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CAN FD quadruplet released

Peak-System from Darmstadt (Germany) has expanded its CAN FD product line with the PCAN-M.2 Four Channel plug-in card. Thanks to the mounted expansion board on the main board, four CAN FD channels are available for computers.

The PCAN-M.2 allows the connection of Classical CAN and CAN FD networks via the M.2 interface (PCIe) of modern computer boards (Photo: Peak-System)

Connection to CAN networks is made using the supplied connection cables with D-Sub connector. Each CAN FD channel can transmit a maximum of 64 data bytes of a CAN FD frame at bit rates of 20 kbit/s up to 12 Mbit/s. Each CAN port is galvanic isolated up to 300 V and can be terminated. The card is available as a single, dual, or four-channel version. Galvanic isolation on the CAN connection is up to 300 V, separate for each CAN channel.

As with the single- and dual-channel versions, the four-channel card in form factor 2280 has a contact strip with B+M key. The length can also be adjusted from 80 mm to 60 mm via a predetermined breaking point. The card can be used on any motherboard size from Mini-ITX to E-ATX. Thus, the plug-in board is suitable for desktop and industrial PC cases of various sizes. Application fields of the CAN FD interface are embedded systems, such as those found in motor vehicles, railways, and aircraft.

Device drivers are available for the operating systems Windows (10, 8.1, and 7) and Linux. The programming interface PCAN-Basic, an API for the development of applications with Classical CAN and CAN FD connection, and the monitor software PCAN-View are included in delivery.


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