Connecting an electric vehicle (EV) to a charging station, also known as the electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), initiates highly complex, encrypted communication. This charging communication is defined in specifications like DIN 70121, ISO 15118-2, and ISO 15118-20. When it comes to developing the related controllers, understanding this communication is key. The Wireshark Foundation offers a special analysis tool which helps record and analyze the charging communication. With dsV2Gshark, dSPACE now provides a free plug-in offering valuable additional features.

What is dsV2Gshark – and which features does it offer?

The dSPACE plug-in dsV2Gshark for Wireshark® allows you to analyze and decode packets between EVs and EVSEs, also known as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) messages. For this, it uses a special decoder from our valued partner chargebyte GmbH, a solution provider in the field of charging communication. The open-source plug-in lets you visualize and analyze the communication in detail, offering features such as:

  • Decoding of all V2G-based messages
  • Validation of V2G messages with regard to the XSD specification
  • Color highlighting and filtering of the different communication layers
  • Optimized readability of Plug & Charge (PnC) certificates
  • Live transport layer security (TLS) decryption
  • Analysis of incomplete recordings

You have questions about the plug-in? Just contact us.

This screenshot shows the dSPACE plug-in dsV2Gshark for Wireshark® in action: It visualizes the encrypted PnC-based communication in a way that is easy to understand.

Further information and the plug-in itself are available on GitHub.


  • 充電テクノロジ



  • Smart Charging Solution
    Smart Charging Solution

    dSPACE Smart Charging Solutionは、電気自動車の充電に関連するテクノロジを効率的に開発およびテストするためのソフトウェアとハードウェアを提供します。



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