The CANextender is a programmable input/output device for CAN systems that can be used where analog and digital measurements must be acquired and transmitted to the CAN bus via CAN messages. For this purpose, the CANextender reads in digital and analog signals and evaluates them according to a configuration program created by the user. The configuration program thus specifies via which CAN messages and how often the measurement values are transmitted on the CAN bus.
Features and Advantages:
Features of the CANextender hardware:
I/O interfaces via DB-37 male connectors:
Only CANextender AT:
Only CANextender AA:
Using the configuration software included in the delivery, the CANextender can be configured and controlled via a RS-232 PC serial interface. Various system objects such as variables, timeouts, counters, flags, timers, message rates, and time integrals can be specified. The CANextender can operate in two different operating modes. The current operating mode is determined by whether or not the serial interface cable is plugged in when the device is switched on. The received operating state is displayed on the device's LEDs directly after switching it on.