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SAE J1708 to UART Breakout Board - Programming SAE J1708 Network Access

We at Copperhill Technologies have designed an SAE J1708-to-UART breakout board, and we are in the process of adding it to our e-commerce website. However, what we learned during the development is that the device is in need of some massive software support as I will explain in the following.First of all, to go into [...]

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Guide To SAE J1939 - J1939 Characteristics

The following is an excerpt from A Comprehensible Guide To J1939 by Wilfried Voss. SAE J1939 is a higher-layer protocol based on Controller Area Network (CAN). It provides serial data communications between microprocessor systems (also called Electronic Control Units - ECU) in any kind of heavy-duty vehicles.Everything that has to do with CAN is based on maximum reliability with the [...]

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Guide To SAE J1939 - Controller Area Network and J1939

The following is an excerpt from A Comprehensible Guide To J1939 by Wilfried Voss. The standard CAN message frame uses an 11-bit message identifier (CAN 2.0A), which is sufficient for the use in regular automobiles and any industrial application, however, not necessarily for off-road vehicles.The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Truck and Bus Control and Communications Subcommittee had developed a family of [...]

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Guide To SAE J1939 - CAN Bus Higher Layer Protocols

The following is an excerpt from A Comprehensible Guide To J1939 by Wilfried Voss. Even though extremely effective in automobiles and small applications, CAN alone is not suitable for machine automation, since its communication between devices is limited to only 8 bytes per message. As a consequence, higher layer protocols such as CANopen for machine control, DeviceNet for factory automation and [...]

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CAN-to-Cloud Gateway Connects CAN Bus to Microsoft Azure Cloud Via Ethernet

The CAN-to-Cloud device by esd electronics connects a CAN Bus network to Microsoft Azure Cloud using Azure IoT Hub. Once transferred to the Cloud, the data can be processed according to the user's needs.  Microsoft Azure offers a multitude of software services for further processing, such as storing, displaying, and analyzing process data.  The service also allows the designing [...]

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Guide To SAE J1939 - Introduction to J1939

The following is an excerpt from A Comprehensible Guide To J1939 by Wilfried Voss. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Truck and Bus Control and Communications Subcommittee has developed a family of standards concerning the design and use of devices that transmit electronic signals and control information among vehicle components. SAE J1939 and its companion documents have quickly become the [...]

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Build Autonomous Robots Using The Arduino Board And Software

This book supports you to breathe life into the robots of your dreams―without advanced electronics or programming skills. Arduino Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and standard parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your unique flair. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide starts with the [...]

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Recipe-Based Guide To Programming Your Raspberry Pi 3 Using Python

This book begins by leading you through setting up Raspberry Pi 3, performing tasks using Python 3.6, and introducing the first steps to interface with RPI peripherals. As you work through the chapters, you will develop your skills and apply them as you advance. You will learn how to build text classifiers, predict sentiments in words, develop applications [...]

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SAE J1939 Programming with Arduino – Recommended Literature

This post is part of a series about SAE J1939 ECU Programming & VInsert linkehicle Bus Simulation with Arduino. There is more than plenty and valuable literature available on the Arduino, but, being an experienced programmer, the one and only work I read was:Programming ArduinoGetting Started with SketchesBy Simon MonkISBN 978-0071784221Also recommended for providing more background information:Controller Area Network [...]

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SAE J1939 Programming with Arduino – Function Calls Description

This post is part of a series about SAE J1939 ECU Programming & Vehicle Bus Simulation with Arduino. j1939.Initvoid j1939.Init(int nSystemTime);Initializes the ARD1939’s memory, baud rate settings, etc.nSystemTime - This is the loop time of your application in milliseconds. This information will provide the ARD1939 protocol stack a time base to manage all timers required for various protocol tasks.Ideally, the system [...]

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