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CANopen design tool

EMS Dr. Thomas Wuensche (Germany) shows the proCANtool at the Embedded World 2016 fair. It’s a CANopen design tool, which aids in the development of CANopen devices.

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The tool administrates device databases, out of which an object dictionary in C code, an electronic data sheet (EDS), and documentation are generated. The proCANtool CANopen device monitor serves the graphical inspection and configuration of devices in a CANopen network. The built in script capability supports access to the implemented CANopen services as well as the realization of test and control applications. The information about the object dictionary structure is taken from the EDS file of the device.

The tool’s library offers all services needed to implement CANopen communication, as outlined in the communication profile CiA 301 version 4.x. It develops master and slave devices and can handle one or more CAN lines in a particular device. The CANopen Library is available in the following versions:

  • proCANtool source-library slave small
  • proCANtool source-library slave
  • proCANtool source-library master/slave
  • proCANtool source-library slave – multiline
  • proCANtool source-library master/slave – multiline

The company showcases the product in hall 1, stand 640 at the Embedded World 2016 fair, which takes place in Nuremberg, Germany from February 23 to 25, 2016.