The CAN (Controller Area Network) is a serial communication bus especially suited to interconnect smart devices to build smart systems or sub-system. It efficiently supports distributed real-time control with a very high level of security. In CAN networks, there is no addressing of subscribers or stations in the conventional sense, but instead prioritized messages are transmitted. As standalone CAN controller, I-8120 with WinCon / LinCon series MCU (main control unit) represents an economic solution. It has one CAN communication port with 5-pin screw terminal connector, and is useful for a wide range of CAN applications. Besides, I-8120 uses the new Phillips SJA1000T and transceiver 82C250, which provide both CAN 2.0A and 2.0B specific, re-transmission function, bus arbitration and error detection.
Combining the benefits of WinCon / LinCon series MCU without increasing the CPU loading heavily, it could be a powerful multi CAN port programmable device server by driving the program in the 186CPU of I-8120. It can also communicate with other kinds of communication interface, such as RS-232/RS-485/Ethernet of WinCon and LinCon Series MCU. Therefore, users can design the various applications between different communication protocols.
• DeviceNet, CANopen, CAN J1939, SDS (System Wide Network) protocol application
• CAN bus communication application • Industry automation • Industrial Machinery • Building Automation
• Food & Beverage • Semiconductor Fabrication • Control system
One CAN port expansion for WinCon-8000 and LinCon-8000
2048 records CAN message reception buffer size
256 records CAN message transmission buffer size
Dual port RAM communication mechanism
Provide C/C++ function libraries to send and receive CAN messages in WinCE, Linux and MiniOS7 platform.
Demos and utility are provided
3 indication LEDs (Power, Transmission/Reception and Error LEDs)