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PCAN-Dongle Information on PEAK USB interfaces and software 1.6MBytes +Basic S/W Free CAN software 1.2MBytes

CAN Dongle  - parallel port CAN interface

  PCAN-Explorer leaflet 3.8Mbyte PCAN-Explorer

The PCAN-Dongle interface provide a simple and cost-effective connection between PCs and CAN-networks. 

PCAN-Dongle supports both 11 bit ID and  29 bit ID CAN specifications with a maximum speed of 1MBaud. The PCs parallel printer port interface is ideal for use with standard PCs, laptops or notebooks. 

PCAN-Dongle includes  source code for programs to control the CAN bus.  It also includes PCAN-VIEW a program which provides simple CAN diagnostics. 

The PCAN-Dongle uses 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.  An opto isolated version is available if required. 

The PCAN-Dongle can be used with a standard or an enhanced parallel port (EPP mode) - the EPP giving the best performance. It supports any interrupt and port address setting for the LPT:.  Power is supplied by a special adapter connected to the computer's keyboard. 

The PCAN-Basic software package is included to drive the PCMCIA module from within Windows Vista / W7/8.1 / Linux (all 32 or 64 bit).  It provides simple interfaces to C++, C#, VB.NET and Delphi. The PCAN-VIEW package is a useful Windows diagnostic program that displays all messages on the bus as well as allowing manual creation of test messages. 

An optional set of drives is available for time critical applications where multiple applications may need to control the same channel and the PCAN Explorer package provides advanced CAN bus diagnostics and control capabilities.  

IPEH-002019 PCAN-Dongle PS/2 for LPT-Port
IPEH-002020 PCAN-Dongle PS/2 for LPT-Port opto isolated

PCAN Dongle
CAN pin assignments


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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, PC, PCMCIA, ExpressCard, RS232, ISA, PCI, PC104, 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.
Other PEAK Software Software is available to support FMS, CAN simulation, CANOpen, Linux and an Event driven API for time critical multi-tasked operation,
Cables Pre-built high performance CAN cables, converters, extenders and termination 
CAN Our technical summary for those new to CAN 


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