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Introduction

Nearly all complex electromechanical systems found in automotive, marine, or hydraulic applications require some level of calibration. However, choosing the right calibration tool can be challenging: many tools are expensive, difficult to use, or have limited functionality.

New Eagle’s Raptor-Cal tool is an intuitive, easy to use, yet powerful calibration tool. The tool’s features, functionality, and workflow were designed by experienced application engineers hoping to improve upon the shortcomings of other calibration tools currently on the market. Raptor-Cal can be used to program and calibrate ECUs as well as create displays and datalog model signals.

One of Raptor-Cal’s most significant improvements over current calibration tools is a dramatically simplified calibration management work flow. Users can create a new calibration file, transfer values to that file, and merge it into a new software build—all in a single step. Another improvement is an integrated data acquisition feature that allows users to log signals within their control module at update rates as fast as 5ms. Raptor-Cal users will also appreciate an integrated scan feature that eliminates the need to know the exact baud rate and/or or city ID of the modules they are trying to connect to.

Raptor-Cal can be used with any Raptor or MotoHawk module as well as any other modules that use the XCP calibration protocol.

New Eagle Offers a Service Tool based off of the Raptor-Cal platform. See the comparison chart below to compare the tools:

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Think Raptor-Service is what your need? Click Here to learn more about Raptor-Service

Features

Displays

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Create visually appealing displays to organize data. With multiple grids and configurable data acquisition rates, viewing live data from a controller has never been easier.

2-D Data Visualization

View two dimensional data with real-time heatmap visualization. This extra layer makes it easier to visualize numeric data as a surface gradient, providing an automatic sense of magnitude while making outliers stand out.

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Strip Plot

Plot up to 20 signals at once with the Strip Plot tool.

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Signals update rates up to 5 milliseconds.
Configurable series settings
Y-Axis scale per signal
Select a custom color for each signal
Pause, Pan and Zoom to get the best view of the data.
Grab a screenshot to share with colleagues.

Calibration

Calibration Management

Transfer Calibrations

Easily manage calibration values between software iterations. The Transfer Calibrations manager allows users to move calibration values to or from either a programming file or calibration file. The user is presented with a workspace before finalizing this process for a comprehensive view of what is happening.

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Compare Calibrations

The Compare Calibrations manager takes the guesswork out of trying to remember what values have changed between data sources.

Programming

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Program modules over your CAN adapter directly from Raptor-Cal using a Raptor Package file.
Reflash/Programming can be done over any Kvaser or RP1210 compliant Datalink Adapter.

Data Logging

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Easily log data to a (.csv) file which can be opened in Excel. This file has an automatically generated name and can be used to retrace signal values as they are read from a connected module. In the event that workflows require specific log filenames, custom filenames can be defined. To ensure data isn't overwritten, the option to incrementally create a new file for each logging instance is available.

Service Tool

Easily configure Raptor-Cal to connect read-only displays, programming, and data-logging functionality for service technicians out in the field

  • Optional software node-locked licensing allows you to forgo the shipping and handling a licensing dongle, and frees up USB ports.
  • Optional RP1210 adapter support may allow your service facilities to utilize existing hardware, avoiding the need to purchase and ship another cable.
  • For more information on Raptor-Service, visit the Raptor-Service page.

Settings

Configure a number of Raptor-Cal settings from this window, such as:

  • The number of CAN channels as well as their baud rates.
  • The directories for saving RPGs, RCALs, RDISs, datalogs, and reports.
  • Enable Quick Connect. If only one module is found on the bus Quick Connect will attempt to connect to it and open a display.
  • Enable Kvaser Virtual, allowing the user to connect to Kvaser Virtual Channels.

Downloads

Product Summary User Manual Software

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If you have already purchased a software license, you can download the latest release of the Raptor-Cal software at software.neweagle.net.

Using Raptor-Cal

Please read the Raptor-Cal User Guide for detailed instructions on downloading, installing, and using Raptor-Cal.

For instructions on bench setup and programming, please click here.

FAQ

For a list of common questions and answers about Raptor-Cal, see our Raptor-Cal FAQ page here

Licensing

This product is licensed using New Eagle's common licensing infrastructure that supports either a dongle or a software-based node-locked license. For more information please view the Raptor Licensing page

Release Notes

For a list of all Raptor-Cal releases and notes on each release, see our release notes here

Demo Product

Learn more about the Raptor™ tool chain by signing up for a Raptor-Cal Demo. This grants you access to a lite version of the software free of charge, along with a set of video tutorials.

Raptor-Cal Lite

Sign up for Raptor-Cal Lite to experiment with the software free of charge.

Use Raptor-Cal Lite to calibrate, create displays and program electronic control modules with models created in Raptor™-Dev Lite. You still need Raptor hardware to proceed, but the software is available free of charge.

Sign up for an account at software.neweagle.net to get started with our Raptor-Cal Lite Software. You will receive confirmation shortly after signing up.

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USB license dongle

License Options

Customers can choose to purchase either a node-locked or dongle-based version of the Raptor-Cal software. A dongle is a small USB device the contains the software license. The advantage of a USB dongle is that the software license can easily be passed from one computer to another. A node-locked license, on the other hand, lives on the computer itself and eliminates the need for any external licensing hardware. Node-locked licenses cannot be lost, which can be problematic for USB license dongles. While node-locked licenses can be transferred from one computer to another, the process is not as simple and fast as removing a USB dongle from one computer and plugging it in to another computer.

Software Updates

Customers have access to the latest software releases for a period of one year after their purchase. Each software release adds new features and address bug fixes. If customers wish to maintain access to new software releases after their first year of using the product, they can purchase a software maintenance license. Software maintenance licenses are valid for 1 year and can be renewed in perpetuity.

Product Part Number Webstore
Raptor-CAL Software RAP-CAL-SW-01 Buy Now
Maintenance Product Part Number Webstore
Raptor-CAL, Annual Software Maintenance RAP-CAL-SM-01 Buy Now


KITS - Hardware and Software

Kits provide sets of equipment needed for a specific purpose. The following kits are available for Raptor-CAL.

Product Part Number Webstore
Raptor-CAL Software w/Kvaser Leaf Light HS v2 (p/n 685-0) ASM-RAP-CAL-001 Buy Now
Raptor Hardware Kit–Components Only, No Software ASM-RAP-HW-KIT Buy Now