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Ready for CAN FD

ESD (Germany) supports CAN FD, not just for the FPGA core esdACC and the application interface NTCAN-API. The monitoring and diagnostics tool CANreal is also ready for CAN FD, as is the PCI Express CAN interface.

The CAN-PCIe/402 express board has up to four CAN interfaces (Photo: ESD)

THE PCI EXPRESS CAN INTERFACE CAN-PCIe/402 is already equipped with CAN FD transceivers, making it ready for CAN FD. All of these products – the FPGA core, the application interface, the tool, and CAN interface – are at the moment ready for non-ISO CAN FD communication. When ISO approves the revised CAN FD standard, ESD will release its products with ISO CAN FD.

At the end of October 2014, ESD successfully attended CiA’s CAN FD plug fest with its CAN FPGA core esdACC. For this purpose, the ESD PCI Express CAN interface CAN-PCIe/402 had been equipped with CAN FD transceivers specified for CAN FD and supporting bit-rates of at least 2 Mbit/s. The interoperability with other CAN nodes worked perfectly. Even with bit-rates up to 6 Mbit/s, the communication worked without errors on the CAN FD network. Data reception ran up to 10 Mbit/s without errors.