From the editors' desk

[2015-06-29] The Interlift 2015 exhibition is coming soon. In October, the tradeshow will open its doors as usual in Augsburg (Germany). Like we did for the Embedded World, CiA will publish a special printed version of the CAN Newsletter with brief news on products shown at the fairground. The publication will be distributed in Augsburg, so that visitors can easily find all CAN and CANopen related products. We editors invite you, if you are exhibiting at the Interlift 2015, to send your news for publication in the special issue. We would also appreciate pictures illustrating your new products and services.

Holger Zeltwanger

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ESD protection diodes

AEC-Q101-qualified for automotive use

[2015-07-06] Protek Devices has announced that three of its electrostatic discharge protection diodes are now AEC-Q101 qualified. This makes the components suitable for circuit protection in tough automotive environments.

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CANopen Lift

The Interlift’s foreshadow

[2015-07-02] Safeline (Sweden) has informed its business partners about upcoming products to be introduced at the Interlift 2015 tradeshow. The partners presented their new CANopen Lift products during the two-day partner meeting, too.

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ISO 11898-1

CAN FD approved

[2015-06-30] ISO has approved ISO 11898-1 as a Draft International Standard with no negative votes. This document specifies the Classical CAN and the CAN FD protocols.

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Control and monitoring system

Support for J1939 and NMEA 2000

[2015-07-02] Divelbiss Corporation (USA) has announced Versa Cloud M2M, a complete end-to-end cloud monitoring and control solution. The system supports J1939 and NMEA 2000 and has a CAN port.

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Telematics

Software displays CAN data

[2015-07-02] Paragon (UK) has announced an enhancement to its Fleet Controller software: As well as receiving GPS tracking data, it can now also receive CAN data from tracking/telematics systems that make this data available.

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Fire truck

33 000 l tank for extreme conditions

[2015-07-02] Wherever fire fighting water is required, but no hydrants or other sources of water are to be found, the Buffalo Extreme is a solution. According to Rosenbauer (Austria), it is the world’s largest fire truck.

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Micro-controller

Extended operation on battery power

[2015-07-02] The RX231 micro-controllers by Renesas (Germany) provide digital filtering capabilities for industrial sensor and healthcare designs. The modules come with a combination of DSP/FPU and low-power consumption technology.

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Analog draw-wire encoder

Measuring lengths up to 10 000 mm

[2015-07-01] SFA is a cable-pulling encoder from Lika Electronic (Italy) with analog signal output and increased measuring lengths up to 5000 mm and 10000 mm. A CANopen version is also available.

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Rotary position sensor

Single- or multichannel version

[2015-07-01] Novotechnik’s rotary position sensor RFC-4800 determines the measurement angle based on the positional change of a magnetic field. These sensors are now also available with CANopen interface, opening additional diagnostic avenues.

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Starter kit

For developing micro-controller applications

[2015-07-01] The STM3240G-SK/KEI is a starter kit from Keil (Germany) for the STM32F4 series of micro-controllers. It provides the hardware and software users need to start developing applications for the micro-controllers.

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Debugger for micro-controller

Optimized testing

[2015-07-01] PLS (Germany) has released version 4.4.5 of its Universal Debug Engine (UDE). It provides an optimized testing and debugging environment for Infineon’s XMC4700/XMC4800-SoCs micro-controllers.

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Development tool

Direct Windows connection

[2015-06-25] For CAN test and development tasks, Kaufmann Automotive (CH) offers the hardware platform RKS+CAN. It supports WCID and can therefore be used directly in Windows applications without caring about drivers or driver installation.

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Automotive Testing Expo

CAN here and there

[2015-06-19] CAN was not really a hot topic at the Automotive Testing Expo 2015, but most of the exhibiting companies have provided CAN products for several years. CAN FD products were rare since they are not used in vehicles yet. Some could be found though.

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Extension board

CAN and I/Os for the Raspberry Pi

[2015-06-18] Pixtend by Qube Solutions (Germany) is an extension board for the Raspberry Pi Model B. Besides various digital and analog I/Os, the board also offers serial ports like CAN, EIA-232, and EIA-485.

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