The AutoPak is designed and manufactured
by the Dearborn Group as a general purpose automotive and industrial
One application of DG’s AutoPak solution
for vehicle networks is a customized implementation for GM’s Saturn
division, as part of their OnStar service offering.
AutoPak is capable of
communication over several types of serial busses including J1850,
ISO9141 and optionally, CAN. It also moves data over several discrete
I/O channels including A/D converters. A main application is as a
gateway - translating from one protocol to another with the addition of
useful I/O lines which can be used for any purpose. Since the AutoPak
comes without a software application, a custom one will be provided by
the customer or Dearborn Group. DG can supply C code algorithms and
functions to facilitate in-house development. AutoPak is its own
evaluation and development board, and is programmed with a standard
economical BDM emulator. It and the BDM or a full in-circuit emulator
are used for development, debugging and testing processes.
- Gateway from one protocol to another
supporting J1850, GM Class 2, ISO9141 (KWP2000) and CAN (call for
- General purpose automotive or industrial
- Multiple AutoPaks can be joined up for
distributed processing over the provided network protocols.
- Intelligent data acquisition for design,
testing, reflashing, calibration and diagnostics.
AutoPak Technical Manual