Customer information on the interface HSX-Breakout

The diagnostic interface HSX-Breakout was discontinued by Softing Automotive in December 2022. For applications with D-PDU API, the interface VIN|ING 2000 can be used with a breakout box. 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 Breakout - Modular High-Performance Interface for Vehicle Electronics

The HSX Multibus Interface is a powerful VCI. In the version with integrated lab connectors and three independent communication channels, the VCI is perfect for universal use in Engineering, Development and Test.

Areas of Application

  • Universal use in Engineering, Development and Test
  • Simulation
  • Test/validation
  • Fast and reliable flash programming


  • 2 x CAN and 2 x ISO 9141/LIN
  • Can be extended to up to 6 CAN channels
  • Option with FlexRay
  • Data preprocessing and protocol handling in the interface
  • Fast boot time
  • Comprehensive status Displays
  • Galvanic isolation


Protocol Handling in the Interface

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

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, a total solution in accordance with the MCD-3D standard ISO 22900-3 and ODX technology can be realized.


With the addition of up to two extension boards, the number of communication channels available on the PC system can quickly be adapted to the relevant application. Modules with two additional CAN and FlexRay interfaces each are available.


Software upgrades are also available for HSX ensuring it is always perfectly equipped for future applications. This is also the way to realize customer-specific software solutions. CAN high-speed, CAN low-speed and CAN single-wire are available as bus physics at various pins for one CAN channel. The HSX interface is equipped with digital I/Os, analog inputs as well as an SD Card slot for further applications.

Order Information

Order Numbers  
HSX-Breakout Diagnostic interface for 2 x CAN and 2 x K-line with USB interface,including USB cable and D-PDU API


Data Sheet HSX Breakout – Modular High-Performance Interface for Vehicle Electronics