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HMS (Sweden) has expanded their Ixxat (Germany) PC/CAN interface series with the CAN-IB300/PCI and CAN-IB400/PCI. The two CAN cards are modularly expandable with up to four CAN interfaces and driver and tool suite support.

The Ixxat APIs support CANopen and J1939 interfaces (Photo: HMS)

THE IXXAT CAN-IB RANGE IS USED in industrial and automotive applications. It allows users to connect a computer to a CAN system for control applications and for analysis, configuration and troubleshooting. The PCI cards expand the CAN-IB range, consisting of PCIe, PCIe-Mini, and PCIe-104 cards.

Due to their modular design, the CAN-IB interfaces can be used in a range of applications. Besides up to four high-speed CAN channels, the low-speed CAN standard is also supported. Furthermore, the interfaces can be equipped with up to four LIN or K-Line interfaces as well as customer-specific interfaces upon request. This is made possible through the concept already used in the PCIe cards, which consists of piggy-back extensions and expansion cards.

Both cards are available in the standard and low-profile format and can optionally be supplied with galvanic decoupling. While the CAN-IB300/PCI is a cost-efficient passive card, the active CAN-IB400/PCI has a 32-bit micro-controller system, which enables handling and active filtering of the messages to be sent and received on the card. This feature is particularly handy in applications with high demands on data pre-processing.

All CAN-IB cards are supported not only by the Ixxat Windows driver packages (VCI), but also the real-time driver packages (ECI for Linux, RTX, Intime, QNX, VxWorks). Similarly, the Ixxat APIs for CANopen and J1939 support these interfaces. For the analysis of CAN and CAN-FD networks, HMS offers a Windows-based analytical tool with the Ixxat CANanalyser.

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