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2016-05-24: (hz) Pedelecs and e-bikes use often embedded networks. Last year, more than 500000 pedelecs have been sold in Germany. If the mountain bike from Femke van der Driessche was equipped with CAN, I don't know. BBC reported that the Belgian sports woman used a "dopped" bicycle (http://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/36142963). I think, this is the first time that eventually CAN was used to improve illegally a "machine".

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Baggage robot

Lending passengers a hand with CANopen

[2016-05-25] Leo the robot has been designed by Bluebotics for Sita. It speeds up bag drop by collecting passengers’ baggage before they enter the terminal at the Geneva (Switzerland) airport.

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CAN FD

Indus takes over Caetec for Ipetronik

[2016-05-25] Indus took over measuring technology manufacturer Caetec with effect from 2 May 2016 for Ipetronik. The new company in the Indus Group is controlled operationally as well as strategically by Ipetronik.

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Bypassing

Direct ECU access via CAN FD

[2016-05-24] Dspace has extended its toolchain with more possibilities for using the CAN FD standard in rapid control prototyping (RCP).

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Dynamic machine control

Mobile valve with independent metering

[2016-05-24] Eaton announced the CMA advanced mobile valve with independent metering which offers manufacturers possibilities to differentiate machine capabilities. CANopen and J1939 are provided.

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DLG Field Days 2016

Latest farming technology

[2016-05-23] Claas will showcase its newest farming technology, designs, and developments at the DLG Field Days. The main attraction will be current applications in the field of Smart Farming.

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Single board computer

SOB with CAN interface

[2016-05-23] Phytec offers the Phyboard-Mira i.MX6 which is a Cortex-A9 single board computer. It comes with an isolated CAN interface.

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CANopen

Safety sensor for wind power

[2016-05-23] The safety vibration sensor NVA115 from TWK has been developed to protect wind power plants from damage caused by oscillations and vibrations. Data output is carried out via the CANopen interface.

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J1939 cable

Temperature range of -40 °C to +105 °C

[2016-05-23] OCP (USA) has released a family of right angle and pass-through J1939 and J1708 cables.

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Servo drive

CANopen motor controller

[2016-05-23] Advanced Motion Controls developed a servo drive called DVC250A060 Digiflex Performance. Suitable for embedded applications, it is designed to drive brushed, brushless, and AC induction servomotors.

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Data logger

Audio, video, and 18 CAN ports

[2016-05-23] With the Ipelog2, Ipetronik is presenting a data logger for test applications in the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors. It is especially suited for fleet management.

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Agriculture

Trailed cultivator drills with Isobus

[2016-05-19] With the Cirrus 4003-2 and Cirrus 4003-2C, Amazone (Germany) has supplemented its series of trailed cultivator drills with two Isobus-compatible machines. Both are AEF-certified.

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CAN/LIN board

Interfacing HIL and CAN FD systems

[2016-05-19] Dspace’s DS6301 CAN/LIN board is an I/O board for interfacing simulators with CAN and LIN. It connects Scalexio HIL systems and CAN, CAN FD, as well as LIN systems.

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Automotive Testing Expo 2016

Testing CAN FD for the automotive industry

[2016-05-19] Rohde & Schwarz offers a number of oscilloscopes solutions that are tailored to the automotive industry. At the Testing Expo, the company will demonstrate trigger and decoding option for CAN FD.

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Tilt sensor

Shock compensation with CANopen Safety

[2016-05-19] FSG (Germany) has presented tilt angle sensors with shock compensation. They monitor the inclination of construction machinery and measuring tilt angles on ship platforms, working platforms, or oil and gas rigs.

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Calibration service

Diagnosis tool becomes more precise

[2016-05-19] The electronics company Gemac (Germany) offers an annual calibration service for its mobile diagnosis tool CANtouch to all customers.

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Development tool

Algorithms for ADAS

[2016-05-19] Vector’s vADASdeveloper provides an infrastructure for developing algorithms for ADAS and automated driving. The tool reduces the workload when developing sensor data fusion applications.

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Automotive Testing Expo 2016

Engine test instrumentation

[2016-05-18] Labcell will introduce a range of engine test instruments at the Testing Expo. The company’s M400MR blow-by meter measures the flow of gases from an engine’s crank-case.

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CANopen inclinometer

Ready for mobile automation

[2016-05-18] Kuebler has added an inclinometer series to its product portfolio. The IN88 series is made for outdoor use in mobile automation and comes with CANopen.

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Automotive MCU

CAN FD for functional integrity

[2016-05-18] STMicroelectronics has launched automotive MCUs that aim to make cars more secure and connected. The SPC58 family combines ISO CAN FD and Ethernet communication interfaces with the latest HSM technology.

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