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[2016-01-25] We, the editors, like to understand your, the readers’, desire. Of course, we have Google Analytics. We can observe, which articles you have visited most. For example, many of you have downloaded the CAN Newsletter magazine articles about Vector’s CAPL language. Many of you were interested in “open source”-related news. But we don’t know, what you are missing. We also like to serve readers with very specific information requirements. Therefore, we would appreciate to learn more about your information wishes. You can submit your desires by email to pr(at)can-cia.org.

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Embedded World 2016

Update for CANopen Slave protocol

[2016-02-11] Embedded Office’s CANopen Slave protocol stack provides a tool for managing the CANopen object directory. At Embedded World, the company presents an update which includes the ability to monitor 127 nodes.

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Embedded World 2016

CANopen tool chain for Mac OS X

[2016-02-11] The complete CAN/CANopen tool chain by Emtas is now available for OS X. This includes the CANopen Device Designer and the CANopen Network Designer.

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Development platform

Secure industrial applications with Linux

[2016-02-11] Mentor Graphics’ (US) Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) development platform has been updated to Yocto 2.0. It has also been expanded to include additional industrial protocols, among them CANopen.

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Acquisition

HMS has bought eWON

[2016-02-10] Longtime CiA member HMS Industrial Networks has acquired the Belgium-based company eWON. eWON is a provider of Internet-based remote access routers. The purchase price amounts to € 30 million.

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Multi-turn encoder

Explosion-proof encoder with CANopen

[2016-02-10] Certified explosion-proof, built with marine-grade stainless steel, with a shock rating of 200 G and shaft load of 300 N, the AX65 is one tough encoder. According to Hengstler (Germany) it is the most compact absolute encoder in its class.

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Servo controller

Microsystem with complete software stack

[2016-02-10] Trinamic’s TMCC160 Motion Cookie is an integrated microsystem with a 3-phase servo gate driver for up to 24 V and 1 A gate current. It comes with a complete servo controller software stack.

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Embedded World 2016

Diagnosis and software for CAN FD

[2016-02-10] Peak-System will introduce new products at the Embedded World 2016. Two highlights will be the handheld PCAN-Diag FD and the professional Windows software PCAN-Explorer 6.

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Embedded World 2016

CAN FD IP Core assists host processor

[2016-02-10] Fraunhofer IPMS’s IP Core supports both ISO CAN FD as well as non-ISO CAN FD. The IP Core also assists the host processor in the management of IP Core communication.

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4-channel measuring module

Sensor supply and 100-kHz sampling rates

[2016-02-09] Ipetronik (Germany) is extending its measuring module family with the Mx-Sens2 4 with CAN data output. The X-Link module is made for voltage measurements of up to ±100 V and ICP measurements.

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Car hacking

Baby, you can drive my car

[2016-02-04] Researchers claim to be able to control a vehicle by playing a song spiked with malicious code. All they need is 18 seconds of playtime.

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Spielwarenmesse 2016

Model railroads and drones use CAN

[2016-02-04] Toys using CAN networks include model railroads and drones. Some of them were shown at the biggest toy tradeshow, the Spielwarenmesse in Germany.

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