XCP CAN Data Stimulation

Perform data stimulation on selected measurements

  • Library:
  • Simulink Real-Time / XCP / CAN

    Vehicle Network Toolbox / XCP Communication / CAN


The XCP CAN Data Stimulation block sends data to the selected slave connection for the selected event measurements. The block uses the XCP CAN transport layer to output raw data for the selected measurements at the specified stimulation time step. Configure your XCP session and use the XCP CAN Data Stimulation block to select your event and measurements on the configured slave connection. The block displays the selected measurements as input ports.

Other Supported Features

The XCP communication blocks support Simulink® accelerator mode and rapid accelerator mode. Using this feature, you can speed up the execution of Simulink models. For more information about these simulation modes, see the Simulink documentation.

The XCP communication blocks support code generation with limited deployment capabilities. Code generation requires the Microsoft® C++ compiler.


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Select the name of XCP configuration that you want to use. The list displays all available names specified in the available XCP CAN Configuration blocks in the model. Selecting a configuration displays events and measurements available in the A2L file of this configuration.


You can stimulate measurements for only one event by using an XCP CAN Data Stimulation block. Use one block for each event whose measurements you want to stimulate.

Programmatic Use


Select an event from the event list. The XCP CAN Configuration block uses the specified A2L file to populate the events list.

Programmatic Use


This list displays all measurements available for the selected event. Select the measurement that you want to use and click the add button, to move it to the selected measurements. Hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard to select multiple measurements.

In the block parameters dialog box, type the name of the measurement you want to use in the Search box. The All Measurements lists displays a list of all matching names. Click the x

to clear your search.

Programmatic Use


This list displays your selected measurements. To remove a measurement from this list, select the measurement and click the remove button, .

In the Block Parameters dialog box, use the toggle buttons to reorder the selected measurements.

Programmatic Use


This parameter enables support for XCP data types and dimensions as defined in the ASAP2 standard. When the parameter value is set to 'on', the block:

  • Sets the port data type according to the type definition in the A2L file

  • Supports up to three-dimensional XCP measurements in Simulink

These ASAP2 data types are supported by corresponding Simulink port data types. SBYTE, UWORD, SWORD, ULONG, SLONG , A_UINT64, A_INT64, FLOAT32_IEEE, and FLOAT64_IEEE.

The dimension support in the block accommodates the different treatment of matrices by MATLAB® and the ECU. MATLAB default operation treats matrices as row-major. An XCP measurement can have LAYOUT as COLUMN_DIR or ROW_DIR . If a matrix measurement is COLUMN_DIR, the blocks rearranges the measurement in memory and ensures that the matrix (row X, col Y) in MATLAB refers to the same entry as (row X, col Y) on the ECU. The rearrangement causes matrix entries that are contiguous on the ECU to be noncontiguous in MATLAB and Simulink.

Programmatic Use


When the Timestamp is enabled, the block inputs a timestamp from Simulink and sends the timestamp in the STIM DTO packets. The Enable Timestamp check box appears in the block parameters dialog box when the parameter is supported in the A2L file.

Programmatic Use


Introduced in R2013a