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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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CAN Software from Peak

This page covers some of the software support available for the Peak range of CAN interfaces



PCANopen Magic

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

PCANopen Magic  Pro

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

PCANopen Magic  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 us for details of a ready made CANopen Stack.


PCAN LabView Drivers

These drivers work with all the Peak interfaces here is an example application.

                CAN Labview example



Linux drivers are freely available for all of Peaks CAN interfaces. To run under Linux  follow this link




 Allows Peak CAN interfaces to be driven and controlled across a TCP/IP network ......



PCAN-Symbol Editor

The free PCAN Symbol Editor provides clearly structured menus and a graphical representation of message layout for you to easily document your CAN message structures. When used with Explorer those messages are then displayed in simple symbolic form with any defined scaling or the selection from lists of values (Enums).  Multiplexed messages are handled  ( ie where one field dictates the layout of the following message ).  Supports J1939 if used with Explorer.



For prices of these products visit our Web Shop




For more Information on :-

CAN interfaces USB, PCI, 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 
CAN Tutorial Our technical summary for those new to CAN 


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