From the editors' desk

[2016-01-25] We, the editors, like to understand your, the readers’, desire. Of course, we have Google Analytics. We can observe, which articles you have visited most. For example, many of you have downloaded the CAN Newsletter magazine articles about Vector’s CAPL language. Many of you were interested in “open source”-related news. But we don’t know, what you are missing. We also like to serve readers with very specific information requirements. Therefore, we would appreciate to learn more about your information wishes. You can submit your desires by email to pr(at)can-cia.org.

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Car hacking

Baby, you can drive my car

[2016-02-04] Researchers claim to be able to control a vehicle by playing a song spiked with malicious code. All they need is 18 seconds of playtime.

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Spielwarenmesse 2016

Model railroads and drones use CAN

[2016-02-04] Toys using CAN networks include model railroads and drones. Some of them were shown at the biggest toy tradeshow, the Spielwarenmesse in Germany.

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Deep-sea space shuttle

Mass-produced underwater vehicles

[2016-02-04] Autonomous underwater vehicles are essential for tasks such as exploring the seabed. Fraunhofer researchers have designed a lightweight vehicle intended for series production with a CAN system.

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CAN connectors

Suitable for bit-rates higher than 1 Mbit/s

[2016-02-04] Provertha offers dedicated connectors for CAN communication. They are optimized regarding signal reflection, electro-magnetic compatibility, and contact resistance.

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Embedded World 2016

CAN computers for industrial automation

[2016-02-04] With the CAN computer Compact SL 8, Syslogic is specifically setting its aim on automation companies. The devices are particularly suitable as control computers or protocol converters in industrial automation.

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Radio receiver

Industrial remote for CANopen

[2016-02-03] The Tyro Virgo by Tyro Remotes (Netherlands) is a fieldbus receiver. It can be connected to networks such as CANopen, Devicenet, and others.

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3D printer

Printing with multiple materials

[2016-02-03] 3D printers are often specialized machines that print specialized materials. Hyrel’s 3D printers are more flexible: instead of buying a printer, the customer can exchange the printer head.

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Keypad

Modules for mobile machines

[2016-02-03] Griessbach (Germany) has developed variable keypad modules with CAN interfaces. They enable network communication in vehicles and mobile machinery.

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Integrated electronics

Force and moment sensor with CAN

[2016-02-03] Schunk has added the FCT to its range of sensors. It is a force/moment sensor for hand-operated robots or service robots and can also be used in simpler applications.

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5,7-inch display

Monitoring and control system

[2016-02-03] The D2310 by Graf-Syteco is a rugged operating, monitoring, and control system for vehicle machines. Three CAN interfaces are provided. J1939 is also supported.

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Linear actuator

For medical applications

[2016-02-02] With an old and two new products, Hanning Elektro-Werke provides a versatile trio in its Hamatic linear actuator line. This offers a package for all classes of drives. Communication is via CAN.

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Q&A with Frenzel + Berg

“We are constantly developing new versions of CANopen chips”

[2016-02-01] Erich Frenzel from Frenzel + Berg (Germany) answered questions about the CANopen I/O chip used in many different applications.

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Stereo video camera

Pedestrian protection: Keeping an eye on safety in 3D

[2016-01-27] The Bosch stereo video camera allows 3D environment recognition. Based on the data of the camera, the company’s pedestrian protection assist can trigger at a speed up to 60 km/h an automatic emergency braking or if required an evasive maneuver.

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Software program

Acquisition of data and CAN signals

[2016-01-27] The new version of HBM's Perception software for high-speed data acquisition also simultaneously acquires slower CAN signals. It simplifies handling with definable buttons (User Keys).

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Embedded World 2016

Touch-based control interface for special vehicles

[2016-01-27] Schleissheimer (Germany) presents an interface platform for special vehicles at Embedded World 2016. The system enables drivers to operate both base vehicle functions and body application electronics via a single touchscreen.

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CAN bridge chip

Infotainment and telematics with CAN FD

[2016-01-27] Toshiba announced the launch of an automotive-grade bridge solution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and other automotive applications. The TC9560AXBG version supports CAN FD.

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