ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES, Inc.
Product Documents Listing
Updated: 28 March 2014
Available on this page are documents, manuals, engineering notes, and related information for our products.

AVT-841
AVT-852
AVT-853
AVT-855
AVT-718
AVT-418
AVT-822









App Notes
Hex Terminal Software
AVT-84x FLASH info
AVT-85x FLASH info
AVT-718 FLASH info
AVT-418 FLASH info











AVT-842
AVT-843





AVT-512
AVT-715
AVT-716
AVT-717
AVT-921
AVT-931
AVT-932
AVT-1850


AVT-418
Multiple protocol interface.
Ethernet connection to host.
Status: Out of production. Out of stock. No longer available.

AVT-418 Sales Literature and Photos
User’s Manual (PDF 82K).
AVT-418 Firmware Versions
AVT-418 Hardware Revisions
AVT-418 Firmware Version 6.6 information (PDF 27K).
LIN mode description and operation. (PDF 29K).
KIE mode description and operation. (PDF 19K).
SDM-AOS mode description and operation. (PDF 20K).
PPD mode description and operation. (PDF 15K).
FLASH Load Software notes (PDF 13K).
Outline drawing of AVT-418 with mounting brackets installed (PDF 7K).
AVT-418 FLASH software and files.
K-line negative voltage excursion report (PDF 347K).
CAN-B Support (PDF 27K).
"Finding a lost AVT interface XPort" - manual supplement (PDF 18 KB)
More information available in the App Notes section.
Current firmware status can be checked on the 418 Firmware page.
Firmware files can be requested via e-mail.



AVT-718
Multiple protocol interface.
RS-232 connection to host.
Status: Full production, normally in-stock.

AVT-718 Sales Literature and Photos.
User’s Manual (PDF 76K).
AVT-718 Firmware Versions.
AVT-718 Hardware Revisions.
AVT-718 Firmware Version 6.6 information (PDF 27K).
LIN mode description and operation. (PDF 29K).
KIE mode description and operation. (PDF 19K).
SDM-AOS mode description and operation. (PDF 20K).
PPD mode description and operation. (PDF 15K).
FLASH Load Software notes (PDF 13K).
Outline drawing of AVT-718 with mounting brackets installed (PDF 7K).
Description of Hardware Revision "D" (PDF 14K).
AVT-718 FLASH software and files.
K-line negative voltage excursion report (PDF 347K).
CAN-B Support (PDF 27K).
More information available in the App Notes section.
Current firmware status can be checked on the 718 Firmware page.
Firmware files can be requested via e-mail.



AVT-822
Embedded J1939 Controller.
Special for one customer.  Designed to monitor J1939 for specific data, change digital outputs accordingly, generate specific J1939 messages and data in accordance with certain digital inputs.  With J1708 interface as well.  Plenty of memory and I/O to grow.
Available as an OEM unit to industrial and professional customers only.
Status: Pre-production.  Full production expected by about May 2014.

AVT-822 User's Manual Volume 1 (PDF xxx KB)

Script files for use with the AVT-85x as a J1939 Simulator.

AVT-822 Firmware Versions
AVT-822 Hardware Revisions



AVT-841
Multiple protocol interface. Low cost. RS-232 serial to host computer.
Fully capable interface with room to grow in functionality and capability.
2-wire high speed CAN, Single Wire CAN, J1850 VPW, fully supports GM-LAN, K-line communications, LIN, 3 channels of analog to digital input, user EEPROM space with security features, user programmable automatic features, and more.
Available as an OEM unit and to industrial and professional customers only.
Status: Full production, normally in-stock.

AVT-84x User's Manual Volume 1 (PDF 300 KB)
AVT-84x User's Manual Volume 2 is restricted distribution and available on request only to qualified customers.

AVT-84x "Auto Block Transmit" function - detailed explanation (PDF 24 KB).

Sample script files for the AVT-84x for the Hex Terminal application.

AVT-841 Firmware Versions
AVT-841 Hardware Revisions
Early version firmware files can be requested via e-mail.



AVT-842
Multiple protocol interface. Low cost. USB to host computer.
Fully capable interface with room to grow in functionality and capability.
2-wire high speed CAN, Single Wire CAN, J1850 VPW, fully supports GM-LAN, K-line communications, LIN, 3 channels of analog to digital input, user EEPROM space with security features, user programmable automatic features, and more.
Available as an OEM unit and to industrial and professional customers only.
Status: Out of production. Out of stock. No longer available. Replaced by the AVT-852.

