From the editors' desk

[2015-07-16] Using non-standardized measurement units does not often result in the explosion of US$125 million, but sometimes it does. In 1999, NASA lost a Mars orbiter because an engineering team used American units instead of the metric system. At that point, NASA had been using the metric system for years, but apparently not all of its engineers had gotten the message.

At the CAN Newsletter, we want to publishing our texts in accordance with the internationally standardized terminology and physical units. This means that we don’t use mph but km/s, or bps but bit/s. We distinguish between 1000 byte (1 kbyte) and 1024 byte (1 KiB). CAN 2.0A and CAN 2.0B are also not part of our vocabulary: We prefer to use Base Frame Format and Extended Frame Format instead, as defined in ISO 11898-1, the official standard for CAN.

In press releases, we often find funny physical units and terminology, which are not in line with internationally agreed rules. It seems that the acceptance in the electronic industry is still very low.

Holger Zeltwanger

demo_x1

IP solution

Non-ISO CAN FD solution for automobiles

[2015-07-30] Arasan’s CAN FD controller IP provides increased bandwidth for CAN networking solutions. The solution implements the Classical CAN protocol, as well as the non-ISO CAN FD protocol compliant to Bosch.

Read on

demo_x1

Oscilloscope

CAN FD analysis on the symbolic layer

[2015-07-29] Teledyne LeCroy has announced the addition of symbolic (application) layer analysis capabilities to their CAN and CAN FD serial trigger, decode, measurement, and graphing solutions.

Read on

demo_x1

Frequency inverter

With optional CANopen module

[2015-07-30] Gefran has released two frequency inverters, the BDI50 and the VDI100. Both inverters can be integrated into machine architectures through optional CANopen modules.

Read on

demo_x1

Safety grippers

Humans and robots working together

[2015-07-29] Schunk, known for its safety grippers, has presented safety concepts for each of its mechatronic pillars. The goal: a method for collaboration between humans and handling systems. CAN plays a role in the control of the grippers.

Read on

demo_x1

Continuous damping control

Driving comfort for commercial vehicles

[2015-07-29] ZF offers a one-axle version of its damping control system for commercial vehicles. It is suitable for vehicle axles with frequently differing load conditions. The system uses information provided on the vehicle CAN network.

Read on

demo_x1

CAN sniffer

Free tool with interface purchase

[2015-07-28] As a distributor of Kvaser interfaces in the UK, Warwick Control is introducing a new policy for its customers: Any Kvaser interface purchased from Warwick Control comes with a free ECO version of the X-Analyser 3.

Read on

demo_x1

Robust controller

J1939 and NMEA 2000 supported

[2015-07-28] Divelbiss has introduced enhanced models of its HEC-P5000 family of controllers. They offer control capability in harsh environments and enable cloud communication with the Versa Cloud M2M platform.

Read on

demo_x1

Car hacking

Remote control via the entertainment system

[2015-07-23] Security researchers have again taken over a car – this time from 16 km away. While the two automobile hackers previously had to directly connect to the CAN network to hack the car, they have now found a way to control it remotely.

Read on

demo_x1

AEF certificate

First certified Isobus plough control

[2015-07-23] Lemken is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer an Isobus plough control. The plough control was tested according to the guidelines of the AEF.

Read on

demo_x1

CAN adapter

For industrial and embedded systems

[2015-07-23] Innodisk (Taiwan) has announced the EMUC-B201, an mPCIe CAN adapter for industrial and embedded systems. It gives embedded computers and IPCs access to sensors and subsystems in real time.

Read on

demo_x1

CANopen inclinometer

Compensation for vibration and shock

[2015-07-23] Together with 3B6, TK Engineering Oy (Findland) has launched the AMU-GEO series inclinometers. They offer dynamic accuracy through the compensation of vibration, shock, and centrifugal acceleration.

Read on

demo_x1

Development tool

CAN FD in vehicle networking

[2015-07-23] The Star Cooperation Group has expanded its product family in vehicle networking technology with the Flex Device-L. The development tool for vehicle networking supports non-ISO CAN FD.

Read on