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eBooks (PDF): Technical Literature on CAN (Controller Area Network) and SAE J1939

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Copperhill Technologies offers a wide variety of technical literature with focus on Controller Area Network ((CAN) and SAE J1939.

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a-comprehensible-guide-to-controller-area-network.jpgISBN: 978-09765116-0-1

Printed: 146 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding
Publisher: Copperhill Technologies Corporation

Copyright: © 2005 by Copperhill Technologies Corporation
Language: English

A Comprehensible Guide to Controller Area Network by Wilfried Voss represents the most thoroughly researched and most complete work on CAN available in the marketplace.

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 fast communication among microcontrollers up to real-time requirements, eliminating the need for the much more expensive and complex technology of a Dual-Ported RAM.

This book provides complete information on all CAN features and aspects combined with a high level of readability. Download the PDF...

a-comprehensible-guide-to-j1939.jpgISBN: 978-09765116-3-2
113 pages, 7.4" x 9.7", perfect binding
Publisher: Copperhill Technologies Corporation
Copyright: © 2008 by Copperhill Technologies Corporation
Language: English

SAE J1939 has become the accepted industry standard and the vehicle network technology of choice for off-highway machines in applications such as construction, material handling, and forestry machines. 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. The messages exchanged between these units can be data such as vehicle road speed, torque control message from the transmission to the engine, oil temperature, and many more.

The information in this book is based on two documents of the SAE J1939 Standards Collection:

  • J1939/21 - Data Link Layer

  • J1939/81 - Network Management

A Comprehensible Guide to J1939 is the first work on J1939 besides the SAE J1939 standards collection. It provides profound information on the J1939 message format and network management combined with a high level of readability. Download the PDF...

Controller Area Network Prototyping with Arduino

Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Copperhill Media Corporation (March 31, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1938581164
ISBN-13: 978-1938581168
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches

While the Arduino is not widely considered an industrial-strength solution, it provides, due to its low price and ease of programming, the perfect prototyping platform for all kinds of Controller Area Network (CAN) applications.

This book, written by a leading expert on CAN technologies, guides the reader through the process of acquiring all necessary hardware and software components, the implementation of the CAN driver, and the implementation of programs (Arduino Sketches) to read, send, process, and display data from and to a CAN network.The collection of programming examples cumulates into a full-fledged USB-to-CAN Gateway communicating with a Windows/Linux PC.

This book will enable you to achieve CAN functionality literally within only a few hours.

The topics include:

  • Introduction to Controller Area Network
  • Prototyping Hardware and its Variants
  • Arduino CAN Shields
  • CAN Driver Implementation and Library Functions
  • Simple CAN Test Programs
  • CAN Network Monitoring, Simulation, and Diagnostics Program
  • CAN Data Display via Windows/Linux GUI

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SAE J1939 ECU Programming & Vehicle Bus Simulation with Arduino

Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: Copperhill Media Corporation (March 23, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1938581180
ISBN-13: 978-1938581182
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.3 x 9.7 inches

This book, written by a leading expert in the field of Controller Area Network (CAN) technologies, represents the perfect guide to implementing an SAE J1939 protocol stack for embedded systems. The book is filled with numerous C/C++ code examples and valuable documentation of the resulting J1939 vehicle network data traffic. It explains in great detail the inner workings of the protocol through designing and transmitting J1939 data frames, receiving and processing J1939 data frames, and simulating J1939 ECUs (Electronic Control Units).

Other Arduino sketches (software projects) include a J1939 network scanner, and a simple SAE J1939 to USB Gateway application with associated Windows GUI (Visual Studio C# project). The collection of sketches is concluded by the ARD1939 project, a fully functional SAE J1939 protocol stack for the Arduino Uno and Mega 2560.

As an added value, the included proof of concept explains (by means of code examples and bus traffic recordings) the details of the Transport Protocol (TP) according to SAE J1939/21 (BAM Session, RTS/CTS Session) and the Address Claim Procedure according to SAE J1939/81. In combination with the low-cost and high-level user-friendliness approach of the Arduino environment, this book represents the ideal platform to learning and implementing embedded applications with the SAE J1939 protocol stack. Download the PDF...