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NI rolls new CAN interface module for CompactRIO platform

Posted: 19 Jul 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:national instruments? ni? controller area network interface module? can interface module? compactrio?

National Instruments unveiled its new Controller Area Network (CAN) interface module for its flexible, high-performance NI CompactRIO platform. The NI 9853 module for CompactRIO is a two-port, high-speed CAN interface that combines with the company's reconfigurable I/O (RIO) technology to deliver one of the highest-performance in-vehicle measurement and control platform on the market.

The NI 9853 module plugs into any CompactRIO chassis to offer a wide variety of capabilities for automotive and industrial applications, including monitoring in-vehicle CAN buses, reading and writing values to CAN devices such as electronic control units (ECUs) and actuators, and communicating with industrial devices such as motion drives and motors.

With CompactRIO and the NI 9853 CAN module, engineers can use NI's LabVIEW graphical development environment to program the FPGA chip within the CompactRIO platform to respond to incoming CAN data with decisions at rates up to 40MHz. Engineers also can take advantage of the flexibility and performance of CompactRIO to synchronize the NI 9853 CAN module with any CompactRIO I/O module offering hardware CAN and data acquisition synchronization with up to 25ns resolution, said the company. The NI 9853 CAN module also delivers 11bit and 29bit arbitration ID support for communication on J1939 networks, and engineers can use NI-CAN driver software to incorporate Vector database files into their applications.

CompactRIO platform

CompactRIO is an advanced embedded control and acquisition system powered by NI RIO technology, which engineers can use to define their own custom measurement hardware circuitry using reconfigurable FPGA chips found on NI's hardware and LabVIEW graphical development tools. With CompactRIO, engineers can rapidly build embedded control or acquisition systems that rival the performance and optimization of custom-designed hardware circuitry, added NI.




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