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Universal I/O gateway for CAN and CANopen systems

01-19-2011 02:08 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: IXXAT Automation GmbH

CANio 500

CANio 500

With its new CANio 500, IXXAT offers a flexible I/O gateway for the easy and quick connection of analog and digital input and output signals to CAN and
CANopen systems - whether in experimental setups, component test stands or vehicles.

A key feature of the device are the inputs and outputs for digital and analog signals, which can be configured very flexible. The device has each four analog inputs and outputs with a 12 bit resolution. The analog inputs are available with different voltage ranges, as well as with differential input circuits or current inputs. The output voltage range can be individually programmed in the working range of -10 V to +10 V for each analog output.

In addition, the device has four digital inputs and outputs. The output voltage range can be freely selected within a wide range, at this, the switching threshold of the inputs automatically adjusts according to the selected voltage range and the outputs are short circuit protected.
A special focus, during the development of the CANio 500, was the device ope-rability within CANopen and also basic CAN systems. For this reason, the
CANio 500 was designed as a self-starting CANopen slave, with all important parameters, such as Node-ID or sampling rates for the analog inputs, stored as default values on the device. This enables the device to start its operation directly after start up, without making any further settings, and allows due to this the operation in basic CAN systems.

The customization of the CANio 500 to different applications can be done by uploading the configuration data via a CANopen master. The CANio 500 combines different I/O functions, which required in the past the usage of several devices, in a reasonably priced device.
A large power supply voltage range from 6 V to 32 V, the robust aluminum housing as well as a temperature range between -40 °C and +70 °C make the device very interesting for mobile applications. For use in industrial environments, the device is also available in a DIN rail case.

IXXAT Automation is a leading provider of data communication products and services for the automation and automotive industries. The company focuses on industrial communication systems based on CAN (CANopen, DeviceNet), Ethernet (POWERLINK, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, Modbus-TCP), and TCP/IP with the associated transport protocols. Solutions for the automotive industry are mainly based on CAN (diagnosis protocols, SAE J1939), FlexRay, and LIN. IXXAT is experienced in the development of safety-oriented hardware and software in compliance with IEC 61508. In addition to designing system solutions and developing hardware and software, IXXAT supports the implementation and application of CAN and TCP/IP communication systems and offers training and consultation. The extensive product portfolio includes interface cards, test systems, analytical tools, and protocol software. Currently, the company employs a staff of 80, mostly electronics engineers and computer scientists. IXXAT has an ISO 9001-certified quality management system.

IXXAT Automation GmbH

Frank Pastors

Leibnizstr. 15
88250 Weingarten

Tel.: +49 . 751 . 561 46 - 0
Fax: +49 . 751 . 561 46 - 29

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