PCAN GPS Programmable Sensor Module with CAN Connection
The PCAN-GPS is a programmable sensor module for position and orientation determination. It has a satellite receiver, a magnetic field sensor, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope. The sampled data can be transmitted on a CAN bus and logged on the internal memory card. The data processing is performed by a microcontroller of the NXP LPC4000 series.
The behavior of the PCAN-GPS can be programmed freely for specific applications. The firmware is created using the included development package with GNU compiler for C and C++ and is then transferred to the module via CAN. Various programming examples facilitate the implementation of own solutions.
On delivery, the PCAN-GPS is provided with a demo firmware that transmits the raw data of the sensors periodically on the CAN bus. The source code of the demo firmware as well as further programming examples are included in the scope of supply.
Requirements: The transfer of the firmware via CAN requires a PEAK CAN interface.
PCAN Repeater DR: CAN and CAN FD Repeater for the Decoupling of Bus Segments
The PCAN-Repeater DR establishes a connection between two High-speed CAN busses with galvanic isolation of up to 5 kV. Both CAN channels are decoupled from each other and from the power supply. All message traffic including error frames is forwarded 1:1 between both channels, if necessary, in one direction only. The PCAN-Repeater DR behaves passively and is transparent from the perspective of the CAN bus. LEDs display the current bus status. With its DIN rail casing and extended temperature range support, this module is suitable for use in an industrial environment.
The PCAN-Repeater DR can be used in CAN FD busses with data bit rates up to 4 Mbit/s and nominal bit rates up to 1 Mbit/s.
Please note: Due to the CAN protocol, the maximum length of a CAN bus depends on the bit rate. Therefore, a bus cannot be extended with the PCAN-Repeater DR. The physical total length of the CAN bus is reduced with each built-in PCAN-Repeater DR according to its signal delay.
The PCAN-RS-232 is a programmable module for the communication between RS-232 and CAN. The conversion of data traffic is done via a NXP LPC21 series microcontroller.
The behaviour of the PCAN-RS-232 can be programmed freely for specific applications. The firmware is created using the included development package with GNU compiler for C and C++ and is then transferred to the module via CAN. Various programming examples facilitate the implementation of own solutions.
On delivery the PCAN-RS-232 is provided with a demo firmware that routes from CAN to RS-232 and vice versa. It allows to configure the data transfer as well as the hardware with serial control commands. The corresponding source code is included as an example in the scope of supply.
Control Technologies can also provide custom software functionality, within the realms of what is possible, to your requirements. Talk to one of engineers to discuss your requirements.
The transfer of the firmware via CAN requires a PEAK CAN interface.
The PCAN-AU5790 bus converter establishes a connection between a High-speed CAN bus (ISO 11898-2) and a Single-wire CAN bus (SAE J2411). One of the most important potential applications of the bus converter is a simple connection between a PEAK CAN interface (e.g. PCAN-USB) and a Single-wire CAN bus.
These cables are needed to set up a CAN bus and are specially designed to be used in a CAN environment. If two High-speed CAN hubs need a simple direct connection between them, the PCAN-Cable 2 with integrated termination can be used. The PCAN-Cable 1 is suitable for putting together a CAN bus which shall contain tap connections and separate termination (PCAN-T-Adapter and PCAN-Term products).
The cables can also be used for CAN FD buses.
9-pin D-Sub sockets (in accordance with CiA® 303-1) at both ends
The SAE J1939 protocol establishes consistent CAN messages for the communication and diagnosis between components of heavy-duty vehicles such as construction machinery, tractors, and agricultural machines. In this area, robust DEUTSCH connectors are often used for on-board diagnostics connection.
The PCAN-Cables J1939 route the CAN lines of the DEUTSCH connectors to D-Sub sockets and thus allow access via PEAK CAN interfaces.
