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After supplying all your  Embedded Development Tool needs for 42 years
 Computer Solutions Ltd and its web shop are now closed.



 Having reached the grand old age of 75 it is time to relax and fulfil other ambitions.

 Its been an exciting ride with you, our customers, often on the bleeding edge of technology
 and I thank you for your friendship, your trust, and your orders.

Stay well        I wish you all success in your future projects.

Chris Stephens.



     But what to do with the web site ?  It has taken >12 man years of work to create a repository of knowledge on many aspects of the art and science of embedded microprocessor development and even after closing the shop it still gets over 4,000 visitors per month.  So as a service to my customers I have decide to keep it live providing my technical insights on the products and then redirecting viewers to sites where they can purchase the items they used to buy from us. Follow the link   "Home"

       The  "Information zone"  consists of articles produced as background tutorials on subjects of interest to those designing new products.  As different CPUs have became available this has lead to new development techniques and in particular to new ways of communicating between nodes.


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This page covers some of the software support available for driving the CANopen protocol ( it is a superset of CAN in that it uses the same message structure but also CANopen specifies the functions to be assigned to certain messages)

These software packages are developed by the Embedded Systems Academy contact them for details   I have left my descriptions of the packages in the hope that they will be helpfull.

They work using interfaces from PEAK and a number of other popular manufacturers.

CANopen firmware is available free of charge for all the PCAN Industrial I/O modules


CANopen Magic

This package provides simple control and monitoring of a CANopen network. 

CANopen Magic  Pro

All the features shown above for control and monitoring of a CANopen network with major enhancements in the user interface.

CANopen Magic  Ultimate

As for CANopen Magic Pro but for developing large networks a Simulation feature allows the incremental inclusion of tested nodes while continuing to simulate parts of the system not yet operational

ALL the above are supported for Windows 7 & 8 and 10 for 32 and 64 bit  modes



CANopen Magic Pro DLL  -  PC Developers Kit

The PCANopen Magic PC Developer's Kit allows PC based applications using CANopen to be quickly and easily developed without needing to know all the details of CANopen. The kit consists of a CANopen DLL and real time PEAK CAN drivers along with documentation, a C header file and library/import files for two popular PC development systems. The CANopen DLL implements the CANopen functionality and uses the PEAK CAN driver to communicate with the CAN interface. It can be used to develop CANopen masters as well as a wide range of CANopen applications.  No direct access to the CAN interface is provided it can only be operated via CANopen calls preventing any users conflicting with the CANopen protocol.  No licence fee is required for multiple end applications.


CANopen Embedded Stack

If you are developing an embedded application that needs to be CANopen compliant then contact Embedded Systems Academy for details of a ready made CANopen Stack - please specify the CPU.


For prices of these drivers visit their Web Shop



For more Information on :-

Peak CAN interfaces USB, PCI, PC104, PC, PCMCIA, Express, Parallel port, ISA, RS232, LIN
PCAN Basic Software Free software supplied with all Peak interfaces -

C, VB, Delphi, Pascal and CANVIEW bus diagnostic package.

PCAN Explorer A sophisticated bus logging and diagnostic package for use with complex or multi node applications.
PCAN Developer An Event driven software API for time critical and multi port operation
Other PEAK Software Software is available to support FMS, CAN simulation, Linux and an Event driven API for time critical multi-tasked operation,
PEAK Data Acquisition Systems A range of CAN Data Acquisition and logging Systems from simple logging to advanced GPRS mobile applications.
PCAN I/O Modules CAN modules with configurable digital and analogue I/O.
CAN Accessories CAN Diagnostics Unit, Bus Extenders, Routers, Gateways and Optical links
Cables Pre-built high performance CAN cables, converters and termination 
CAN Tutorial Our technical summary for those new to CAN 


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