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Programmable ECU and GPS Modules with Classical CAN, CAN FD, SAE J1939 Connections

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PCAN-GPS Programmable Sensor Module with CAN Connection

PEAK-System presented several innovative I/O products with Classical CAN and CAN FD connections in this year's Embedded World trade show. 

The versatile control unit PCAN-MicroMod FD ECU integrates customer-specific accessories for automotive applications. For this purpose, the device offers a CAN FD connection and a combination of analog and digital I/Os. The I/O processing and message transmission can be configured using Windows software and transmitted via the CAN Bus connection. The rugged enclosure with two automotive connectors permits commercial and heavy-duty vehicles to operate under harsh environmental conditions. In addition, the PCAN-MicroMod FD ECU supports the communication standards SAE J1939 and SAE J1939 FD, which are standard in commercial vehicles.

Furthermore, PEAK-System introduced their new programmable sensor module PCAN-GPS FD. Current sensors include a satellite receiver, a magnetic field sensor, an acceleration sensor, and a gyroscope to determine position and orientation. The received data can be processed using the integrated microcontroller based on Arm Cortex-M4 and transmitted via Classical CAN or CAN FD. The supplied development package allows the modification of the sensor module's functionality to match specific application requirements.

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SAE J1939 Starter Kit And Network Simulator

SAE J1939 Starter Kit And Network Simulator

The SAE J1939 starter kit allows you to monitor, simulate, and record any PGN as defined in the SAE J1939-71 Standard but also including diagnostic messages according to SAE J1939-73.

The starter kit was not designed to simulate specific diesel engines, but if you enter all PGNs that are being used, you can design and simulate any diesel engine.

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Telematics Gateway for Real-Time SAE J1939 or ISOBUS Data Monitoring

The CANUp telematics gateway by Technoton measures the operational parameters of vehicles and equipment and reports their performance. The core feature of the CANUp gateway includes the utilization of edge/fog computing methods, which detect 10,000+ possible parameters of vehicle or equipment operation and send generated operation reports to a web-based telematics server and directly to a user via [...]

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Compact and Robust Joystick Supports SAE J1939, CANopen Interfaces

Genge & Thoma AG introduced its series of joysticks for industrial and mobile applications with CANopen and SAE J1939 connectivity. The products address applications, including off-road vehicles and vehicle body applications. The SK 60 joystick is a versatile product with several options with various haptic characteristics. The product is available in numerous configurations, with up to three [...]

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ESP32 DC Motor PWM Speed Control (Pulse Width Modulation) - The Hidden Facts

Lately, I have worked on two projects requiring DC motor control per PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). What both projects had in common was a profound lack of documentation regarding PWM control, specifically the side effects that have a significant impact on the programming.  This post aims to point to these quirks that may cause considerable headaches [...]

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Thomson Electrac HD Linear Actuator - Fatal Error Flag at Low Speed

As part of a customer project, I was asked to develop a hardware system to control a linear actuator, specifically the Thomson Electrac HD model with SAE J1939 interface. The Electrac Linear Actuator is a great product, and it is always rewarding to see the application literally move. Yet, working on this application was at [...]

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Thomson Electrak HD Linear Actuator - Multiple Actuators in the Same Network Will Empty the Batteries

Back in April 2022, I published a post, Thomson Electrak Linear Actuator with SAE J1939 Interface for Railway and Industrial Applications with the intention to use the gained knowledge and publish it in form of an application report. However, after months of working with this product (time frame, not efforts), I still discovered what I call [...]

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SAE J1939 Diagnostic Device Includes a PGN, SPN Database

The handheld PCAN-Diag FD device from PEAK-System supports diagnosing communication on a CAN (FD) network. In addition, a separately available extends the functionality to analyze SAE J1939 data traffic. The SAE J1939 Standard describes communication in utility vehicles via CAN Bus. The standard specifies messages and data for transmitting diagnostic and control information using PGNs (Parameter Group Numbers) and SPNs [...]

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SAE J1939 - Simulation of Request Message with J1939 to USB Gateway

The above image shows my SAE J1939 test setup with a total of three nodes, all connected through our CAN-Bus Hub with 7 Ports and DC Power Connection. They are: SAE J1939 to USB Gateway in Plastic Enclosure...  SAE J1939 ECU Simulator Board With USB Port... PEAK PCAN-USB Pro FD - CAN, CAN FD, and LIN Interface for [...]

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Quick Prototyping by Copperhill Technologies

As they say, a picture tells a thousand words. The above image demonstrates a predicament we encountered a few days ago. The enclosure we are using for our SAE J1939 Gateway And Data Logger With Real-Time Clock is not available at the moment, and it might take a few more months before new supplies arrive. At [...]

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SAE J1939: Simulation of Analog and Digital Signals with the JCOM1939 Monitor Software

The JCOM1939 Monitor Software is ideal for monitoring, recording, analyzing, and simulating SAE J1939 data traffic. The system works in combination with our SAE J1939 gateways. This comprehensive and easy-to-use, easy-to-understand Windows software displays not only SAE J1939 data traffic but also scans the network, simulates an ECU (incl. full node address negotiation features), and responds [...]

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