool that uses Kvaser or Vector interfaces to test your CAN/CANopen/J1939/NMEA2000/DeviceNet and LIN bus systems.
It can also be used for OBD scan tool functions over the CAN bus. Simulate CAN, CAN FD & LIN Devices or Network.
Build messages for transmission on a CAN, CAN FD, or LIN bus from a .DBC or .LDF file.