It seems that integrated circuit manufacturers are having trouble getting chips out in the time frames that they once did. We’re not really sure why – it could be that Covid has reduced their ability to produce ICs, or possibly that demand has simply exceeded what they have facilities for. No matter what the reason, we are regularly receiving emails from our supplier saying that lead times have been extended.
With some lead times in the 38 week range, we will not be able to fill some of your orders in the short times that you would like. All that we can say is that you should build those times into your planning, and also keep in mind that we will be closed permanently as of June, 2022. Sorry to have to say this.
Thank you for our patience and understanding. Stay safe.
… but not until 2022. We’ve had a few questions concerning this, and we have to say that it is true.
We’ve been creating and selling our unique integrated circuits since 1998, and we know that many of our customers have come to rely on our products for their business. For this reason, it is a very difficult decision.
The recent battles with Covid-19 has reminded us of the many great things that life has to offer, however, and for this reason we have decided to close down our business so that we can have more time with family and friends, and maybe pursue some new hobbies too.
We will be closing at the end of June 2022, so you will have almost two years to adjust your production, and consider alternatives.
Many of our customers have become close friends that we have enjoyed working with, and we will certainly miss that. Thank you for the more than 20 years that we’ve had with you. We wish you well in your endeavours, and more importantly, good health.
All of us at Elm
Life is beginning to return to normal here in Canada, so we now feel that we can safely reopen the business. We still need to take a great many precautions, but that has become the norm and they are becoming routine. It is time to begin serving our customers again, and we are doing so as of Monday, May 25.
Although COVID-19 seems to be under control in many countries, it seems that there are still serious concerns around the world – and this directly affects our ability to fill orders.
For example, Canada Post (which handles most of our shipments) tell us that there are a large number of countries that will not accept mail from Canada. The information can be found here:
Canada Post – International Delivery Service Alerts
Destinations to which service is suspended (pdf)
As you can see, some countries such as New Zealand and India will accept certain types of mail, but not our small packet air mail shipments. We regret to say that any order made from a country that we are unable to ship to will cancelled, and the money will be refunded.
Thank you for your patience. We are not over this yet.
The newest ELM327 is now available. It’s a small change, but offers some big features that users have requested:
- New AT FT command adds another layer of filtering
- Added three CAN Flow Control modes for experimenters
- Response Pending now works with CAN Extended Addressing
- New AT IA, and C0/C1 commands
- Better noise tolerance on RS232 Rx
As a Covid-19 special, we are offering this product at a reduced price. See the ELM327 v2.3 page for more details.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we have decided to keep our offices closed. We will reopen once the government tells us that it is safe for us to do so.
The shopping cart on our web site has been disabled, as we do not want you to think that we will be able to ship product to you any time soon. You may still view and download data sheets, application notes, etc.
Thank you for your continued understanding.
We have decided to close our offices during the Covid-19 pandemic. This will allow our staff to spend more time with their families while limiting their exposure to others. If all goes well, we hope to return to normal by April 1, 2020.
The shopping cart on our web site will remain disabled during this time, but you are still able to view and download data sheets, application notes, etc.
Thank you for your understanding.
The new ELM327 v2.3 is almost ready. There are no major changes, but we do offer some new features that our users have requested. Some of the changes include:
- improvements for better speed and error detection
- a new AT FT command for filtering all received data by transmitter address
- a new Is Active command to allow querying whether an attempt to connect was successful
- new Flow Control modes to enable sends after every received message (not just after First Frames)
- a new Programmable Parameter for adjusting the minimum KWP/ISO time before a sync byte is accepted
We expect to have the new IC ready for your testing in the next few weeks.
Well, we had a great few days with family and friends, and hope that you did too. We’re now back at work, filling the orders that were placed, and answering your emails.
It’s that time of year again. We take a break from filling orders and answering emails, and spend some time with our families. We do hope that you are able to spend some time with yours.
If you wish to place an order, the system will gladly accept your money. We will not be back to begin filling the orders until January 6. As always, we will send you an email when your order does ship.
Best Wishes for 2020!
We are pleased to announce that orders of $100 or more will no longer be charged for shipping.
Orders of less than $100 will still be charged $8.00 per order.