Codesys by 3S supports CAN and CAN FD gateways by Peak. The provided software is used to serve the Codesys environment in conjunction with the runtime system.
The IEC 61131-3 compliant Codesys programming environment and runtime system supports the PCAN-Ethernet Gateway DR and the PCAN-Wireless Gateway DR. According to Christoph Schoen, both products can be used with the Codesys Gateway and the Control Win (version 3) software packages. Due to the integrated PCAN-Basic API (application programming interface), this communication can also take place via CAN. For example, a Codesys application program can be transferred and debugged from a Windows-PC via CAN to an embedded controller. Furthermore, the Codesys CANopen or J1939 protocol stacks or any other CAN layer-2 application can also be tested on a Windows-PC by the integration of the PCAN-Basic API in the Codesys Control Win V3 software module.
“Furthermore, the Codesys Control RTE application currently works with the dual-channel versions of the PCAN-PCI and the PCAN-PCI Express,” wrote Christoph Schoen in LinkedIn, a social network platform. “In the future, the PCAN-PCI Express FD is also to be supported.” The real-time SoftPLC Codesys Control RTE directly accesses the hardware and has been developed for real-time critical applications. In addition, SocketCAN, a collection of CAN drivers, runs under Codesys Control for Linux. This means that all CAN and CAN FD interfaces of Peak-System can be used under Linux with Codesys software. In the near future, 3S will support CAN FD connectivity in its PLC software.
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