Assigning Software Channels to Hardware Channels

All Vector Tools require channel assignment to specify which Hardware interface has to be used.

When installing tools and hardware from Vector, this assignment should be done automatically.

However, if a change needs to be made, use the following method:

  1. Open Vector Hardware Config from the Control Panel.
  2. If properly installed, the Hardware will appear with its serial number in parentheses.
  3. Click the plus (+) sign next to the Hardware to display the Hardware Channels available.

If a Bus Transceiver e.g. CANcab or CANpiggy is installed, it will display the type. Otherwise it will display the channel name (e.g. Channel 2).


The Hardware section shows all installed Vector Hardware.
Each single hardware channel (e.g. Channel 1 and Channel 2), can be assigned with any number of logical channels of an application (e.g. CANoe CAN 1).
A logical channel is assigned to a physical channel.

Article ID: 8
Last updated: 2018-11-07
Revision: 3
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