AVT-84x User's Manual Volume 1 (PDF 300 KB)
AVT-84x User's Manual Volume 2 is restricted distribution and available on request only to qualified customers.

AVT-842 USB drivers should be obtained directly from FTDI's web site.
You want the VCP (Virtual Com Port) drivers for the FT2232 device (that is used in the AVT-842).
FTDI also has a web page with installation instructions for the various operating systems.
Direct links to the VCP drivers and installation instructions are provided here.

VCP drivers
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

Installation instructions
http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm

AVT-84x "Auto Block Transmit" function - detailed explanation (PDF 24 KB).

Sample script files for the AVT-84x for the Hex Terminal application.

AVT-842 Firmware Versions (same as AVT-841)
AVT-842 Hardware Revisions
Early version firmware files can be requested via e-mail.



AVT-852
Multiple protocol interface. Low cost. USB to host computer.
Fully capable interface with room to grow in functionality and capability.
Direct replacement for the AVT-842 with vastly improved data throughput.
2-wire high speed CAN, Single Wire CAN, J1850 VPW, fully supports GM-LAN, K-line communications, LIN, 3 channels of analog to digital input, user EEPROM space with security features, user programmable automatic features, and more.
Available as an OEM unit and to industrial and professional customers only.
Status: Full production, normally in-stock.

AVT-85x User's Manual Volume 1 (PDF 307 KB)
AVT-85x User's Manual Volume 2 is restricted distribution and available on request only to qualified customers.

AVT-852 USB drivers should be obtained directly from FTDI's web site.
You want the VCP (Virtual Com Port) drivers for the FT245BL device (that is used in the AVT-852).
FTDI also has a web page with installation instructions for the various operating systems.
Direct links to the VCP drivers and installation instructions are provided here.

VCP drivers
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

Installation instructions
http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm

AVT-852 USB install note that 'should' be included with a shipment (PDF 10 KB)

AVT-84x "Auto Block Transmit" function - detailed explanation (PDF 24 KB).

Sample script files for the AVT-84x for the Hex Terminal application.

AVT-852 Firmware Versions
AVT-852 Hardware Revisions
Early version firmware files can be requested via e-mail.



AVT-843
Multiple protocol interface. Low cost. Ethernet (TCP/IP) to host computer.
Fully capable interface with room to grow in functionality and capability.
2-wire high speed CAN, Single Wire CAN, J1850 VPW, fully supports GM-LAN, K-line communications, LIN, 3 channels of analog to digital input, user EEPROM space with security features, user programmable automatic features, and more.
Available as an OEM unit and to industrial and professional customers only.
Status: Out of production. Several units may still be available. Replaced by the AVT-853.

AVT-84x User's Manual Volume 1 (PDF 300 KB)
AVT-84x User's Manual Volume 2 is restricted distribution and available on request only to qualified customers.

AVT-84x "Auto Block Transmit" function - detailed explanation (PDF 24 KB).
"Finding a lost AVT interface XPort" - manual supplement (PDF 18 KB)

Sample script files for the AVT-84x for the Hex Terminal application.

AVT-843 Firmware Versions (same as AVT-841)
AVT-843 Hardware Revisions
Early version firmware files can be requested via e-mail.



AVT-853
Multiple protocol interface. Low cost. Ethernet (TCP/IP) to host computer.
Fully capable interface with room to grow in functionality and capability.
Direct replacement for the AVT-842 with vastly improved data throughput.
2-wire high speed CAN, Single Wire CAN, J1850 VPW, fully supports GM-LAN, K-line communications, LIN, 3 channels of analog to digital input, user EEPROM space with security features, user programmable automatic features, and more.
Available as an OEM unit and to industrial and professional customers only.
Status: Full production, normally in-stock.

AVT-85x User's Manual Volume 1 (PDF 307 KB)
AVT-85x User's Manual Volume 2 is restricted distribution and available on request only to qualified customers.

AVT-85x User's Manual Volume 1 (PDF 216 KB) firmware version 0.2 - special

AVT-84x "Auto Block Transmit" function - detailed explanation (PDF 24 KB).
AVT-85x "ATD Monitor" function - manual supplement (PDF 18 KB).
AVT-853 "Raising the Internal Baud Rate" - manual supplement (PDF 13 KB).
"Finding a lost AVT interface XPort" - manual supplement (PDF 18 KB)

Sample script files for the AVT-84x for the Hex Terminal application.

