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PCIeMini Board Features Two CAN Bus FD (Flexible Data Rate) Ports For Embedded Solutions

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PCI Express Mini Card with 2 CAN or 2 CAN FD Interfaces b y esd electronics

ESD Electronics (Germany) has extended its 402 series of CAN interface boards. The PCIeMini card features two CAN FD (Flexible Data Rate) ports available at 9-pin D-sub connectors.

Due to its compact design, the CAN interface board can be used in notebooks, laptops, MiniPCs, and hat-rail mounted PCs as well as embedded systems without the need for an external USB or Ethernet connection. The CAN-PCIeMini/402-2 is an add-in PCI Express Full-Mini card that features two electrically isolated CAN FD interfaces with an on-board network termination. It is based on the provider’s Advanced CAN Core technology (esdACC). This FPGA supports bus mastering (first-party DMA) to transfer data to the host memory. This results in a reduction of overall latency on servicing I/O transactions in particular at higher data rates and reduces host CPU load.

Due to the usage of MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts) the host interface board can be operated for example in Hypervisor environments. It provides a 64-bit hardware timestamps for CAN messages. Driver software for Windows and Linux comes with the product as well as the company’s CAN Tools, which can be downloaded free-of-charge.


  • 2 CAN (FD) interfaces according to ISO 11898-2
  • Bus mastering and local data management by FPGA
  • PCIe® Mini interface according to Mini Card Electromechanical Spec. R1.2
  • Supports MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts)
  • Full-Mini Card (Type F2) form factor
  • Software drivers for Windows® and Linux® included free of charge
  • Optional CAN layer 2 software drivers for real-time operating systems
  • CANopen®, J1939 and ARINC 825 protocol libraries for Classical CAN applications
  • ISO 16845:2004 certified esd Advanced CAN Core (esdACC) technology
  • High resolution hardware timestamps

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