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Elm is closing…

… 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

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We have reopened as of May 25 !

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.

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ELM327 v2.3 Now Available

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.

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Elm Remains Closed

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.

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Elm is Temporarily Closed

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.

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Coming soon – ELM327 v2.3

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.

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Christmas Shutdown

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!

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It’s Here! The new ELM329L v2.2

As promised, the ELM329L has now been updated to version 2.2. The new integrated circuit now:

  • handles response pending (7F xx 78) replies
  • shows CAN frequency in response to AT CS requests
  • allows the response timeout range to be expanded 5x
  • is able to define a CAN Extended Receive address
  • has new W0 and W1 commands for more control of periodic (wakeup) messages
  • has an AT FB command to allow filler byte redefinition on the fly

In addition, there have been several other adjustments to improve the experience. Please note that we have also changed the function of pin 11 to no longer perform a dual function, and we have removed the AT WM command.