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Raspberry Pi Compute Module With CAN FD for Automation and IoT Applications

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Kontron Pi-Tron CM4 computer with Linux OS.jpeg

Kontron announced the release of their Pi-Tron CM4 computer with Linux OS, which utilizes the fourth-generation Raspberry Pi compute module with the 1,5-GHz, 64-bit Broadcom BCM2711 chip and four Arm Cortex-A72 processors. 

The computer’s steel housing allows for universal use, e.g., for automation and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. Depending on the variant, it provides a 1-GiB, 2-GB, 4-GiB, or 8-GiB SDRAM memory with options up to 32 GiB using the eMMC card. The available interfaces include CAN FD, EIA-485, a 40-pin GPIO (General-Purpose IO) header, an HDMI slot, and an LVDS display connector through an adapter board. A further option is a pre-certified wireless LAN/Bluetooth connection. 

An M.2 B key slot with a PCIe connection allows the usage of related standard modules. For instance, the user may implement individual AI (artificial intelligence) solutions for machine vision and machine/deep learning with the Hailo-8 AI modules or the Google Coral AI Edge TPU (Tensor Processing Unit). 

In addition, the Raspberry Pi supports the use of LTE modules with SIM cards and an external antenna connection to integrate IoT solutions. A significant advantage of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer is its enormous community, with numerous software models and a pool of compiled program packages available. Furthermore, several expansion modules utilizing the GPIO header are obtainable through the ecosystem.

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PICAN CAN Bus FD Board With Real-Time Clock For Raspberry Pi

PICAN CAN Bus FD Board With Real-Time Clock For Raspberry Pi

The PiCAN FD board provides CAN Bus FD (Flexible Data Rate) capability for the Raspberry Pi 3. It uses the Microchip MCP2517FD CAN FD controller with an MCP2562FD CAN transceiver. Developed by Bosch, CAN with Flexible Data-Rate (CAN FD) is an extension to the original CAN protocol as specified in ISO 11898-1 that responds to increased bandwidth requirements in automotive networks. 

The connection is established via DB9 or 4-way screw terminal. The board is also available with a 5v 1A SMPS that can power the RPi as well via the screw terminal or DB9 connector.

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Advanced IoT Programming Using The Raspberry Pi 4 And Python 3

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4G Telematics Unit With OBD-II (CAN Bus) Port For Fleet Management

The TMU Pi3 telematics unit by Autopi (Denmark) utilizes the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ SBC, and it connects to in-vehicle CAN Bus networks via the OBD2 port.The device uses the 1,4-GHz Broadcom BCM2837B0 SOC with Cortex-A53 64-bit quad-core processor, including 512-MiB SDRAM and a 32-GiB micro SD card with installed Raspbian Jessie operating system and Autopi [...]

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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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Installing python-can on the Raspberry Pi

This post demonstrates the steps required to install python-can on the Raspberry Pi for use with PiCAN2, PiCAN3, PiCAN-M CAN Bus HATs. First make sure the driver is installed. See:PiCAN2, PiCAN3, and PiCAN-M Driver Installation for Raspberry Pi...Now install python-can: pip3 install python-can Check there is no error. You can now initialize the CAN interface: sudo /sbin/ip link set can0 [...]

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PiCAN2, PiCAN3, and PiCAN-M Driver Installation for Raspberry Pi

This post provides you a brief overview on the steps required to install the software driver on the Raspberry Pi for use with the PiCAN2, PiCAN3, and PiCAN-M CAN Bus HATs, including the dual-port and SMPS versions. Please refer also to the board's user manual. Start by creating a new SD card image with the Raspberry Pi [...]

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NMEA 2000 Powered Computer System With Raspberry Pi 4, NMEA 2000 HAT, Pre-Installed OpenPlotter And Signal K

Copperhill Technologies offers various  NMEA 2000 compatible embedded systems, including HATs for the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino-compatible line of Teensy modules. The NMEA 2000 standard defines a low-cost, modest capacity, bi-directional, multi-transmitter, multi-receiver instrument network. The hardware layer utilizes the CAN (Controller Area Network) technology. Typical data on an NMEA 2000 network include: Position latitude and longitude GPS [...]

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