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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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PCAN-PCI       Information on PEAK PCI interfaces and software 1.6MBytes  

CAN PCI Interfaces

  PCAN-Explorer leaflet 3.8Mbyte PCAN-Explorer

There are a number of different form factors that support PCI and CAN interfaces are available for :-
PCI,   PCI Express,   miniPCI,   cPCI,   PC/104+   and   PCI/104-Express


All the PCAN-PCI interfaces supports both 11 bit ID and  29 bit ID CAN specifications with a maximum speed of 1MBaud.  The PCAN-PCIs use the SJA1000 CAN-controller and the 82C251 driver.  The CAN-bus connection is via a 9-pin SUB-D plug, whose pin assignments conform to the CiA recommendation.  No termination is included in the interface.  The interfaces and software are  100% PnP compliant.


The PCI Express is available as single, dual or quad channel optically isolated units.  The latest releases also support the FD standard see table below for availability


The cPCI unit is available as dual or quad channel both optically isolated.

All other versions are available as single or dual channel  with or without optical isolation.

Free software
The PCAN-Basic software package is included to drive the PCI modules from within 32 and 64 bit versions of  W7/8.1,10, CE (ARM & x86), Linux.  It provides simple interfaces to C++, C#, C++/CLR, Delphi, VB, .NET,Java and Python 2.6.  The PCAN-View package is a useful Windows diagnostic program that displays and logs all messages on the bus as well as allowing manual creation of test messages. 


Also Available
Are a set of drives for time critical multi-threaded applications and the PCAN- Explorer package that provides advanced CAN bus diagnostics, reporting and control capabilities. Explorer supports J1939 and there is a PCAN-FMS package to operate with that standard. 


PCAN-PCI Express PCAN-cPCI PCAN-PC104 Plus PCAN-PCI104 Express
  CAN pin assignments
PCAN-PCI Express PCAN-cPCI PCAN-miniPCI PCAN-PC/104 plus and PCI/104 Express



                                         Part Numbers
PCAN-PCI Express FD PCAN-cPCI PCAN-miniPCI PCAN-PC/104+ PCI/104 Express PCAN-PCI  
N/A N/A N/A IPEH-002094 IPEH-003054 IPEH-002064   Single Channel
N/A N/A IPEH-003045 IPEH-002095 IPEH-003055 IPEH-002065   Dual Channel
IPEH-004026 FD N/A IPEH-003046/e48
IPEH-004045e FD
IPEH-002096 IPEH-003056 IPEH-002066   Single Channel optically isolated
IPEH-004027 FD IPEH-003021 IPEH-003047/e49
IPEH-004046/e FD
IPEH-002097 IPEH-003057 IPEH-002067   Dual Channel optically isolated
IPEH-004040 FD IPEH-003020LEMOSA/22 IPEH-004046/e FD IPEH-002099 N/A N/A   Quad Channel optically isolated


For prices of the many PCAN-PCI variants visit our Web Shop



For more Information on :-

Free PEAK CAN Software The PCAN-Basic DLL, a range of OS drivers and PCAN-View bus diagnostic package are all supplied free with all Peak interfaces.
PCAN-Explorer A sophisticated CAN bus logging and diagnostic package for use with complex applications including GUI and J1939 support.
Other CAN interfaces USB, PC104, PC, PCMCIA, Express, Parallel port, ISA, RS232, LIN
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 and Optical links
Cables Pre-built high performance CAN cables, converters and termination 
Other PEAK Software Software is available to support FMS, CAN simulation, CANOpen, Linux and an Event driven API for time critical multi-tasked operation,
CAN Tutorial Our technical summary for those new to CAN 


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