EasySYNC Ltd, a specialist in USB communications and instrumentation systems, announces the release of its CAN-DP serial-to-CANbus converter modules. This new hardware offering enables engineers to quickly and simply add a CANbus port to their PC or embedded system by connection through a serial interconnect.
The dual in-line package (DIP) form factor utilised by the modules means they fit into standard 28-pin, 0.6-inch IC sockets, optimising them for inclusion in OEM designs or on prototyping boards to assist the development process. Each CAN-DP module supports operation through both RS232 and transistor-transistor logic (TTL) serial interfaces. They can deal with speeds of up to 1Mbit/s on both their serial and CANbus interfaces.
The integrated electronics used by these modules includes a PIC18F4680 8-bit microcontroller unit (MCU) with ECAN control function and 10-bit analogue-to-digital converter (ADC), plus a MCP2551 CANbus transceiver IC. The MCU runs firmware that converts the data from its serial/UART format to the CANbus protocol. The CANbus transceiver IC converts logic level signals from the PIC microcontroller’s CANbus interface into CANbus physical signals. A set of 3 LED emitters incorporated into the module provide a visual indication of the CANbus status.
Communication is executed via ASCII commands passed to the CANbus controller. The command set utilised is identical to the one employed by EasySYNC’s S1-A-7001 RS232-to-CANbus adapter, allowing current designs based on that unit to be upgraded without necessitating any change in the software.
The CAN-DP can be powered by a +6 VDC to +15 VDC supply voltage. The module is capable of supporting an operational temperature range of –40 ⁰C to +85 ⁰C and fits onto a compact 18.0 mm x 38.5 mm PCB in order to minimise required board space.
The pricing for the CAN-DP is $ 67.00 for single units and $57.00 each for 100 units.
Established in 2001, EasySYNC Ltd is a supplier of communications and instrumentation products with specialist expertise in serial connectivity solutions based on USB, CAN and RS232/RS422/RS485 interfaces.
The company’s product range includes USB serial adapters, USB-to-CANBus adapters, USB-to-RS232 adapters, USB-to-RS422 adapters, USB-to-RS485 adapters, USB-to-Ethernet converters, USB based oscilloscopes, data loggers and logic analysers. EasySYNC Ltd has sales offices in Europe and North America. http://www.easysync-ltd.com
For further information and reader inquiries:
Susan Maxwell, EasySYNC Ltd,
7235 NW Evergreen Parkway, Suite 600
Hillsboro, OR 97124-5803,
USA Tel: +1 503 547-0909 Fax: +1 (503) 547-0987
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Tel: +44 (0) 20 84296543
Formed in 2001 in Glasgow - Scotland, EasySYNC Ltd, a privately owned company, set up business to specialize in USB Serial RS232, RS422 and RS485 converter products. It's dedication to quality of service and its outstanding technical support quickly became appreciated by corporate and individual customers alike and sales rapidly expanded both in the United Kingdom and world-wide.
July 2012 Ref: EASYSYNCPR6