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PCI/104-Express Board Series for CAN and LIN
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Two new PCI/104-Express boards are designed specifically for use in compact industrial computers and mobile systems. The new PCI/104-Express variants from IXXAT are based on a highly modular architectural concept. In addition to a passive version for cost-sensitive applications, an active version with a powerful 32-bit microcontroller is offered. The active version is specially designed for use in applications with high demands for data preprocessing.
Depending on the version, the PCI/104-Express boards are available with up to four CAN interfaces as well as with an optional switchable high/low speed CAN interface and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) interface. All interfaces are galvanic isolated by default. In accordance with the requirements for industrial and mobile applications, the boards have an extended temperature range from -40° to +85°C.
To connect the boards with the application running on the PC, a Windows driver package is included in the scope of delivery Virtual CAN Interface (VCI). The Windows driver supports all interfaces on the board and allows the use of both customer specific programs as well as the analysis and configuration tools from IXXAT. Furthermore, the VCI driver supports all CAN interface boards offered by IXXAT, enabling the user to switch between the different board variants without adaptation of its application. In addition, drivers for the real-time Windows extension RTX, InTime and Linux are available. The integration of the boards into networks using higher layer protocols can be performed by using the CANopen Master API, the SAE J1939 API or further protocol software packages offered by IXXAT.
IXXAT, Bedford, NH. (603) 471-0800. [www.ixxat.com].