AVT-853 Firmware Versions (same as AVT-852)
AVT-853 Hardware Revisions
Early version firmware files can be requested via e-mail.



AVT-855


Multiple protocol interface. Low cost. Bluetooth to host computer.
Fully capable interface with room to grow in functionality and capability.
2-wire high speed CAN, Single Wire CAN, J1850 VPW, fully supports GM-LAN, K-line communications, LIN, 3 channels of analog to digital input, user EEPROM space with security features, user programmable automatic features, and more.
Available as an OEM unit and to industrial and professional customers only.
Status: Prototype testing and development. Production dates, status, etc. unknown at this time. Contact factory for more information.

AVT-85x User's Manual Volume 1 (PDF 307 KB)
AVT-85x User's Manual Volume 2 is restricted distribution and available on request only to qualified customers.

AVT-84x "Auto Block Transmit" function - detailed explanation (PDF 24 KB).

Sample script files for the AVT-84x for the Hex Terminal application.

AVT-855 Firmware Versions (same as AVT-852)
AVT-855 Hardware Revisions
Early version firmware files can be requested via e-mail.



AVT-512
Multiple protocol interface.
M-Module form factor.
Status: Out of production. Out of stock. No longer available.
Protocols supported:
All AVT-512 materials have been archived into one zip file available for download.



AVT-715
Dual J1850 interface.
RS-232 or RS-422 serial connection to host computer.
Status: Out of production. Several refurbished units may still be available.
Other units may be suitable replacement. Call or write for technical assistance.
Protocols supported:
All AVT-715 materials have been archived into one zip file available for download.



AVT-716

Multiple protocol interface.
RS-232 or RS-422 serial connection to host computer.
Status: Out of production. Out of stock. No longer available.
Other units may be suitable replacement. Call or write for technical assistance.
Protocols supported:
All AVT-716 materials have been archived into one zip file available for download.



AVT-717
Multiple interface.
RS-232 or RS-422 serial connection to host.
Status: Out of production. Out of stock. No longer available.
Other units may be suitable replacement. Call or write for technical assistance.
Protocols supported:
All AVT-717 materials have been archived into one zip file available for download.



AVT-921
ISA bus card, 8-bit. 3/4 XT form factor.
Status: Out of production. Several units may still be available.
Protocols supported:
All AVT-921 materials have been archived into one zip file available for download.



AVT-931

Dual J1850 interface.
PC/104 card, 8-bit ISA bus.
Status: Out of production. Several units may still be available.
Protocols supported:
All AVT-931 materials have been archived into one zip file available for download.



AVT-932
Dual J1850 interface to Ethernet.
PC/104 card, 8-bit ISA bus.
With attached Ethernet CPU card, 10 Base-T.
Status: Out of production. Out of stock. No longer available.
Protocols supported:
All AVT-932 materials have been archived into one zip file available for download.



AVT-1850
J1850 VPW Development system.
ISA bus card. 8-bit. Full size AT card.
Status: Out of production. Several units may still be available.
This was a development system designed around the Harris / Intersil HIP7030 device family. It included the AVT-1850 ISA board and the software development environment known as "EOS".

All AVT-1850 materials have been archived into one zip file available for download.



General Application and Engineering notes
Master Commands and Responses Guide, only active units (AVT-418, 718), Version 53 (PDF 240K).

Old but complete version: Master Commands and Responses Guide, for all units, Version 50 (PDF 399K).


AVT Interface Packet Construction (PDF 12K).

Long Messages - Alternate Header Formats (PDF 23K).

A Discussion of CAN Operations and ISO 15765 Processing (PDF 76K).

CAN Error and Status registers (PDF 15K).

CAN Periodic Messages - Discussion (PDF 41K).

CAN mode AutoResponse function. (PDF 12K).

KWP and KIE initialization and operational notes (PDF 53K).

K-line negative voltage excursion report (PDF 347K).

Match Table Function - Filtering (PDF 8K).

HBCC (PWM) Initialization Listing, all units (PDF 13K).

HBCC (PWM) Changing Configuration of, all units (PDF 12K).

HBCC (PWM) Interrupt Register definitions (PDF 31K).

