From the editors' desk

[2014-09-15] This month we have not only released the September issue of the CAN Newsletter, but also our second CAN Newsletter China. The printed version is only available in China, but if you are anywhere else and interested in seeing the issue (and speak Chinese) you can have a look at the newsletter online. Among others, it includes articles on CAN FD, on the popularity of advanced driver assistance systems in China, and on CAN control systems in mobile machines and in firetrucks.

If you would also like to share your knowledge and experiences with CAN with other people, we are open to publishing your article. Our next issue will appear in time for the SPS IPC Drives. Please feel free to submit your article to pr@can-cia.org

Annegret Emerich, Nickel Plankermann, Cindy Weissmueller, Holger Zeltwanger

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Agriculture

Collecting and monetizing Isobus data

[2014-09-18] Facebook might be the most obvious player when it comes to selling user data, but it’s certainly not the only one. A US company wants to give farmers the chance to decide who can access their electronic farm records, and to let them make money ...

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Development board

Full Linux support

[2014-09-17] Silica (Germany) has expanded its brand Architech with the addition of Hachiko. It is a development board that offers a streamlined platform for Linux based designs. It also provides CAN support.

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Fleet management

Extracting J1939-information

[2014-09-17] Sky Wave Mobile Communications has announced that an additional set of features is available for Isat Data Pro 700 satellite-cellular terminals. The J1939 Agent software application adds J1939 data to the company’s existing fleet management off...

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Air conditioning

Keeping trains cool with CANopen

[2014-09-17] OEM Technology Solution’s PC3 controller is made for the rail and transportation market and is suitable for rail air conditioning systems. The heating ventilation and air conditioning series comes with CANopen.

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Terminal

With CANopen and separate J1939 port

[2014-09-17] The Electraulics 05 Display Unit by Hydreco is a terminal with CAN/CANopen communication. It is used as a basic system communication unit, but can also be used as a stand-alone general terminal for systems requiring monitoring and control.

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Industrial fieldbus PC

Modules for Devicenet and Ethercat

[2014-09-16] The Nife 100 industrial fieldbus computer by Nexcom is suitable for factory automation applications due to its optional modules. One of these modules supports Devicenet.

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Nozzle control system

For Isobus compatible virtual terminals

[2014-09-17] Raven Industries has announced Hawkeye, a pressure-based nozzle control system. It can be integrated in the Viper 4 field computer, which features CAN ports.

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Frequency inverter

For controlled three-phase drives

[2014-09-16] KEB’s (Germany) Combivert G6 series was designed as an “all-in-one” solution for controlled three-phase drives within one device. The included CAN control provides a CANopen interface according to CiA 301 with two RJ45 sockets.

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Environmental control unit

Ship-wide climate control

[2014-09-16] The Elite cabin control keypad/display by Dometic (USA) is a microprocessor-based controller. It was designed for the control and monitoring of split and self-contained direct expansion boat air conditioning systems in marine environments.

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Screenboard

10,4-inch TFT display

[2014-09-16] The SIP-30 screenboard from Pixy (Switzerland) offers a flat DMI with a 10,4-inch TFT display, an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, and LED backlighting. Standard interfaces include CAN, Ethernet, and USB.

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Test environment

Monitoring 8 CAN channels

[2014-09-12] Version 1.6 of Zuragon’s multimedia simulation and test environment ViCANdo has been released. The company has also announced a software development kit called ADAS SDK for ViCANdo, as well as ViCANdroid 1.1 for transferring files.

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Control system

Integrated plow and spreader control

[2014-09-11] J-Craft’s (US) SSC 6100 CAN spreader control system offers integrated plow and spreader control. It interfaces communications with winter maintenance operations via CAN and USB.

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On-board computer

Integrated cooling system

[2014-09-11] Fastwel (Russia) has extended its range of on-board computers with the MK308 box PC. It is PC104-based and was designed for the use in management information systems of different types of vehicles, including crawler vehicles.

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Audio system

Amplifying music with CAN

[2014-09-11] The Y-Series from d&b (Germany) is a loudspeaker series that provides configurable solutions for small to medium sized sound reinforcement requirements. The connected amplifiers can be accessed via CAN.

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Dynamic-link library

CANopen DLL for Windows

[2014-09-11] The CANopen DLL (dynamic-link library) from TKE (Finland) enables implementation of CANopen connectivity into any Windows application. It features CiA 301, CiA 302-4, and CiA 314.

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Particle monitor

Oil condition monitoring

[2014-09-09] Ifm’s (Germany) particle monitor LDP100 continuously monitors the contamination of oils. It analyses particle concentration for trend monitoring and offers CAN output.

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Weight transmitter

CANopen version released

[2014-09-11] Zemic Europe (Netherlands) has introduced a CANopen version of the Top-Sensors T1 weight transmitter. The instrument works as a slave in a CANopen network.

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