Pin assignment D-Sub
Pin assignment DEUTSCH Type 1
CAN 2-High (only IPEK-003014)
CAN 2-Low (only IPEK-003014)
Pin assignment DEUTSCH Type 2
CAN 2-High (only IPEK-003015)
CAN 2-Low (only IPEK-003015)
9-pin D-Sub socket (in accordance with CiA® 303-1) to 9-pole DEUTSCH connector of the HD series (J1939 type 1 and 2)
PEAK-System CAN hardware has a 4-pin screw terminal block as CAN connector for models in the DIN rail housing. The PCAN-D-Sub Connection Adapter provides a 9-pin D-Sub socket for the screw terminal pins. Thus, it is possible to use our standard CAN cables with these devices in DIN rail housing and connect them to our PC CAN interfaces.
The PCAN-D-Sub connection adapter can also be used for CAN FD buses.
4-pin screw terminal block (Phoenix) to 9-pin D-Sub socket (according to CiA® 303-1)
Suitable for CAN connection adaptation of the products:
The PCAN-Ethernet Gateway DR allows the connection of different CAN busses over IP networks. CAN frames are wrapped in TCP or UDP message packets and then forwarded via the IP network from one device to another. The PCAN-Ethernet Gateway DR provides one LAN connection and two High-speed CAN interfaces. With its DIN rail casing and the support of the extended temperature range, the module is suitable for use in an industrial environment.
The PCAN-Gateway product family is configured via a convenient web interface. Alternatively, the JSON interface allows access via software. Both options provide status information and settings of the devices, the various communication interfaces, message forwarding, and filters.
Professional Windows® Software to Communicate with CAN and CAN FD Buses
The PCAN-Explorer 6 is a versatile, professional program for working with CAN and CAN FD networks. The user is not just limited to the observation of the CAN traffic. Manual or periodic transmission of messages or entire transmission lists allows him a direct influence, for example, for control purposes or simulations.
The PCAN-Explorer 6 can connect to several CAN and CAN FD buses at the same time. Unlike previous versions, the hardware type of used CAN adapters is no longer a limiting factor.
A central point in the use of the program is the symbolic representation of the CAN messages and their payload. With the help of Symbol files, the hexadecimal information is transformed into a readable and vivid format.
Since version 6, the trace function, in addition to recording the data traffic, allows also the playback of existing traces. The recordings and incoming CAN messages can be filtered using various criteria.
Special requirements, as well as the automation of complex processes can be implemented using macros. The sophisticated implementation of VBScript accesses the extensive object model of the PCAN-Explorer 6.
Furthermore, the functionality of the PCAN-Explorer can be extended by add-ins. PEAK-System offers add-ins that provide even better opportunities to analyze and influence data. The Plotter produces a graphical representation of the signals‘ time course by live recording or on the basis of traces. The Instruments Panel is used for an own arrangement of various displays, controls, and switches. Further add-ins enable the import of third-party configurations based on the CANdb format and add the support for the J1939 protocol.
Management of all settings, information, and files in projects
Exporting entire projects including linked files to handy packets for archiving or sharing
Extensive revision of the user interface with improved dialogs for creating transmit messages and managing signals
Automatic notification about new software versions and support with the update process
Integrated text editor with syntax highlighting for creating and editing of Symbol files, macros and VBScript
User interface language can be switched (German/English)
Integration of add-ins to upgrade functionality
Connection to CAN and CAN FD
Connection with up to 16 CAN channels
Simultaneous use of multiple CAN interfaces independent of the hardware type
Support for CAN specifications 2.0 A/B and FD
CAN bit rates (nominal) up to 1 Mbit/s
Data bit rates up to 12 Mbit/s (only when using a CAN FD interface)
Optional use of custom bit rates
Listen-only mode can be activated
Clear overview of connections with their bit rate, status, error counter, and bus load
Function to execute a hardware reset of the CAN controller
Transmission and Reception
Representation of the CAN data traffic in sortable receive and transmit lists with configurable columns display
Display of messages showing the ID, length, data bytes, time-outs, number of messages received, and receiving interval
Display of error frames can be activated for each connection
Representation of CAN IDs in hexadecimal or decimal format
Display of receive, transmit, and error states
Message reception with a maximum resolution of 100 µs
Manual and periodic transmission of messages with a maximum resolution of 1 ms
Transmission of CAN messages in response to remote frames (only with CAN 2.0 A/B)
Messages can be grouped as transmit lists, stored and loaded as desired, e.g., in order to emulate CAN nodes
Multiple flexible filters can be configured and, for example, assigned to the transmit/receive window or to various different tracers
Recording and Playback
Logging of the CAN data traffic along with the errors that have occurred as an option
Playback of trace files with optional loop function
Operation of multiple tracers at the same time
Representation of the logged messages with details such as time stamp, type, ID, length, and data bytes
Representation of the data bytes in hexadecimal, decimal, or ASCII format
Filtering of the messages for logging through message filters
Recording of CAN data traffic directly to files or to the RAM (in linear, dynamic, or circular buffer mode)
Playback of logged CAN messages directly from files or the buffer
Storing of the logged data to readable text files or CSV files for further processing in Excel or similar
Enhanced processing of huge trace files compared to PCAN-Explorer version 5
Subsequent examination of the logged data in the buffer via different Symbol files
Clear and readable representation of CAN messages based on the symbol format from PEAK-System:
Easy allocation of CAN messages by assigning alphanumeric names
Bit-exact division of the data into variables for assigning names, data type, etc.