Pin and Signal Assignments for all products (PDF 18K).

Block Transfer Operations (PDF 15K).

OBD-II Cable Wiring Diagram (PDF 14K).


Hex Terminal Software - Windows
Hex Terminal for my products. My products 'talk' binary, so you can't use HyperTerm or similar applications.
Written in VB6.
Tested for use on Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows XP Pro, and Windows 7 Pro (32-bit).
Have not tested it for use on Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows 8

Installation Instructions (18 KB)

Hex Terminal software (186 KB)

Source code for Hex Terminal version 4.5 (Visual Basic 6.0) (23 KB)


Hex term is provided as a convenience to customers. It is supported as time permits.
Hex term uses a third party serial 'driver' software package. VB serial com routines are NOT used. I can not distribute the serial com driver files.
The third party software package is called "COMM-DRV/LIB" available from http://www.wcscnet.com
Read the notes in the main source code file for details.
(I have used this serial driver software for many years and consider it to be very useful and reliable.)

Note that if you modify the Hex term source for use with an Ethernet interface, you don't need any serial communications support. Therefore, you can remove all serial calls from the source code and you should be able to recompile.

Hex Terminal Software - DOS
Hex Terminal software for our serial products. DOS version. Zip file.
Hex Terminal software version 11 (67 KB)

Quick Notes on how to Use
Please read the file: Hex Term notes

Terminal software for Palm
Product is called "CS Online" for Palm.
http://www.conklinsystems.com/palm/online.php
Can be used with any of our serial products, such as the AVT-718.
It has macros to store command strings. If command strings are longer than what the macro will hold, you can write the sequence in a Palm Memo and use the "Send Memo" feature to simulate reading from a file. When using a macro or memo you must preceed each byte with " \x " to send as data. For example, to switch to VPW mode send: \xE1\x33
(This information provided by a courteous customer.)

AVT-418 and AVT-718 FLASH reprogramming (of the interface only)
To re-FLASH the AVT-418 and AVT-718 you need the firmware file and one of the re-FLASH applications.
Previous versions of AVT-418 and AVT-718 firmware are available by request, send an e-mail to support@AVT-HQ.com.
Instructions on how to use the re-FLASH application are included with the re-FLASH application software.
All are standard zip files and do not require installation.

AVT-418 and AVT-718 Firmware file
Download the firmware file: Version 7.0 (0E)

Download the firmware file: Version 6.9

Download the firmware file: Version 6.8

Notes
Version 6.9 was released with many small changes to accommodate various user's specific requirements. There were few to none major changes or corrections.
Version 6.8 is very mature, has almost three years of production experience, and was widely used and accepted.
Version 4.9 and above requires hardware modification "J" for LIN and UBP modes - only for board revision levels below "J". Modification instructions are posted below.
The AVT-418 requires version 5.0 and above.
Firmware descriptions are listed on the AVT-718 Firmware page.

Download the file: Version 4.3
Note: Version 4.3 does not require any hardware modifications for early board revision levels.

AVT-418 and AVT-718 re-FLASH application
For Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP.
re-FLASH software version 1.9 (182 KB)
Source code for re-FLASH software version 1.9 (Visual Basic 6.0) (136 KB)

AVT-718 re-FLASH application (only for the AVT-718)
(For pure DOS only - do not use under a Windows DOS box.)
Download the file.

AVT-718 Hardware revision "J" modification instructions.
These are instructions on how to modify AVT-718 board revisions "G" and below to add the hardware revision "J" modification.
Note: The board revision may not be the same as the revision level marked in the white block on the top of the board. The board revision can be found on the bottom of the board in copper.
AVT-718 Hardware Revision "J" modification instructions (PDF 242 KB)


AVT-84x FLASH reprogramming (of the interface only)
To re-FLASH the AVT-841, AVT-842, and AVT-843 interface units you need the firmware file and the correct re-FLASH application.

AVT-84x Firmware file

For all three units: AVT-841, 842, and 843.

Download the AVT-84x firmware file: Version 4.4 (11)

The following applies to firmware versions 3.0 and later.
On power-up, the AVT-84x reports start-up $91 $12 and the firmware version number: $92 $04 $xx. (This is true for firmware versions 3.0 and later.)

