National Instruments has recently announced the release of the NI 9862 C Series high speed controller area network (CAN) module.
The NI 9862 C Series high speed CAN module is the newest addition to the NI-XNET family of high performance interfaces designed to communicate with embedded networks. It also expands the NI-XNET family to the NI CompactDAQ and CompactRIO hardware platforms and introduces CAN support to NI CompactDAQ.
Providing sustained transfer rates up to 1Mbit/s, the NI 9862 C Series high speed CAN module includes similar advantages toother NI-XNET PCI and PXI interfaces including:
- hardware accelerated messaging
- onboard frame processing; and
- communication with 100 percent bus loads without dropped frames.
It's modular nature, combined with its seamless integration with NI LabVIEW graphical programming software, increases ease of use of NI Compact DAQ while also facilitating a faster time-to-measurement solution.
CAN is recognised as the standard in-vehicle automotive network and is used in a variety of other industries, such as avionics, farm and forest machinery, industrial automoation, medical devices, military systems, and public transportation. Using the new NI 9862 C Series high speed CAN module, engineers are able to develop applications including:
- in-vehicle networks monitoring and logging
- portable ECU calibration
- in-vehicle diagnostics (monitoring and logging); and
- device validation with synchronized DAQ.
The interfaces combine the performance and flexibility of low-level microcontroller interfaces with the speed and power of Windows and LabVIEW Real-Time OS development. They can also can be easily integrated into desktop real-time PCs and real-time PXI systems.
NI-XNET CAN interfaces include integrated database support for importing, editing and using frames and signals from FIBEX, .DBC and .NCD files. Additionally, the CAN module also includes intuitive software tools and APIs to accelerate development efforts, with the same code able to be used across PXI, PCI, NI CompactDAQ (USB and Ethernet) and CompactRIO hardware systems to increase time savings and make it possible for engineers to standardise their CAN applications for a range of settings and applications.
Engineers also can use the new NI 9862 C Series high speed CAN module with the CompactRIO platform to conduct rapid prototyping more easily using a common programming interface comparable to other NI-XNET CAN interfaces such as PCI and PXI.
Additionally, the NI 9862 C Series high speed CAN module has a native, built-in functionality for common CAN communication applications in NI VeriStand, an out-of-the-box software solution for configuring real-time testing applications such as hardware-in-the-loop testing and test cell applications.