Comfortable Symbol file creation with the supplied Windows®software PCAN-Symbol Editor or with the integrated text editor
User-friendly real-time monitoring of several signals via the Watch window
Graphical display of up to 4 signals with a simple line writer (Line Writer Add-in)
Automation with Macros and VBScript
Automation of small tasks or complex processes with macros or VBScript like for example:
Test procedures for the implementation or development of CAN systems
Send an e-mail if a temperature is exceeded
Start an action when a particular message is received
Open an Excel sheet when an event occurs and save the data in individual cells
Calculate variables from the data of incoming CAN messages
Creation of macros and scripts with the integrated text editor
Assignment of function keys to individual macros
Access with VBScript to almost all program elements via the PCAN-Explorer object model
VBScript macros also run in the background even without the PCAN-Explorer interface
Windows®10, 8.1, 7 (32/64-bit)
At least 2 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz CPU
Free USB port for installation stick and copy protection dongle
For the CAN bus connection: PC CAN interface from PEAK-System
The Instruments Panel Add-in allows the graphical representation of digital and analog signals using different display instruments. The integrated input options and controllers make it possible to also generate signals on the CAN bus, allowing easy simulation of complex CAN applications.
The SAE J1939 network protocol describes communication on a CAN bus in utility vehicles for the transmission of diagnostics data and control information. It contains a complete network definition using 29-bit CAN IDs (CAN 2.0B Extended Frame).
The J1939 Add-in for PCAN-Explorer supports all definitions established by the standard’s parameter groups and provides a simple means of accessing the parameters. A database with all the definitions and parameters contained is also supplied.
Note: The database may only be used with the PCAN-Explorer and J1939 Add-in.
The Plotter Add-in allows the recording and graphical representation of any number of signal courses. Signal sources can be the data from incoming and outgoing CAN messages as well as virtual variables and results from macro calculations.
Windows® Software for Simulating CAN Data According to FMS Standard
The protocols FMS (Fleet Management System) and Bus-FMS provide a manufacturer-independent interface for reading vehicle-specific CAN data on heavy commercial vehicles and buses. The extensive and continually growing support of leading commercial vehicle and bus manufacturers allows cross-market telematics applications to be implemented.
For these types of developments, the PCAN-FMS Simulator 2 application made by PEAK-System provides the simulation of both standards in a single software application with an easy-to-use graphical user interface.
The PCAN-LIN module enables CAN, LIN, and serial participants to communicate. The module is supplied in a plastic casing and includes firmware which enables data to be exchanged between the different bus systems. Various modes can be set up with the aid of configuration software. Then for instance the module acting as the LIN master can request data and route the incoming LIN data to the CAN bus and/or the serial interface. Data can be routed between CAN and LIN with an ID offset.
For use in explosion-proof areas or for EMC measurements, the PCAN-LWL can be used to replace a stretch of CAN network with a fiber-optic line at any point. There are the options of conversion to High-speed CAN or Low-speed CAN. The modules are supplied with power externally.
The PCAN-LWL can be used in CAN FD busses with data bit rates up to 5 Mbit/s and nominal bit rates up to 500 kbit/s.
