Category: CAN Adapter

CAN/USB Adapters and Associated software Tools.

Protocol Analyzer – Part 1

The protocols I use on CAN, serial, Ethernet, Wifi are all part of a easyIPC package designed to co-exist in a complex network. This is at the core of the systems and I need a tool that can visualize the messages that pass on various levels. This tool is called a “Protocol Analyzer” and without…

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CAN Adapters

I have 2 CAN Adapters at present. One is the low cost USB Adapter and the other is the XPortHub. The picture above show the smaller, single channel USB to CAN Adapter. The picture above show the more powerfully XPortHub that provide USB, CAN, RS-485, RS-232, UART, SPI and I2C channels. The USB to CAN…

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CAN Arbitration

One of the things you need to be aware off as you design (or use) a CAN based protocol is how arbitration works and how it can be used to your advantage or create a timing bug if it used wrong. CANbus consist of a 11 or 19 bit ID field at the head of…

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CAN Adapter

Many of my newer devices have CAN so I wanted a simple USB(CAN adapter. It is nothing special with this project. I used a STM32F105 with USB on one side and CAN on the other. A minimalistic UDB-CAN Adapter just6 to avoid the need to pay a fortune for these. The first rev 1.0 missed…

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