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CAN FD interface card

Allows the connection to Classical CAN and CAN FD

At Peak-System, the PCAN-PCI/104-Express FD is now available as single, dual, and four-channel version. Up to four cards can be stacked for access to Classical CAN and CAN FD networks.

The CAN network is connected via 9-pin D-sub (DE-9) connectors to the supplied slot brackets. (Photo: Peak-System)

The connection to the CAN network is made via the D-sub slot brackets included in the delivery. Stack-through connectors for the PCI bus are supplied on request.

The PCAN-PCI/104-Express FD reaches bit rates up to 12 Mbit/s for CAN FD frames. The galvanic isolation between the computer and the CAN side is 500 V. Furthermore, a 5-V supply for external devices and an internal termination for each CAN channel can be activated via solder bridges. Beside the hardware, there is also a product DVD with the CAN monitor PCAN-View, several APIs, and device drivers for Linux and Windows.

Based on the PCI/104 form factor, compact and ruggedized solutions for industrial PCs and embedded systems exposed to harsh environments can be realized. Therefore, the product is well suited for applications such as medical and instrumentation technology, industrial control, aerospace, and military as well as construction vehicles. In addition, the card can be integrated on the form factors Epic Express and EBX Express. The product provides an extended operating temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C.

Since the first implementations of CAN FD, the protocol has been improved and is now included in the standard ISO 11898-1. The revised CAN FD standard is not compatible with the original protocol.

Peak-System takes this into account by supporting both protocol versions with their CAN FD interfaces. If required, the user can switch to the CAN FD protocol used in the environment by software („ISO” and „Non-ISO“). Devices delivered until February 2015 need a firmware update for this functionality.


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Kvaser Sontheim