The PCAN-M.2 allows the connection of CAN and CAN FD networks via the M.2 interface (PCIe) of modern computer boards. With its small format, the plug-in card is ideal for embedded PCs, single-board computers (SBC), and compact embedded applications. There is a galvanic isolation between the computer and the CAN side up to 300 Volts. The card is available as a single, dual, or four-channel version.
The new CAN FD standard (CAN with Flexible Data rate) is primarily characterized by higher bandwidth for data transfer. The maximum of 64 data bytes per CAN FD frame (instead of 8 so far) can be transmitted with bit rates up to 12 Mbit/s. CAN FD is downward-compatible to the CAN 2.0 A/B standard, thus CAN FD nodes can be used in existing CAN networks. However, in this case the CAN FD extensions are not applicable.
The monitor software PCAN-View and the programming interface PCAN-Basic for the development of applications with CAN connection are included in the scope of supply and support the new standard CAN FD.
Scope of Supply
Connection cable including D-Sub plug for each channel
Device drivers for Windows®10, 8.1 and Linux (32/64-bit)
The plug-in module PCAN-MicroMod represents a straightforward possibility to provide electronic circuits with I/O functionality and a CAN connection. Configuring is done with a Windows program which sends the configuration data to the module via CAN. Several modules can be configured independently on a CAN bus.
With various PCAN-MicroMod motherboards, it can be used in device and plant engineering and in the motor vehicle industry. An optional evaluation board simplifies the enhancement and development of custom boards.
The configuration requires a PEAK CAN interface.
High-speed CAN connection (ISO 11898-2)
Bit rates from 10 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
Compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID)
8 analog inputs, measuring range unipolar 0 to 5 V (resolution 10 bit, sample rate 1 kHz)
8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs
PWM/frequency outputs (1 Hz to 10 kHz)
Maximum of 32 MicroMods in one CAN network
Dimensions: 32 x 35 mm
Extended operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)
The motherboards for the PCAN-MicroMod provide an application-oriented environment. Typical characteristics of this product group include a wide supply voltage range and the protective circuits for the inputs and outputs. CANopen®firmware is available for all PCAN-MicroMod motherboards.
The Analog 1 & 2 motherboards serve general analog requirements.
The motherboards for the PCAN-MicroMod provide an application-oriented environment. Typical characteristics of this product group include a wide supply voltage range and the protective circuit for the inputs and outputs. CANopen® firmware is available for all PCAN-MicroMod motherboards.
The Digital 1 & 2 motherboards serve general digital requirements.
The PCAN-MicroMod FD plug-in board can be purchased together with ready-to-use motherboards that provide peripherals for specific requirements. For the connection of CAN, I/O, and power supply, spring terminal connectors are used. The motherboard PCAN-MicroMod FD Analog 1 puts the emphasis on analog inputs and outputs, which are provided with appropriate protective circuitry.
The PCAN-MicroMod FD is configured using the supplied Windows software. In addition to simple I/O mapping to CAN IDs, function blocks are also available for processing the data. The configuration created on the computer is transferred via the CAN bus to the PCAN-MicroMod FD which then runs as an independent CAN node. Multiple modules can be configured independently on a CAN bus.
All PCAN-MicroMod FD products can alternatively be operated with CANopen firmware. Licenses for the CANopen firmware are available from our partner Embedded Systems Academy.
The PCAN-MicroMod FD plug-in board can be purchased together with ready-to-use motherboards that provide peripherals for specific requirements. The unit uses spring terminal connectors to connect CAN, I/O, and power supply. The MicroMod FD digital boards offer 2 variants of output, low side or high side.
We provide a simple Windows-based configuration tool allows end users to configure the PCAN-MicroMod FD. In addition to simple I/O mapping to CAN IDs, function blocks are also available for further data and logical functional processing capabilities. Once you have created your configuration, it is transferred to the device via CAN and allows the unit to run as a standalone CAN node. The configuration tool also allows multiple nodes to be configured independently on the same bus.
All PCAN-MicroMod FD products can alternatively be operated with CANopen firmware. Licenses for the CANopen firmware are available from our partner Embedded Systems Academy (please contact us for more details)
The configuration requires a PEAK CAN interface.
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