The following only applies to firmware versions up to and including 2.9:
On power-up, the AVT-84x reports start-up ($91 $12) and the boot loader version ($92 $04 $xx). To read current operational firmware version, enter an operational mode (CAN: $E1 $99) and then send the firmware request command ($B0). The AVT-84x unit will report operational firmware version ($92 $04 $xx).

AVT-841 and AVT-842 re-FLASH application
For Windows 98SE/NT/XP (not tested for MS-Vista or MS-Windows7).
The two re-FLASH applications for the AVT-841 and AVT-842 will work with either unit. The AVT-842 version might run faster on some machines.
AVT-841 re-FLASH application (114 KB)
or
AVT-842 re-FLASH application (113 KB)

AVT-843 re-FLASH application
For Windows 98SE/NT/XP (not tested for MS-Vista or MS-Windows7).
AVT-843 re-FLASH application (20 KB)

Notes on re-FLASHing an AVT-84x interface
Nothing to install and no changes are made to the registry.
Download the firmware file and the re-FLASH application for your unit.
Put both zip files into a folder or directory of your choice.
Unzip both files into the same directory.
It is recommended that you shut down all other applications on the host computer while re-FLASHing an AVT-84x interface.
Launch the re-FLASH application by double-clicking on the re-FLASH application ".exe" file.
Select the firmware file, configure the communications, and then "Program" the interface.
Wait until the operation is complete before doing anything.



AVT-85x FLASH reprogramming (of the interface only)
To re-FLASH the AVT-852 and AVT-853 interface units you need the firmware file and the correct re-FLASH application.

AVT-85x Firmware file

For both units: AVT-852 and 853.

Download the AVT-85x firmware file: Version 1.5 (0A)
Download the AVT-85x firmware file: Version 1.6 (0C)

On power-up, the AVT-85x reports start-up $91 $27 and the firmware version number: $92 $04 $xx.

AVT-852 re-FLASH application
For Windows 98SE/NT/XP (not tested for MS-Vista or MS-Windows7).
AVT-852 re-FLASH application (111 KB)

AVT-853 re-FLASH application
For Windows 98SE/NT/XP (not tested for MS-Vista or MS-Windows7).
AVT-853 re-FLASH application (19 KB)

Notes on re-FLASHing an AVT-85x interface
Nothing to install and no changes are made to the registry.
Download the firmware file and the re-FLASH application for your unit.
Put both zip files into a folder or directory of your choice.
Unzip both files into the same directory.
It is recommended that you shut down all other applications on the host computer while re-FLASHing an AVT-85x interface.
Launch the re-FLASH application by double-clicking on the re-FLASH application ".exe" file.
Select the firmware file, configure the communications, and then "Program" the interface.
Wait until the operation is complete before doing anything.


Controller Software
This software was for Windows 3.1x. The software and the manual are available by sending an e-mail request to support@AVT-HQ.com.

Firmware
All current and previous versions of unit firmware are available by request, by e-mail. Firmware by e-mail is provided for users who have the capability of erasing the EPROM on the unit and reloading the firmware. The user is warned to only load firmware for the specified unit. The firmware files are ASCII text files. All are in Motorola "S" record format. They are readable by most EPROM programmers.

AVT-418 and AVT-718
The standard FLASH device for the AVT-718 is: AT29C1024-70JC
Firmware files are named 718Vxx.S19 where xx = version number.

AVT-717
This unit may be shipped with a FLASH device: AT29C1024-70JC.
The standard EPROM device for the AVT-717 is: AM27C1024-120JC (AMD).
An alternate EPROM device is: M27C1024-12C1 (SGS-Thompson).
An alternate EPROM device is: WS27C210L-12J (WSI).
An alternate EPROM device is: AT27C1024-12JC (Atmel).
Firmware files are named 717Vxx.S19 where xx = version number.

AVT-716
The standard EPROM device for the AVT-716 is: AM27C1024-120DC (AMD).
An alternate EPROM device is: M27C1024-12F1 (SGS-Thompson).
Firmware files are named 716Vxx.S19 where xx = version number.

AVT-715
The standard EPROM device for the AVT-715 is: AM27C128-120DC.
Firmware files for VPW/PWM operations are named 715Vxx.S19 where xx = version number.
Firmware files for VPW/CCD operations are named 715CCDxx.S19 where xx = version number.

AVT-921
The standard EPROM device for the AVT-921 is: AM27C128-120DC.
Firmware files are named 921Vxx.S19 where xx = version number.

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