|The DataLab IF series of industrial bus interface
devices was expanded with a new DataLab IF/CAN device. This
interface device communicates with a host PC through fast USB connection
and offers two independent, isolated interfaces for CAN bus.
Communication speed of the CAN bus is 10 to 1000 kbit/s. The device is powered from USB
The CAN bus was originally developed by the Bosh company in the
80ties for usage in automotive industry. The bus was approved as
international standard ISO 11898 in 1993. From that time nothing
prohibited wide spread of CAN bus not only among european car makers,
but also in many industrial automation applications.
The CAN bus has several mechanisms ensuring error-less operation
even in highly jammed environments of asynchronous engines, pulse
power supplies, frequency converters etc. Flexible communication speed
allows communication with devices afar only few meter as well as
several kilometers. The transport medium of the CAN bus is twisted
The DataLab IF/CAN features:
two independent CAN buses
CAN bus communication speed from 10 to 1000 kbit/s
fast USB connection to host PC
USB bus powered device
CD-ROM with documentation and software (Windows system
drivers, driver for Control Web process control
software package etc.).
Included with DataLab IF/CAN device is the driver for
Control Web, which allows Control Web applications to communicate with almost any CAN-enabled
device. The driver handles both CAN buses independently, so the host
PC can communicate over two separate buses at once. The device
supports receiving and transmitting of messages of the CAN 2.0A link
layer and also supports CANopen protocol. It also possible to
configure the device to work in the raw mode—the driver works as common CAN device and do not use any
Current pricing is available on the web site http://shop.mii.cz/.