Automotive Electronics

Customer information on the VCIs of the HS Family

The interface of the HS Family were discontinued by Softing Automotive in December 2022. Most use cases of the HS-interfaces – and many more – can be covered by the successor product VIN|ING 2000. Please contact us at info.automotive[at]softing[dot]com if you have any questions. We are looking forward to your inquiry! 


HSX-Breakout (discontinued)


VIN|ING 2000 (successor product)

For applications with D-PDU API, VINING 2000 can be used with a breakout box


HSX-S (discontinued)


VIN|ING 2000 (successor product)

For applications with D-PDU API, VINING 2000 can be used with an alternative cabling. 

Diagnostic Interfaces - HS Family

High performance VCIs for diagnostic applications and flash programming

The diagnostic interfaces of the HS family are used together with the communication software and a standardized D-PDU API interface in accordance with ISO 22900-2. This enables simple integration into a D-Server in accordance with the standards ASAM MCD-3D/ISO 22900-3, although direct integration into a test application is also possible.

The HS interfaces are perfect for multi-link communication in diagnostic and flash applications on the entire vehicle as protocol processing takes place on the interface with a 32-bit high-performance CPU.


HSX Breakout

High-performance VCI with USB/Ethernet port and integrated lab connectors for the use in engineering.



Sturdy high-performance VCI with USB and LAN interface for use in manufacturing and after-sales service.

Technical Data - HS Family at a glance

  HSX Breakout HSX-S
  HSX Breakout Automotive Diagnostic Interfaces - HSX-S
PC interface    
Ethernet 100 MBit/s
WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n    
USB 2.0 full speed
USB 2.0 high speed    
  Standard USB connector
  Special magnetic connector    
Vehicle interface
Suitable for 12V systems
Suitable for 24V systems
Physical Layer    
K/L Line ISO 9141(-2) 2 2
CAN 2.0B high-speed 2 2
CAN low-speed1 1 1
Ethernet 100 MBit/s    
Vehicle connection    
Lab connectors  
MDR connector
Cable with connector in acc. with ISO 15031-3/ SAE J1962
Connector integrated in housing in acc. with ISO 15031-3 / SAE J1962    
Galvanic isolation from PC Interface
Software / supported operating systems
D-PDU API protocol software in acc. with ISO 22900-2
Windows 7
Windows 8

1 CAN low-speed transceiver alternatively switchable