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MDF file extension - Vector measurement data

What is mdf file? How to open mdf files?

File type specification:

Binary file type icon Binary file type

The mdf file extension is also used for Measurement Data Format, a binary file format for measurement data which was developed in 1991 by Vector together with Robert Bosch GmbH. In the meantime, the MDF format is the standard for measurement data in the automotive industry.

Many Vector tools store the recorded data in MDF as standard. Many other providers support MDF or store their measurement data as an MDF file.

The default software associated to open mdf file:

Vector Informatik GmbH logoCANgraph  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Vector Informatik GmbH

CANgraph is the tool of choice for user-friendly offline evaluation of the internal measured variables of an ECU and measured data from the CAN/LIN bus or other test equipment.

CANdito picture or screenshot

Vector Informatik GmbH logoCANdito  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Vector Informatik GmbH

CANdito is a diagnostic, flash and measurement tool designed to optimally support reliable development of automotive electronics.

CANape icon

Vector Informatik GmbH logoCANape  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Vector Informatik GmbH

CANape is used to optimizing parameterization (calibration) of electronic control units.

Help how to open:

Generally programs from Vector Informatik GmBH can work with *.mdf format.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to some other vector based measurement formats.

Related links:

MDF detailed description.

List of software applications associated to the .mdf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open mdf file, edit mdf file, convert mdf file, view mdf file, play mdf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting mdf files.

Software that open mdf file - Vector measurement data

Programs supporting the exension mdf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open mdf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mdf file by default:
CANape small icon CANape

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