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    The World's Smallest & Fastest OBD Adapter Provides Access to Single Wire and Medium Speed CAN networks

    Engineered to accelerate performance over the Bluetooth link, OBDLink MX is up to 5x faster than the closest competitor. The world's smallest OBD adapter provides access to SW CAN & MS CAN networks in addition to legislated OBDII. Thanks to the unique BatterySaver™ technology you can rest assured that, unlike other OBD adapters, MX won't drain your battery if you leave it plugged in.

    • Up to 5x faster than the closest competitor – MX accelerates Android apps by up to 25% and PC software by up to 400%. Experience faster screen updates and more graph points.
    • Supports SW CAN & MS CAN protocols – MX is the only scan tool in its class that can access these proprietary GM & Ford networks in addition to the 5 standard OBDII protocols.
    • World’s smallest scan tool – At just under 2” long, OBDLink won’t obstruct driver legroom.
    • Hack-Proof – Cutting-edge security scheme virtually eliminates the risk of unauthorized access.
    • BatterySaver Technology – MX’s innovative sleep function lets you leave it plugged in without danger of draining your car’s battery.
    • Read & Clear Check Engine light – Check diagnostic codes yourself and make informed repair decisions.
    • Works on PC’s, Smart Phones, and Tablets – Turn your laptop, netbook, Android, or Symbian device into a sophisticated diagnostics tool and performance monitor. Note: Not compatible with Apple products.
    • Works on a wider range of vehicles – OBDLink’s advanced algorithm enables MX to connect to more OBDII-compliant makes & models than any other scan tool.
    • Free diagnostics software – Includes ScanTool.net’s exclusive OBDwiz license for Windows (a $39.95 value)
    • Peace of Mind – Covered by our 3-year warranty & 90-day money-back guarantee.
    • Superior Compatibility – works with more 3rd party apps & software than any other adapter.
    Last edited by Vitaliy; 12-14-2011, 08:11 PM.
    OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
    Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

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  • #2
    Cant wait to try it out and compare to my ancient USB OBD module.
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    • #3
      Will there be a wired version? How's bluetooth performance? Does it support SW CAN hi-voltage wakeup?

      Also, is the SW CAN implemented like the normal ELM-style? ie ATMA to read? It'd be nice to be able to write without having to interrupt reading. You may miss critical messages and software ends up in a bad state. Sadly the alternative to today's scantool seems to be 2 scantools. One for dedicated reading and one for dedicated writing. This device doesn't happen to solve that does it?

      It'd be cool to put the scantool in a special mode (ie STMA), where reading would resume indefinitely without having to spam atma everytime you try to write something... Maybe that can be solved in firmware?

      Excited,
      -tripzero
      Last edited by tripzero; 12-15-2011, 05:53 PM.
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      • #4
        Device that looks totally inspired by this. Vitaliy?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tripzero View Post
          Will there be a wired version?
          Perhaps.

          How's bluetooth performance?
          Excellent. We were pushing 130 PIDs/sec on CAN. The catch is, it seems to depend A LOT on the USB/Bluetooth dongle. 130 was with the fastest dongle. Others were as bad as 20 PIDs/sec.

          Does it support SW CAN hi-voltage wakeup?
          Naturally!

          Also, is the SW CAN implemented like the normal ELM-style? ie ATMA to read? It'd be nice to be able to write without having to interrupt reading. You may miss critical messages and software ends up in a bad state. Sadly the alternative to today's scantool seems to be 2 scantools. One for dedicated reading and one for dedicated writing. This device doesn't happen to solve that does it?
          No, sorry. Asynchronous send/receive is on the drawing board.

          It'd be cool to put the scantool in a special mode (ie STMA), where reading would resume indefinitely without having to spam atma everytime you try to write something... Maybe that can be solved in firmware?
          Yes, it certainly can be. Just a matter of time.

          Vitaliy
          OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
          Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by marlasr View Post
            Device that looks totally inspired by this. Vitaliy?
            No, sorry. Development began in early 2011, and we had already gone through three revisions by the time of your post.

            Vitaliy
            OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
            Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

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            • #7
              awesome. Sign me up!
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              • #8
                I'll be reviewing this unit very soon
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Vitaliy View Post
                  No, sorry. Asynchronous send/receive is on the drawing board.
                  That would be amazing, definitely got my vote for that feature.
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                  • #10
                    What does the STCSWM mode command mean? I'm guessing to do a hi-volt wakeup you switch between normal (2) and wakeup (2) ? or maybe Sleep (0) and Wakeup (2)?

                    /me confused...

                    thanks!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tripzero View Post
                      What does the STCSWM mode command mean? I'm guessing to do a hi-volt wakeup you switch between normal (2) and wakeup (2) ? or maybe Sleep (0) and Wakeup (2)?

                      /me confused...

                      thanks!
                      To wake up, you switch to Wakeup mode (STCSWM 2). Once the ECU wakes up, you can switch back to Normal mode (STCSWM 3). Sleep mode puts the chip into a low-power state.

                      For more details, see mode descriptions on page 11 of the datasheet:

                      http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/NCV7356-D.PDF

                      Vitaliy
                      OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
                      Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

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                      • #12
                        When switching between protocols (via STP hh), do I need to follow with a soft reset (ATWS) like I would on an ELM-based scantool?

                        cheers,

                        EDIT: Seems to work great! I'm doing a ATWS after setting the protocol and it's working fine. I'm impressed with the speed so far.
                        Last edited by tripzero; 02-03-2012, 01:53 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tripzero View Post
                          When switching between protocols (via STP hh), do I need to follow with a soft reset (ATWS) like I would on an ELM-based scantool?

                          cheers,

                          EDIT: Seems to work great! I'm doing a ATWS after setting the protocol and it's working fine. I'm impressed with the speed so far.
                          Sorry for the delay. Why do you think you need to reset the device after switching a protocol?

                          Vitaliy
                          OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
                          Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

                          You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Vitaliy View Post
                            Sorry for the delay. Why do you think you need to reset the device after switching a protocol?

                            Vitaliy
                            I had to do this when using ELM-based devices... at least that's what I was told: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/engi...ml#post1395781

                            ATWS may have been an unnecessary step...
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                            • #15
                              In that post, it was necessary because of the ATPPs. As long as you're not touching programmable parameters, you do not need to reboot the chip.
                              OBDLink MX: world's smallest, fastest, most advanced OBD/Bluetooth adapter with SW and MS CAN support. Read the review to learn more.
                              Need to look up a diagnostic trouble code? Try the most up-to-date, free DTCsearch.com!

                              You cannot send me a private message using this forum. Use my email instead: vitaliy[@]scantool.net.

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