From the editors' desk

2016-08-16 (hz): Classical CAN or CAN FD – that is not the question. Most chipmakers will support both protocols in the next CAN controller generation. We are working on an article providing an overview of the different implementations. It will be published in the September issue of the CAN Newsletter magazine (PDF). Unfortunately, we found that detailed information is still rather limited.

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Development tool

Test and simulation for CAN FD

[2016-08-24] The Optolyzer Mocca FD development tool can be used for application tests, stimulation and verification, and for gateway applications. With the Optolyzer Studio software, the device helps during the entire development process.

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CAN PAC

Automation controller with variable I/Os

[2016-08-24] The WP-9000-CE7 is a Windows CE 7.0 based PAC (programmable automation controller) of ICP DAS. CAN devices can be integrated via a CAN communication module.

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In-vehicle PC

PC for commercial and municipal vehicles

[2016-08-24] Sintrones’ (China) VBOX-3610 in-vehicle computer comes with Intel Gen 5 Core i7-5650U CPU and HD 6000 GPU on-board. It supports an optional CAN interface.

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Night-blindness

ADAS fail to detect pedestrians at night

[2016-08-23] Emergency brake assistance systems claim to detect pedestrians and bicycles. The German ADAC automobilists’ club has tested several cars providing such systems and found them lacking.

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CAN keypad

On patrol with CiA 447

[2016-08-22] Opel now uses a fast-response operating unit from Miunske for its police vehicles. The unit is based on a CAN keypad with six fields.

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For do-it-yourself projects

CAN micro-controller development board

[2016-08-22] On Kickstarter, the Teensy project for Arduino-compatible development boards has introduced two models with CAN ports. The boards are meant for do-it-yourself applications.

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Motorsports

Video data logger with 32 CAN channels

[2016-08-18] Vbox Video HD2 by Racelogic (UK) is a video data logger suitable for those who want to achieve better lap times and consistency at the wheel of their racecar. The logger comes with 32 CAN channels.

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Servo drive

Double-axis drive in IP67 housing

[2016-08-18] Parker Hannifin, supplier of motion and control products, has unveiled Servonet DC, a double-axis servo drive built into an IP67-rated housing. The housing permits use in challenging environments outside of the cabinet.

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Valve terminal

Pneumatic valve system with CANopen

[2016-08-18] Airtec offers a range of valve terminals. The terminals are available for fieldbus systems – among them CANopen – in various valve sizes with flow rates between 300 Nl/min and 2100 Nl/min.

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Robotic car

Micro car for mega cities

[2016-08-18] Researchers of the University of Bremen have developed a small robotic car that aims to help with congested traffic in cities. The car can drive diagonally and turn on the spot.

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Bus analyzer

UPA-USB CAN analyzer

[2016-08-18] Tomsad (Poland) offers the Analizator CAN, an UPA-USB CAN analyzer in accordance to ISO-11898. It is suitable for 12-V-to-24-V systems and comes with one CAN interface.

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Servo drive

Dual-axis output

[2016-08-18] The Chinese company Shenzhen Econ has developed the G2 CANopen AC servo drive series. The product family provides a power range from 0,4 kW to 1,5 kW.

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