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CAN Bus Bolt Connects Industrial Machinery And Devices to Wireless Networks, WiFi And Bluetooth

HMS Networks introduced its Anybus Wireless Bolt CAN gateway, providing CAN Bus communication via WiFi or Bluetooth. The device builds on the success of Anybus Wireless Bolt, which is applied to wireless Ethernet access. Like its predecessor, the gateway for bolt-on-machine mounting is suitable for heavy-duty machinery and demanding industrial applications. Applications include warehouse installations and AGVs (Automated [...]

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Programmable Maritime Application System Based on Raspberry Pi Supports NMEA 2000 Functionality

NMEA 2000 is a marine networking standard created and administered by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). The NMEA is an association of marine electronics manufacturers, dealers, and technicians. The NMEA 2000 standard describes a low-cost, moderate capacity, bi-directional, multi-transmitter, multi-receiver instrument network. Typical data on a network using this standard include: Position latitude and longitude. GPS status. Steering [...]

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Programmable CAN / CAN FD Router And Data Logger Comes With Optional Ethernet Port

The PCAN-Router Pro FD by PEAK-System is a six-channel CAN FD router and data logger, which is now offered with an RJ-45 Ethernet interface as an option. The programmable router comes with custom firmware which is loaded using the CAN Bus network. In addition, the provided development package includes multiple C/C++ programming samples for employing the capabilities [...]

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SAE J1939 Data Scanner Monitors Multiple PT1000 Inputs From A Diesel Engine

Axiomatic Technologies introduced their AX184200 20 PT1000 RTD scanner with CAN Bus (SAE J1939) connection. It features rugged packaging and watertight Deutsch IPD connectors for an IP67 rating. The system does not require additional programming or configuration. The scanner monitors 20 2-wire PT1000 inputs from a diesel engine and forwards the temperature information to the engine control [...]

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NMEA Online & Virtual Installer Trainings July 13-15, 2021

NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) offers their installer certification classes to the marine electronics world this July 13-15. These are 6-8 hour online instructor-led installer certification training sessions. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and listen to the live instructor and presentation, along with being able to ask questions to [...]

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Powertrain Diagnostics Platform For Engine Development Comes With Two CAN FD Interfaces

Kistler introduced its Kibox2, a modular and extendable powertrain diagnostics platform for engine development. The Kibox2 is equipped with two CAN FD interfaces for reading data from the vehicle network. The diagnostic platform is suitable for standard, electric, and hybrid powertrain analysis. It allows time- and angle-based data recording, real-time calculation of combustion parameters, limit value monitoring, [...]

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Controller Area Network (CAN Bus) Tutorial - Message Frame Format

The following is an excerpt from  A Comprehensible Controller Area Network by Wilfried Voss. This section will examine the exact structure of both data and remote message frames bit by bit. Per definition, a CAN data or remote frame has the following components: SOF (Start of Frame) - Marks the beginning of data and remote Frames Arbitration Field – Includes [...]

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Low-Cost CAN Bus Monitor For Developing And Debugging High-Speed CAN Networks

Controller Area Network (CAN) is a serial network technology that was originally designed for the automotive industry, especially for European cars, but has also become a popular bus in industrial automation as well as other applications. The CAN Bus is primarily used in embedded systems, and as its name implies, is a network technology that provides [...]

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Telematics Gateway Connects to Multiple SAE J1939 / ISOBUS Sensors

The CANUp telematics gateway by Technoton represents a multi-functional tool for advanced telematics systems combining data interface features, digital-to-analog converter, and online GPS/GLONASS tracker. The telematics gateway allows the easy and error-free implementation of a complex telematics system that uses many onboard smart-sensors and devices necessary for monitoring multiple control points: fuel tanks, engines, upper equipment, trailed/attached [...]

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Controller Area Network (CAN Bus) Tutorial - Higher Layer Protocols

The following is an excerpt from  A Comprehensible Controller Area Network by Wilfried Voss. Even though highly influential in automobiles and small applications, the CAN Bus technology alone is not suitable for machine automation since its communication between devices is limited to only 8 bytes.Consequently, higher layer protocols such as CANopen for machine control, DeviceNet for factory [...]

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