We’ve gone all new for 2016. New web servers, new payment processing, new web site software. So glad we did it – hopefully you will be too!
The new ELM329L integrated circuit is now available. It offers all the capability of the latest ELM329 CAN interpreter (firmware version 2.1), and does so over a much wider voltage range (2.0V – 5.5V). It also has a bigger transmit buffer size (now 2048 bytes – the ELM329 has 512 bytes). We’re sure that the ELM329L will soon be just as popular as the ELM327L is.
The ELM329L remains a 28 pin chip, and is available in the 300 mil wide PDIP package (ELM329LP), in the 300 mil SOIC package (ELM329LSM), and in the narrower 5.3mm/208 mil SSOP package (ELM329LSS).
For more details, see the ELM329L page, or download a data sheet by clicking on the PDF link.
Interest in connecting to marine networks continues to grow. While the ELM327 and ELM329 integrated circuits were created with cars and light duty trucks in mind, they are certainly capable of interfacing to the NMEA 2000 (N2k) data bus, as related by Owen in this article.
We’ve had some suggestions for upgrades to our ELM711 Christmas LEDs driver, and have updated the product to incorporate them, just in time for you to make some new decorations. The new ELM711 integrated circuit now remembers the pattern setting through power offs, can be set to either power on and run the LEDs, or not, and has 16 patterns for you to try.
The new IC is available now.
We’ve finally started adding a table of contents to our data sheets. The most popular ones (the ELM325, ELM327, ELM327L, and ELM329) data sheets were the first to be done, and we’ll do others as they’re updated. Download a copy from the data sheets page:
Just like for our other OBD integrated circuits, the ELM327L data sheet is now available in iBook format. Many find this a convenient way to store and view our information.
It’s 175 pages long, and 11MB in size. Get your free copy through the iTunes store:
So many people now use tablets to surf that we rewrote the web site to make it more tablet-friendly. The pages now adjust better to varying screen sizes, look crisper and cleaner for viewing on small screens, and load faster.
Of course if your screen is very small, we still recommend using our mobile web site – available through the icon link at the top right of every page (we do not force it on you, as some sites do).
The ELM327L is a new version of the ELM327 integrated circuit that is able to work with supplies from 2.0V to 5.5V (the ELM327 requires 4.2V to 5.5V). It offers all the features of the ELM327, and comes in three different device packages.
For more details, see the ELM327L section of the OBD IC page, or download a data sheet by clicking on the PDF link:
We’ve just introduced a mobile version of our web site, so that users can better explore while using their tablet or phone. The content remains the same – it’s just how we present it.
The new mobile site is at:
We realize that there are bound to be some initial problems with coding or content, and possibly some formatting issues with certain tablets or phones. If you have an issue or suggestion, please let us know: