Introductory Guides

PCAN-Explorer 6: how we interpret data for better decision making

To make machines work efficiently and reliably, today’s OEMs have to embrace data. And lots of it. Mark Wood of Control Technologies UK discusses the subject.

You can purchase PCAN-Explorer 6 and add-ons from our online store.

Smart Agriculture: the impact of IoT on farming

Smart agriculture, also known as precision agriculture, has become a talking point in the industry, with sophisticated climate control, soil and water quality testing and distribution systems integrated into current farming implements for businesses to have full access to data-driven decision making.

So, what is smart agriculture and what are the long-term benefits to your business?

Getting started with CAN-bus
Starting your first CAN system development can be daunting. In this technical deep dive, we outline what CAN-bus is, the applications it's used in and what you need to know before getting started with your first CAN-bus project. Learn about the industry standards, protocol variants and the pros and cons you might not have thought of.
A brief introduction to CAN-bus

What is CAN-bus?

This is one of those technologies that many experience every day, without actually knowing about it. Because it is so widely used, in everything from automotive vehicles to marine fleets, factories and even building management systems, the chances of interacting with it on a daily basis are significant. But what can is CAN-bus be used for and how can it be implemented?