Customer information on the interface HSX-S

The diagnostic interface HSX-S was discontinued by Softing Automotive in December 2022. For applications with D-PDU APIVINING 2000 can be used with an alternative cabling. Please contact us at info.automotive[at]softing[dot]com if you have any questions. We are looking forward to your inquiry! 


HSX-S (discontinued)


VIN|ING 2000 (successor product)

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

HSX-S - Ruggedized High-Performance Interface for Vehicle Electronics

HSX-S Interface is a powerful VCI with USB and LAN interface to the workstation. Due to its ruggedized design, the VCI is perfect for use in harsh environmental conditions as are often found in the Manufacturing and After-Sales Service environment.

Areas of Application

  • Diagnostic applications in Engineering, Manufacturing and After-Sales Service
  • Test and validation
  • Fast and reliable flash programming
  • Functional ECU tests and communication tests


  • Data preprocessing and protocol handling in the Interface
  • 2 x CAN and 2 x ISO 9141
  • Virtual Machine (VM) for programmable sequences
  • Ruggedized aluminum housing
  • Status display
  • Galvanic isolation


Protocol Handling in the Interface

The vehicle protocols are handled directly in the interface. This ensures fast response times and reliable realtime behavior regardless of the PC operating system. The use of a powerful 32-bit microcontroller enables parallel operation of several communication channels as is often required in diagnostics and flash applications on the entire vehicle.

Standard-Compliant Software Interfaces

The communication protocols UDS (ISO 14229), KWP 2000 (ISO 14230, ISO 15765) as well as SAE J1939 are supported via the standardized D-PDU API (ISO 22900- 2). The VCI can also be used as a PassThru device in accordance with SAE J2534. Together with the Diagnostic Tool Set DTS from Softing, an integral solution in accordance with the MCD-3D standard ISO 22900-3 and ODX technology can be realized.

Flexible and Scalable

Software upgrades are also available for HSX-S ensuring it is always perfectly equipped for future applications. This is also the way to realize customer-specific software solutions. With the „block sequencer“ option, the VCI can be used stand-alone and for numerous tasks which to date required a PC to be connected. Flash sequences in manufacturing or residual bus simulations at test benches are run autonomously by the interface after an initial configuration.

Ruggedized Design

With the solid aluminum housing, operation in extremely rough environments is guaranteed. The VCI can also be ordered in a version with a preassembled top-hat rail mount.

Order Information

Order Numbers  
HSX-S HSX multibus interface with USB/LAN port
K/L-line ISO 9141(-2) 2 x CAN V2.0B high-speed,
1 CAN channel switchable to CAN low-speed;
For 12/24V vehicle systems;
Incl. USB cable and D-PDU API software


Data Sheet HSX-S – Ruggedized High-Performance Interface for Vehicle Electronics