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Simulating SAE J1939 PGNs Used By Truck & Bus FMS (Fleet Management System) Standard

What is the FMS Standard? In the beginning of the 21st century, GPS-based vehicle tracking systems became more and more affordable, but they still could not provide vehicle related technical information. In 2002, six major truck manufacturers (Volvo, Scania, Iveco, MAN, DAF, Mercedes-Benz) decided to create a standardized vehicle interface for these GPS based tracking systems, [...]

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SAE J1939 Project With Arduino Uno/Mega2560: Requesting & Simulating Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

This post describes an Arduino project (sketch) that requests the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) from an SAE J1939 vehicle network. Before I go into the technical details, let me describe the hardware configuration. First, as shown in the picture, I used an Arduino Uno with a CAN Bus Shield. In order to simulate the SAE J1939 vehicle bus, [...]

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Din-Rail Wireless Remote Control System With 2-way Switch/Relay Operation

The DRWC-2W-24 Series Wireless Remote Control System by Imagine Instruments LLC comes with 2-way operation allowing for remote activation of equipment from a distance of up to 1 mile away using license free wireless 802.15.4 communication.Each transceiver unit is equipped with up to 2 contact closure inputs that are used to control open-collector outputs rated up to 100mA [...]

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FCC Certified RF Transceiver Development Kit For IoT Applications

Microchip Technology Inc., a provider of microcontroller (MCU), mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Sigfox, a provider of global solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), have launched an FCC-certified, fully integrated RF transceiver and kits for developing IoT solutions for use on the Sigfox network.Powered by Microchip's ATA8520E, a low-power RF transceiver with an integrated AVR [...]

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EtherCAT, PROFINET, Sercos, Ethernet/IP Gateway Bridges Two Real-Time Ethernet Networks

Hilscher's netTAP 151 is a four-port device that exchanges input/output (I/O) data between different industrial Ethernet networks by acting as a protocol converter. The netTAP 151 gateway transmits I/O data bidirectionally between any two industrial Real-Time Ethernet networks. It is the ideal solution for installations with heterogenous networks or such of the same kind to exchange data [...]

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Rugged 6U VME Single Board Computer (SBC) Designed For Harsh Environments

Abaco Systems announced the release of their PowerXtreme PPC11A 6U VME single board computer. Based on Power Architecture, this SBC is form, fit and function compatible with its predecessors (PowerXtreme PPC4A, PPC7A, PPC9A and PPC10A) stretching back over a decade, providing a straightforward upgrade path/technology insertion opportunity for existing users. The PPC11A is available in two versions, providing [...]

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Industrial Motherboard With LGA1151 Socket 6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3, Pentium & Celeron Processor

Axiomtek introduced their IMB500, an industrial ATX motherboard powered by the 6th generation of Intel Core, Pentium and Celeron processors using the LGA1151 socket with the Intel Q170 chipset. The IMB500 supports four 288-pin DDR4-2133/1866 SO-DIMM sockets with a total memory capacity of 64GB which enhances the overall system performance. The board is designed for [...]

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Arduino Or Raspberry Pi - Which System Is Better Suited For CAN Bus Projects?

To say it upfront, the choice between the Arduino platform and the Raspberry Pi is primarily a personal matter, depending on factors like knowledge of programming and programming languages, preferences for operating systems, and, after all, hardware knowledge. Both system architectures, while being very different from each other, provide vast software and hardware support for [...]

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Arduino Due: Dual CAN Port Test Sketch With LED CAN Traffic Indicators

In a previous post ( Arduino Due: Dual CAN Port Test Sketch), I demonstrated how to read and write the two CAN ports on the Arduino Due. The post explains that the two CAN ports on the Arduino Due are practically useless without their respective CAN transceivers. CAN transceivers convert a regular TTL signal from the CAN controller [...]

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Dual CAN Bus Interface For Arduino Due: Controlling the LEDs

The following explains how to control the LEDs on our jCOM.CAN.DUE and jCOM.CAN.DUE-X boards. The experienced Arduino programmer may frown since all necessary information is available (LED1 = GPIO 14; LED2 = GPIO 15). Consequently, this post is for the novice Arduino programmer or those who are primarily interested in embedded Controller Area Network programming. Just as a reminder, [...]

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