IXXAT Automotion announces the updated and expanded CANopen Master API V6 software, which along with the active CAN interfaces supports IXXAT’s low-priced passive interfaces.
The CANopen Master API software package from IXXAT is a proven solution for quick and easy development of PC-based CANopen control, test and service applications under Microsoft Windows.
The new API can operate up to 12 CAN interfaces in parallel, and depending on the used hardware, up to 4 CAN channels per interface board. New functionalities in the updated release of CANopen Master API V6 include support for the latest CiA specifications, CiA 301 (CANopen application layer and communication profile) version 4.2 and CiA 305 (CANopen layer setting services - LSS and protocols) version 2.2.
An important feature of the most recent CiA 301 specification is the extended CANopen SYNC protocol, which enables the system integrator to avoid temporary message bursts during synchronous operation of large CANopen networks.
CiA 305 includes an enhanced search and configuration protocol (LSS Fastscan) simplifying the dynamic allocation of node IDs for CANopen LSS slave devices.
Currently, the CANopen Master API programming library is offered for 32- and 64-bit Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 systems. In addition to the DLL and a detailed user manual, numerous sample applications for C, C++, C#, Delphi and VB.net are included with the delivery. Also included are examples enabling the easy integration of the CANopen Master API in LabVIEW from National Instruments.
IXXAT Automation GmbH is a leading expert in data communication technologies for embedded systems. IXXAT products are available in Australia through CAN Automotion .