CAN FD quadruplet for M.2 interfaces available now

12-07-2018 | PEAK-System | Subs & Systems

The technology company PEAK-System from Darmstadt, Germany has expanded its CAN FD product line with the PCAN-M.2 Four Channel. Thanks to the mounted expansion board on the main board, four CAN FD channels are accessible for computers. Connection to CAN buses is done using the supplied connection cables with D-Sub connector. Each CAN FD channel can transmit a maximum of 64 data bytes of a CAN FD frame at bit rates of 20kbit/s up to 12Mbit/s. Each channel is also galvanically isolated up to 300V and can be terminated.

As with the single and dual channel versions, the device in form factor 2280 has a contact strip with B+M key. The length can also be adjusted from 80mm to 60mm via a predetermined breaking point. The card can be utilised on any motherboard size from Mini-ITX to E-ATX. Therefore, the plug-in card is ideal for desktop and industrial PC cases of different sizes. Principally for embedded systems, such as those found in motor vehicles, railways, and aircraft, the CAN FD interface is perfect due to its size and compactness.

Device drivers are offered for the operating systems Windows (10, 8.1, and 7) and Linux. The programming interface PCAN-Basic, an API for the development of applications with CAN and CAN FD connection, and the monitor software PCAN-View are included in the delivery.

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