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MF4_WRITE

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Write a message to a MF4 writer. Logs CAN data to an ASAM Measurement Data File v4 (.mf4). The MF4 Writer does not support append mode. A writer must be created and connected to this block before any data can be written to it, use `MF4_CREATE_WRTIER` to do so. Params: MF4_writer : Stateful A mf4 writer object from a MF4_CREATE_WRITER block. messages : Stateful A list of message in the python-can format. Returns: out : Optional[DataContainer] None
Python Code
from flojoy import flojoy, Stateful, DataContainer
from typing import Optional
import can


@flojoy(deps={"python-can": "4.3.1", "asammdf": "7.4.1"})
def MF4_WRITE(
    MF4_writer: Stateful,
    messages: Stateful,
) -> Optional[DataContainer]:
    """Write a message to a MF4 writer.

    Logs CAN data to an ASAM Measurement Data File v4 (.mf4).
    The MF4 Writer does not support append mode.
    A writer must be created and connected to this block before any data can be written to it, use `MF4_CREATE_WRTIER` to do so.

    Parameters
    ----------
    MF4_writer : Stateful
        A mf4 writer object from a MF4_CREATE_WRITER block.
    messages : Stateful
        A list of message in the python-can format.

    Returns
    -------
    Optional[DataContainer]
        None
    """

    writer: can.io.MF4Writer = MF4_writer.obj
    messages = messages.obj

    for message in messages:
        writer.on_message_received(message)

    return Stateful(writer)

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This application demonstrates how to use multiple CAN blocks to connect to a PEAK-USB device and read messages from it. The PEAK-USB device is a USB-to-CAN interface that enables you to connect a computer to a CAN network. This device is used in this case to capture the messages of a particular sensor by filtering them directly at the kernel level, thus reducing the load on the CPU, and save those messages to a log file locally.

Once the app is done, the generated logs are exported to an S3 bucket to keep a record of the sensorโ€™s data for further analysis.

To replicate this application, you must connect the PEAK-USB to your computer and install the required driver (refer to the PEAK_CONNECT blocks for more information on the necessary driver for your platform). Then, simply specify the PEAK-USB channel in the required blocks, and this Flojoy application will log the messages received by the device!

Detecting channels A valuable block is the PEAK_DETECT_AVAILABLE_DEVICE. This block allows you to display the devices using the PCAN interface that are connected to your computer.